Event Management Student

The Polis Center at IUPUI is looking for a talented student who wants to make a difference while gaining valuable event planning experience. Through this opportunity, you will:

  • Gain experience in planning local and national events that are designed to bring awareness to important social issues faced by the most vulnerable populations in our communities
  • Have the opportunity to network with community members, leaders, and professionals in multiple sectors
  • Develop skills needed for working in a fast-paced, small nonprofit organization, where initiative, creativity, and autonomy are highly valued.
  • Increase your knowledge about how social issues are addressed in society

This is an hourly position ($10 – $12 per hour; 10-15 hours per week) for the summer and fall 2017 with a potential for extension.

Primary Responsibilities: Planning a national conference of partners from 35 cities; planning local community forums and workshops with multiple local partners

  • Planning event logistics
  • Handling on-site logistics
  • Coordinating event volunteers
  • Preparing and disseminating promotional materials
  • Attending planning meetings, preparing minutes, and following up with partner organizations
  • Coordinating with event partners on logistical issues
  • Preparing event evaluation surveys and reports

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have the following attributes and skills:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • A self-starter and able to work as part of a team
  • Coursework in Convention/Meeting Management, Special Event Management, Promotional Communications, and/or Non Profit Meeting Management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning a major plus
  • Students majoring in tourism, event management, marketing, or nonprofit management preferred

To Apply:  Interested candidates should confirm eligibility and submit a resume and cover letter describing your interests and experience to Allegra East (aleast@iupui.edu).  Please use the following in your email subject line: SAVI Event Management Student