Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

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HCOC Event Coordinator

Directs, coordinates and effectively plans events designed to raise funds, bring people to the HCOC, and/or support educational programming.  An event coordinator at HCOC will work with volunteers and staff, usually as a team.  In a team, they are responsible for the management/direction of the activities of the members of that team to assure that the project is completed.

Typical duties and responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing, promoting, facilitating and coordinating different types of events for the HCOC or for rental events.
  • Monitoring and coordinating the timeline of an event
  • Preparing event reports
  • Supervising and coordinating the activities of the event team
  • Providing guidance and information pertaining to the event to the event developer or client
  • Preparing the event budget
  • Scheduling events and coordinating with other departments at HCOC
  • Ensuring the event location meets building, health and safety requirement
  • Participate or manage obtaining sponsorships for the events
  • Assure staff and volunteers are well prepared for the event
  • Develop contracts as needed for catering and bar service for events
  • Oversee advertising for events
  • Maintain connection to HCOC communication staff for promotion of event

Skills needed:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Works well alone or with team
  • Passionate about event planning

Reports to:

                Executive Director


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