Event Coordinator with Outreach and Marketing Experience


The Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College is a team of enthusiastic entrepreneurial thinking individuals providing experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates at Washington College. CES is passionate about helping students find hands-on experiences to enhance their education out of the classroom through programs, internships, and more.

CES seeks qualified applicants to join our team as the Outreach and Event Coordinator (O&E Coordinator). This position is designed to provide program support and to help develop and lead the various public programs and events related to the aims and objectives of the Center. Primary duties include the logistical planning and execution of CES programs, events, internships, and enhancement of student engagement within the Center.


You will be responsible for creating and leading outreach campaigns, marketing, and communications to engage our target audience (including students, and the broader community) through both online and offline activities including but not limited to the use of social media, email, and direct mail. For example, if you would enjoy researching and selecting speakers and presenters then implementing and optimizing their programs and appearances, or driving attendance to events (such as documentaries and workshops) then you’ll probably love this job.

The O&E Coordinator will support, be trained by, and directly report to the CES Center Coordinator. This is a full time position with a great benefits package. Salary is $30,000. You will be working out of our downtown Chestertown MD office with primary hours Monday through Friday with additional evening and weekend requirements to meet project demands, event schedule, and community needs.

Do NOT apply just because you are looking for a job! CES is looking for someone who loves helping others, likes working with a dynamic team, and wants to work in a place where they can express their creativity with events and marketing skills. We’re looking for someone who takes the time to learn about CES and all that we do as one of the College’s Signature Centers. And, we want someone who’s looking for an amazing work environment. This job is for a well organized person who is disciplined in time management, comfortable maintaining and executing multifaceted projects, has a high energy level with ambition and high standard for success, is self starting, and has a desire to continually learn and be available to innovate.

This position requires an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of one year experience in community outreach and/or marketing, communications, and social media (demonstrated experience during undergraduate coursework will be considered). The ideal candidate would also have an interest in environmental issues. Experience should demonstrate excellent written, oral, interpersonal skills, and proficiency in computer use for both PC and Mac (especially) platforms. Experience with InDesign, Social Media and Web based CMS, and related marketing systems is a plus but not required (If you lack experience in these areas, the ideal candidate is a fast and enthusiastic learner). If you are creative and organized, love being part of a team and pay close attention to detail then this might be the job for you. There is plenty of support and training but eventually, you’ll be responsible for quite a bit of important independent work and must also work well as part of a team.

Interested? To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal (https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/human-resources/employment.php). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.