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Event Planner - Full-Time

This is a professional benefited position that works for the University Guest House & Conference Center on the University of Utah campus. Benefits include health/dental, retirement plans, tuition discount, and much more. Employees of the U of U receive a free UTA/TRAX pass while employed at the U.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales for the University Guest House & Conference Center.  Requires a positive attitude and must have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, provides outstanding customer service. 

Develops client relations, orally and written. Establishes client needs, recommends site location, equipment, advertising, staffing, long and short-term goal setting, purchasing and accounting. Writes and edits conference & group contracts/agreements. May assign, direct and review work of support staff. Monitors on-site progress of events. Ensures the day-to-day activities and events of the conference are on schedule and properly organized. 

Works with Conference Operations, Maintenance, and Housekeeping staff to ensure meeting spaces are set up, operational, and clean for incoming conference groups. Maintains numerous files and records. Oversees daily program operations and coordinates program activities. Develops and implements program goals and objectives. Monitors program quality and effectiveness and research improvement methods. 

Establishes program budget; monitors and approves related expenditures and ensures budget goals are met. Advises staff, students and others regarding program policies, goals and related technical issues. Prepares reports, financial statements and records on program status and progress for management and outside agencies. 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must apply through the University of Utah job website. Quicklink https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/129325