Corporate Events Coordinator

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.



Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 170 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning is one of Fast Company's 2021 Most Innovative Companies as well as one of Forbes ‘Best Employers by State’ in New York and North Carolina. Scope of Position: Corporate Events is a team of event professionals who use strategic project management and solutions-oriented customer service to plan best in class events that support the company’s key initiatives and corporate calendar. The Corporate Events Coordinator will primarily assist Events team members to support high-profile company events (virtual, hybrid, or in-person) and manage team administrative processes. As assigned, the coordinator role may be asked to design, plan, execute, and complete post event follow up for smaller or lower profile company events. Special projects, as assigned.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support assigned corporate events in adherence with established policies and processes to meet customer expectations.
  • Partner with internal and external vendors, such as Catering, Media Services, IT, Global Security, Corporate Aviation, and external vendors/venues like the Corning Museum of Glass, to deliver high-quality events.
  • Support travel planning for assigned events (i.e., flights, ground transportation, itineraries). Train to serve as backup for travel coordinator role.
  • Support team administration (i.e. supply inventory management, event materials printing, etc.) • Under supervision, support work with internal procurement to manage existing suppliers (i.e. hotels, transportation) and negotiate contracts with variety of service vendors.
  • Contribute to department time tracking and metrics program to drive continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Create, launch and monitor registration tools, onsite apps and other deliverables for assigned events. Leverage department technology platforms (i.e., SharePoint, room scheduling tool, Microsoft Office 365) for event and department assignments.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information gained while supporting meetings.


 Key Decision Areas:

  • Apply established processes and protocols.
  • Determine resources necessary to complete projects.
  • Practice fiscal responsibility.
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 5% domestic travel Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.
  • May need to support evening or weekend events as needed.
  • This is not a remote position.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 1+ years of event planning experience Required Skills:
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Manage customers’ expectations and requests; be solutions oriented
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse employee group and across all levels of management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:
  • M365 Office Soft Skills:
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to adapt to constant change; flexible
  • Ability to coordinate travel logistics (ground, air, itineraries)
  • High level of integrity • High degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently or with a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills • High degree of initiative
  • Must be able to professionally handle stressful situations and meet deadlines
  • Active listening
  • Effective communications skills with leadership and diverse employee base 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

The range for this position is $42,663.00 - $58,662.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 
•    Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
•    Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
•    Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
•    Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
•    Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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