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Events Specialist

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Position Information

Position Title Events Specialist
Requisition Number STFR004167
Division/College College of Computer and Information Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 11/08/2017

The Events Specialist will be part of the CCIS Marketing Team and will oversee all aspects of all College events. This will include but is not limited to: meetings, workshops, professional conferences, student events, Hackathons, lobby days, colloquium speakers, year-end celebrations, etc. Coordinating events will include a variety of tasks such as space reservations, menu selections, publicizing events, coordinating all necessary AV needs, interface with CSC staff, Risk Management, University Counsel, and various vendors. The Events Specialist is responsible for generating meeting materials, signage and invitations as needed. The Events Specialist will determine staffing needs for events and will manage a team of events staff/students. This individual must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with many distractions. He/she will manage and see an event through from beginning to end. This will include prior planning and debrief following the event. He/she will report to the Assistant Director – Marketing and Event Management.

In addition, the Events Specialist will assist the Marketing Team on various other marketing related projects as needed.


Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience planning events, preferably in higher education. Individual must have strong project management skills as well as organization skills and experience using Microsoft Office and Outlook, InDesign and Photoshop. Person must have advanced Excel skills. Person must be able to multi-task, stay calm in a somewhat hectic environment and be team oriented. Sense of humor a plus. He/she must be able to communicate professionally and effectively on behalf of the college. The individual should be open to professional training and learning. Management experience preferred.

Additional Information

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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