The Events and Activities Coordinator is responsible for developing programs and activities, staffing events, and overseeing the implementation of events that contribute to the wellbeing of Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff. Relationship and community building will be key to the success of this position. The Coordinator will collaborate with Campus Recreation and Campus Life Partners (i.e. Wellbeing, Res Life, Student Engagement, Global Programs & Studies, Diversity & Inclusion, and Graduate Schools) to increase the participation and diversity of Campus Recreation programs and participants. A vital component of this position is a demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking; as well as a strong commitment to collaboration, student development, and customer service.
Creates and implements programs and activities
Responsible for event coordination and scheduling volunteer/paid staff
Responsible for the hiring, training, evaluation, and development of Special Events staff
Executes programming for late night and weekend programs
Contributes to Intercultural Center monthly special events calendar, New Deac Week orientation program, Wake the Forest initiative, Physical Wellbeing Month, Family weekend and living-learning communities
Assists with the planning and execution in coordination with the Intramural Coordinator of Intramural Championship nights
Assists with the promotion and execution of Recreation Outreach Programs including aquatic, fitness and outdoor pursuits
Manage and purchases all supplies and equipment
Responsible for promoting Campus Recreation programs and marketing in collaboration with Marketing Coordinator
Manages the budget in conjunction with the Associate Director of Programs
Assists with administrative duties including, but not limited to, budget development, payroll, equipment and supplies purchasing and maintenance, inventory control
Oversight of the risk management plan for Special Events, making recommendations to the Associate Director of Programs
Responsible for the assessment and reporting of participation numbers, learning outcomes, and satisfaction for activities and events
Develops and maintains relationships with students, faculty, staff and the Wake Forest community
Fosters an inclusive environment that is welcoming of all members of the campus community
Other job-related duties and special projects as assigned
Assists with the management of activities and camp counselors for all-sports summer camp
Assists with miscellaneous projects, trips, special events, etc. as assigned by the Associate Director of Programs
Additional Job Description
Time Type Requirement
Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Applications will not be accepted through Bluefish. Applications must be submitted through Wake Forest University Human Resources https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated experience in event planning
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize, plan work and projects
Experience hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating employees (student employees preferred)
Effective written and verbal communications skills; Proficiency in computing skills and assessment
Responsible for own work.
Responsible for Special Events staff, event volunteers/paid staff.
Internal Number: R0001747
About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a leading collegiate university. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest 27th among national universities and is also ranked high for the quality of teaching and value. The University strives for excellence from students, faculty, and staff and promotes wellbeing in all facets of their lives including intellectually and physically. Students are extremely physically active with the majority of undergraduate students participating in 18 different intramural sports and fielding 35 competitive club sports. WFU Campus Recreation has recently created several new positions to focus on increasing and diversifying fitness and recreation programs and participation.