Events Coordinator

Posted: 07/30/2019

Reports To:  President / CEO
Job Description: 
The Event Coordinator works with an awesome and energetic team that gets things done. They report to the President / CEO. The position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of special events and networking events that benefits our community and the businesses here in The Dalles Area!!!.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Northwest Cherry Festival; Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet; Farm to Fork Dinner; Starlight Parade and Tree Lighting; Membership Reception, and other special events as they are developed.
  • Coordinate Chamber events including Business After Hours, Power Breakfast, Coffee Connections, educational seminars, ribbon cuttings, Ambassador visits, grand opening celebrations and other Chamber events as they are developed.
  • Coordinate and secure sponsorships for Chamber events, Cherry Festival, Farm to Fork Dinner, Starlight Parade and Tree Lighting, Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet, and other events as they are developed.
  • Coordinates all aspects of event production including but not limited to site selection, contracts, vendors, permits, set-up/tear down, volunteers, onsite coordination, and complete and thorough follow up to all events.
  • Responsible for writing and distributing press releases for our events, setting up events on community calendars and social media platforms, and responds in a timely fashion to both positive and negative press pertaining to hosted events.
  • Works with Chamber team to create and manage event budgets.  Meet or exceed established financial goals for all events.
  • Work with the Chamber and Explore The Dalles teams to develop marketing strategies, advertising promotions, printed materials, marketing collateral and publicity pieces that will effectively promote events to various audiences.
  • Work with bookkeeping staff to ensure accurate and timely billing for all events.
  • Assist with The Dalles Visitor’s Center and The Dalles Area Chamber as needed.
  • Attend conferences and professional development that pertains to position.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • A 4-year degree or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • Employer may require a drug screen and a background check
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal and team building skills. Must be customer service focused
  • High level of creativity and strong problem-solving skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and manage numerous projects simultaneously.  Must work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform multi-level tasks, troubleshoot, be flexible, think quickly and react decisively
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills
  • Must be dependable, reliable and responsive the needs of sponsors, vendors, and participants of our events
  • Computer Skills – Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point.  Ability to learn new technology and software applications.  Database and website experience desirable
  • Flexible schedule during events
COMPENSATION:             $15.00 to $17.00 per hour DOE
BENEFITS:                          Full time position that includes health insurance and paid vacation.
TO APPLY:                          Submit resume, a list of three references, and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience
                                                meet the job requirements to:
                                                        Lisa Farquharson
                                                        President / CEO
                                                        The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                        404 West Second Street
                                                        The Dalles, OR 97058

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