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Field Coordinator - Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure

Location:Washington, DC
Employment Type:Seasonal - Full Time
Department:Field Operations
Description:The ideal candidate is an energetic, tenacious and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. Solid business acumen, a strong results orientation and strong presentation skills are a must, as is an ability to work enthusiastically in a constantly changing environment. The successful candidate possesses the capacity to think strategically coupled with the abilities to excel operationally. The willingness to raise questions, the ability to provide solutions, an understanding of real teamwork, the thoughtfulness to reconsider positions, the confidence to advance new ones, the maturity to do all of the preceding with poise, and a real and sincere sense of humor are required. This is a values-centered company and we expect our entire team to support and project our values in every interaction.

The Field Coordinator is primarily responsible for recruiting and supporting participant teams, executing community outreach programs, and maximizing the fundraising potential for all registered participants in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure taking place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

This is a full-time, seasonal position from February 11, 2013 through May 24, 2013. Most work will take place during normal business hours; however outreach will require working weekends and evenings. While this is a home-office based position, expect to spend extensive time out in the community.

The ideal candidate for this position should have extensive community building experience, and the ability to engage, motivate and mobilize participants, turning them into advocates for the cause. This requires strong leadership, creativity, networking, team building and event planning experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility and a positive attitude are also necessary.

Success in this position will be measured by:
  • Meeting or exceeding individual and budgeted goals for the project (i.e. team member growth, team fundraising success).
  • Meeting or exceeding the expectations of interested leads, registered participants, clients, vendors and partners by being prompt, effective, efficient, and accurate in communicating with all parties and by meeting uncompromising standards in every interaction, meeting and event.
  • Meeting important project deadlines and submitting reports on time.
The Field Coordinator on the project team will report to the Associate Manager of Field Operations. This is a home-office based position and is classified as exempt.

Event 360 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V.

Duties:(included, but not limited to):
  • Plan and execute on-the-ground outreach events in the community several times each week according to the project recruitment plan.
  • Work to build a “buzz” in the community about the Global Race in conjunction with a core group of pre-event volunteers.
  • Execute local outreach events, meetings, and programs which are designed to maximize participation and increase awareness for the Global Race for the Cure and breast cancer cause.
  • Maximize the fundraising and teambuilding potential of all registered participants and teams by teaching effective fundraising and teambuilding methods and promoting fundraising incentives.
  • Support (via phone and email) participants with their fundraising, teambuilding, and event preparations.
  • Utilize database and reports to identify and communicate with new team captains.
  • Attend weekly team meetings, as well as additional project team meetings as required.
  • Solicit in-kind donations as needed.
  • Must be available to work the entire event week: May 6 through May 11.
  • Promote the comfort and safety of our participants, handle special requests, and emergency situations as they arrive in a professional and calm manner.
  • Perform other pre-event duties as delegated by Associate Manager of Field Operations.
  • Perform other on-event functions and duties as requested by the senior event official.
  • Minimum of two years experience in sales, customer service, event planning, fundraising or similar field preferred.
  • Proven expertise in public speaking, presentation and communication skills and experience motivating and supporting people in a professional manner. This person will spend a great deal of time engaging with the community to promote registration and motivate team building for the Global Race for the Cure.
  • A poised, professional, unflappable manner. It is imperative that they represent our company, our client and the Global Race for the Cure well.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage to results in stressful or high pressure situations.
  • An aptitude for self-leadership and outstanding follow through. This person will have several balls in the air and, at times, will need to self-manage, drive initiatives forward and make sure that all parties are in the loop.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word applications. Comfortable navigating through database systems.
  • Ability to travel throughout the greater DC metro area and transport up to 50 pounds of materials to outreach events.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, think outside of the box and anticipate a wide range of participant concerns and issues.
  • Must reside within or be willing to relocate to 10 miles of Washington DC.
  • Must have a passion for achieving the promise of a world without breast cancer.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move between 25-45 pounds; when on event some heavy lifting may be required.
  • The employee spends 70% of their time in an office sitting at their computer and/or on the phone.
  • The employee spends 30% of their time out of office doing pre-event work and/or on-event work.
  • May require long periods of time standing/working on feet, tied to program execution.
  • Set up and break down of tables and chairs and rearranging rooms for Get Started Meetings.
  • May experience extended periods of time standing at the copier/printer/fax machine.
  • May be asked to operate and drive event vehicles.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work conditions are normal for an office environment, but will depend on employee’s home-office setting. Position requires employee to have a comfortable and clean work area, which requires a high speed internet connection and unlimited long-distance phone line.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but will depend on employee’s home-office setting and/or community setting.
    • The expectation is to provide a home-office setting free of background noise or other disturbances, such as noise from pets, household electronics or voices, etc.
  • Normal weekly workload is between 40-45 hours, but may commonly require long hours including evening and/or weekend hours
  • May spend time traveling throughout the geographical area interacting with the community and walkers
  • When on event, employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions and long on-event hours, sometimes up to 80 hours per week.
  • When traveling on event, work environment will consist of hotel rooms and a shared tour bus, with a private sleeping bunk
  • Work may require up to 10-15% travel.
Application Instructions:
Complete the online application by clicking the "Apply Now" link in the bottom right corner.

In addition, to be considered for this position, all applicants must complete the assessment tests associated with the Field Coordinator position. Click on the link below to be redirected to the assessment testing site (testing should take approximately 40 minutes):

Assessment Tests associated with the Field Coordinator position.

Note: Only applicants who complete both the online application through our website and the assessment tests will be considered as an applicant for this open position.

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