The Downtown Tacoma Partnership is the organization focused on keeping Downtown Tacoma safe, clean, & welcoming. In 1988, the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area (BIA) was created to keep downtown safe and clean. As the city has grown, we have grown into the Downtown Tacoma Partnership. Today, we continue to maintain expansive safe and clean services, while also providing community beautification, transportation services, and retail support and recruitment.
The Communications & Outreach Intern will support our growing presence online and in person as we continue to bring people to Downtown Tacoma. This internship will help the Downtown Tacoma Partnership determine its needs for communications support in the year to come. Candidates looking to grow with the Downtown Tacoma Partnership are encouraged to apply.
Required Skills & Necessities
Excellent time management, organization, prioritizing tasks and problem solving
Thrive in a fast-paced environment and understanding of quality customer service
Be collaborative with internal team as well as volunteers, community leaders and elected officials
Demonstrate excellent communication skills-verbal, written, graphic and computer proficiency including Microsoft products and online media platforms
Customer service with attention to written, phone and in person techniques
Job Duties Include
Provide support, research ideas for enhancing social media and sourcing stories
Assist with the creation, design, editing and delivery of the weekly enews blast
Creative writing, article sourcing and verifying information
Work with the team to develop designs for publications
Outreach & Community Activation
Support event production
Meet with businesses and property owners to better understand their needs
Support the development of a winter lighting program
Evaluate options for banner program
Learn Salesforce online database and update business records
Take meeting notes for board meetings
Provide back up for other administrative duties
Provide excellent customer service with attention to written, phone and in person techniques
Compensation The Communications & Outreach Intern is a non-exempt position that can work up to 40 hours per week. A minimum of 20 hours per week is requested. Compensation is $15.00 per hour.
Conditions of Work As of May 1, 2021, the office is still remote. In June we anticipate being in the office semi-regularly with the ability to work remotely for a portion of the week. Field work will be necessary throughout the summer. Professional office working environment.
High-school diploma or GED required.
This job posting is not an employment agreement of contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description without notice. The statements contained herein should not be considered all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas as needed to meet the needs of the organization. Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive priority consideration, submit materials no later than June 6th, 2021.
We work closely with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and they are handling the hiring process on the Downtown Tacoma Partnership’s behalf. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: HR@tacomachamber.org Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Attn: Michelle Matheson PO Box 1933, Tacoma, WA 98401
It is the policy of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber that employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant's or employee's race; religion; color; national origin; age; sex; genetic information; the presence of a sensory, physical, or mental disability; marital status; military status; sexual orientation; gender identity; actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or on any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, evaluation, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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