Under the supervision of the Media Center Relations (MCR) and University Relations(UR) directors, the Public Affairs (PA) Event Specialist's major responsibility is planning and executing PA events. This position will work with individuals that are commissioning the event to identify event objectives and brainstorm event concepts. The PA Event Specialist will contribute and stay current on event trends, institutional and organizational priorities. This position will work with directors in preparing annual budgets. This position will evaluate, develop or update annual event plans in collaboration with others.
Experience may not be substituted for education.
Related experience in the hospitality industry or experience planning events.
Education may not be substituted for required experience.
Must possess (or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license with no more than three moving violations and/or at fault accidents within the past 36 months, and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.
Other Skills Required
Capacity to multi-task; organizational skills such as an attention to detail, time management, system for setting and monitoring priorities and perseverance in order to meet deadlines; excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, to interact with diverse personalities and high level university leaders and guests; ability to exercise mature, sound judgment and manage last minute changes and problems that might occur at an event; creative and goal oriented; strong working knowledge of personal computers, including proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet packages.
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