JOB OPENING - Marketing and Events Coordinator

The Champaign Center Partnership, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization seeks qualified candidates for the position of Marketing and Events Coordinator.

 

Position Title: Marketing and Events Coordinator 

Status: Part-time 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Position Overview: The Marketing and Events Coordinator is responsible for planning and overseeing special events and promotions of the Champaign Center Partnership, a nonprofit business membership organization. Additionally, the coordinator develops marketing materials for print, web and social media to promote the organization’s mission and market member businesses. This is a demanding and diverse role that includes a mix of project management, administrative tasks and creative work.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Plan, coordinate, manage and attend all major special events, fundraisers and promotions including the annual Parade of Lights and 13 Thursdays Campustown promotion 

  • Coordinate event staffing including volunteer recruitment, orientation and training 

  • Attend and facilitate, as appropriate, meetings of event-specific committees 

  • Update and implement event marketing plans and calendars   

  • Develop and update content on the Champaign Center Partnership web site, e-newsletter and social media outlets including FaceBook and Twitter 

  • Write and disseminate press releases to media contacts 

  • Conduct post-event analysis and generate timely written progress reports to the board of directors and executive director 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or public relations preferred 

  • 1-2 years experience in an external-facing role (communications, community outreach, etc.) 

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks 

  • Accountability and autonomy in decision-making  

  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Executive Director, the board of directors and volunteers 

  • Creative and energetic 

  • Able to work well under pressure and represent the organization and its mission well 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, social media and database systems. Experience with graphic design is helpful

Salary/Hours: This is a salaried, part-time position of $22,000-$24,000 a year. Schedule and hours can be flexible, and set with the approval of the Executive Director. This position may require some hours to be worked in the evenings and on weekends. 

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three professional references to: director@champaigncenter.com by August 7, 2017.

301 N. Neil St. Suite 400

Champaign, IL 61820

217-352-2400

info@champaigncenter.com

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