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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Event Planner
Position Classification Code: G3022
Job Family: Auxiliary
Pay Level: 06
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Designs, establishes, and oversees the integrated logistical and administrative support needs of the chosen event site. May plan educational events, conferences, and/or other events. Assesses program goals, estimates facility, equipment, logistical, and catering requirements, develops program budgets, and negotiates and administers service contracts.
Standard Duties:
Participates and/or plans and establishes goals and objectives for meetings, conferences, and/or events, with respect to budgets, speakers, facilities, technology, equipment, logistical requirements, and other related issues. Evaluates program/event histories, budget considerations, contractual provisions, and planning committee recommendations to determine requirements as to space, facilities, technology, equipment, lodging, catering, event staffing and on-site management. Serves as principal liaison between contractors, organizers, faculty, and administrators with regards to all or specific facets of the logistical operations support of multiple programs and events. May negotiate terms, execute, and administer multiple contracts with facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints and University policies and procedures. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and special projects within and/or across operating units; gathers, organizes, and assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. Develops and prepares special management studies, surveys, statistics, and a variety of other reports. May design and prepare various marketing materials, to include brochures and flyers, for meetings and conferences. Monitors and coordinates accounting activities as appropriate, and prepares internal reports for management; participates in budget planning and management, as required; may coordinate and administer the purchasing of supplies and/or equipment for the unit. Participates in various committees and professional organizations. May assist in or contribute to the planning, coordination, development, and implementation of long-range goals and objectives. May supervise lower graded staff and/or student employees; may participate in training and evaluative sessions. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of meeting and event planning principles, requirements, procedures, and available resources. Knowledge of conference facilities, technology, and equipment. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures. Knowledge of public institution purchasing principles, procedures, regulations, and standards.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions. Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED certificate.
   Experience- Four (4) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-