Event and Social Media Coordinator, University Libraries
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Event and Social Media Coordinator, University Libraries [R0130904]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest-growing universities. University Libraries comprises the Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries' values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.
ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Director of Communications within University Libraries, the Events and Social Media Coordinator is responsible for event planning, operations, logistics, and vendor relations. Tasks include: coordinating pre-event planning meetings; planning event details and aspects including room setup, media support, registration, catering, and parking; creating and maintaining event timelines; maintaining event budgets; coordinating room reservations; initiating and monitoring events’ contracts and compliance; managing events onsite (including operational oversight, coordination with sponsors, partners, service providers, and vendors, and handling any potential problems that may arise); coordinating post-event debriefings; collecting data and writing reports assessing events; and timely communication and information sharing with all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of each event. This position occasionally requires evening and weekend work.
In addition to events work, the position will assist in executing the University Libraries’ social media strategy through storytelling and content creation. This position will help expand the University Libraries social media presence on new and emerging platforms by using trends effectively to represent the University Libraries brand. The position will research, plan, create, edit, organize, and post digital content including videos, photos, and graphics.
VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY
Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
- Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
- 1 to 3 years of experience working in event planning, marketing, advertising, digital marketing, communications or a related field
- Knowledge of multimedia editing tools including Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and other technologies and the ability to tell stories visually.
- Proven understanding of social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
- Demonstrated copywriting and editing skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in person, via email, chat, and telephone with customers, vendors and colleagues.
- Exhibits strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
- Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness
- Proficient in Microsoft office and Google Suite
- Experience managing social media accounts for brands or organizations
- Experience working in higher education
This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $45,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon the labor market. The position is contingent upon funding.
In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives an annual allotment for professional development activities. Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, a portfolio illustrating past design and content creation work, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 15, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Event and Social Media Coordinator Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“ R0130904”> in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: email@example.com, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.