Event Specialist – University of Nebraska College of Law

July 2, 2024

Job description: Plan, coordinate, and execute events for the College of Law. Responsible for working with Assistant Dean for Student Development & Chief of Staff, as well as other Law College leadership team members, to find venues, secure vendors, make travel arrangements, request alcohol permits, and handle all details related to various events. Manage relationships between contractors, vendors and companies involved in execution of events. Provide administrative support to all major college events and meetings. This includes making and processing travel, scheduling meetings, etc. Other duties as assigned. Work may include occasional nights and weekends due to event schedules.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, business, public relations, communications or closely related field or two years’ experience coordinating or assisting in event planning to include logistics, selection of facilities, making food and beverage selections, and ensuring completion of all necessary arrangements is required; equivalent education/experience considered. Demonstrated excellence in customer service. Excellent time management, organization and communication skills essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, calendar programs required.

Preferred qualifications: Conference & workshop planning experience that includes managing budget/accounting process and use of contracts. Proficiency in Zoom or other web conferencing platforms.