Student Activities & Commuter Programs: Event Planner

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:VC, Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Student Activities and Commuter Programming is hiring one student to act as an assistant to help organize student programming and events. Are you a fun and creative individual who wants to enliven the university with dances, performances, off-campus events, and recreational activities? Then join us and become part of the Student Activities team!



Each team member will have a focus of either Programming or Commuter Programming within Student Activities. 

Team members are responsible for: 

1. Taking a lead role to conceptualize, plan, and deliver a diverse array of entertainment such as lecturers, comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, art exhibits and social programs. 

2. Working numerous fun events including Family Movie Night, Homecoming events, BANFF Mountain film festival, Singles Night, Goosefest, lectures, the UAA Spirit Run and much more. Programs usually occur weekly.

3. Event set-up and take-down. 

4. Assisting the Student Union Gallery team with aspects of show mounting and management in the art gallery. 

5. Working gallery openings throughout the year. 

6. Hanging posters throughout campus to promote Student Activities programs. 

7. Manage at least one program per semester. 


Strong attention to detail, ability to work with minimal supervision, ability to complete tasks thoroughly and responsibly. Ability to work with a team to co-plan programs and work toward group consensus. Specialized tasks with skills to be developed to include the planning, promotion, facilitation, evaluation, and reporting of campus wide events. 

It is also necessary that the applicant be able to lift up to 40lbs with or without accommodations, and stand for long periods of time. The applicant must be reliable, punctual, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent communication skills. Successful candidates are energetic, dynamic, and have a desire to learn and grow.

Required Experience

Previous experience working on a team is preferred.

Typical Education or Training

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:

a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or

b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and be enrolled in for six or more credit hours in the next semester

c. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

d.Student enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer

e.An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility 

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