Job Number: 31758894 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $64,300 - $114,300
Position Information The Events Specialist for the Department of Dance at UCR will be responsible for independent planning, development, and execution of all events, performances, and productions for the Dance Department including undergraduate and graduate research-driven productions, faculty-initiated conferences, colloquium, guest artist talks, presentations, and performances, as well as other various other department events and performances. This position will lead and oversee all administrative and logistical coordination relating to each Dance Event and Production. This position will also maintain access, scheduling, and key control for the shared rehearsal spaces within the Department of Dance. The Dance Events Specialist will work as a liaison with the Performing Arts Administration (PAA) staff for transaction support. This individual will also work as a liaison between the Dance Faculty, the Department Chair, and PAA to ensure all budgetary, policy, procedures, and safety requirements are met. This position will also have a dotted line reporting to the Financial Administrative Officer (FAO) in PAA for all purchase order responsibilities.
The full salary range for the Events Specialist III is $64,300.00 - $114,300.00 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.
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As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
Education Education Requirements
Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree in related field Preferred
Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Minimum of 3 years experience working with student employees Preferred Minimum of 3 years experience working in Higher Education Event coordination Preferred Minimum of 3 years of experience dealing with managing high volume levels of incoming communication and requests coming from multiple sources. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Ability to give clear directives and use independent, rational judgment to make optimal decisions. Demonstrated organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus; that is, for fundraising events, skills to provide excellent donor stewardship. Skill in effectively meeting budget and time constraints. Ability to effectively work with invited guests, donors, government officials and university VIPs. Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium and large scale gatherings. Experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions. Ability to complete large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, meeting established deadlines. Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities. Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer recruitment, supervision, motivation and evaluation. Proven ability to work on several tasks simultaneously. Skill at responding effectively to priorities and setting deadlines. Highly developed judgment, decision-making and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues/problems that need to be brought to management's attention. Knowledge and skill to set and monitor work standards and protocols. Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, programs, policies, achievements and infrastructure. Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to the use of University facilities; event management and presentation.
Knowledge of Google Drive, Adobe Suite and Wordpress.
Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.