Events Specialist

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jun 18, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10712

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Plans and manages special events, seminars, and conference services programs.

- Works collaboratively with campus departments and executives, student groups, and outside organizations to develop and plan special events and programs.

- Plans event logistics and secures contracts and agreements.

- May coordinate reservations and availability of internal campus facilities.

- Creates and executes event communications, including invitations, agendas, and marketing information.

- Coordinates services related to events (i.e., equipment, catering, audio-visual requirements, media coverage).  May hire and supervise staff assigned to event.

- Creates fiscal records and reports; evaluates overall event success and reports to management.

- Maintains ongoing communications with campus departments involved in events planning and execution.

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name:  Administrative Events Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




The CUNY School of Law's mission is to diversify the legal profession and to train the next generation of public interest lawyers. CUNY Law moved to 2 Court Square in Long Island City, New York, in May 2012. The new 200,000 square foot, six-floor, fully wireless, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold certified building is only minutes from Manhattan and quickly accessible to all other New York City boroughs. The building has a 187-seat auditorium, 35 classrooms, a variety of conference rooms, and reception space.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement, the Events Specialist will support and coordinate a wide range of internal and external events.
- Plans, organizes, and executes events in coordination with the Dean's office, Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, individual faculty, and outside organizations.
- In conjunction with a committee, coordinates all aspects of the annual commencement event.
- Provides event support and planning expertise for student-generated events.
- Serves on planning committees to contribute creative ideas for new events and programs.
- Provides effective on-the-spot solutions during events.
- Effectively administers all budget and finance correspondence, accounts, contracts, and billing for special events; generates budget and expenditure reports.
- Promotes the rental of space to external groups.
- Handles all requests and contracts for space by off-campus groups and coordinates events co-hosted by the Law School.
- Evaluates events upon completion and generates a debriefing report to inform future planning.
- Serves as liaison between Law School and Building Management.
- Performs additional administrative duties as necessary.

This job entails evening and weekend duties.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.


The successful candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently under tight deadlines. Initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness are necessary for this position. Creativity, proactivism, accuracy, attention to detail, and superior customer service skills are required. The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience with the core tasks required for special events conferencing, planning, and execution. Experience with budget and expenditure tracking required. Higher education experience a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and excellent communications and interpersonal skills are vital. Evening and weekend work required, as is travel within and outside New York City as needed.


$42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Resume review to begin on July 1, 2014.
Applications will not be accepted after July 17, 2014.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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