Requisition ID:  29981

Senior Events Coordinator

Job Summary

The Senior Events Coordinator will provide high-level administrative support for the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management programs and activities. This includes planning and coordinating the annual on-campus and virtual Purdue Pest Management conferences, which are designed to ensure the licensing of applicators for household and business pesticide use. You will coordinate delivery of online and correspondence courses in Insect Pest Management, delivered through Purdue Online Education and other externally funded education programs. Under the guidance of the business development manager and in consultation with industry and faculty partners, periodically review existing programming to ensure their continuing relevance and excellence of delivery. You will liaise with state regulatory entities to secure state approvals of continuing education credit and certification credits as well as provide support for the Urban Center online and correspondence course offerings, including content creation, maintenance, and assessment automation. This position will also provide support for new educational programing, based on external funding opportunities and business development initiatives on the state, national, and international scale and tracks expenses/payments for both the conference and continuing education programs.


All responsibilities need to be delivered with a high level of autonomy, independence, and accuracy. Day to day supervisory oversight is limited and the Event Coordinator needs to confidently solve problems as they arise and be responsive to concerns of partners and clients should they arise.

What We're Looking For:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 4 years’ related office support and/or event coordination experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Basic budgeting skills
  • Ability to work independently

Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Management experience

What We'd Like You to Know:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing.
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package, https://www.purdue.edu/hr/benewell/index.php, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.


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