Join our Team: Communications & Events Coordinator Position Available

//Join our Team: Communications & Events Coordinator Position Available

Join our Team: Communications & Events Coordinator Position Available

Retail Alliance is looking for an immediate hire in their Norfolk office. The Communications & Events Coordinator will be responsible for communication, marketing & event coordination for the Communications Department which supports Retail Alliance and the departments within it. Retail Alliance is a non-profit trade association serving the interests of local retailers in Hampton Roads since 1903.

We are looking for someone who fits into the company culture, is amicable and flexible, to work both independently and in a team environment. This position is responsible for specific duties outlined below. This position is a direct report to the VP, Corporate Communications.

Duties and responsibilities are as follows:


  • Write and edit articles, press releases, and ad copy (print and digital)
  • Proofread all outgoing communications
  • Brainstorm and develop story ideas to pitch to media outlets
  • Maintain press contacts and send out press releases
  • Update and keep current member and subscriber information in email management system
  • Curate and create content (articles, member news, events, etc) for bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Design and distribute e-newsletters and other email campaigns regularly.

Website & CRM Administration (WordPress, Google Analytics, Salesforce):

  • Schedule and post SEO optimized content
  • Utilize Google Analytics to evaluate website visits, bounces, clicks, and user data
  • Maintain domains, registrations, certifications, plugins, and updates
  • Develop and administer customer relationship management software, eg extract data for marketing purposes, integrate apps for sales and marketing.

Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram):

  • Work on social strategies including producing and adhering to a social media calendar
  • Schedule and post content (events, member and industry news)
  • Upload videos to YouTube
  • Engage in social listening and managed business pages and group
  • Manage paid advertising campaigns
  • Measure social media and adapt/improve to increase engagement.

Multimedia & Event Production:

  • Proficiency preferred in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, CANVA
  • Design logos, graphics, postcards, flyers, brochures, and ads for digital and print purposes
  • Oversee production of television commercial shoots and video projects
  • Produce 50+ events annually (workshops, webinars, happy hours, luncheons, awards)
  • Assist with sourcing speakers, managing speaker list and speaker arrangements for events throughout the year
  • Set up event registration in Eventbrite, website and on social media
  • Send out events to community calendars
  • Setup STRIVE workshops using Zoom software
  • Flexibility to attend evening events (approx. 2-3 per month)

Skills Preferred:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Project management
  • Tech savviness
  • Solution-oriented
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Writing (good grammar and spelling are a MUST)
  • Comfortable on-camera (social media livestream)
  • Basic graphic design skills (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, CANVA)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Apple computer knowledge (preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in related job


  • 40-hour work week
  • Hours of normal office operation: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Norfolk location
  • Onsite parking
  • 401K
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Connecting with business owners throughout Hampton Roads

Apply Here!