ZAB Seeks Events Coordinator

Jeremy Werderman

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ZAB Seeks Events Coordinator
« on: January 09, 2021, 10:46:57 am »
ZAB is hiring an Events Coordinator! 

The Events Coordinator reports to the Deputy Air Traffic Manager and is responsible for the planning, organization, and execution of ARTCC sponsored events. The EC functions as a junior ARTCC staff member.
- Identifies opportunities for and plans events to generate traffic and to promote the ARTCC.
- Schedules controllers for positions/shifts within 48 hours prior to event start.
- Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs, TMU, and other division staff to arrange support for ZAB-hosted events, and arranges ZAB support for neighboring events.
- Is the de-facto Controller-in-Charge for all ZAB events unless otherwise coordinated.
- Maintains relationships with virtual airlines and coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting the ZAB airspace.
- Develops and distributes marketing material (graphics, news posts, forum posts, discord announcements, etc) to promote events and our ARTCC.
- Leads and manages the events department of ZAB.

Minimum Qualifications
- Be a member of VATSIM in good standing.
- Be a member of the Albuquerque ARTCC, or willing to transfer upon selection.
- Hold a VATSIM Student 2 (S2) rating or higher.
- Maintain active status by complying with the ARTCC activity requirements.
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Possess graphic design skills for event banner creation.
- Be able to work well in a team-oriented environment.
- Be able to develop and maintain professional working relationships with neighboring ARTCC Event Coordinators

Desired Qualifications
- Hold a VATSIM Senior Student (S3) rating or higher.
- Current Albuquerque ARTCC member.
- Has previous ARTCC (or higher) staff experience.
- Has previous Event Coordinator experience (VA, ARTCC).
- Possesses advanced graphic design skills.
- Has real-world managerial or supervisory experience.

Application Instructions
Applications may be submitted to Jeremy Werderman, Deputy Air Traffic Manager at [email protected]. Please note: applications not sent to this email will not be considered.

Your application must include:
- Full name, email address, and VATSIM CID.
- Resume & Letter of Intent.
- BONUS: Letter of Recommendation from current ATM (if a non-ZAB member).
- 2 rough event ideas. (fine details are not important, but a general overview of the event theme)
      - Include a banner for these events to demonstrate graphic design ability
      - Include a general marketing plan, describing how you will promote the event across the organization, including but not limited to advertising on supporting VATSIM services (VATTASTIC, etc)

Applications will be accepted until 30 JAN 2021, 2359z, or until well a qualified candidate is selected. This deadline may be extended if no qualified candidate is selected before. This posting will be updated accordingly.

What to Expect
The EC position is a great entry-level position for those members wanting to gain ARTCC staff experience. However, the workload is considerable and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying. Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application, after which they MAY be contacted with further instructions. All candidates will be notified when a selection is made.
Jeremy W.