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This is responsible professional work involving the organization and implementation of various social, cultural, education, and/or recreational programs and services for a major unit of the university.

An employee allocated to this class is expected to perform, with a high degree of autonomy, those tasks necessary to assure the effectiveness of any program or service within the area of assignment. Work involves supervision of lower level employees and liaison with other university units and/or external businesses or agencies. Work is performed in accordance with established goals and objectives and is reviewed through the observation of results.


Plans and implements social, cultural, educational, or recreational programs or services.

Plans and coordinates the work of subordinates involved in food preparation and service and custodial and grounds care.

Makes arrangements for social events such as banquets, receptions, and other special events, including menu preparation and food service, decorations, seating arrangements, invitations, etc.

Provides liaison in serving special guests and attending to special needs of visitors.

Coordinates tours of buildings and grounds.

Maintains appropriate records and files relative to available resources, programs, expenditures, and other matters involved in the successful completion of activities.

Provides requisite public relations services relative to programs and service.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university, preferably in a curriculum involving management and planning of social and cultural activities, and considerable responsible experience in planning and implementing cultural, recreational, educational and/or social programs; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Considerable knowledge of the techniques and methods involved in planning and implementing social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs.

Considerable knowledge of available resources within the organizational unit, the university, and the community.

Ability to plan and organize a variety of programs for groups of various sizes.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of publics.

Ability to speak effectively before large groups of people.

Ability to supervise the work of subordinates.



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