University Guest Services Coordinator

University Guest Services Coordinator

Academic Affairs

Enrollment Services and Admissions 

Job Description:  Henderson State University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and visionary individual for the position of University Guest Services Coordinator. Working collaboratively with the Associate Provost of Enrollment Services and Admissions, the coordinator will provide comprehensive event planning for a wide variety of events designed to deliver an excellent experience for our campus guests, including prospective students and their families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, facility selection, menu planning, transportation and multimedia arrangements; coordination and supervision of the HSU Reddie Ambassador Student Organization; maintain the Department of Enrollment Services and Admissions' master calendar of events in coordination with the university calendar; serve as a liaison with the university community; schedule individual and group campus visits, tours and campus preview days. With oversight, develop comprehensive event budgets, control costs and track expenditures.  

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess professional interpersonal communications skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, be organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. Required computer skills include proficient use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel, as well as Google apps. At minimum, candidates must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, at least two years experience in event planning or public relations, and experience working in an educational environment and/or with young adults.  

Salary:  $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application:  In a single PDF format include a letter of application; resume'; unofficial transcript(s); and three current references emailed to:

Jennifer Wright
Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University, Box 7560
Arkadelphia, AR  71999-0001

Review of applications will begin September 29, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.