Initiative Coordinator, WQPT

WQPTAs part of their Embracing Our Military initiative, WQPT-Quad Cities PBS will convene local groups to raise awareness of important issues to the military community. WQPT will: 1) increase the number of veterans connecting with local resources and 2) raise the visibility of the military community at the Rock Island Arsenal in the greater Quad Cities area. Through on-air programming, events, and collaborations with like-minded organizations WQPT will create a region-wide dialogue about the essential contributions the military and veterans population make toward the prosperity of its community.

Initiative Coordinator Expectations

• Attend task force and EOM staff meetings as requested
• Assist WQPT staff in the drafting and issuance of partner proposals
• Recruit relevant initiative partners
• Compile and organize community calendar information for broadcast and website
• Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the community
• Assist WQPT staff in soliciting financial partners for the initiative
• Communicate ideas for improving initiative processes
• Keep WQPT staff and other stakeholders informed about initiative status and issues

• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite of products including word, excel, power point and publisher
• Familiarity with military, veterans and the Rock Island Arsenal
• Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills
• Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment
• Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
• Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

This initiative will be current-December 2016

The expected time commitment is 3-5 hours per week (may increase during peak event times)

• Letters Home to Hero Street screening event (September 21, 2015)
• On Two Fronts screening event (October 13, 2015)
• Stories of Service Day training (October 22, 2015)
• Stories of Service Day (October 23, 2015)
• WHBF-TV’s Honor Flight QC screening event (November 3, 2015)

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