Event and Volunteer Manager

Department: Strategic Communications
Supervisors Title: Director of Strategic Communications
Position Pay Range: $26,000 - $28,000
Personnel Classification: Administrative / Full-time / Exempt

Lincoln Children’s Zoo is looking for a person who thinks outside the box and exudes excitement.

Position Summary:
Lincoln Children’s Zoo is the number one family attraction in Lincoln. The Event and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for creating and implementing Zoo events, including Boo at the Zoo, North Pole Express and Blues & Brews at the Zoo. The Event and Volunteer Coordinator also oversees the Zoo volunteer program. This position works closely with the Zoo marketing department as well as coordinates with the education, fundraising and animal departments.

Principal Event Duties:
• Facilitate new and current events with purpose the purpose of increasing Zoo awareness and revenue while fulfilling the Zoo’s mission
• Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities and meet deadlines with limited supervision on multiple projects
• Assist marketing department with promotion of events
• Coordinate with multiple departments before and during events
• Propose new ideas to improve event planning and implementation

Principal Volunteer Duties:
• Conduct recruiting, screening, interviewing and schedule training of new and current volunteers
• Fulfill volunteer requests from multiple departments
• Maintain volunteer database of information, activities and hours worked
• Communicate and distribute information to volunteers

Other duties:
• Work closely with all areas of strategic communications department
• Assist when needed with membership department
• Help answer phone calls when needed
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Strong guest service skills and experience in event planning
• Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading and ability to speak in public
• Must have exceptional organizational skills
• Bachelor’s degree preferred