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President & CEO
Kevin D. Moffitt

Director of International Marketing
Jeff Correa

Marketing Communications Director
Kathy Stephenson

Office Manager
Jessica Livesay

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Current Open Positions

InsPEARation wanted!  Pear Bureau Northwest is seeking a creative, proactive, and resourceful individual to join its hardworking team in the marketing and promotion of the fresh pears grown in Oregon and Washington.

A nonprofit marketing organization, the Pear Bureau currently is in need of an Event Coordinator! If you have already taken the first step in your Marketing career, have knowledge of and ability to execute accounting best practices, and are ready sink your teeth into a juicy new position, we want to hear from you!

Title: Event Coordinator

Reviewed: July 2018

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Communications

1. POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1.       Scope of Position – Involved in every facet of event coordination including being a public face of the company.  Must be comfortable in frequent new and varied situations. Ideal candidate will be able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as handle training and management of a team.  Responsible for operational budget line items that relate to position duties.  Must be reliable and consistent as errors in work and/or decisions may result in financial loss to organization.

    1.      Consumer, Industry and Trade Event Coordination – Coordinate events and trade shows, including registration, booth, and personnel coordination, product shipping, travel arrangements, and tracking of all expenses.  Track pears sampled by variety and sample size at consumer events. Represent Pear Bureau Northwest at shows and events, serving as a professional coordinator and spokesperson who tailors communication and messaging appropriately for attendees.  Utilize social media to promote onsite activities during events by working with the Social Media Specialist to achieve event activation in alignment with social media goals.

    2.      Domestic Pear Retail Sampling Activity Coordination – Coordinate pear sampling activities at retail in North America in support of the Pear Bureau Regional Marketing Managers. Collaborate with third party sampling companies and/or event coordinators to ensure ripe pears are available and demonstrator staff is in place for successful sampling.  Oversee logistics for pear shipments or local sourcing of fruit, coordinating orders, delivery, staging, and handling at store level either remotely or in person. Direct Regional Support Team with regard to logistics, training, materials, varieties required, and ripening for sampling events.

    Train sampling staff prior to and during sampling events including potential USA Pears Ambassador team. Initial and ongoing training and coordination of USA Pears Ambassadors. Develop and distribute training materials including print materials, online content, and video tutorials for samplers and supervisors. Organize shipments of kits, handouts, and other materials used by sampling staff during sampling events.

    Collect and analyze the post-event reports completed by sampling staff and third party sampling companies and PBNW staff. Track comments and sales figures and ensure billing is accurate. Recommend any adjustments in payment for situations such as no-shows or overcharge for fruit that may occur during sampling events, following our fraud prevention criteria. Compile and analyze data collected by auditors of the event samplings (Regional Support Personnel, office personnel, Regional Marketing Manager, Ambassadors). From this data create a report to present to Regional Marketing Managers and PBNW team.

    3.      Presentation and Data Analysis Support – Develop special presentations (including expert-level PowerPoint) and materials for use by PBNW staff, including sell-in sheets. Corporate support for the traveling Regional Marketing Managers.

II. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 1.      Business Travel – Average of 40 days of business travel per year is a necessary function of this position, including nationwide, Canada and regional travel. Some weekends required.  Travel to Canada requires a current, valid passport.2.      Special Projects – Oversee special projects in support of domestic program as assigned.3.      Administrative Support – Provide in-office support including office organizational duties, back-up receptionist and back-up warehouse duties.

    4.      Donations – Field donation requests, coordinate materials and shipping, track donations throughout season.

    5.      Marketing Team Collaboration – support planning and execution of domestic marketing programs, providing ideas, feedback, problem solving, and support to fulfill marketing plans as time allows given primary responsibilities.

    III. REQUIRED SKILL SETS

    General:
    ·         At least two years of experience in an office environment
    ·         Strong attention to detail with superior system management and organizational capabilities
    ·         Excellent writing, grammar, and proofreading skills
    ·         Trade show planning experience preferred
    ·         Self motivated
    ·         Ability to manage multiple projects and events and adhere to tight deadlines
    ·         Exemplary interpersonal communications skills
    ·         Ability to meet challenges with professionalism and good humor
    ·         Expert customer service to both internal and external audiences
    ·         Flexibility to work both independently and with a team on projects
    ·         Proficient computer skills
    ·         Must have a reliable car and ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
    ·         Knowledge of grocery retail  or produce business a plus

    Software:

    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
      ·         Basic knowledge of Adobe Suite
      ·         Familiarity with WordPress a plus

    IV. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    NONE

    V. INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS
    Contacts are within the organization and with customers/clients/vendors from outside the organization.  Communication includes face-to-face conversations and communication via the internet/email/telephone.  Content of communication may be confidential in nature.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Please send your resume and salary requirements to jlivesay@usapears.com

    Pear Bureau Northwest provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, or any other basis.

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write the USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 9410, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

Accessibility Statement

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Pear Bureau Northwest prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or disability.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the Pear Bureau at (503) 652-9720.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write the USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 9410, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Pear Bureau Northwest prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or disability.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the Pear Bureau at (503) 652-9720.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write the USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 9410, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

 

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