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Presidential Forum Event Coordinator

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Presidential Forum Event Coordinator
Reports to President
Department  President's Office
Days of Week  Flexible
Time of Day  Flexible
Hours per week  3
Start date  8/27/15
End date  5/7/16
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary Work closely with the President and Director of Communications on all aspects of Presidential forum, including meeting with committees, dealing with hospitality and registration needs and working with forum leadership
Duties/responsibilities  Attend Presidential Forum  Planning committee meetings, take minutes at meetings, distribute letters of invitation/agreement to leadership. Arrange leadership, hospitality, schedule venues. Meet with caterer to plan menus. Create registration forms. Monitor registration, prepare checks for deposit, respond to questions. Make arrangements for custodial care, reception desk, hospitality, A/V, registration staff and building access. Distribute publicity, prepare nametags, prepare participant packets, collate evaluations
Skills/qualifications  Professional, non-judgemental manner and ability to listen with care, multi task and creatively solve problems, sometimes immediately is essential. Necessary technological skills include word processing, Excel and willingness to learn to post material on the Bethany website. Must be able to understand and work with budgets.
Physical demands May include long stretches of time on the job, particularly at the time of the event. May include responding to last minute requests to move furniture. May involve carrying heavy boxes of paper, supplies or quantities of food.

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.