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Sr. Schools & Seminars Coordinator

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The Senior Schools Seminars Coordinator partners in the coordination, planning, and administration of schools, training events, dinners, and seminars, promoting a professional image for the division, and acting as a liaison between corporate and agency-level entities, obtaining feedback from sponsors, students, and speakers, including recommendations for improvements. In this role, you will write, send, and follow-up on school invitations and advertising; provide registration and customer service to agency-level and corporate; advise school sponsors on program coordination; Coordinate hotel, conference services, catering, promotional items, entertainment, and floor plan design/layout; invite speakers, coordinate AV setup, and secure travel accommodations as needed; ensure presentations and materials have been approved through the appropriate compliance channels.
Schools Seminars Planning and Coordination
" Coordinate event logistics in accordance with standard practices
" Work with client to identify seminar topic, location and venue - negotiate and coordinate contracts with external vendors for hotel, conference services, catering, promotional items, entertainment, floor plan design/layout, restaurants, hotel BEO's, etc.
" Coordinate event communication and materials advertising, invitations, speaker selection, travel, participant registration information, handouts, badges, etc. Develop and monitor databases containing student, sponsor, and school information
" Partner with appropriate teams to ensure physical environment, educational goals, safety, and regulatory compliance requirements are met.
" Ensure all presentations and materials have been approved through the appropriate compliance channels. Maintain school/student/speaker records for compliance purposes.
" Maintain appropriate records for tracking and reporting attendance, expense/budget reporting, accounts payable, billing and chargebacks, seminar survey administration and findings. On-Site Post Schools Seminars Support
" Serve as liaison for the seminar/program.
" Manage on-site production to include set-up and clean-up for events as necessary.
" Adapt quickly to on-site meeting changes or challenges; recommend and execute solutions (e.g. registration, equipment, logistics, etc.)
" Handle and resolve complaints with/for sponsors, participants, and vendors (e.g. on-site concerns, travel difficulties). Engage corporate sourcing and the law department if necessary.
" Facilitate post-meeting debrief with meeting sponsor and support staff.
" Participate in projects as requested by management and sponsors.
" Apply continuous improvement practices to processes and school/seminars.
" Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process within the service department.
" Other duties as identified

>"Minimum of 2 years related administrative, project or program support experience
"Project administration skills, with the demonstrated ability to independently manage and coordinate multiple, concurrent,administrative projects meeting tight timelines with limited supervision.>"Good time management skills that enable the incumbent to manage multiple projects with tight timelines>
"Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading, and speaking.
"Stellar customer service ethic and high expectations for adhering to professionalism.
"Must be detail-oriented and organized
"Must have the ability to travel as necessary.
"Previous customer service experience required.
"High school diploma required
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" Bachelor's degree preferred; significant work experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
" Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Suite of products." Experience with event planning and registration software.

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