Events Committee Member

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CAPITAL DISTRICT WOMENS EMPLOYMENT & RESOURCE CENTER INC

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  • Coordinate annual events such as the awards luncheon and networking event.
  • Calculate budgets and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Select and schedule emcee and speakers for the day of event.
  • Select and secure venue and catering companies to prepare food and provide beverages for event.
  • Select menu, decorations, plan layout of seating, vendors, sponsors as necessary.
  • Coordinate and monitor event timelines and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Collaborate with Marketing Committee to design invitation, promotional materials, social media to publicize events.
  • Secure sponsorships, donations and raffle items.
  • Send out invitations and manage RSVP list.
  • Coordinate day of event logistics, including registration, attendee tracking, presentations, projectors, computers, other display materials, and recruit additional volunteers to manage the day of the event.

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About CAPITAL DISTRICT WOMENS EMPLOYMENT & RESOURCE CENTER INC

Location:

175 CENTRAL AVE STE 3, ALBANY, NY 12206, US

Mission Statement

The Capital District Women's Employment and Resource Center, Inc. (WERC) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance women's success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence. One of 13 Displaced Homemaker Centers in New York State, since 1988 WERC has provided quality workforce development services to more than 8,000 women, helping them to find or improve their employment through training and support. WERC helps Displaced Homemakers from Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties. These women have lost their primary financial support due to the death, divorce or dislocation of their spouse or other primary support, and need help to transition back to the workplace. Of the 300 women served annually, 54% are at poverty level, 44% have an annual income of less than $10,000 and 10% have no income. Many are ineligible to receive unemployment or social security benefits.

Description

To meet its mission, WERC offers a variety of personalized trainings to women, from individual support to multi-day trainings. A major component of WERC's services is a 12-day training at its Albany Training Center that covers the following topics: typing, Microsoft Office, strategic use of the Internet to find and research companies, resumes, and interviewing. Participants also meet employers who visit the class and share information about their current job openings. Participants meet for 12 days for six hours per day; all trainings are provided by Employment and Training Coordinator, Marjorie Adams, Intake Specialist, Lorraine Kaifer and Executive Director, Elizabeth Miller Guthier.

After each 12-day training, WERC staff works with each woman until she finds employment. Follow-up training and assistance is provided one-on-one, as well as in weekly workshop sessions that are available to all graduates. The focus is always on helping women find quality jobs based on their unique education, experience and career goals.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

120 Defreest DriveTroy, NY 12180

(42.67579,-73.69469)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend committee meetings (typically 1-2 onsite meetings; and 2-3 conference calls, one to 1 1/2 hours in duration.) Independently speaking with companies and employers (approximately 1-2 hours per month), Attend major WERC events.
  • Ability to reach out to local employers and companies for sponsorship, raffle items and donations; An understanding of and deep passion for the mission of WERC; Team player, creative thinker; flexible; and likes to have fun.

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