DAR Annual Convention and Special Projects Coordinator
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
August 6, 2018
$35,984 to $47,492
Full Time - Experienced
Communications/Editorial, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Other
4 Year Degree
The DAR Public Relations Department has an immediate full-time opening for an individual experienced in coordination of special events or project management to oversee the duties and responsibilities associated with planning, coordinating, communicating and executing the DAR annual convention, which draws more than 3,000 members to the DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.
The incumbent will work closely with the professional staff in the Public Relations Department and Office of the President General as well as with volunteer members, member leadership and the executive board in handling and overseeing a variety of activities, correspondence, deadlines, schedules and initiatives pertaining to the organization’s annual convention.
The Public Relations Department works closely with the Office of the President General and other departments to collaborate and oversee the organization’s communications, special projects, websites, media relations, annual convention and special events. Other duties and responsibilities of the Annual Convention and Special Projects Coordinator will include special and/or ongoing projects associated with the Public Relations Department and Office of the President General.
Education and Experience:
Must have strong experience, preferably in a non-profit environment, coordinating special events or project-focused work, and must include experience in a membership services/volunteer, or specialty customer service/client work environment.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and relevant work experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people, including members, executive officers, staff, vendors and others.
High degree of tact and diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Capable of writing effective business correspondence and strong writing and editing skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work load, and to anticipate needs of the office and plan accordingly.
A highly adaptable and flexible individual who can effectively problem-solve, and can identify and develop new ideas or different approaches to improving or streamlining projects or other work responsibilities.
Position requires high-level attention to detail, the ability to follow through on tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
Must have strong computer skills, especially MS Word and Outlook (email, contacts, and calendar features). Excel, Power Point, or database experience required.
Position may require overtime (weekends and evenings), especially leading up to and through the annual convention, but occasionally at other times throughout the year, as needed.
For information about the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Headquarters and its programs and activities please visit our website at www.dar.org
Forward cover letter and resume, along with a writing sample, to:
Attn: Human Resources Director
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fax: (202) 737-5702
Additional Salary Information: Hiring salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
About National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
The DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.