The Corner Community Center and the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group would like to host a series of events during the second week of October 2019 and 2020 in honor of Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week. Workplace Bullying is an increasing problem in the US and around the world.
Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is :
Threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or
Work interference - sabotage - which prevents work from getting done, or
We intend to increase awareness of workplace bullying in the Greater Baltimore area, informing employers how to foster healthy workplaces and empower employees to find the legal and mental health support they need.
We are recruiting for the following positions and committees:
Event Co-Chairs - the Co-Chairs provide leadership for the entire event planning process; orchestrating the overall production, providing guidance to volunteers as needed, and making the final decisions. The Co-Chairs are the spokesperson for the entire group - articulating the goals and progress of the event, and providing an event evaluation to the organization’s executive members.
The ideal candidates must possess strong organizational skills complemented by flexibility, be able to lay the ground work and coordinate resources to maximize productivity, and achieve objectives under a great deal of stress, deadlines and, sometimes, chaos. Their leadership styles will cultivate team building through trust and nurturing relationships, ultimately creating unanimity among committee members.
Oversee the entire event and planning process
Establish a task management schedule
Recruit key volunteers and motivate committee members to chair various committees
Communicate responsibilities and ensure objectives are met
Ensure communication between committees is active and productive
Chair committee meetings and foster an environment that generates new and exciting ideas
Act as liaison between committee chairpersons and community organizations
Establish budget and maintain financial controls
Responsible for all final decisions
Responsible for committee succession planning
Marketing & Promotions Committee - oversees all marketing aspects of each subcommittee as well as providing all advertising and promotion needs for the event. The committee is responsible for the design of all materials, from signage and brochures, to tickets, programs and catalogues. The committee also prepares all press releases and interacts with all levels of media. The ideal Chair of this committee will be creative, fun and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Research all promotional opportunities and create a promotion schedule
Develop a comprehensive media contact list
Create and distribute media package, press releases and follow-up advertising
Contract resources for graphic design of all artwork related to the event
Oversee layout and printing of all materials
Assist with design of signage, including sponsor recognition
Oversee design and final copy of video presentations
Develop event programs and catalogues
Oversee layout and content of event website
Select take-away and/or thank you gifts
Establish Media VIP Invitation list
Coordinate post-event thank you ad
Marketing and promotions is the window to your event - let supporters and the general public see what all the excitement is about!
Ticket Sales Committee - is responsible for mailing invitations and selling tickets. Ideally, the Chair of this committee is well connected in the community, has excellent verbal communication skills, and is not afraid to sell. They understand the importance of putting bums in seats!
Update invitation list, and pursues all avenues to create a broader audience
Oversee the design and printing of invitations and tickets
Manage the distribution of invitations and tickets in the most cost-effective and efficient manner
Establish method of sales and payment options
Provide a reconciliation of ticket sales and manage outstanding payments
Finance Committee - is responsible for the financial control of the event, managing the revenue and expenses and recording procedures. The Chair of this committee should have a thorough understanding of bookkeeping practices and implement fiscal controls to reduce expenses and increase revenues.
Develop comprehensive event budget based on historical data, fundraising goal and input from committee chairs
Establish financial policies and operations, where required
Review all contracts and manage payment of invoices for service
Maintain financial records and prepare final accounting of net revenues
Issues tax receipts, where required
Sponsorship Committee - recognizes all sponsorable elements of the event and manages plans for solicitation of individual and corporate sponsors. The committee ensures supporters receive all benefits as outlined in sponsor agreements and recognition for their financial contributions prior to, during and after the event. Much like the Chair of the Tickets Sales Committee, the Chair of Sponsorship is well connected in the community, has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and is not afraid to sell. This individual does not get discouraged by people who say no - their tenacity eventually pays off.
Establish a list of all potential sponsor opportunities at varying financial levels
Establish a list of all potential sponsors
Assist with developing a sponsor package
Manage a database of contacts, requests and outcomes
Record and report sponsorship status to the Event Chair and Finance Committee
Maintain accurate list of supporters and ensure benefits and recognition commitments are fulfilled before, during and after the event
Write thank you letters to all supporters
Production Committee - coordinates and oversees the set-up, production and clean-up of the event. All operational decisions are handled by this committee, including catering, décor, entertainment, and guest speakers. The ideal candidate for Chair is well organized, creative and able to multi-task in a fast paced, high energy environment. A little creativity and positive attitude goes a long way when dealing with a multitude of individuals in the days leading up to the event.
Work with all committee chairs, specifically the Event Chair, in developing the event concept.
Liaison with event facility, negotiating contracts, required services, layout and communications with facility management
Establish the show-flow: a detailed schedule of the event that coordinates all activities with a precise time frame that ensures a smooth flow from start to finish
Seek appropriate entertainment options to suit the event theme, handles contract negotiations, and coordinates all technical requirements
Liaison with catering to establish menu and bar service plans, negotiating fees and scheduling tastings
Clearly understand and follow all policies and regulations are followed with respect to bar service, including ensuring required permits are obtained and reporting completed (if necessary)
Oversee the décor requirements, assisting with securing service providers and negotiating contracts
Oversee seating arrangements, including premier/preferred placement of sponsors and invited guests
Work with Auction Committee to establish opening and closing times for silent auction and the schedule for live auction items
Oversee set up and strike of production services (entertainment, A/V company, etc)
Schedule equipment and supply returns
Volunteer Committee - recruits volunteers for all event committees, ensuring they bring a required level of skills and experience, and fosters an environment that promotes self-motivation and ambition to act on their own initiative as well as embracing team-concept. The ideal Chair of the volunteer committee is a "people-person" and has the ability to create groups that are much greater than the sum of their parts; recognizes and cultivates the potential in others; and infuse energy into members of the team.
Establish a comprehensive list of potential volunteers and recruits for specific event tasks
Work with Chairs to develop a list of committee-specific jobs including time commitments and level of difficulty
Assist committees to establish a volunteer schedule including replacement help when needed
Establish a protocol for volunteer recognition
Create opportunities for volunteer succession planning through mentor program and post-event evaluations
Ensure the volunteer experience is meaningful, fulfilling and, most importantly, fun!
Program Committee - secures expert speakers and workshop leaders. Committee Members will identify speakers, topics to be addressed, program agenda, etc. At least one day should be dedicated to employers and one for employees.
Work with Event Chair to establish total event costs
Assign members to act as liaison to each speaker or presenter
Work with Sponsorship Committee to procure conference and hotel rooms, etc. for speakers at reduced rates
Create auction list, including item description, value and any related restrictions
Work with Promotions to develop and print a program
Create a video or photo presentation for online advertising
To enrich our community by providing a facility for worship, arts, education, recreation, and celebration for personal and collective growth.
You might know the building as your polling place or as your Girl Scout cookie- sorting place. Perhaps you are already a participant in one of the many organizations that use the space, such as the Baltimore Musicales or Children’s Village.
The Corner Community Center (CCC) wants to enhance and expand the use of this building and grounds at 5802 Roland Avenue. in order to enrich your opportunities to network with your neighbors, to learn about environmental changes you can make to your homes and yards to lessen run-off to the Chesapeake Bay, to offer speakers and programs that deal with concerns you have about our city, and to offer spaces for meetings or programs that you want to offer to the neighborhood - just to get started with the possibilities!
The Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group (BJHSG) is one of the 24 groups that meets at CCC. BJHSG, a volunteer-led group that provides emotional and spiritual support to the unemployed, is expanding to include a formal program of coaching, advocacy, counseling, mutual mentoring, volunteering,and connection to resources, for all persons seeking employment search assistance, with emphasis on long-term unemployed workers (defined as those who have been seeking employment for 6 months or more without success) affected by the Great Recession and those who are age 45-50+ workers. We have a variety of dynamic volunteer positions that will support our program expansion efforts.