Student Events Coordinator

University of Colorado - Denver and the Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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University of Colorado | CU Denver
Office of University Events
Student Events Coordinator
Position #2235 – Requisition #21692

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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Office of University Events has an opening for a full-time  University Staff (unclassified) Student Events Coordinator.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.  Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million.

Jobs in this career family involve building relationships with external parties for the purposes of information sharing and facilitation of strategic partnerships.  Functions include government relations, alumni relations, commercial business relations, non-profit relations, and event planning/management. 

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis

The University of Colorado Denver Student Events Coordinator is an important member of the University Events team. The coordinator, under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Events will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and execution of a comprehensive events and activities program for the student body at CU Denver in an effort to enhance the overall university experience, encourage co-curricular learning and build community. The coordinator will provide leadership, support, and supervision to the student planning team to execute a variety of campus-wide events. The position will be responsible for ensuring that these events are executed professionally and successfully while promoting the university’s mission and objectives.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate a team of student employees. Assist students in contracting, assessing risk, budget management, venue management and day of event management.
  • Provide in-depth advising and development to the student event team to create and execute student events and university traditions that help to advance student success objectives, in close collaboration with the University Events team and Student Life.
  • Coordinate vendors for catering, event décor, audio-visual, event-related design and printing projects, entertainment, etc., working within established event budgets.
  • Organize student staff members, volunteers, speakers, entertainers and vendors in the planning and execution of events.
  • Manage, track and report out on event budgets and steward student fees to provide events to the student body of CU Denver.
  • Review and assess student events and utilize resulting data to make improvements and provide annual reports to the student fee review committee.
  • Work with student employees to effectively market their events using many mediums including, but not limited to, social media, print advertising, campus newspaper ads and on campus digital marketing.
  • Collaborate, consult, and partner with university departments and tri-institutional partners across the Auraria Campus.
  • Provide consultation and advising to student organizations, Student Government Association, and other student groups to aid in the success of their event planning efforts.
  • Provide programming and support for large, campus-wide events.
  • Independently conceptualize and coordinate the logistics of the annual Grad Bash to kick off commencement weekend.
  • Serve on university committees and on-going projects as assigned and/or based on professional interest. This responsibility can change annually. Some examples include: managing Welcome Week, a large event held tri-institutionally during the first week of classes, Prep Week, Block Party and Fall Fest/Spring Fling.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related tasks and special projects as requested.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $44,010 to $46,000.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, communication, social science, business, public administration, business administration, higher education, liberal arts, human services, student affairs, or a directly related field from an accredited institution
  • 1 year of professional level experience in event planning with primary planning responsibilities.
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with student staff training and development
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience creating and managing budgets
  • Experience in event planning, project management, program development or administration
  • Experience working in non-profit or higher education

    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service skills: sets high standards and seeks ways to improve event experiences for all.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.Possess current knowledge of best practices in the events industry and virtual event technology
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet frequent deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organization skills

Job Category: External Relations
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 15, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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