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Events Assistant - Student

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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As a Certified Great Place to Work, organizational culture and employee engagement is important to us. We strive to harness your talents and build upon your strengths. We offer resources for professional growth so team members can find their purpose, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive. Work alongside passionate, caring and talented people who trust and challenge one another in our intentional pursuit to be the best.
The Events student provides administrative support to the Stewardship & Donor Engagement department in efforts to show gratitude and impact to K-State's philanthropic supporters. This position is a temporary part time, non-exempt student position.

A day in the life of an Events Assistant student could be:

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the mission of the Kansas State University Foundation as it relates to the educational, research and service goals of the University.
  • Assist with pre and post event set-up and tear down, deliveries, and other departmental errands.
  • Assist at events during business hours as well as nights and weekends.
  • Manage and record attendee registrations via email and voicemail, prepare event attendee lists, nametags, place cards and computer-generated reports.
  • Create and prepare donor and internal staff gifts and mailers.
  • Manage event, catering, and donor gift storeroom inventory. Keep inventory up to date electronically.
  • Provide general back-up and clerical assistance for the stewardship and donor engagement departments and assist with scanning and filing of pertinent documents.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
  • High School diploma
  • Must be currently enrolled in coursework at Kansas State University and be able to commit a minimum of 12 hours/week per semester; 15-20 hours/week preferred
  • Advanced operating knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with regards to private donor and student information
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to enter data accurately and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work closely with all internal departments and external clients
  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license and acceptable driving record What we want:
    • Experience in a professional office environment
    • Demonstrates high-level of professionalism Commitment to Inclusion and Belonging:The Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an environment that is inclusive and draws upon the strength of the diverse backgrounds and personal experiences of our team.
      Employees cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable work environment that allows everyone to feel connected to the organization's mission and contribute to their full potential.
      • No travel required
        Physical Demands:
        • Work is primarily sedentary but at times will require physical exertion such as long periods of sitting or standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.
        • Requires recurring lifting of heavy items and must be able to lift heavy objects over 50 pounds.
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Keywords: Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan , Events Assistant - Student, Other , Manhattan, Kansas

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