|SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs administrative work with responsibility for planning and coordinating special events. Primary duties include coordinating and assisting with the implementation of Citywide and Mayor's special events, fundraisers, holiday celebrations, building and site dedications, park openings, press conferences, grand openings and anniversary celebrations with various City departments.|
|Coordinates marketing, program development, budget management, audio/visual requirements, set-up, media coverage, invitations, permitting requirements, legal and security requirements, risk managements requirements and any other event related logistics.
Work with community partners and funders to organize and implement community based events.
Assist in reviewing and editing flyers, brochures, posters and other graphic materials.
Work in collaboration with other teams within communications department to ensure consistency with branding messages and Mayor's initiatives.
Serves on various community committees and internal committees when the City is hosting an event.
Writing assignments include: talking points, articles, marketing pieces, website, and TV shows produced within the department.
Assist Event Manager with committee meetings, minutes, mailings and other administrative work.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of public relations, event coordination and communication practices.
Knowledge of deadlines and operations needed to communicate effectively with the public.
Knowledge of advertising techniques and principles.
Knowledge of the principles, theories, philosophy and techniques of marketing, promoting and advertising programs, events and facilities.
Knowledge of community resources.
Skills proficient in Microsoft applications.
Ability to communicate effectively in person and over the phone orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, peers and community partners and committees.
Ability to maintain and develop positive working relationships with internal and external audiences with coordinating various event related projects.
Knowledge of social agencies that offer volunteer services.
|Bachelors degree in communications, advertising, journalism (public relations emphasis) or related field plus two (2) years of marketing and event coordinating experience preferably to the general public. Experience in all aspects of logistics, sponsorships, marketing, committees, community partnerships and budgeting desired.
Valid Florida Drivers license is required.
REVISED: 8/28/01 VCJ