Administrative Coordinator - Chicago
Do you enjoy classic vehicles and working in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere? If you do, then think about working at RPM Foundation. We support forwarding our love for classic vehicles into the future, and we're looking for the right person to become a part of the RPM Team. The Administrative Coordinator provides fundraising, marketing, program, and administrative support to RPMs President. The incumbent to this position is based in RPMs Chicago office and reports to the RPM Foundation President. While this position generally works Monday through Friday, some weekend work is required. The Administrative Coordinator provides communications and operational support for RPM and serves as a primary backup to the RPM President. This position assists in the development and implementation of programs and initiatives to promote the vocational skills necessary for the restoration and preservation of collector vehicles cars, motorcycles, boats and to generate interest in such careers among our nations youth. Additionally, this position helps promote America's Automotive Trust (AAT) and America's Car Museum (ACM), two associated entities of the RPM Foundation. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: Support RPM's President in the development and implementation of RPM's national educational initiatives to preserve the vocational skills necessary for the preservation and restoration of collector cars plus promote and facilitate the training of high school and college level students for careers pertinent to classic vehicle preservation and restoration; Fundraising & Engagement: Supporting fundraising and engagement efforts by contributing to strategic planning efforts and assisting in the implementation of RPM engagement programs, initiatives, and annual appeals Programs, Events & Meetings: Supporting the development and implementation of external and internal initiatives that actively engage RPMs varied constituents; Provide clerical and administrative operational support to the RPM Foundation, the RPM Foundation President, and the RPM Board of Directors to aid in the development and implementation of RPMs initiatives, fundraising and engagement, and marketing & communications, programs-events-meetings and administrative; Marketing & Communications: Supporting RPMs market-facing strategic priorities and tactical initiatives; Support and promote the mission of AAT, RPM, and ACM, particularly the vision to promote Americas automotive heritage and educational programs. QUALIFICATIONS: The incumbent for this position must be at least 21 years of age and possess: A valid Driver License and the ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle; An Associates Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or English (Other degrees may be considered based upon relevance.); A minimum of one year administrative office experience, preferably as an Office Coordinator or Administrative Coordinator, and additional experience above minimum requisites may substitute for educational requisites on a year for year basis; Professional writing and proofreading skills; and, Basic skills in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Additionally, the incumbent must be a team player, able to work independently and collaboratively within an interdepartmental collaborative environment and must possess a keen attention to detail with the ability to sustain ongoing clerical and administrative operational activities. The incumbent must have a history of being actively engaged in the collector car community. Additionally, the incumbent must possess: The ability to pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history, employment records, and personal references; A solid proficiency in the English language with professional communication skills including excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills; The skill and ability to work independently with general instruction and minimal supervision while maintaining a team oriented approach and attitude; Excellent organizational, tracking and administrative skills with the ability to manage a wide range of tasks with competing timelines and interests; An appreciation for historic and collectible vehicles; A demonstrated record of collaboration with others board members, staff, volunteers, and donorsaround accomplishment of specific purpose; Ability to work with remote colleagues, ambassadors, Board Members and other constituents; Effective project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to drive projects toward successful completion; Appreciative of RPM's core values of generosity and hospitality, among others; An ability to effectively multi-task and coordinate between different projects and/or departments and agencies while remaining organized and solution focused; Basic skills in navigating web browsers and a willingness to grow to an intermediate skill level or above; Proficient telephone skills making calls, leaving succinct, friendly voicemail messages, retrieving voice mail messages and following up/passing along messages as appropriate; An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with high expectations for professional outcomes; The ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; The interpersonal skills, sensitivity, and ability to professionally interact with a diverse range of people of all ages, socio-economic groups, and personality types; The ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time, bend stoop, and twist regularly, manipulate items with fingers frequently, operate a computer regularly, visually inspect displays/monitors, read and interpret manuals and instructions, critically analyze and resolve quantitative, and logistical problems, and effectively communicate verbally, and in written format. If interested in this position, please forward your current resume to: ~~~.