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The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise at Western Carolina University (CSFE at WCU) seeks a conscientious, reliable, and collaborative professional to serve as Events and Operations Assistant. The part-time position involves event management and execution of administrative work flow in support of the Center Assistant/Associate Director and Center Director. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:
The CSFE is a university center whose mission is to support research and provide thought leadership on issues pertaining to economic development in North Carolina, the region, and beyond, by conducting scholarly inquiry, policy analysis, educational activities, and community outreach on the role of free enterprise in a flourishing society.
CSFE’s activities are organized into projects that: provide support to student-faculty research and outreach projects; publish research summaries made available to the public; host a speaker series three times per semester for the campus and community; host seminars and workshops for researchers; host conferences and panel discussions for the public; offer teacher-training and continuing-education programs for K-12 educators; maintain an active digital and social media presence; and seek funding from grant-making agencies.
The Center offers a dynamic work setting with flexible working times, opportunities for professional growth, and upward mobility. The Events and Operations Assistant reports to the Center Assistant/Associate Director, who reports to the Center Director. An Advisory Board, consisting of WCU faculty and community leaders, advocates for the Center and meets twice each year to advise the Director. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Business.
The primary responsibilities of the Events and Operations Assistant include but are not limited to the following.
- Manage events and programs by booking space, arranging catering, coordinating with staff and stakeholders, and managing event logistics
- Serve as point of administrative contact and provide administrative support, assisting the management of Center projects by completing forms, processing transactions, coordinating travel, and working with administrative support personnel in other units on campus
- Assist the Assistant/Associate Director in managing the administrative work flow of the Center, cataloging and documenting Center activities across different information platforms, creating event surveys, and generating event reports
- Assist in implementing promotion strategies for Center events, publications, and programs in digital and print media
- Attend and document Center events, greet/host Center guests on campus
Approximate Breakdown of Duties:
Administrative Support 40%
Event Management 40%
Outreach, Promotion, and Other 10%
Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum two years of event management experience. The successful candidate will be a highly conscientious, reliable, composed, and adaptive professional with strong attention to detail. Essential assets to this position include excellent skills in task management, scheduling, coordination, and communication. Independence in timely fulfillment of administrative workflow is key. Experience with, or ability to quickly learn, task management systems, spreadsheets, and database software is valued.Preferred Qualifications:
Basic familiarity with social media, and administrative experience in a university setting, are preferred. Flexibility to schedule more/fewer hours during busy/slow times is desirable.Open Date:
07/27/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Background/E-Verify:
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the department directly if selected for interview.
Please Note: Temporary employees are paid bi-weekly on an hourly basis and do not receive benefits.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.