VT PoC Event Coordinator

Employer:
Vermont Professionals of Color Network
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Location: Chittenden County, Remote,
About the Job

About the organization:

The Vermont Professionals of Color Network (VT PoC) is a statewide organization with the mission to advance networking and career development opportunities for its members, to increase civic engagement, to grow generations of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders to join the ranks of leadership and management, and to economically empower BIPOC organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs in the state of Vermont. The organization is composed of four full-time staff members and two part-time staff members. 

About the position:

Each year, VT PoC develops in-person and virtual events across the state. The Events Coordinator will assist with the creation and implementation of events, including planning, scheduling, promotion, on-site assistance (including set-up and breakdown). This position will utilize equity practices to develop event programming that directly benefits BIPOC Vermonters. 

Please note this role may require evening/weekend working hours and statewide travel. This position is hybrid, meaning that we have remote days and in-person days, which are typically in Burlington, VT. Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Prior event coordination experience is encouraged.

Scope of Work:

  • Development, planning, coordination and staging of VT PoC in-person and virtual events from inception to implementation under the direction of the Project and Events Manager. 
  • Responsible for promoting and recruiting attendance for upcoming events.
  • Ensuring that grant/contract deliverables, such as learning outcomes, are incorporated into events as required.  
  • Create, build, and maintain relationships with identified event partners. 
  • Easily work independently as a team player to maximize use of time, general workflow, meetings, and assigned tasks.
  • Maintain accurate records of all events and programs (including event proposals, budgets, contacts, contracts, media/publicity, and evaluations);
  • Manage an up-to date-calendar of activities and events that is made readily available to all VT PoC Members. 
  • Represent VT PoC mission and branding accordingly.

 

What we hope you get out of this position: 

  • Understand VT PoC’s event production through an equity framework.
  • Increase your understanding of program development and learning outcomes as it relates to events.
  • Develop and implement small-scale and large-scale virtual or in-person events;
  • Develop additional skills to build and maintain relationships with fellow team members and community partners.
  • Other personal goals as co-created by VT PoC with the right candidate.

 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • Understanding and active support of VT PoC’s mission and values.
  • Passion for direct community engagement and event coordination.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion in the community and ability to engage with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize multiple priorities and effectively communicate with team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with team members and community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and implement strategic plans for events.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently on set tasks. 
  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace, visual design tools (like Canva) and event ticketing tools (like Eventbrite).
  • Valid VT state drivers license, and access to a working motor vehicle.  

 

The Vermont Professionals of Color Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a staff that represents the community that we work to empower. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, identity, disability, political or religious affiliations.

 

To Apply

Using the subject line: VT PoC Events Coordinator Application, please send the following items to weiwei@vtpoc.net:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • One to three samples of your previous work that demonstrates the above qualifications.

All documents should be sent in PDF format and use the following naming convention: <<VT PoC Event Coordinator_Document Name_Your last name>>. 

 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

VT PoC was created by a group of community members who represent the global majority with the goal of connecting our community. Over the last five years, we have operated with the following organizational mission: Vermont Professionals of Color Network (VT PoC) exists to advance networking and career development opportunities for its members, to increase civic engagement, to grow generations of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders to join the ranks of leadership and management, and to economically empower BIPOC organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs in the state of Vermont.

Our team is a reflection of our desire to represent the community we serve. We represent different races, educational levels, cultural practices, sexual identities and orientations, abilities, immigration stories, work experiences, life experiences, and more. And these identities make us stronger as a team because each of us find strength and empowerment within our respective identities, and (we believe) we have built and organization that gives an opportunity for each person to shine.

Internally, we have worked to expand our own understanding of work culture, what professionalism means, and how we can accommodate different working, learning, and living styles. We are continuously working towards increasing accommodations as we grow and as our team expands; and we know this is going to take time because we're also working with a bigger system of constraints. We're hoping that our new team member can also contribute to this process.

Wage or Salary
$45,000 - $50,000