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ABOUT FAST AND FEMALE PRESENTED BY BEST BUY

Fast and Female presented by Best Buy is a not-for-profit organization started in 2005 by Olympic Gold Medal cross-country skier Chandra Crawford. The organization’s mission of “Empowerment Through Sport” is accomplished through fun-filled initiatives. Fast and Female presented by Best Buy is about more than a great time on skis; it’s about building confidence and leadership skills in girls and young women while showing them how much they have to gain from an active lifestyle. The young girls who attend Fast and Female presented by Best Buy events today will lead it in the future. For more information about Fast and Female, visit www.fastandfemale.com.

ROLE

· Member Relations and Communications Specialist

REPORTS TO

· Executive Director

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

· Manage the content for www.fastandfemale.com and all other social communication channels

o Develop story concepts

o Draft stories

o Broadcast the story to Fast and Female’s community and media channels and post stories on the web (www.fastandfemale.com and other online outlets)

· Manage Fast and Female’s Membership Program

o Manage the member database

o Grow the membership program through creative initiatives

o Retain existing members through creative initiatives and ongoing communications (write and publish stories on the website, newsletters, social medias…)

o Respond to online inquiries

o Support merchandise program

§ Inventory tracking

§ Online purchase processing and shipping

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

· Public relations or communications degree

· Knowledge of member management or community relations programs

· Writing skills – Ability to develop story concepts, write articles and pot news for web posting (on www.fastandfemale.com, facebook, twitter)

· Website content management skills

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint…)

· Familiarity with cross-country skiing is a plus

· In-tune with issues related to female youth athletes is key

· Bilingualism (English and French) is a very strong asset

DESIRED WORK STYLE

· Strong ability to work independently

· Self-directed

· Team Player

· Attention to details

· Creative

· Can-do attitude

· Flexible mindset

COMMITMENT & WORK ARRANGEMENT

· Contract position

· 8 hours per week at the beginning (subject to review)

· Work location is flexible

START DATE

· August 5, 2009

APPLICATION DEADLINE

· July 20, 2009

SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUMÉ TO:

· Marie-Hélène Thibeault, Executive Director

Email: info@fastandfemale.com

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