Executive Director of the Play Coalition

Clemson, Pickens County
Jul 15, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary - Time Limited



To oversee all daily operations of the US Play Coalition housed at Clemson University including the successful administration of its annual Conference on the Value of Play, educational and certificate programs, fundraising, membership coordination, communication to network and steering committee, and oversight of the budget.


1.  Planning, coordinating, and overseeing conferences, educational and certificate programs, membership, and other efforts as required. E/60%

-Manage all aspects associated with the Conference on the Value of Play with the Coalition Co-Chair - including all marketing, sponsorship, registration, speakers, program development, travel accommodations, evaluation and other duties as reflected in the US Play Coalition procedures manual
-Coordinate with leadership on other educational/research projects as they arise and assist with their development
-Coordinate evaluation of all aspects of the US Play Coalition's programs, including membership surveys
-Maintain the membership database, sponsors and other key Coalition contacts
-Coordinate and assist with oversight all educational and certificate programs
-Contribute innovative thinking to assist with future programming and opportunities

2.  Manage the Coalition budget and finances, and assist with revenue generation for the US Play Coalition in cooperation with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, the Clemson Foundation office, and other campus contributors. E/10%

-Develop and evaluate the budget on a monthly basis while maintaining a clear line of communication with the Coalition leadership
-Finances must be balanced and accounted for with great transparency and accountability
-Make appropriate purchases following all Coalition and University guidelines
-Serve as part of the development team for fundraising and other revenue generation opportunities such as grants and securing sponsorships

3.  Work with the steering/advisory committees, the subcommittees and other Coalition members E/10%:

-Set up meetings and conference calls
-Record notes from meetings when appropriate
-Assist with the scheduling, agenda items, and other action items needed by committees including appropriate follow up

4.  Manage the website and other social media for marketing and communication purposes E/5%:

-Find and post relevant news, events and research articles on the play movement for the Coalition website.
-Coordinate with the website administrator and provide proper information for site development
-Manage the Coalition's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media outlets
-Work with grad students and others assigned to the Coalition Co-Chair to complete these and other administrative tasks

5.  Serve as spokesperson for the US Play Coalition E/10%:

-Work with Co-Chairs to develop the monthly email/newsletter and other communication as required - a working knowledge of Constant Contact marketing software would therefore be beneficial
-Become familiar with research on the value of play and current events within the play movement
-Communicate the US Play Coalition's mission and goals to the public
-Give speeches and conduct interviews on behalf of the Coalition
-Write articles for magazines, other websites, and press releases

6. Administrative tasks E/5%:

-Ensure the Coalition procedures manual is regularly updated.
-Keep organized files of all Coalition materials.
-Other duties assigned by the Coalition Co-Chair


A Bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.


A Master's degree and/or relevant program experience.

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 05 ($ 31,805.00 - $ 58,848.00)

This position may require some overnight travel representing the US Play Coalition at conferences, meetings, or other events.

Experience in program oversight including special event planning such as conferences; excellent computer skills across multiple platforms such as PC and Mac, as well as online programs like Constant Contact and website development equivalent to the US Play Coalition; ability to work with database distribution lists; ability to work with a steering committee and large network of individuals in the value of play; ability to write newsletters, correspondence and other promotional and factual texts; ability to be a spokesperson on the Value of Play across our nation and world; working knowledge and experience with social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others; experience working with sponsors and other funding sources; ability to multitask, organize, and prioritize all tasks from large overview to specific detail; ability to act in supervisory/administrative roles

Position requires a self-starter, a strong work ethic, experience handling finances, and someone who is able to coordinate multiple tasks. The individual will be supervised by the Co-Chairs of the US Play Coalition.

July 21, 2014

Position is headquartered at Clemson University in the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Department.

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