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Programs Coordinator NRAEF

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career development and community engagement efforts. The NRAEF and its programs work to Attract, Empower and Advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workforce. 
NRAEF programs include: 
Opportunity Youth – Restaurant Ready – partnering with community based organizations to provide “opportunity youth” with skills training and job opportunities
Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship project – a partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association providing a hospitality apprenticeship program for the industry
Summary of Position:
The NRAEF is looking for a Programs Coordinator to assist with program implementation, and data management.   The coordinator will support team members in, administrative tasks such as data entry, research, registration, program communications, and other tasks as assigned.
Principle Duties:
Works as part of NRAEF programs team to accomplish Association goals.
Supports all internal team members and departments following the Associations mission and values while promoting Association culture.
Coordinates logistics and data collection for program evaluation
Organizes and maintains all past program data, material and files.
Confidence speaking in meetings and on the phone; comfortable making cold-calls as needed (research calls, not sales calls). 
Confidence liaising with high level guests, members of the military, high-school students, various vendors, sponsors at all levels
Attends planning meetings on various dates and in various locations across the country.
Assists with maintenance of programs web site copy 
Assists in drafting scripts and PowerPoint slides 
Assists in developing survey process.
Assists with program implementation and management.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Outstanding attention to detail.
Excellence organization required.
Ability to meet deadlines with limited oversight.
Ability to give clear, concise direction and feedback to various audiences.
Coordinates proper distribution of materials among team members.
Ability to travel for extended stays several times throughout the year 
Secondary Duties:
Works on special projects and other duties as required helping to promote department’s success.
Administrative tasks and projects as assigned.
Essential Training/Certifications: 
4 year Bachelor’s degree completed or in progress preferred.
Previous successful experience implementing and managing programming elements.
Previous experience in data entry.
Essential Skills/Knowledge: 
Strong writing, reading and math skills.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Computer literate (Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Ability to maintain confidentiality of work records.
Strong organizational skills.
Flexible and resilient.
Problem-solving skills.
Time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently.
Demonstrative abilities in collaborative team building and consensus.
Essential Mental Requirements:
Must be able to work as an integral part of the NRAEF Program Team
Must be able to maintain good rapport with all departments
Must be able to cope within a fast-paced work environment
Must be able to focus and deliver on multiple projects
Must be able to understand the importance of the position for the success of the business
Ability to accept changes and be flexible
Be on time and with a minimal amount of absence
Must be able to act with honor, character and integrity
Careful attention to detail with a creative mind possessing the ability to come up with innovative ideas 


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