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Jul 2, 2019

Now Hiring: Community Coordinator

The Community Coordinator (FT) is the day-to-day lead and support person for coworking at the Center for Craft.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Stephanie Moore
Executive Director

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Applications due July 15, 2019

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Community Coordinator (FT) is the day-to-day lead and support person for coworking at the Center for Craft. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the creative community and knowledge and appreciation of the Center for Craft: mission, vision, and values. The position requires a blend of operations, administration, and community-building skills paired with an authentic and positive attitude in a demanding and dynamic work environment.

This position is full-time and exempt with occasional evenings/weekends and reports to the Operations Manager. The position will supervise contractual support and/or interns. Starting salary is $33,000 with full benefits to include Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, LTD and STD, and 401K as well as 3 weeks paid leave and recognized federal holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Proven relationship-builder with strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills and working knowledge of Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Suite. Must be comfortable on a Mac
  • Experience with social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram
  • 2+ years of sales, hospitality, customer service, or business operations

JOB DUTIES

Community:

  • Represent the Center for Craft and its values to the coworking and greater Asheville community
  • Stay connected and informed about the business and personal objectives of coworking members and their organizations or businesses through conversation.
  • Foster a sense of inclusivity where fresh ideas are welcome.
  • Resolve issues between members quickly and in a manner that diffuses tension.
  • Engage with the local community by attending relevant events they are hosting.
  • In coordination with the Center for Craft Development and Communications team, assist with marketing and communications for the coworking community.

Programming and Events:

  • Collaborate with Programming and Development teams to develop programming to engage the community and potential coworking members while ensuring that the Center for Craft mission, vision, and values are upheld.
  • Build a quarterly calendar of coworking events that engages all stakeholders: current coworking members, future coworking members, and local community.
  • Serve as liaison and event support for CreativeMornings AVL for which Center for Craft is a sponsor and host.
  • Serve as community liaison for Mountain BizWorks “Craft Your Commerce” workshop series.
  • Set up and breakdown of standard event rentals as needed.

Memberships, Leases, and Business Plan:

  • Work to grow coworking memberships and assist interested members in selecting the best membership level for their needs.
  • Ensure that new members fit with Center for Craft’s culture dynamics and mission.
  • Maintain accurate and current agreements for office tenants and coworking memberships.
  • Coordinate billing for membership and amenities.
  • Coordinate onboarding and orientation of new tenants and the coworking community; providing them with facility information, support, resources and introductions necessary for their success.

Operations:

  • Maintain communication for the Center for Craft coworking community through agreed upon channels (E-news, Instagram, Slack).
  • Maintain administrative knowledge of coworking management software and integrations, door access systems, and A/V, conferencing and networking technologies.
  • Coordinate mailroom and delivery packages for coworking members.
  • Ensure that the supplies, equipment, and infrastructure are maintained, creating an optimal workspace for members and guests in adherence to the budget.
  • Keep members aware of facilities issues that may impact them.
  • Oversee and execute business plan within approved operating budget.

The Center for Craft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. The Center encourages applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

SCHEDULE AND PAY RATE

This position will be regularly scheduled to work Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm with occasional nights and weekends.

TO APPLY

All applications are due by July 15, 2019.

Please send application form, cover letter, and resume to Operations Manager, Erika Kofler at ekofler@craftcreativitydesign.org.

Offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check.


ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CRAFT

Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) is the leading organization in the United States identifying and convening craft makers, curators, and researchers, and matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Over the years, the Center has become a vital community resource, serving thousands of visitors annually. As a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft, the Center administers more than $300,000 in grants to those working in the craft field. Follow the Center at centerforcraft.org, and on Facebook and Instagram.