City of West Palm Beach - Community Events Coordinator
The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 102,000) - with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals - is a slice of paradise whose hallmarks are elegance and luxurious comfort. West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We are proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the community we serve and in our workplace.
The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses 55 square miles and is blessed with a downtown intercoastal waterfront. The City features a variety of national recognized cultural and leisure activities. West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government since 1993. This system combines the strong political leadership of a Mayor, who is responsible for running the affairs of the City, with an elected City Council.
Explore the many opportunities available for those who work, live or play in the paradise we call City of West Palm Beach!
Looking for a hard working, ambitious and dedicated event professional to join the City of West Palm Beach Community Events team. Play a primary role in coordinating City events such as Sunday at the Meyer, Clematis by Night, 4th on Flagler, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket and more! Must have extensive experience in planning special events and be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays. Must be a team player with initiative and a great attitude.
$22.21 Hourly (Pay Grade 54)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Marketing, Recreation, or a related field and three (3) years of experience in event management including one (1) year supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid driver's license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver's license within 30 days from day of hire.
The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.
How To Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position you may download an official employment application from our website at www.wpb.org or you can apply online by selecting the Apply Now button at the end of the job posting. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.
The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer. Veterans' preference will be given to eligible Veterans and eligible spouse of Veterans who met the minimum requirement of the position. Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening is required as condition of employment.
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POSITION: Affiliate Executive Director OFFICE: Field REPORTS TO: State Executive Director or Regional Director, Field Relations FLSA: Exempt
Responsible for the development, management and implementation of all initiatives necessary to deliver core MADD programs and services, provide appropriate funding to deliver the services and promote the mission of MADD throughout the Affiliate area. Develop and manage all Affiliate employees and volunteers.
Foster a culture of philanthropy within MADD. Assure that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support the goals and objectives of MADD. Lead staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy within the organization.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
Identify, contact and develop all sources of funds necessary to continue the operation of the Affiliate. On an ongoing basis, continue to develop corporate, community and other contacts to increase funding available for delivery of services. Ensure that appropriate amount of funding to run the Affiliate is available at all times. Maintain a balanced budget.
Recruit, develop, manage and sustain, in a collaborative effort, a State Advisory Board to fulfill MADD’s mission through development of a regional strategic plan and implementation of core services and programs, based on MADD’s volunteer management model.
Develop strategic capacity building plans to enable future growth of mission objectives in the Affiliate area.
In consultation with the Marcom Department, ensure accurate MADD messaging for staff & volunteers to represent MADD to the public, media and other outside organizations. Promote the organization’s mission and initiatives through pro-active outreach to these groups to raise awareness on the part of the public and elected officials.
Identify areas within the Affiliate where victims are underserved; develop and implement programs to ensure services are available in those areas.
Partner closely with the state legislators and Public Policy Department in preparation of recommendations consistent with MADD’s activities.
Supervise grant administration, including but not limited to ensuring regular liaison and reporting to grant funder, achievement of annual grant performance objectives through program development and fiscal management of the grant.
Recruit, train, develop and provide leadership to employees and volunteers. Ensure that all programs, services and grants are being implemented and managed efficiently, effectively and professionally through establishment of goals & objectives and that employees receive, understand and are held accountable in meeting goals & objectives.
Ensure the Affiliate organization is in compliance with MADD policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to the organization’s operation, to include all grant compliance and guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.
Five plus years of progressively more responsible management experience in non-profit businesses. At least 2 years of prior staff management experience is required.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
Ability to network and recruit support. Must be able to demonstrate an established track record in fund raising for non-profit organizations.
Ethical behavior and confidentiality are a must in this position.
Ability to travel, work a flexible schedule and respond to emergency situations.
Strong organizational skills, be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and execute in a high-volume environment.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop and convey thoughts clearly, logically and concisely both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar and command of the English language.
Ability to work both independently and with others to resolve issues and maintain composure and professionalism in an environment of changing and/or multiple priorities.
Must be able to work on a time table, meet deadlines, follow instructions and accept direction on given assignments.
Strong work ethic with the ability to maintain a high activity level.
Ability to tolerate stressful situations and maintain a professional demeanor during times of stress.
Must have exceptional internal and external customer service orientation.
Must have demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook and be familiar with entering data into on-line systems. Should also have basic record keeping and math skills.
Must have working knowledge of company policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain social, ethical and organizational standards in job related activities, at work and in the community.
Ability to maintain workplace confidentiality and take ownership/accountability for own actions and aspects of the job.
Demonstrated commitment, passion and compassion for the mission of MADD.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, vision and management to the respective area of supervision. Must be able to develop long and short term strategies to achieve the vision and communicate appropriately to inspire support and action.
Typical Physical and Mental Demands - This position requires working in an office setting and position may require long hours, handling conflicts and making decisions under pressure. This position may require sitting, standing, lifting/carrying (maximum 25 pounds) for at least 8 hours and a normal range of hearing and vision. The noise level is from quiet to moderate. This position requires the ability to operate a computer and other office machines such as fax, calculator and telephone. This position must be able to maintain confidentiality. This position may require a valid State Driver’s License and proof of insurance because the individual may be required to drive to alternate locations away from the office. Critical thinking, active learning, listening, writing, speaking, negotiating, persuasion, judgment and the ability to work under pressure may be mandatory for this position.