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Equity & Community Fellow for Events and Communications - 501903

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University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Equity & Community Fellow for Events and Communications - 501903

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, the Equity & Community Fellow for Events and Communications coordinates day-to-day activities in support of events and communications for the unit, which includes the Bonner Center for Center for Civic Engagement and the Office for Institutional Equity & Inclusion. Coordinates and facilitates meetings, trainings, service, program functions, and/or other special events across the unit, as appropriate. Works closely with Director, Communications and Community Relations to support E&C unit communications strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

EVENT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

  • Supports unit colleagues in the planning, coordination, publicity, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of events across the Equity & Community unit. Responsibilities include: educational events, trainings, and orientations related to equity and/or student engagement, including one-time and DIY service, meetings, conferences, and/or special events; supporting planning and implementation of signature unit events, including MLK Day celebrations, annual community engagement awards, lunchtime discussions, and additional unit events as needed. May support occasional multi-day high impact programming.
  • Coordinates speakers, facilities, technology, equipment, payments, logistical requirements, accommodations and travel, catering, and other related applicable event activities.
  • Provides on-site event coordination which includes problem-solving, decision-making, and interaction with local vendors and community organizations.
  • Monitors and coordinates event-related accounting activities as appropriate to ensure cost-effective programs and prepares internal reports for management; may coordinate and administer the purchasing of event-related supplies and/or equipment.
  • May perform a variety of administrative functions related to events, including data management and correspondence, documentation of event processes, and report writing.
  • May hire, train, and/or supervise special event support staff and/or student employees.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Designs and prepares various publicity and marketing materials, to include flyers, newsletters, and other promotional materials.
  • Supports maintenance of unit website and social media accounts; contributes to content strategy for multiple social media platforms.
  • Writes and publishes stories about equity & community at UR.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of best practices in student civic engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and generate reports.
  • Knowledge and understanding of meeting and event planning principles, requirements, procedures, and available resources.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Knowledge of event facilities, technology, and equipment.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in civic engagement and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education context preferred.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Occasional nights and weekend work required

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 5 (Hiring Range $18.24 to $24.17 per hour)

COVID-19:

The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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