Coordinator II – Manager of Community Events

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published August 9, 2022
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency ($41,000 - $42,000) DOE
Hourly or Salary? Hourly


Job Summary:

The UTA Libraries’ Manager of Community Events provides leadership and collaborates with stakeholders to advance the Libraries’ academic and community-building goals related to community outreach and engagement. The manager will have primary responsibility for setting direction and providing management of the Libraries’ student-focused social events, experiential learning events, and orientation programs; supervising1 full-time staff and 4+ student employees associated with the events team; developing and executing programming that connects students to each other and teaches transferable skills; and partnering with the department leadership to create and execute services focused on student engagement, retention, and success. Essential to this position is a strong commitment to empowering students, incorporating their feedback into the philosophy and activities within the various programs, and advocating for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusive practices throughout UTA Libraries. The manager must also be a strong collaborator with others throughout the Libraries and across campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages The Engagement and Outreach Events Team by contributing to and executing the vision for the Libraries’ outreach & engagement programs and achieving goals related to learning and community building.
  • Develops and implements policies, best practices, scheduling and training for the Libraries’ New Student Orientation Program.
  • Leads and mentors a cohort of 5+ employees (full-time and student staff) including hiring, supervising, mentoring, problem-solving, and goal setting for those within their reporting structure.
  • Develops and manages a segment of the departmental budget.
  • Collaborates with faculty, Libraries’ public services staff, and campus and community partners to achieve departmental and Libraries goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience developing and delivering outreach and engagement services and programs.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, and planning skills.
  • Experience developing productive partnerships across a large institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with event planning, project management and budgeting.
  • Minimum of three (3) years in higher education.
  • Experience mentoring full time & student staff and developing their leadership skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with student success programs.
  • Experience with both first time in college and K12 student populations.
  • Experience with circulation services in academic libraries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced project planning and management skills, involving designing, leading, and completing a project within its intended scope and timeline.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Advocate for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusive practices throughout UTA Libraries.
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors.
  • Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff
  • Effective time management skills
  • Advanced customer experience skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations.
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
  • Ability to excel in a changing university environment

Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:
We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.
We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.
We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.
We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!

APPLY NOW – We can’t wait to welcome you to our team.

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EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.