Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
General Office Services

Job Title and Grade: Events Planner / SS0G

Job Code: 002209

Date: 03/08

This is administrative and support work related to the planning and implementation of seminars, workshops, conferences, musical concerts, alumni, development and/or marketing programs, educational programs, clinics, conventions, banquets or  high profile special events.


Coordinates planning and implementation of a variety of events such as seminars, workshops, conferences, musical concerts, educational programs, clinics, conventions, banquets or high profile special events.

Plan and coordinate logistics associated with events.  Research services to be provided; housing, catering and food services, entertainment, transportation, audio/video equipment and media needs.  Coordinates on-site execution of event set-up and related activities.

Participate in event budget planning and development.   Monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of funds.  Process invoices and bills; record transactions; prepare various reports and maintain event records.

Participate in design and oversee production of informational and publicity materials; press releases, brochures, posters, invitations, etc.  Implement marketing and promotional activities to publicize events; update websites.

Serve as liaison for guests, attendees, speakers and vendors.


Knowledge of computer and database/word processing/spreadsheet software.

Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures.

Excellent communications skills.

Good problem-solving skills.

Good organizational skills.

Ability to work well with a wide range of people.


Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: Three years experience event planning and coordination.

The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.