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Contract Postion - Operations Coordinator - 2021 AAU Junior Olympics - Harris County Houston Sports Authority (Houston · TX)

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Event Summary
The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest youth multi-sport event in the United States. It consists of roughly 15,000 youth participants from around the country competing in 12+ sports and includes an action-packed Celebration of Athletes. In attendance are teams, coaches, family and friends, many of who make the trip to Houston their family's summer vacation. This summer will mark the 55th anniversary and the 3rd time Houston has hosted the Games, so the bar is set high. Help us exceed expectations and show the AAU everything the city has to offer. Your work will leave a lasting legacy in our community for many years to come.

Position Description
This position will support the operations team in various aspects of event planning and onsite event execution. Work will be done in a fast-paced, results-driven environment led by an innovative and experienced staff of event and marketing professionals. This role will serve as an independent contractor between May 15 - August 15, 2021, with a specific focus on the 2021 Junior Olympic Games.

  • Attend all in-person meetings and site visits as required to complete the job.
  • Keep accurate records and clear documentation for all areas and responsibilities assigned
  • Responsible for obtaining vendor quotes and vetting and sourcing service providers and required materials as requested
  • Identify and communicate volunteer needs to appropriate staff members to ensure the needs of the event are being met
  • Your primarily responsibility will be to ensure the smooth running of the event from set up and event operations to tear down
  • Event operations roles often include physically demanding tasks for long hours and usually outside

Additional Expectations
  • Available to support onsite throughout the entirety of the event
    • This includes but is not limited to all load in, load out, and competition days of the event
  • Maintain high motivation, focus, and standards throughout the project term

Additional Qualifications
  • Relevant job experiences (1-3 years) preferred
  • Ability to communicate both orally and through written work a must
  • Ability to multi-task on several projects in various stages of completion
  • Apply organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills consistently
  • The applicant must be an enthusiastic team player with a competitive drive willing to work flexible hours  to include evenings, holidays, and weekends when needed - physical requirements on occasion.