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Venue Coordinator

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA, US

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


Eastern Mennonite University is a private Mennonite liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement.  With more than 2000 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate and seminary level.

EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability.  EMU also offers our employees the opportunity to embrace the educational experience for themselves and their dependents through tuition discounts, a university benefit.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.

Job Title: Venue Coordinator                                                             

Department: Auxiliary Services                                                         

Schedule: Regular, 12 mo., FT, M-F

Supervisor: Director of Auxiliary Services                                        

IPEDS Classification: 13

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt                                                       

CUPA: 449110


Job Summary:

The Venue Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the venue on the campus of EMU. The Coordinator will ensure that everything is in place and ready to go for events, meetings, etc.  The Venue Coordinator is responsible for coordination and execution of all assigned tasks within 25 Live and work orders through the TMA system as they relate to internal and external events.    

    Organizing weekly schedule of tasks to be completed based upon reservation requirements.Execute all tasks and work orders as requested by all clients including coordination of resources neededContact Facilities Management when additional staffing is needed for university events.Work directly with departments when substantial office moves are required.Communicate with respective departments or individuals when other alternatives may be available for resolving the work request.Manage the billing process associated with submitted work orders requests.Create, update, and communicate policies and procedures related to building set-ups.Assist with daily coordination and arrangements for summer conference groups.Track inventory of resources on campus and manage resource storage areas.Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities: 
    Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.Attention to detail.Good memory skills for recalling dates, people, events, and records in order to retrieve information for reports and files.Ability to interpret and analyze information for effective decision making.Ability to set goals, prioritize and organize job tasks and workload in order to meet deadlines, ability to complete work in a timely manner and communicate progress routinely with the Director of Auxiliary Services.Interpersonal skills for assisting faculty, staff, students, and other visitors.Ability to use a PC and software such as Windows, Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook).Ability to operate commonly used office equipment such as a copy machine, fax, phone, etc.Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a wide variety of constituents.An eye for innovation and the willingness to take the initiativeAbility and willingness to frequently work evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, event management, or related field, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Experience in a higher education environment is preferred. 

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.   The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  The employee must occasionally travel to meetings and conferences off campus, which may include some overnight travel.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May supervise work study students.  


A leader among faith-based universities, Eastern Mennonite University emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement. Founded in 1917 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, EMU is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU serves students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and confers undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary degrees.

Through 41 majors, 37 minors, two pre-professional programs, 15 teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees, EMU educates students to serve and lead in a global context. A cross-cultural program providing immersion in another culture has long been a requirement for all students. Our community challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.

Professors mentor students to encourage growth in their faith in a caring community, to broaden their worldview through study and relationship-building, and to work collaboratively to reach new academic heights. EMU grads are serving and leading all over the world.


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