Special Events Coordinator

Jonesboro, AR
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Convocation Center

Proposed Salary Range

Closing: 8/25/17

Type of Employment: Staff

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating special event programs on campus. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervise and assign work orders, building projects and P.M.'s per Production/Operations Manager.

Monitor work assignments for completion; assist in scheduling and resolving job related problems.

Keep Production/Operations Manager informed of all building activity.

Interpret work orders (written and verbal).

Perform set-ups as required.

Perform all maintenance duties such as housekeeping, repairs, painting, P.M.'s and other duties as assigned.

Contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Convocation Center services and its customer's needs, and recognize opportunities to make improvements.

Interact with all staff and guests in a professional and ethical manner.


Knowledge of special event programs available for college campuses, and facility and equipment requirements for special events.

Ability to plan and coordinate special events for college campuses, maintain files and records associated with special event activities, and operate audiovisual and video equipment.

General Days/Hours:

The Convocation Center operates 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year, as needed. Applicant must be available to work any shift as needed, including weekends & holidays.


Knowledge of principals and practices of set-up for athletic and revenue generating events, ability to operate sound, lighting and all equipment as needed, and the ability to follow schedules, ability to troubleshoot and correct client related matters as needed are a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Theater Arts, or related field.

One (1) year of experience coordinating special events or promotions or related area.

Other job related Education and/or Experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval or the qualifications review committee.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (www.jonesborochamber.org).

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.