Aug 18

Job: National Cherry Blossom Festival – Program Coordinator – External Relations (DC)

Thanks to JET alum Laurel Lukaszewski for passing on this JET-relevant job opportunity. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Program Coordinator – External Relations
Posted by: Downtown DC Business Improvement District
Type: N/A
Location: Washington, DC

Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A

The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) Events Department is currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator – External Relations of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This position will facilitate, develop and coordinate activities and functions of external outreach programs associated with the National Cherry Blossom Festival – the Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration: to ensure that goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications.

This position will be responsible for but not limited to: Maintaining thorough knowledge of the assigned programs and procedures; communicating and organizing clearly and efficiently with the internal team, prospects and participants; Serving as staff coordinator for Participating Organizations & Affiliate Tours Program, the City in Bloom initiative, the Cherry Picks restaurant programs and the Petal Pass, the Festivals discount card program; Working with leadership, administrative, and communications divisions as needed on coordination and promotion of the program and maintaining a detailed project timeline for each campaign, which includes administrative tasks and all sites involved in the project; Scheduling and attending program related meetings, making presentations, and conducting site visits as necessary. The Program Coordinator – External Relations will also serve as a central point of communication, identifying and developing new projects, disseminating information and maintaining a comprehensive up to date database of prospects and participants. The person in this position will prepare and review “wrap up” reports after the project(s) concludes.

The successful candidate must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks, anticipate, adapt and respond to changing priorities, situations and demands of organizations and participants. The candidate must be highly organized, detailed oriented and able to meet deadlines. The successful candidate must have the ability to maintain and develop ongoing rapport with clients and key stakeholders to obtain relevant information. The position requires working indoors and outdoors and a high level of physical activity with a flexible work schedule.

Finally, the candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel; knowledge of Sales Force and/or graphic design software a plus. Bachelor’s degree preferred; experience in event production, logistics, and marketing may be partially substituted for educational requirement. Minimum of two years work experience in non-profit, events productions, or other relevant field required. Please forward your resume and cover letter to: Parker Roach, HR atparker@downtowndc.orgDowntown Business Improvement District is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M / F/ / V / D

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