University of Oregon Events Coordinator in Portland, Oregon

Events Coordinator

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Work type:Classified Staff

Location:Portland, OR

Categories:Administrative/Office Support, Athletics, Business Administration/Management

Department:Lundquist College of Business; Sports Product Management

Classification:Office Specialist 2

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$13.75 - $19.95 per hour


Review of Applications Begins

Position closes on July 31, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must submit:

• Cover letter, which expresses your interest in this position and how the required and preferred (if applicable) qualifications are met.

• Current résumé which includes date of employment.

• Three professional references, one of which must be current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

Since 1914 the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business has taught its students the critical skills they need to think for themselves, to be leaders in a dynamic world, and to make better decisions on behalf of the people and resources they manage. We are a top business school with a unique mission and vision that draws strength from our links to the Pacific Rim and the distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, financial stewardship, and respect for individuality and diversity within an increasingly global community. The Lundquist College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest accreditation standard for business schools internationally. The college’s undergraduate program was first accredited in 1923, and its accounting program was accredited in 1989. Only 746 (6 percent) of the world's 12,600 business schools are AACSB accredited. What's more, because our accounting program is accredited as well as our business school, we belong to an elite group of 178 programs—just 1.4 percent of the world's business schools—that have attained this distinction.

The Sports Product Management program (SPM) is an 18-month program that exists as part of a collaboration with the Oregon Executive MBA program in Portland. Together, the two programs are known as the Lundquist Portland Programs.

Within SPM, industry’s top talent educate future leaders through experiential education grounded in innovation, sustainability, and global business perspective. Educators in SPM all hold a master's degree or PhD and bring real-world experience and teaching expertise. Our instructors have extensive professional experience working in leadership roles within various functional areas of large and small sports product companies. SPM matches the hands-on expertise of our instructors with PhD professors who are subject-matter experts and internationally recognized for their research in sports apparel, footwear and equipment. All faculty and staff in our program have a sincere interest in mentoring and advising students on their future careers.

Position Summary

This purpose of this position is to serve as the lead for all Sports Product Management events in the Portland area. The position handles all aspects of event planning, including envisioning the event from idea to fruition. The position is a forward-facing position that will often work with staff, faculty and University Advancement to produce high-quality events that drive the mission of the Sports Product Management program. This position supervises student workers who aid with the event setup.

The person in this position will facilitate a positive awareness of the brand with students, faculty, potential donors, industry contacts and industry leaders in the Sports Product landscape. Responsibilities will include: discretion over details related to event planning, location, food, and marketing details, discretion over assignment of SPM space and usage, primary point of contact for LCB/UO faculty and staff, oversight of student workers and contractors for events and first-level review of SPM expenditures and reimbursement requests.

Work Schedule:

This position works irregular schedules as required to ensure proper supervision of all event and activities scheduled in department facilities.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of general clerical experience. One year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; OR

• An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; OR

• Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.

College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Professional Competencies

• Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to communicate with students, both present and prospective, with diplomacy, tact and courtesy

• Ability to work in stressful conditions while maintaining composure and professionalism

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working with staff and/or vendors in an event setting.

FLSA Exempt:No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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Advertised:17 Jul 2017Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close:31 Jul 2017Pacific Daylight Time