Event Coordinator, Conference and Events

Pennsylvania, United States
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike. https://www.law.upenn.edu/

During the academic year, alongside colleagues in the Penn Law Conferences and Events Department, the preferred candidate will be responsible for organizing and implementing all aspects of faculty events (more than 250 per year).
From mid-May through mid-August, he/she will assist the Legal Education Programs team with executing and delivering world-class programming to a variety of audiences.
For both departments, organizational, event-planning and technology skills are essential. The candidate must approach work in a cooperative and service -oriented manner.

BA/BS or equivalent in experience required. 2-4 years of administrative experience required; events planning experience strongly preferred. Ability to work well with others in a service-oriented environment; positive attitude and interest in getting the work of the team done are essential. Must be able to demonstrate ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks; excellent attention to detail; flexibility. Excellent facility with technological tools including word processing (in a Word Environment), spreadsheets, presentation software, web posting/html, scanning. Must be able to work under pressure with time constraints; occasional need for evening and/or weekend staffing of faculty events.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.