Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Seminar and Events Coordinator will provide administrative, logistical, and creative support for the Department’s wide range of staff, faculty, scholars and student-facing events. The coordinator will work as a member of the Director’s office team, and will work collaboratively with faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and staff across the Department.
The coordinator’s main responsibilities will be to provide logistical support for all department events and program events as needed; assist with internal and external communications about events; and work with our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee to ensure that the Department has a strategic plan to support events and ongoing work in the DEIB space. The coordinator will also manage special projects, as requested, including supporting our Visiting Committee process, governed by the University Overseers, researching special projects, serving as general reception, and creating an inclusive and welcoming face for the CCB front office. There will also be opportunities for the person in this role to grow in their areas of interest within the Director’s office team.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- Working with faculty and staff across CCB to plan creative, engaging, timely events for the community.
- Responsible for logistical coordination of several major seminar and lectureship series including the R.B. Woodward Lecture Series in Chemical Sciences, Woodward Visiting Scholar, and Woodward Visiting Professorship programs; and other named and department lectures, seminars and events.
- Logistical responsibilities include but are not limited to publicity, speaker invitations, agreements, schedules, accommodations, transportation, catering, audio-visual requirements, and travel reimbursement. Contract negotiations with hotels, caterers, and other vendors. Liaison with speakers, faculty, departmental, university and external contacts.
- Responsible for budget oversight, development and monitoring of restricted seminar funds.
- Room bookings and event logistics for all events (including speaker series, student events, reunions, staff celebrations, faculty milestone events and more…), and Program events as needed (annual graduate student recruiting events and faculty searches event logistics. Acting as a day-of coordinator for in-person events.
- Managing virtual events (Zoom setup, behind-the-scenes help, Q&A management)
- Contributing to community building efforts by planning and coordinating internal events and all-team strategy sessions and workshops.
- Assisting with semi-annual Visiting Committee and special projects as needed.
Five or more years of professional experience required, previous event management experience required.
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