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Events & Operations Coordinator

Boise State University
Boise, ID
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Job Details

Posting Code: 3100813
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Student Services

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To plan and coordinate equipment and facility set-up for meetings, conferences, and special events; to supervise the maintenance and security of a state building; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Events & Operations Coordinator must:

  • Determines equipment and supply needs for scheduled events; inspects room prior to events to ensure proper configurations. Supervises staff to ensure smooth operation of events and resolves questions and concerns. Establishes rapport and maintains communication with facility users to make sure all needs are met. Identifies or anticipates problems and takes corrective action; collects user feedback and evaluates program success and patron satisfaction; recommends methods of improvement. Monitors facility use by individuals; provides leadership and technical assistance to staff and patrons; observes, responds to and reports unusual occurrences; serves as resource for emergency personnel.
  • Sets standards for and monitors employee conduct and building operation; develops and prepares facility use and staffing reports; hires and trains staff; recommends changes in policies and procedures; identifies needs and plans and supervises housekeeping, audio-visual, and program set-up.

35% of the time the Events & Operations Coordinator must:

  • Provided in the Student Union, Stueckle Sky Center, Alumni and Friends Center, Special Events Center, outdoor spaces, and other campus event facilities and spaces not specifically designated for classroom, athletic, or large-scale performance use.
  • Coordinates staffing and equipment for event operations setup, strike, and turn for events occurring in the Student Union, Stueckle Sky Center, Alumni and Friends Center, Yanke, Hall of Fame, Christ Chapel, outdoor spaces, and other user specified event spaces supported by University Event Services; including seating and table arrangements; accounting for audio-visual operations, catering and other identified event requirements
  • Working with University Event Services identify and anticipate problems such as room size, catering needs, security requirements, sound conflicts, and takes corrective action
  • Participate and support in workplace safety and emergency procedures in the Student Union.
  • Supervises and direct staff to ensure smooth operation of events and resolves questions and concerns; establishes rapport and maintains communication with facility users to ensure all needs are met

5% Duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Communication skills
  • Ability to assess event set-up needs and requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: supervisory practices, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers

Experience: resolving customer service problems; developing written reports; operating and maintaining commercial lighting, audio-visual, and sound equipment, materials and common practices used in facility preparation including custodial work.

Salary and Benefits:

Hourly rate ranges from $14.11 to $18.81 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a resume with employment history and a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications.

Advertised: May 28, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close:


Working at Boise State University

Boise State University has been named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Our university is designated a doctoral research institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. We are home to more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries.

Points of Pride:

Boise State University’s College of Education is among the top 30 public universities on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 best graduate schools list. The college has climbed in rankings every year for the last six years and offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 13 graduate certificate programs training Idaho’s future teachers and educational leaders.


Boise State’s College of Business and Economics ranked 127 out of 220 national institutions for its part-time MBA program, jumping more than 40 rankings from its previous year’s ranking of 168.


Boise State University’s College of Engineering has been recognized for its dedication to promoting diversity and awarded the Bronze Award for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The


Bronze Award is the highest level that was conferred during 2019 and distinguishes colleges who are among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.


Boise State University School of the Arts will offer two new degrees in creative writing — a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts — as well as a bachelor of fine arts in narrative arts beginning in fall 2018. Students at Boise State also now will be able to minor in creative writing.


Boise State students can choose from more than 200 areas of study in seven academic colleges – including the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology.


We’ve become Idaho’s largest graduate school through record-setting growth. A recent study showed that Boise State is one of just three universities in the nation that have ranked in the top 5 percent of graduate school growth in both of the past two decades.


Expenditures for research projects at Boise State University reached an all-time high of more than $41 million in fiscal year 2018 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year and impressive 64 percent increase since fiscal year 2014, according to data tracked by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development survey.

About Our Community:

Boise State, Idaho’s largest public university, drove $667.2 million of the state’s economy in fiscal year 2015 and created 6,987 jobs across the state.  Our campus is located in one of the fastest growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, and has been dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 46,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after earning their degree from Boise State.

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