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Assistant Coordinator for Special Events

Triton College
River Grove, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Position Title:

Assistant Coordinator for Special Events

Position Type:



Arts and Sciences

Essential Function:

This position is primarily responsible for accurate and quality performance in the roles of cashier, Star Store merchandising and operations, group reservations, and event planning and execution. This position must provide excellent customer service to all Cernan Center visitors, members, Triton College students, other departments, and our surrounding communities. The Part Time Assistant Coordinator for Special Events plays an integral part in almost all areas of the Cernan Earth and Space Center.


EDUCATION :· Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in communications, business or
EXPERIENCE:· 1-2 years working in a busy office, store or informal science environment.
KNOWLEDGE:· Math, basic statistics, Excel
SKILLS:· Managing multiple, complicated priorities with the utmost attention to all the details.· Answer questions from visitors of all ages in an age-appropriate manner: vocabulary, content, etc.· Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and other software.· Physical abilities: Work in a noisy environment. Lift and carry boxes up to 30 pounds. Climb
up and down stairs including a spiral staircase. Work in low light conditions


RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Participate in all aspects of group reservations and the resulting programs.2. Provide information and assistance in a clear and effective manner to visitors of all ages and
backgrounds.3. Maintain familiarity and detailed knowledge about ALL types of programs, activities and
procedures related to the Cernan Earth and Space Center and Triton College.4. Operate a cash register, perform all types of transactions, and complete all paperwork and
other procedures resulting in accurate accounting of all funds and merchandise.5. Actively collaborate with other staff in the planning and execution of events and projects such
as hosting speakers and distinguished guests, opening new exhibits, members events, full
day agendas and more.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

1. Rate of pay of $19.50 per hour; maximum 28 hours per week

2. Official transcripts required prior to employment (if applicable)

3. Recommended hire will be subject to pre-employment screenings

4. Triton College is an AA/EOE

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Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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2000 5th Avenue
River Grove

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