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Event Planner

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Senior Events Coordinator
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Posting Duration 6/23/2022 - 7/6/2022
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 13 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high quality, efficient, and innovative event services and dining options in a variety of settings dedicated to accentuating and enhancing the campus experience in a diverse community.

This position is responsible for scheduling, coordination and relationship management of public, university, and student events at the Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium. Communicates detailed information and policies/procedures to customers and internal partners. Oversees events, manages customer expectation and maintains safety and security of patrons and facilities.

Whether it's to find a place to study, gather with friends, enjoy a bite to eat, or plan a large event, the Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality takes great pride in providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, high-quality food services, and experienced and professional staff who care about making every experience individualized and extraordinary. It is our philosophy to recruit, inspire, and retain talented team members and promote wellness and foster their development. It is our goal to promote a more fully diverse and inclusive campus community.


Required Qualifications
1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Any combination totaling four (4) years from the following categories:
(a) Progressively more professional work experience in event coordination.
(b) college coursework in any discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
- 60 semester hours equals one year
- 90 semester hours equals two years
- 120 semester hours or a Bachelor's degree equals three years

Desired Qualifications
1. College degree in event planning, communications, public relations, marketing, or similar field.

2. Previous experience in coordinating and supervising events, particularly with a college market.

3. Experience with scheduling and room diagram software.

4. Able to work alternative work schedule, flexible with event-driven hours and job duties.


Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered. The employment application (not resume/cover letter) will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources prior to the deadline on the posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points. Other documentation such as transcripts (may be unofficial) can be uploaded under optional documents, faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources prior to the deadline on the posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300