Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Job opportunity

We have an opening for a P/T Program Coordinator.  See description below.
The position is 10 hours a week.  If you know someone who may have interest, I appreciate you forwarding the information.  We hope to attract the best candidate possible!

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POSITION: Program Coordinator
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (formally the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance) is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance offers the Accessible Art project, which facilitates approx. 25 visual art exhibits throughout the year in partnership with public and private organizations; DisH Photography exhibit in partnership with the Danbury Farmer’s Market Community Collaborative; 3-5 workshops per year geared toward the professional arts community; Roundtable discussions for nonprofit arts professionals; maintain an extensive online calendar of regional events; distribute 20 newsletters to online subscribers; and producers of a spring and fall brochure for wide-spread distribution.
We are seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional administrative and coordination skills to manage its programs and volunteers.
Program Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating all operational facets of programs. Responsibilities include coordination, training, and supervision of volunteer staff; ongoing program management, including scheduling, development, implementation, and marketing. This position requires a person who is self-motivated, detail oriented, highly organized with energy and creativity, and dedicated to strengthening the arts as vital contributors to strong and healthy communities.
I. Administrative: Responsible for periodic reports, budgets and records on program activities for management. Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods; analyzes results and recommends and/or takes appropriate action; Assists the Director with other administrative tasks.
II. Supervisory: Supervises 3-5 community volunteers and supports165 members, provides necessary training and technical support to ensure projects are being completed in a safe, professional and productive manner.
III. Volunteers: Responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, coordination and performance of volunteers.
IV. Program Support:
 Develops and schedules program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determines priorities.
 Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings, and program activities; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
 Interface with other staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies and procedures.
 Recruits program participants utilizing most appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as outreach, online marketing, social media, brochures or presentations at meetings.
 Interacts and maintains relationships with members, organizations, businesses, government officials and the general public in facilitating program objectives.
V. Marketing: Follows appropriate protocols for marketing all program activities; coordinates, administers, and distributes the bi-monthly newsletter
o Bachelor's degree and two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience
o Non-profit experience, working with volunteers and/or marketing experience preferred, but not required.
Proficiency in the use of computers
o Excellent computer, web and software skills on PC platforms.
Personal characteristics
o Should possess personal characteristics generally recognized as essential for a professional employee, including integrity, initiative, emotional maturity, dependability, courtesy, good judgment, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
The Program Coordinator works in the office and event environments both on and off-site.
This is a part-time 12 month position with vacation time. Hours are flexible (in order to meet the needs of the position) and will require some weekend and evening assignments. $15.00/hour
Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references: 
Program Coordinator Position
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
39 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
DEADLINE: Open until filled
No Phone Calls Please

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