Position Available at the Chamber
SPECIAL EVENTS & MEDIA COORDINATOR
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports To: Special Events Manager
Starting Salary: Mid $20’s and up, based on actual experience.
Benefits: Excellent benefits include medical, dental, retirement program, vacation & holidays, professional development opportunities, etc.
Advancement Opportunities: This position will offer growth potential for the right individual.
Target Start Date: ASAP.
The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber has an opening for a Special Events & Media Coordinator. This is an exciting and fast-paced job for a self-starting individual who has excellent organizational skills, sharp communication skills, keen discretion, and strong multitasking abilities.
The position entails a variety of duties pertaining to the planning and implementation of major events put on by the Chamber.
These events & projects include but are not limited to:
Annual National Shrimp Festival, including website maintenance, social media, vendor applications, calendar updating, poster art contest, art patron program, jurying for fine arts & arts & crafts, and more.
Golf Tournament for Education
Coastal Christmas Events, including the Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Merry Market.
Island Spirit Award Program
Media duties will include preparation of media publicity for chamber events and for recurring projects such as ribbon-cuttings, website maintenance, event publicity on website, social media, digital sign, and others. Preparation of short videos to promote chamber events and initiatives.
Backup duties for Front Desk for lunch and/or as needed.
We are a respected, growing organization, recognized as one of the best chambers in North America. We are on a rapid growth trajectory as the result of successful membership growth & retention, quality events, and a five-year strategic plan that is currently being funded by a capital campaign. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment and we pride ourselves on teamwork and a professional and friendly work family. The Chamber offers great benefits and opportunities for both professional development and career growth.
Other Skills and Abilities Required
A strong command of written and spoken communications is essential. Successful candidate should be proficient in major office applications and will be responsible for light website maintenance (no programming or coding required) and data entry. Graphic software ability and knowledge is a plus. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
This is a demanding full-time position that does require frequent before hours and after-hours meetings and events. The successful candidate must have a schedule that is flexible enough to allow for these meetings. Further, at times, particularly during our busy season, it will require extra hours to ensure successful events and projects.
Because of the small size of our staff team, all Chamber employees are required to perform their duties with a degree of flexibility that includes pitching in to help fellow team members during their busy periods.
The position is primarily an office-based position, but sometimes requires some light to moderate physical work, such as carrying and storing event supplies. During major events such as the Shrimp Festival, the Special Events & Media Coordinator will be required to be working on-site for long periods of time from early in the morning to late at night and often during those events is on his or her feet for long period of time with substantial walking.
This position requires that the individual holding it has his or her own transportation (the Chamber does reimburse employees for mileage incurred during the course of business but not for mileage to and from home), a valid Alabama Driver License, sufficient current automobile insurance, and their own mobile phone.
The position may require a rather limited amount of out-of-town travel. This has typically included one or two training or association meetings a year. The Chamber covers all business travel expenses on these instances.
As with all positions at the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, the ideal candidate must understand the importance of flexibility pertaining to duties, willingness to take on new tasks, and must understand the importance of maintaining confidential information at all times.
The Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON APPLYING
Please review carefully.
Interested applicants should apply by e-mail only (no paper resumes) to firstname.lastname@example.org
For consideration, applications are required to include all of the following:
A Very Brief Cover letter including your reason for interest in this position, why you are qualified, and your salary history.
We ask that you kindly respect our desire for no phone calls. We also ask that you respect our request to not place our board members in a difficult position by lobbying them with regards to employment as the board does not make personnel decisions.
References are not requested at this time. We will not contact your current employer and all applications will be kept in confidence. Successful applicants will be subject to a reference and background check at a later time.