This position is for the person with a passion for the Northampton area who wants to be involved in contributing to its success.
The Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce is building a staff to lead the organization into our second century serving the Northampton area. The Chamber is a dynamic organization working with over 600 businesses and non-profit organizations to strengthen our community. We are passionate about supporting the success of our local, independent economy and working with others to build opportunity and prosperity.
As a member of the Chamber’s 6-person team, you’ll help the organization launch a strategic plan with a mission that aligns with the values of our community, supports a thriving economy, works in partnership with others and strives to represent diversity in every form. The highlight of the job will be your deep connection to others who share your interest in our community.
The Communications and Program Coordinator is a key position for delivering and communicating the value and benefits that support the success of our members and the Chamber’s success fulfilling our mission. The Coordinator is responsible for managing existing Chamber programs, the detailed logistics of events, our digital presence and the coordination of the programs of our affiliate, the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council.
What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will thrive on a team that respects and supports each other; have extraordinary organization skills, writing and communication skills, and the ability to be productive in a fast-paced, noisy environment, juggling multiple priorities; experience working with volunteers to accomplish goals; and a willingness to own administrative tasks without reliance on others.
The skills required for this position include communications in all forms including familiarity with advertising, social media and developing digital content; event management and program management from start to finish; computer literacy in PC-based programs and competence with Microsoft Office applications; familiarity with CRM databases; office administrative skills.
What will you be doing?
Event Management - Managing the scheduling and logistics of monthly networking, exhibition and industry events, briefings, trainings and fundraisers.
Program Management – Working with volunteer committees and staff to manage the development, promotion, participation and advancement of Chamber and regional tourism council programs.
Communications - Planning, scheduling and creating newsletters, media releases blogs and other written communications. Managing communications plans, working with the staff on content, calendar, timeline and responsibilities. Managing web content, including written copy, updates, and development..
Committee Management -Coordinating and supporting program committees for Chamber and Regional Tourism Council activities.
We offer a competitive salary range of $42,000 to $48,000 and benefits package.
If you have 3-5 years of experience in event and program management as well as communications, please submit a resume of your background and a cover letter that describes why you’re interested in this position and our organization. Address your application to Suzanne Beck, Executive Director and the Chamber Team.