Under the direction of the designated program administrator, the Program and Event Coordinator supports and assists in the planning and implementation of a wide variety of events, resources and activities that connect to the goals of the Decade of Difference: 20/20 Initiative. These include: entrepreneurship-related youth activities as an instructional strategy embedded within HCOE and district-sponsored career tech education programs, promoting and supporting financial literacy within our local schools, supporting the Scholarship Central and Tuition Guarantee Programs; as well as providing assistance to the HCOE College and Career Counselor in moving forward related activities. This individual will employ a collaborative model delivery system that involves local business communities, chambers of commerce, service clubs and local schools. The Program and Events Coordinator will promote both school-based and county-wide efforts at all levels.
Examples of Duties
- Leads or assists in the promotion of the activities associated with the Decade of Difference Initiative and HCOE career technical education programs
- Assists in the development of youth entrepreneurship-related curriculum for elementary, middle school and high school programs
- Makes presentations to local businesses and community groups discussing the opportunities available to youth entrepreneurs
- Promotes collaborative relationships among multiple agencies and organizations, assists partner agencies in monitoring/evaluating their individual program components
- Supports the goals of the Scholarship Central and Tuition Guarantee Programs
- Helps strategize the types of services to be delivered to students and/or schools
- Provides significant assistance in event planning and execution.
- The broad spectrum of issues related to entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial thinking, financial literacy, and, college and career readiness;
- Effective promotional strategies within schools and to the community;
- Event planning with the utilization of multiple technologies such as electronic presentations, video recording, live streaming.
- Individual, group, and business resources available in Humboldt County including knowledge of starting, operating and/or managing a small business;
- Typical computer word processing and data file management programs;
- Evaluation methodologies and approaches to accountability documentation.
- Relate well to and work cooperatively with a variety of agencies and school representatives, teens and community organization members;
- Speak to small and large groups with poise, confidence and clarity;
- Use a computer for producing written correspondence and for maintaining data files;
- Take initiative as well as follow the directions of the program supervisor(s);
- Communicate with tact, courtesy and with sensitivity;
- Problem-solve with groups and facilitate/conduct advisory meetings;
- Follow oral and written instructions;
- Adapt to changing work demands;
- Manage task priorities to meet deadlines;
- Work effectively under varying degrees of stress;
- Read and comprehend fine print and technical/legal language in contracts, spreadsheets, and text files;
- Communicate effectively via telephone, modem, and in person;
- Lift/move materials generally weighing less than 20 pounds.
Education and Experience and Requirements
- A Masters’ degree in Business Administration or in a related field or a Bachelors’ degree combined with advanced training in entrepreneurial education, successful small business development, and/or experience working with adolescents and/or community groups.– OR – some combination of education and experience comparable in depth to the above to demonstrate thorough preparation to perform required duties.
- Previous experience in organizing/managing grant-funded programs is highly desirable as is experience in public speaking and public relations.
- Possession of a driver’s license or other acceptable demonstration of ability to be mobile and to perform community outreach and attend occasional state-level meetings is required.
Range 48 | Personnel Commission Revised: 9/10/2013 | Updated 4/5/19