Program Coordinator

IL Small Business Development Center
Job Description
This is a key role in a new regional organization which provides a service called Guided Story Sharing for groups including seniors, veterans, youth groups and many more. We collect real stories from every day people about family history. It’s fun and so meaningful for everyone. One Legacy® then shares these stories online and in a printed publication called The Family Historian Journal, distributed to 300 or more business lobbies, hospitals, health centers, libraries, and local restaurants. Your role will include assisting in all phases of business development, event hosting, and help coordinate the collecting and sharing stories with the community. It’s a unique, once in a lifetime position which offers great personal and financial growth opportunities. Participants love the events we host! Our goal is to expand the program nationwide within the next year. Being part of the startup operation will offer you a great potential opportunity for equity partnership in the business.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Become a community advocate for One Legacy programs and The Family Historian Journal
• Help with finding new Guided Story Sharing events and customers
• Coordinate private group events, and public events at senior communities and activity center
• Train volunteers and part time story collectors/editors/transcribers
• Assist with selling ad spots in the journal
• Find community sponsors for the program
• Assist with selecting stories and content for The Family Historian Journal
• Occasional editing and publishing of stories for online and print

You must have a passion for collecting those special stories we hear so often, especially from seniors. Other qualifications include:
• Education level – College graduate preferred but not required
• Experience – At least five years in a leadership position, teaching, management, coaching or any profession where teambuilding and strong customer relationships skills are required
• Specific skills – must be extremely motivated and passionate about collecting and sharing stories, and be able to work independently without direct supervision
• Personal characteristics – friendly and outgoing personality, able and interested in making new friends. Must be very organized (required).
• Additional Experience – Experience as a family caregiver a plus. Activities coordinator experience is a major plus.
• Certifications – Appreciated but not required
• Licenses - Appreciated but not required
• Physical abilities – Must have physical strength to carry materials and supplies for setting up a table or booth at events.
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