The West Central Mountains Economic Development Council is seeking a highly skilled self starter to assume the role of Program and Events Manager. This position will be on contract (1099) and should roughly equate to a half time (part time) obligation–or 20-30 hours per week. Compensation for the selected contractor will be for one year to start, and pay will be commensurate with experience.
Knowledge: Minimum 4 year degree in the humanities, political science, public administration, economics, business or similar, masters preferred. 1-2 years of experience in program management and events preferred. Any combination of education and experience can be considered as a best fit substitute at the discretion of the WCMEDC board. The optimal candidate will have significant experience in event management and administering community programming of many types. Must have demonstrated experience working in teams, motivating action and bringing together and enhancing partnerships. Nonprofit experience preferred but not required.
Skills: Self starter with significant experience in community programming. Adept at web based platforms like Google Drive and WordPress, as well as proficient in using various organizational technologies like Zoom, BaseCamp (or similar project management platform) and Doodle. Fundraising and grant writing will be required under supervision of the executive director and board or directors. Candidates should include specific experience in grant writing and fundraising in their cover letter. Must be capable, with limited supervision, of making good decisions. Examples of event management duties: working with caterers, facilities planners, booking speakers, setting agendas for meetings and coordinating and scheduling critical path items. Examples of program management duties: scheduling teachers and volunteers, setting up surveys and analysis tools for metrics tracking, coordinating details for registrants and partners, maintaining schedules and operating best practices. Examples of fundraising duties: meeting with donors and building/expanding upon relationships in an opportunistic fashion; identifying unique grant and partnership opportunities and going after them through existing and new relationships.
Abilities: Must be a people person and capable of meeting tight deadlines, with strong attention to detail. Creative thinking goes a long way in this role. Flexible and open-minded approach to problem solving, with especially capable listening skills. Other duties may be assigned, as needed.
Founded in 2012, we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the communities of Idaho’s West Central Mountains, including greater Valley County, Cascade, Donnelly, Yellowpine, McCall and the Meadows Valley area in North Adams County. Our high priority program areas include pathways/recreation, housing, broadband, infrastructure and workforce development/education. We are also the administrative body for the Payette River National Scenic Byway, and we work closely with local governments, the state, the federal government and area chambers of commerce to achieve community goals. We are as much a community development organization as we are an economic development organization.
Start date: July 2020
To be considered: Submit a resume and cover letter, with 3 references to ADMIN AT WCMEDC DOT ORG by 5pm on June 19, 2020.