Harvard University Coordinator II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46521BRAuto req ID:46521BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Events CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Minimum of five years of event management experience or administrative experience with a heavy events experience required. A combination of education and 3 years event management experience will be considered. Additional Qualifications:BA/BS strongly preferred.Experience with large scale event organization, cost proposals and event budgetingKnowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, basic database skills required. Basic design software skills helpful, as are experience with communications and events promotion, including managing email campaigns.Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent planning and organization skills, and keen attention to detail.Motivated and resourceful self-starter, with the ability to anticipate needs, beat deadlines, and creatively and independently problem-solve.Adaptability and flexibility in an environment of constant change and competing priorities.Ability to interact with high-profile visitors with poise and self-confidence.Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.Please note that occasionally events will take place during evenings and weekends, especially during the academic semester. Schedule can be adapted as necessary. Additional Information:All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Please provide a cover letterDepartment:David Rockefeller Center for Latin American StudiesPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:General Administration Duties & Responsibilities:The Events Coordinator will perform a wide range of duties in connection with DRCLAS programming for faculty, students, and other constituents, including the planning, organization, execution and follow-up for all Center events (lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, receptions, etc.) in Cambridge. The Coordinator is a key member of the program management team and work closely with other departments and units within the University.An ideal candidate is someone who:Is excited about coordinating the relevant day-to-day operations necessary for a busy academic Center to produce over 150 events per year, from small, intimate discussions to large, high-profile public events. This includes events promotion, communication, coordination of venue and catering, basic budgetary planning, calendar management, AV and travel requests, and managing an Events Assistant and intern.Takes pride in providing excellent customer service, and ensuring an enriching and satisfying experience for all participants. Enjoys working with different stakeholders and building relationships among multiple constituents, including faculty, students, visiting speakers and guests, service providers, vendors and others.Thrives in managing multiple projects simultaneously, with competing priorities and a broad range of work stylesIs reliable: always follows through and strives to surpass expectations.Believes in contributing to continuous improvement and efficiencies by observing and evaluating existing processes and suggesting changes.School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.