Marketing & Special Projects Coordinator

Full-time position; salary dependent upon experience. Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references by email to or by mail to 110 Mall Rd. Covington, VA 24426. Open until filled.

Job Opportunity

Marketing & Special Projects Coordinator

Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience in planning & promoting outdoor related events, project management, logistics, customer service and working with volunteers.
  • Marketing, social media marketing, and public relations skills.
  • Experience working with budgets
  • Strong interpersonal skills & experience working with the public and visitors.

Tasks to be performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Help to develop strategies, programs, and policies to promote tourism
  • Manage & promote three major outdoor events - The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Agony in the Alleghanies Gran Fondo, & Lake Moomaw One Mile Swim
  • Develop and implement a tourism marketing plan, managing its budget effectively
  • Organize various media information and make affordable and effective media buys to promote tourism
  • Grant writing
  • Oversee creative message development
  • Oversee design/printing of marketing publications
  • Create press releases to be submitted to local media
  • Implement cooperative advertising programs to benefit local businesses
  • Promote attractions & community events to visitors & the local community
  • Create email newsletter and email marketing content
  • Supervise Special Events Intern
  • Promote & plan events for the Alleghany Highlands Young Professionals Group

BS degree in outdoor recreation, marketing, business, or public relations preferred or equivalent experience.

Occasional evenings and weekends.