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Employment Opportunities

 

Events & Communications Specialist (part-time, 20 hours / week)

 

Job Description

 The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organization in western Virginia, has an immediate opening for a part-time Events & Communications Specialist. The Chamber is a non-profit, membership-driven organization representing 800+ businesses and organizations across Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The Chamber’s mission is to promote, stimulate, & improve business. The chosen candidate will work alongside the Director of Events & Communications and Director of Membership Experience to execute the strategic vision of the Chamber across our program of work.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Events & programs execution
  • Ribbon Cutting requests (coordination & logistics)
  • Social Media management (content creation, scheduling)
  • E-Mail system management (segmentation)
  • Gather current events through membership engagement for communications
  • Assist in the creation and proofing of VBR Life; the Chamber’s premiere publication for promoting the region
  • Assist with execution of the annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC)
  • Act as the Chamber liaison for Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV); work closely with the LRV Advisory Council and Chair to administer the program

Requirements:

  • Must have an outgoing personality and possess excellent people skills
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Must take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Must have strong communication skills including interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Proficiency with Membership Management and/or CRM software
  • Proficiency with Website Management software (WordPress, etc.)
  • Ability to attend any Chamber function with member involvement, including morning and evening events
  • Operate with a growth mindset; identify ways to meet the changing needs of members

 Nice-to-haves, but not required:

  • Past experience at a trade association, chamber, or membership organization.
  • Proficiency with:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere Pro)
    • Canva
    • Email Marketing Software (Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.)
    • Social Media Management Software (Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, etc.)
    • Video editing

Reports to:

  • President and CEO, Chamber Board of Directors

Compensation: 

  • $15 / hour
  • 20 hours / week (with potential for more as applicable)

Perks & Benefits:

  • We’re a close-knit team (we all pitch in to get things done and look out for each other)
  • You’ll be “plugged in” around the community
  • Flexible work environment (when team schedules allow, offsite or remote work is fine)

 

Please send resume, cover letter and three references to frontdesk@roanokechamber.org

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.