Applications Invited for Plymouth Activity Coordinator Position

From Jen Flaster, Chair, Plymouth School Building Committee

The Plymouth School Building Committee is seeking applicants for the Activity Coordinator position that was approved by Plymouth voters at town meeting this year. The full position description is below. We are accepting cover letters and resumes by e-mail at PlymouthSchoolEnterprise@gmail.com and the deadline to apply is May 20.

Plymouth Activity Coordinator Job Description 

Position Summary
The Plymouth Activity Coordinator is a person/project manager working on behalf of the Plymouth Selectboard/School Building Committee, Plymouth residents and property owners towards building a sustainable and active community. S/he will facilitate and coordinate community activities that would utilize the use of the school building or other Plymouth assets. This would include but not be limited to: advertising space available for community/neighborhood activities or cottage industry, coordinating interested community work groups in the use of space or assets available, researching and writing grants which would stimulate and enhance community participation and project implementation, monitoring and providing access for the use of space and/or assets, and helping to coordinate neighboring community activities to provide the best possible exposure for Plymouth residents and property owners.

The Activity Coordinator position is a contract position hired at the discretion of the Plymouth Selectboard with oversight by the School Building Committee. The contract begins on July 1, 2013 and ends on June 30, 2014, unless continued annual funding is voted by town residents or other funding is secured through grants.

Primary Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Plymouth Activity Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing the space to community groups and those who wish to offer services to the community
  • Scheduling use of the space
  • Marketing events, classes, and other public uses of the space
  • Serving as the town’s primary contact for those using space in the building, including responding and coordinating with the School Building Committee on issues regarding utilities and maintenance.
  • Researching potential funding sources and writing funding requests
  • Creating a plan for ensuring the school building’s frequent and regular use by community groups and others, in collaboration with the School Building Committee and the Selectboard.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Some experience in coordinating activities and project management skills
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient with MS Office (word, excel, powerpoint) software, email and internet
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Grant writing experience, budgeting experience and marketing skills are a plus

Compensation
The Activity Coordinator is a contract position. Compensation is $10,000 based on an average expected workload of 10 hours a week for 50 weeks. Actual workload may vary throughout the year.

About the Town of Plymouth
Plymouth, Vermont, established in 1761, historically has been a farming community. It is well known as the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, and the Coolidge Historic Site is a year round tourist destination. Today most residents are engaged in the service sector or operate small local enterprises. An increasing number of retired seniors are calling Plymouth their home. The town’s population of just over 600 more than doubles with the addition of second home owners who come to the area for its varied recreational opportunities such as skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, hiking and off-road exploration.

The town is committed to maintaining its rural character and the beauty of its mountains, lakes, rivers and scenic vistas, not only for residents but also for second home owners and tourists alike. Current leadership is working to revitalize Plymouth’s ‘sense of place’ by planning proactively in order to establish a better future for the community.

About Plymouth Elementary School
Built in 1961, the building housed students Grade 1-8 and eventually became a K-6 elementary school.  The last graduating class was in June 2009 with 2 sixth graders. The building has 3 former classrooms and a combined office/kitchen. It sits on approximately 3 acres, which include a Community Playground and small basketball court.  There is a lower field used for baseball in warm weather and flooded for ice skating in winter. There was also an outdoor classroom in the woods shared with the Town Office Building. There are 2 out buildings that housed extra furniture. Currently, The Plymouth Historical Society is leasing one of the rooms and will be having an open house this spring/summer.  The building has been approved as an emergency Red Cross Shelter should the need arise. The school is under lease by the town until 2015 at which point the town will own the building. It is a community resource where events can be held or possible revenue generating opportunities could be operated.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to PlymouthSchoolEnterprise@gmail.com by May 20.

The Town of Plymouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Download the Plymouth Activity Coordinator Position Description as a PDF.

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