Event Manager and Access Coordinator, Georgetown Event Management - Division of Student Affairs

Washington D.C.
Jul 06, 2017
Sep 04, 2017
Full Time
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Event Manager and Access Coordinator, Georgetown Event Management - Division of Student Affairs

Georgetown Event Management Services (GEMS) fosters an inclusive culture in which the entire campus community can participate in co-curricular learning experiences outside of the classroom.  GEMS manages the largest number of event and activity spaces on the main campus and offers an array of resources and best practices for university event planners. 

The Event Manager and Access Coordinator oversees the daily operations and reports to the Assistant Director in duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews and approves reservation requests for main campus events, ensuring events are in compliance with GEMS policies and procedures, and assisting with post-event survey distribution and assessment.
  • Serves as the lead for summer conference event and classroom reservation oversight
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for event-related accessibility issues - for example, sharing resources and effectively communicating information regarding accessible events.
  • Conducts routine venue inspections.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises student staff.
  • Provides operational support for the office.

The Event Manager and Access Coordinator will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in professional development opportunities such as serving on accessibility focus groups, departmental committees, as well as attend affiliated professional conferences.
  • Collaborate with campus partners in other university offices
  • Create and implement policies and procedures instrumental to address accessibility issues raised by student, staff, faculty and external clients.
  • Assist with the development of student leadership programs for student staff
  • Work in  a high-paced, energetic working environment with devoted team members


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 - 2 years of experience with event planning and management - preferably with some supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with ADA compliance

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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