About Queen's University
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A Brief Overview
This is an exciting role that operates as the main contributor behind many of the key events which support the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. From academic conferences to wellness initiatives, the Queen's Engineering Events Coordinator is the organizing force behind imaginative and dynamic events that drive many of the Faculty's core initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the incumbent will work closely with many key Faculty partners including students, staff, faculty and educators, and alumni. This role is ideal for a highly organized, tech-savvy, and proactive professional who is able to work independently alongside a team of other passionate team members. Celebrating triumphs, promoting world-changing research, encouraging diversity and wellness – this role works from the heart of the Faculty to transform how the world sees us, and how we see each other.
This position provides event planning support including logistics, booking venue, catering, participant registrations, video and photography, and assistance with travel, accommodation, and special needs arrangements. This Events Coordinator schedules meetings, distributes agenda, records and circulates minutes, and provides post-event coordination. This position also provides guidance and coordinates workflow of casuals, volunteers and/or student staff.
The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work outside normal business hours such as evenings and / or weekends and occasionally travel overnight when conferences and other special events are outside Kingston, adjusting weekly work hours to meet program needs.
What you will do
Acts as the first point of contact for events.
- Provides event support including logistics planning, booking venue, catering, participant registrations, video and photography, and assistance with travel, accommodation, and special needs arrangements.
- Schedules meetings, distributes agenda, records and circulates minutes.
- Develops, creates, updates and distributes communications and marketing material for events.
- Provides post-event coordination including outreach via online surveys, collecting and tracking data including participation, sharing photos and videos, and preparing post-event analysis reports to stakeholders.
- Provides guidance and coordinates workflow of casuals, volunteers and/or student staff.
- Monitors account expenditures, contracts and budgets. Prepares expense requisitions for reimbursement.
Other duties as required in support of the department and/or unit.
Three-year Community College Diploma or Three-Year Bachelor Degree, or equivalent.
More than 1 year and up to and including 2 years of experience.
Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Job Knowledge and Requirements
Knowledge and insight of practical methods, techniques, and work processes that is typically acquired through a combination of technical training and/or substantial work experience.
Provide information to others that requires technical or administrative explanation or interpretation.
Attempts to resolve a difficult or challenging interpersonal situation, or overcome resistance to gain.
Adapt messages to meet the needs of the intended audience.
Manage own work and may train and review the work of casual employees, work study students, and/or volunteers, to see commitments through to completion.
Participate in project team meetings and is involved in developing individual and team project plans.
Identify new problems and seeks information and input to fully understand the cause.
Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes.
Break down concrete issues into parts and synthesizes information succinctly.
Respect diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace.
Awareness of relevant legislation, including Employment Equity, Human Rights legislation, Treaties, sexual violence legislation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its regulations.
Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at email@example.com.