Oregon RAIN Catalyst Coordinator (6-Month PT Contractor Position)

Oregon RAIN is seeking a part-time contractor to serve as a Catalyst Coordinator for our partnership with communities and counties in Linn and Benton. The role of this position is to support the Linn Benton Venture Catalyst with activities and events that assist in elevating the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist with planning, marketing, and hosting events and workshops. This includes finding locations for events, setting up event space, negotiating with vendors, arranging for food and drink, and tearing down and cleaning up after events.
  • Assist with network building, including post-event follow up with attendees, metrics and data entry, and uploading contact information into a CRM.
  • Partner with Oregon RAIN’s marketing & communications lead to assist with:
    • Event marketing via email, social media, and hanging flyers in the Linn Benton area.
    • Maintaining social media accounts and interacting with followers.
    • Taking pictures and recording video of events and activities.
    • Creating marketing collateral, presentations, and other forms of digital and printable media.

Other Duties:

  • Assist with maintaining stakeholder networks via email and phone calls.
  • Assist with research and data entry of entrepreneurial resources.
  • Assist with scheduling and email responses for Venture Catalyst.
  • Assist with note-taking at various in-person meetings.
  • Marketing and speaking about Oregon RAIN events and services to various community groups.

Required Skills:

  • Extremely organized.
  • Event planning and coordination.
  • Highly proficient with Google Drive and G Suite tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent spelling and grammar are required.
  • Proficient at social media (Twitter, Facebook Business, Meetup, and LinkedIn).
  • Ability to work under short and changing deadlines and priorities.

Additional Skills (not required):

  • Working knowledge of WordPress for updating blogs and event pages.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Cloud Apps or similar graphic design tools.
  • Experiential knowledge of entrepreneurship culture and terminology.
  • Working knowledge of HubSpot.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have access to a vehicle and be able to travel periodically to locations in Linn and Benton counties.
  • Must have access to a personal laptop and smartphone for use in position.
  • Must have “soft-skills” for working with entrepreneurs and stakeholders from a diverse array of personalities, cultures, backgrounds, and socio-economic statuses.

Personality Traits:

  • Able to enjoy being in a “supportive role” to the Linn Benton Venture Catalyst and Oregon RAIN team.
  • Believes in the importance of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses in Linn and Benton counties.
  • Strives for excellence in all things. Work is accurate and fact-based.
  • Efficient time-management skills. Able to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Able to learn quickly. Problem-solving.
  • Able to ask for help, when needed.
  • A sense of humor is essential. Able to have fun and stay relaxed despite rapidly changing environments and deadlines.

Contractor Compensation: $1,000/month (assumes an average of 10-12 hours/week)

Target Start Date: March 1, 2019 (6-month contract position. Possibility of extending the contract.)

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To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Corey Wright at corey@oregonrain.org