Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Jun-2017 to 24-Jun-2017
  • - Society of Professional Journalists
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • competitive salary
  • Full Time
  • excellent benefits and paid vacation

The Society of Professional Journalists seeks enthusiastic, dedicated and driven candidate to fill the Program Coordinator role at our Indianapolis, Ind., office. The position requires: management of two nationwide journalism contests from cradle to grave and extensive event planning.

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's largest and most broad-based membership association for journalists. We are dedicated to the preservation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. To accomplish this, SPJ hires smart, energetic individuals who are hell-bent on improving the Society's offerings and operations while also making a name for themselves. After training, we get out of the way and give them the freedom to do just that.

We're looking for a candidate to fill the position of program coordinator. The full-time entry-level job, based in Indianapolis, includes competitive salary, excellent benefits and paid vacation.

Primary duties will include:
• Serve as primary contact for SPJ awards programs. These programs include: Mark of Excellence Awards (college student awards), Sigma Delta Chi Awards (professional awards), and other awards that are presented annually.
• Prepare and maintain a yearly schedule for the SPJ awards program.
• Develop and review timelines for each awards program.
• Ensure that each program remains on schedule, which includes the management of member volunteers.
• Work with IT firm to manage and enhance SPJ's proprietary online awards platform.
• Coordinate all site logistics for three awards banquets including developing scripts for each of these events.  (Sigma Delta Chi Awards Banquet, Mark of Excellence Awards program and President's Banquet)
• Maintain a database for each awards programs to include judges, entries, and the tracking of awards submissions
• Secure judges for each contest.
• Manage all facets of an awards program, including logistics, promotions, marketing, communications, and planning. This will involve coordinating vendor and volunteer responsibilities.
• Prepare and monitor program budgets to ensure that each program remains within budget. Review all bills and expenditures.
• Serve as a resource for internal and external awards information inquiries.
• Provide assistance to local chapter leaders seeking information on local contests.
• Assist the programming department with program logistics such as processing registrations and preparing materials
• Manage, coordinate and organize other Society programs/events: scholarships, board meetings, conferences, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

What we're looking for:
•         Someone who is so organized, they know the birthdays and anniversaries of all their relatives (including in-laws and cousins).
•         Someone who can jump from task to task with cat-like nimbleness.
•         Someone who enjoys planning dinners, parties and receptions.
•         Someone who sees the big picture, but doesn't let details fall through the cracks.
•         Someone who can think on their feet.
•         Someone who isn't an ass and gets along with just about anyone.
•         Someone who always keeps a positive attitude despite difficult circumstances.
•         Someone who asks a lot of questions, but knows when to shut up and get to work.
•         Someone who cares deeply about the quality of their work.

Minimum qualifications:
•         Strong organizational skills are a must.
•         Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in work.
•         Persistent self-motivator who can work with minimal oversight and achieve team goals.
•         Good interpersonal skills.
•         Ability to manage multiple projects and follow each carefully from inception to completion.
•         Excellent writing and communication skills.
•         Proven ability to meet deadlines and successfully motivate a wide variety of individuals.
•         Strong computer skills, with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases.
•         Some travel required.
•         General familiarity with journalism/news media is helpful.
•         Bachelor's degree preferred.

Click the APPLY button to submit resume, cover letter and three professional references by 5 p.m. ET, June 24. Applications may be sent to Tara Puckey, Associate Executive Director.




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