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Open Position:

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Application Deadline: APRIL 19

Position Summary:
The Program Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the Executive Director in coordinating communication with district stakeholders, general public and the media.

Position Requirements:  

  • Should possess the education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: marketing, advertising, public relations, graphic design, photography, event planning, social media or nonprofit administration.

  • The Assistant must be well organized, flexible and able to communicate information about the Plaza District to various groups and individuals. The position also requires a high level of energy and the ability to function effectively in a team environment

  • Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.

  • Knowledge of social media and online communications is essential.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs

  • Strong attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to take initiative

  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, professional atmosphere with the flexibility to change tasks as priorities require with enthusiasm

  • Experience in administering/coordinating events or arts programs helpful

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite required

  • Extended hours on event days, including nights and weekends, required

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Develops and updates content on website to properly keep events and district information current.

  • Creates, manages and maintains the district emails and database to ensure effective communications with supporters and friends.  

  • Maintains and builds social media presence, promoting businesses, district activities, and general atmosphere.

  • Assists in planning and implementing programming through special events, retail events, plus image promotions to attract customers, stimulate business activity and increase pedestrian traffic in the area, including:

    • Plaza District Festival (fall)

    • Plaza District Urban Pioneer Awards Luncheon (Spring/Summer)

    • Live on the Plaza (monthly, year-round)

    • Other planned events and promotions (as needed)

  • Primarily responsible for planning LIVE on the Plaza each month. Must be available to work each month’s event.

  • Prepares and distributes press releases and information for Plaza District events and businesses.

  • Serves as a liaison for communications between district businesses and association.

  • Assists Executive Director in maintaining business relations.

Deadline to apply: April 19, 2018

Reports To: Executive Director

Hours & Salary: $14/HOUR, 20 HOURS/WEEK, some nights and weekends required

To Apply: Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to Selena Skorman, Executive Director, jobs@plazadistrict.org

Job description subject to change.