Coordinator, Community Investment & Education Job Opening with Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies Job Opening

Title: Coordinator, Community Investment, Education

Reports to:

Community Investment

Manager, Community Investment

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Position Purpose
The Coordinator, Community Investment is responsible for creating and implementing educational programs to ensure compliance with the NBA’s community programming mandate. The position will build an awareness and excitement for basketball within our educational and community systems, and assist the organization in “giving back to the community”

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and implement  all educational programs including: Read to Achieve, Grizzlies Reading  Challenge, Grizzlies Stay In School Challenge, Grizzlies Reading Time Out,  Educator of the Month, etc.
  • Serve as primary contact with  the NBA to ensure compliance with educational programming requirements.
  • Organize and facilitate: team,  player, management and other special appearances and speaking engagements  for educational programs.
  • Organize Grizz, Grizz Girls and Street Team appearances for educational programs.
  • Write and formats educational content for the community section of the Grizzlies website.
  • Manage, writes, and edits the Grizzlies Annual Report.
  • Attend community programs on  budget.
  • Track and prepares updates on   all educational programs initiatives and provides information to the      Director, Community Investment.
  • Serve as primary contact for  local school systems.
  • Other related duties as required.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in a related field.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in  creating and managing community programs and special events.
  • Proficiency with MS Word,  Excel, Outlook and the internet.
  • Knowledge of professional  sports and sports philanthropy preferred.
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations and development.
  • Familiarity of charitable  programs, initiatives, outreach and organizations in the Greater Memphis and Shelby County area.
  • Coordinate Grizzlies Black History Month in arena recognitions.
  • Ability to produce creative and  relevant written materials for a variety of publications.
  • Ability to build relationships  in order to develop and mentor personnel.
  • Excellent people skills with  the ability to interact with all types of people, including staff and  management, professional and elite athletes, members of media, senior  government officials and corporate representatives and children.
  • Excellent oral and written  communication skills required.
  • Ability to balance major  priorities on a daily basis.
  • Solid working knowledge of  Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and passion for the  NBA basketball.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and  evenings, as required.


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