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Volunteer Coordinator
Company Name:StarChefs.com
  
Position Description:Volunteer Coordinator

2014 StarChefs.com?s 9th Annual International Chefs Congress (ICC) will take place October 26 ? October 28 in New York City. ICC is a three-day culinary symposium where more than 100 of the world's most influential and innovative chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers present the latest techniques and culinary concepts to their peers.

We are looking for someone who cares about the details, who is eager to be part of a team, has a keen sense of organization and who has interest in the culinary world. The Volunteer Coordinator position will play a key role at this year's event making sure our volunteers are in place for a smooth-running and overall successful event.

This is a contract position from August 15 ? October 28. The candidate will primarily work remotely, but must be available to come in to work in our Brooklyn office 5-10 days leading up to ICC.

You can learn more about StarChefs and check out our growing list of presenters at ICC here: http://www.starchefs.com/cook/events/icc/2014

Responsibilities

-Manage the Volunteer Registration site
-Help solicit volunteers for the ICC directly with current Career Students and Alumni at all local culinary schools
-Communicate with all interested volunteer candidates
-Create volunteer shifts/times based on pool of volunteers
-Coordinate the placement and assignment of all shifts based on all ICC programming needs by day
-Confirm all shifts/times with volunteers several times by email and phone
-Daily updates/revisions for next day volunteer lists
-Full on-site coordination of volunteers during entire ICC

Qualifications

-Minimum 2 years event experience
-Highly organized and detail-oriented
-Strong project management skills
-Ability to work as part of a team
-Ability to gracefully follow up with others
-Ability to anticipate event needs and act on them
-Committed to high-quality follow through
-Strong communication skills
-Experience working with/in a non-traditional work environment
-Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and e-mail)
-Working with volunteers in a large event format is a plus
-Culinary background is a plus

  
Company Profile:StarChefs.com, the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995.

StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry.

StarChefs.com features more than 30,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates traffic of over 30 million hits a month and was nominated for Best Web Site for Food and Nutrition by the James Beard Foundation.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Other
Start Date: Match Any
Job Category: Other
Job Type: Seasonal
Compensation: Match Any
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelors Degree
Job Location(s): New York
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