Events Coordinator
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business & Economics

  • Are you passionate about delivering exceptional event experiences?
  • Do you have high attention to detail and love the administration and process of organising events?
  • Read on to unleash your potential!

    An opportunity has emerged for someone who is passionate about New Zealand and building wealth and prosperity for its people, by developing and unleashing the creative and entrepreneurial capabilities of the next generation of University of Auckland graduates.

    The opportunity

    We need a customer-focused Events Coordinator who is energetic and passionate about delivering events, providing exceptional customer service and thrives on interacting and engaging with a range of stakeholders, from students through to senior leaders. You will :

  • Provide professional coordination, promotion, management and delivery of a programme of approved events for the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and stakeholders
  • Be the administrative underpinning of the Unleash Space
  • As the first point of contact for many of our community, both senior leaders and students, you will exemplify the energetic, passionate and welcoming spirit of the Unleash Space, ensuring everyone’s first and lasting experience with the Unleash Space is memorable and positive, and helping to build a community of makers, innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Who are we looking for?

    Degree-qualified, and with a minimum of 2 years’ experience organising and coordinating events and providing administrative support in a busy, high-

    energy environment, you will need to have the willingness and flexibility to work outside the traditional 9am-5pm hours to ensure the smooth delivery of events.

  • You’ll have a solutions-focused mind-set, and an engaging, positive attitude.
  • You will be a strong administrator, with exceptional attention to detail and comfortable working at pace, and be technology-
  • savvy and highly-organised.

  • You’ll be adept at building effective relationships with different disciplines across the campus, and with members of New Zealand’s growing innovation ecosystem.
  • You’ll have a collaborative working style, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. You will love building a warm, welcoming and vibrant culture, where everyone feels inspired.
  • Unleash Space

    The Unleash Space, run by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the University of Auckland’s iconic multi-functional space for creative, cross sector and cross-

    disciplinary innovation. This space is an inspirational flagship for making, innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Officially opened by the Prime Minister in February 2018, the Unleash Space is multi-purpose with flexible areas for events, workshops and meetings;
  • it has a range of making and prototyping equipment such as 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, CAD stations, CNC routers; and working spaces equipped with whiteboards.

    Designed specifically to engage students and staff from all faculties, and to encourage them to create, make, take risks, form teams, ideate, and to successfully commercialise their ideas be they for economic or social impact.

    The Unleash Space’s integrated programmes combine mentoring, workshops and events for students to ideate, prototype, and eventually launch their ventures.

    If this sounds like the next step in your career, we’d love to hear from you!

    This is a full time position, available on a 3 year fixed term role. Professional staff level 4.

    Applications close on Sunday 17th June 2018.

    The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.

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