The Community Outreach Specialist at the Business & Career Center (B&CC) plays an important role in the presentation of public programs for entrepreneurs, job seekers, investors and all individuals interested in securing their financial well-being. They work alongside B&CC librarians and other BPL departments to schedule, promote, and coordinate all aspects of B&CC events at the Central Library as well as support B&CC programs and services at BPL branches and at outside events. They are responsible for meeting and greeting the public and for communicating with external partners, including community based organizations and government agencies. The Outreach Specialist works closely with the Senior Outreach Specialist to implement the PowerUP! business plan competition and all special projects of the B&CC.
Manages and follows up on program logistics; tracks internal event forms Manages program pre-registration and on-site registration Manages Outreach mailing list. Maintains listings on B&CC’s Online Calendar of Programs and Services Sends program announcements to community partners and lists program information on partner’s and community calendars Updates and routes monthly program calendar Interfaces with partners regarding the use of meeting rooms at B&CC; reserves meeting rooms as necessary Tracks PowerUP! attendance Collates data from PowerUP! and other B&CC surveys Creates and tracks purchase orders and invoices for program supplies Maintains press & photo files, marketing and promotional materials for archival purposes Enters program statistics online as needed
Bachelor’s degree required 2 years experience in non-profit outreach or marketing Experience working with database management Excellent verbal and written communications skills Excellent organizational skill Facility with all MS Office modules; experience with MS Access especially helpful Physical Demands Travel to other locations and non-library locations as required Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed
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