Event Coordination Intern, Sustainable Business Network

Posted by Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia on November 21, 2016


Job Title: Event Coordination Intern
Expected Commitment: Part time (10-20 hours)
Term: Four months
Start date: January/February 2017
Compensation: Unpaid
Reports to: Member Services Manager

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) seeks a part-time Event Coordination Intern to assist the Member Services Manager with managing a calendar of networking and education events, as well as SustainaBall, SBN’s annual fundraising gala.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Assist with researching and securing venues
• Assist with securing caterers and selecting menus
• Coordinate speaker logistics
• Suggest and secure entertainment and other support staff (e.g., photographer)
• Assist with event promotions (e.g., creating event websites and e-communications)
• Help prepare onsite registration materials and other collateral
• Serve as an onsite contact during events (supporting the Member Services Manager)
• Coordinate and participate in post-event debriefings

Skills/Attributes Needed:
• Outgoing, pleasant, and professional demeanor
• Team player; adaptive; proactive
• Comfortable working with vendors such as caterers, venue contacts, and other event staff
• Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; website content management and/or social media experience a plus
• Strong administrative and organizational skills, including meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and database applications
• Commitment to SBN’s mission

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to Wendy Metzgar at wendy@sbnphiladelphia.org.

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a non-profit membership organization working to build a thriving, local and sustainable economy in the region. SBN’s 400 members are locally-owned businesses committed to doing well through environmentally and/or socially-focused enterprises. Through their products, services, and/or internal practices, SBN’s members exemplify how business can be a force for good. Learn more at http://www.sbnphiladelphia.org.


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