Posted Date: Jan- 3-2020
Job ID: 16688
Job Type: Full Time
Job Function: Public Affairs
Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!
At REI, we believe a life outdoors is well lived, and our employees bring this idea to life daily for our community. You’ll be a part of a world-class Brand Stewardship and Impact team whose job is to help REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-op, further the organization’s impact on behalf of its 18 million members. Your focus will be helping to galvanize and engage our 13,000+ employees through events and cultural moments that are unique to the co-op.
As the co-op prepares for a headquarters move, you’ll focus on delivering an engagement strategy that will support employees and the co-op through this critical moment of transition. You’ll contribute to REI’s success by supporting the planning, coordination, and delivery of a remarkably positive experience for employees leading up to, during, and following the move itself. The goal? To support employees, elevate our culture, brand, and reputation, and ensure business continuity through this important time of change. In addition, you’ll support other events and important moments for the co-op as needed.
You’ll achieve this through solid project management skill and ability to flex in quickly changing conditions. You will be a creative, self-starting team member with the ability to influence and collaborate with peers in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and complex, cross-divisional projects. You will demonstrate an outstanding track record in the craft of written and multimedia communications. You thrive on fast-moving, dynamic work, and easily toggle between workstreams. You have a strong team ethic, pitching in to do what needs to be done to bring these moments to life. And, of course, you love the outdoors.
Event, Recognition + Communication support:
Works with team to execute event plans, partnering with cross-divisional partners and external vendors
Supports a variety of tactical event, recognition + communication work streams (creative, production, logistics travel planning, technology, etc.)
Supports content development—including writing, designing, editing, and publishing—of written and multi-media content for internal web, email and print channels.
Creates and helps manage event staffing plans and team of volunteers.
Manages complex systems for shipping, storage, and maintenance of supplies.
Supports recognition program execution: data collection + distribution, certificates, gifts, more.
Craft + edit communications; emails, creative briefs, proposals, instructions, toolkits, FAQ, recaps, etc.
Support on-site logistics as well as pre-event site visits.
Monitors event, recognition, campus, and internal comms mailboxes and respond to inquiries as appropriate.
Supports the full internal comms + events team with leadership + strategy programs and projects.
Contributes to employee launches of key brand moments with tactical support
Manages self-service tools for partners across the business to run successful events.
Effectively + efficiently plans for and leads all assigned workstreams for events + programs.
Builds thorough project plans, timelines. Manages plans + timelines with acute attention to detail, including quick identification of issues + critical dependencies.
Able to manage detailed databases of attendee and award recipient data.
Handles confidential information with utmost integrity. Connects working team together through project team updates, meetings, solid cross-team communication.
Maintains and manages files and assets for the team.
Adheres to and manages budgets.
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 22 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With more than 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.
REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer