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Communications / Public Relations Spring Internship Position
ParkSJ Outreach Coordinator
Events and Promotions Summer Internship Position
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Communications / Public Relations Spring Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Communications / PR Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable writing and PR/marketing experience.

SJDA provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining skills beneficial to a future career in public relations.

The San Jose Downtown Association seeks an outgoing communications intern with good writing and interpersonal skills to join our fun and energetic team:

  • Assisting with SJDA’s weekly electronic newsletter Downtowner Online
  • Assisting with writing a variety of media and event materials, including social media
  • Fact-checking and / or updating websites
  • Assisting with media lists
  • Maintaining newsletter library
  • Assisting at events with SJDA / downtown information dissemination

Works closely with the Communications Department and indirectly with promotions, events and development.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks

Secondary qualification:  Video production and editing

Schedule:  10-20 hours per week January – May 2016 (course-related requirements negotiable).

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact:  Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax 408-279-1904.

Updated December 7, 2015


ParkSJ Outreach Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION: ParkSJ is the City of San Jose’s parking program. ParkSJ facilities offer the best downtown parking experience, most available parking and the best value in prime locations downtown. Most ParkSJ facilities offer free parking with validation and/or $5 flat rate parking evenings and weekends.

The ParkSJ Outreach Coordinator is a part-time, contract position primarily responsible for providing outreach and parking information to San Jose Downtown Association members. The ParkSJ Outreach Coordinator is supervised by and reports to the Marketing Director and Membership & Outreach Manager.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

1. Manages the downtown parking validation program for the 100+ participating downtown businesses.

  • Ensures participating businesses fully understand the parking validation program.
  • Ensures the parking logo and parking information is current on participating business websites.
  • Ensures the ParkSJ validation decal is posted at participating businesses.

2. Communicates with downtown event producers and arts groups to encourage them to include parking information on their websites and via other methods of communication with their event attendees and arts patrons.

3. Proactively reaches out to downtown businesses not currently in the parking validation program to explain the program and benefit to their business and customers.

4. Tracks and updates contact information for all outreach activities.

5. Coordinates with the Marketing Director to maintain accurate parking materials (fact sheets, FAQ sheets, applications and maps) and assembly of informational parking packets.

6. Performs other related duties in support of the Marketing Director and Membership & Outreach Manager as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree preferred.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  • Good customer service and telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete concurrently time sensitive assignments.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook. Knowledge of Mac interface is a plus.
  • Friendly, outgoing and dependable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear, climb stairs and use a computer keyboard and monitor. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The ParkSJ Outreach Coordinator is supervised by and reports to the Marketing Director and Membership & Outreach Manager.

SALARY: This is a 3-month part-time, contract position with the option to extend. The contract rate is $17.00 an hour, at approximately 15-20 hours a week. Contract not to exceed $5,000. This is a temporary position with no benefits.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 1, 2016

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to
San Jose Downtown Association, Human Resources
28 N. First St., #1000
San Jose, CA 95113
hr@sjdowntown.com


Events and Promotions Summer Internship Position

The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Events and Promotions Summer Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable event logistics, operations, promotions and media sponsorship experience. SJDA provides hands on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of areas, including event production.

Events and Promotions Summer Internship duties consist of providing support to SJDA’s Events and Promotions Manager including the following potential duties:

  • Assist with production duties associated with Farmers’ Market (Fridays May 6 through November 18); BIG Lunch (June 8); Dine Downtown Restaurant Week (June 10 – 19); Music in the Park concerts (June 24; July 15; August 4 and August 25) and Public Space Activation related events. Experiences may include: production advance work; on-site logistical planning; vendor advancing and management assistance for load ins/load outs.
  • Assist with updating/maintaining weekly Farmers’ Market merchant/media/sponsor vendor schedule and advancing on sites with those various partners.
  • Assist with fulfilling media sponsorship and other partner promotional trade agreements.
  • Oversight of SJDA information table and volunteer management at all events.
  • Assist as liaison between media and participating restaurants Dine Downtown restaurants, to help schedule opening weekend interviews and promotions.
  • Assist with developing and tracking promotional marketing efforts. Experiences may include: compiling recap reports: photo and collateral tracking: conducting event surveys and formulating results.
  • Assist with neighborhood and business promotional outreach efforts associated with all events.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience, including ability to lift items up to 8 pounds in weight.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable with face-to-face and phone conversations with partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.

Schedule: 15 to 25 hours per week mid-May 2016 – August 2016 (course-related requirements negotiable).

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax 408-279-1904.


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Updated February 2, 2016