Equity & Community Fellow for Events and Communications - 501903
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.
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.
- 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.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- 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.
- 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
Pay Grade 5 (Hiring Range $18.24 to $24.17 per hour)
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