Berry College invites applications for the position of Wedding and Special Events Coordinator. Berry is a selective comprehensive liberal arts college located on a stunning 27,000-acre campus just north of Rome, Ga., midway between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn.
For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for practical work experience. The College’s residential community cultivates moral and spiritual growth with an emphasis on serving the needs of others. This commitment to applied learning – expressed as an “education of the head, heart and hands” – remains as relevant today as when the institution was found more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry College is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students. The College offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College’s ongoing mission is to make an exceptional private liberal arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
The wedding and special events coordinator serves as the primary staff member for planning and coordinating weddings, receptions and other major campus events.
- Event coordinator for major campus events, including the Shatto Lecture and Scholarship Night.
- Wedding coordinator for all campus chapels, Ford Dining Hall and wedding/receptions at Christopher Browning Pavilion
- Create formal and informal marketing materials to promote Berry as a wedding and event destination
- Hire, coordinate, train, mentor, support and supervise student teams. Student teams include wedding support team and pavilion/special event staff
- Facility management of both Ford Dining Hall and the Christopher Browning Pavilion to ensure that both spaces are well maintained and set-up appropriately for special events
- Work with vendors and internal departments to coordinate set-up, catering, and other logistical needs for events
- Assists with department or other campus events as needed
A Bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of 1-3 years of event planning experience. Experience in wedding coordination is preferred. The ideal candidate should possess a thorough understanding of event and wedding planning and the ability to develop and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with clients both internal and external to the college. Candidates must have excellent customer service, time management and communication skills. This position requires a team oriented, self-motivated individual who is comfortable taking on many tasks and juggling multiple events simultaneously.
Berry is a Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 “Great College to Work For.” The college offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Recruitment, P.O. Box 490039, Mount Berry, GA 30149. The job is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. A July 1, 2019 start date is anticipated. Berry College is an equal opportunity employer. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062.
Location/Region: Mount Berry, GA (30149)