Community Relations Assistant – Seasonal Part Time – Olympia Entertainment & Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, MI)

The Community Relations Assistant is responsible for providing a wide range of support to the Detroit Red Wings community relations department during the off season in all areas including, but not limited to, community relations donation requests, and community events.  This is a seasonal position and will be needed from the end of the playoffs until mid September.
Key Responsibilities
• Process charitable donation requests and fan pack requests
• Package autographed items and coordinate delivery of donation items
• Respond to donation inquiries by phone and email; manage team’s donations email
• Track donation requests
• Assist Community Relations Coordinator with maintenance of donation and fan pack logs
• Log Red Wings for Reading program entry forms and send out reading fan packs to participating students
• Manage multiple department email accounts and general correspondence, including incoming team fan mail
• Answer and route phone inquiries
• Assist with preparations for 2014-15 community relations events, including but not limited to MI Wings Community Tour, Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Military Appreciation Night
• Assist with offseason department research projects
• Assist media relations and community relations staff with daily activities and projects, including but not limited to generating and pitching story ideas to media
• Assist Detroit Red Wings Foundation with offseason projects and planning
• Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Supplemental Job Functions
• Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Collegiate experience
• Evidence of solid communication skills through verbal, written and telephonic channels
• Ability to demonstrate computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience with mail merge and sorting/editing spreadsheets
• The ability to produce material under strict deadlines with a high attention to detail
Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly in hockey
• Pursuit of a degree in the fields of Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Sports Management is preferred
• Experience in public relations and/or community relations
• Experience volunteering and/or working with nonprofit(s)
Working Conditions
• Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
• Exposure to moderate – high noise level
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
• Frequent visual/auditory attention
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.