Student Activities & Commuter Programs: Event Manager

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

Position Summary:

Do you love programming events and working with a fun and exciting team? Do you want to gain skills in leading and managing a team? Apply today to become Student Activities and Commuter Program's Events Manager! $11.50 per hour.


Event Planning: Event Planners will assist to conceptualize, plan, and deliver a diverse array of social and educational events such as video game competitions, lecturers, comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, dances, gameshows, outdoor recreational activities, cultural events, and other social programming.Essential
Management: The Events Managers will be responsible for coordinating schedules and developing event planner staff.Essential
Marketing: The Events Manager will be responsible for marketing events on social media and advertising them to the campus community.Essential
Meetings: The Events Manager will meet regularly with the Student Activities Coordinator and their respective student staffs.Essential
Training: The Events Manager will help train the Event Planners in leading programs, marketing programs, and developing event logistics plans.Essential

Do you want to work in a fun, positive, and collaborative environment? Do you want to help put on concerts, dances, and other epic activities for your fellow students, while learning the ins and outs of event management? Do you want to work with entertainers and musicians from around the country? Then Student Activities & Commuter Programs is the place for you! We are currently looking for a capable student looking for experience managing and leading our Event Planner team. This is a great opportunity to gain professional work experience with flexible hours, while attending classes. 


-Exceptional attention to detail.
-Ability to prioritize multiple projects and strong time management skills.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to work with minimal supervision and to take initiative.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality in working with student records.
-Familiarity with running interviews and focus groups.
-Experience working with databases.

Required Experience:

-Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
-Familiarity with Student Activities and Commuter Programs.
-Experience with event planning and working on a team.

Typical Education or Training:

To be eligible for student employment at UAA, a student must:
a. be enrolled in the university system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
b. for employment between semesters, have successfully completed six or more UA credit hours in the preceding semester and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester; and
c. not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and
d. have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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