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Events Manager/Coordinator

Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy

  • Job Posting closes: Open until filled
  • Required documents uploaded by: at the time of application submission

Agency Information:  

In November of 1986, 64 percent of Kansas voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of a state lottery.  The Kansas Legislature passed the "Kansas Lottery Act" in 1987, and the Kansas Lottery was established. The mission of the Kansas Lottery is to produce the maximum amount of revenue possible for the State of Kansas while ensuring the integrity of all games. 

The Kansas Lottery sells $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20 and $30 scratch tickets and $1 and $2 instant pull tab games. In addition, Kansas Lottery players enjoy Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Super Kansas Cash, Pick 3, 2by2, Keno, Racetrax, and Holiday Millionaire Raffle draw games. Kansas Lottery products are sold at approximately 1,750 retail locations.

The Kansas Expanded Lottery Act, enacted in 2007, authorized the Kansas Lottery to be the owner/operator of casino gaming in four Kansas gaming zones.  Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City; Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane; Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City; and the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel in Pittsburg.

The Kansas Lottery employs people in many different backgrounds/positions such as marketing, finance, security, sales and IT.  The Kansas Lottery is a place where you can dream big. Come and join our winning team!

About the Position

  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time:Full-Time, Non-Exempt
  • Regular/Temporary:Regular
  • Work Schedule:Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits:Benefits Eligible
  • Veterans' Preference Eligible: 
  • Search Keywords:Sales, Lottery, Events, Promotions,

 

Compensation: $40,000-$45,000 annually

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Position Summary:  The Events Manager/Coordinator position is responsible for the administration, coordination, supervision and implementation of Promotions/Special Events and staff.  Position requires frequent travel throughout the State of Kansas, working weekends, holidays and evenings during special promotions or events.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:  

·        Works directly with the Director of Sales and Marketing in negotiating event, sponsorship, and promotional items contracts. 

·        Develops rules for special draws for public events. 

·        Works with Director of Sales & Marketing and other lottery staff and vendors to coordinate the planning, preparation, promotion and implementation of lottery events, including organizing necessary equipment.

·        Identifies staffing needs, schedules, and trains staff to work events and coordinates worker transportation and lodging needs.

·        Responsible for ticket inventory and promotional item giveaways at Lottery events. 

·        Communicates with lottery players, retailers, events staff, community representatives, and sponsorship retailers to provide information about events and products.

·        Knowledge of marketing and advertising concepts, principles, best practices and techniques preferred.

·        Ability to maintain a budget, and schedule and supervise staff.

View Position Description Here.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Valid Kansas Driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.
  • ​​​​​​​Two years or more experience in promotion of public events and public relations.
  • Two years or more experience staffing events and overseeing and training staff.
  • Please see Position Description for all special knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:  

  • Must pass a security background clearance prior to hire and is subject to periodic updates.
  • Subject to tax clearance upon hire and is subject to periodic updates.
  • Employees of the Kansas Lottery and designated family and household members are subject to the provisions of the Kansas Lottery Act, K.S.A. 74-8701 et seq., and the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act, K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq.
  • Must complete Form I-9 upon hire and update and/or re-verify as required.
  • By law, any person who holds or has held a license with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission may not be employed by the Kansas Lottery within five years after holding such license.

 

Recruiter Contact Information

  • Name: Jayme Carpenter
  • Email: jayme.carpenter@kslottery.net
  • Phone: 785-296-5726
  • Mailing Address: 128 N. Kansas Ave.  Topeka, KS 66603

Job Application Process

  • First Sign in or register as a New User.
  • Complete or update your contact information on the Careers> My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed below for the Careers> My Job Applications page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
    • o Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page

 

Helpful Resources at jobs.ks.gov: “How to Apply for a Job – Instructions” and “How to Search for a Job – Instructions"

Required Documents for this Application to be Complete

Upload these on the Careers - My Job Applications page

  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

Upload these on the Attachments step in your Job Application

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Helpful Resources at jobs.ks.gov: “How, What, & Where do I Upload Documents” 

How to Claim Veterans Preference

Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.

 



Job Application Process

  • Sign in to your existing account or Register at the State of Kansas careers portal. Complete your application.
  • Complete or review your contact information on the My Contact Information page.
  • Upload documents listed in the Required Documents section of the job posting to the appropriate location.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – the email listed on the Careers>My Contact Information Page
    • Notifications – view the Careers>My Job Notifications page

Required documents for this application to be complete:

  • On the My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and upload new if needed.
    • Current Tax Clearance Certificate*
    • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference**)
  • Inside your Job Application upload these documents:
    • Resume (or choose existing if you have one)
    • Cover Letter

*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (including current state employees, and non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199. Visit the Tax Clearance site for more information and where to obtain this Kansas Department of Revenue document.


To assist in completing your application, please see helpful links below:


**How to Claim Veterans Preference

  • Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.

Learn more about claiming Veterans Preference


Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.