Chamber seeks two part-time employees
The Washington Chamber of Commerce is looking for a couple of good people to help coordinate activities and to help plan and coordinate special events during the year.
Chamber director Michelle Redlinger said the duties of the assistant director are being divided into two part-time jobs. She said that assistant director Jaime Carpenter has announced her intention to leave the position.
“We have an opening position,” Redlinger said. “When we were originally looking for an assistant director a couple of years ago, we were originally considering whether to have a full-time position or two part-time positions. We are looking for two positions because there are two big focus areas the Chamber has. We thought it was best for our members if we found two people in those fields.”
The Chamber is looking for an administrative assistant to assist Redlinger and member businesses. Key duties include implementing daily operations, managing office services, handling bookkeeping, managing the Washington Welcome Center, and attending appropriate Chamber events. The Chamber is also looking for an event coordinator, who will plan and execute aspects of Chamber events. Duties include planning events, creating and adhering to event budgets, set-up and tear-down of events, managing events, soliciting sponsors, creating coordinated marketing and design pieces, and promoting events. The deadline to apply for both positions is May 1.
“We are looking for two positions because there are two big focus areas,” Redlinger said. “That is a lot of office assistance and help. We are looking for someone who is great with books, is very organized and pays great attention to detail. The other area we serve in the community is we create a lot of events for Washington. The other position is for someone who also has some organizational skills and can really thrive with a constantly changing work schedule and is willing to be flexible, energetic and creative.
Redlinger said one of the benefits of working for the Chamber is exposure to a variety of businesses and organizations in the community, as well as a good understanding of the events the Chamber holds through the year.