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Conference and Events Planner I (Temporary)(Part Time)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Conference and Events Administration

Posting Number: req6812

Department: Sch Geography, Dev & Environ

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This is a part-time position (5-8 hours a week) to assist with planning and logistics for the upcoming CLAG Conference scheduled as hybrid (in-person and remote) conference to be held at the University of Arizona ENR2 Building from January 3-8, 2022. Candidates must be available for work during fall 2021 semester until approximately January 15, 2022.

Candidates must be able and willing to work at the conference in person from January 3 to January 6, 2022.

The position duties are to assist the two co-chairs (M. Wilder and D. Liverman) and the Program Chair (K. Anchukaitis) with conference logistics and program planning. Amanda Percy, SGDE Admin. Mgr., may also assist in supervising this position. We anticipate an average of 3 hours weekly spent on logistics and 5 hours weekly on program planning.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with administrative activities including correspondence, logistics and planning for the CLAG conference
  • Be available to work intermittently as needed over the Dec.-Jan. holiday (potentially Dec. 29, 30) just prior to the conference
  • Be able and willing to work at the conference in person all day from January 3 to January 6, 2022 in the UA's ENR2 Building
  • Assisting with recruitment and oversight of student workers for conference registration and technical assistance
  • Attending core and full planning committee meetings
  • Assisting with planning and organizing remote sessions and remote participation
  • Helping to coordinate SBS training of student tech assistants in the November-December timeframe (for remote sessions)
  • Assist in social media advertising and promotion and maintenance of the conference website
  • Helping Program Committee with program development, location of in-person, remote, and hybrid (and possibly poster) sessions; development of written conference schedule, and other program-related tasks
  • Coordinating the conference poster/pdf flier; coordination of promotional or directional signage; set up and take down
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred MA or PhD degree
  • Experience with social media, web content, and maintaining CMS-based websites

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 8

Job FTE: 0.20

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: University Operations

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $20.00

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Conference & Events

Job Function

University Operations

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 1/16/2022

Contact Information for Candidates

Margaret Wilder

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please send a short letter of application indicating your background and experience relevant to this position, and a short CV (include your language proficiency) to:

Margaret Wilder (

Diana Liverman (

Kevin Anchukaitis (

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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