The Communications/Office Coordinator will provide program, communications and administrative support to services provided by the Leadership Kentucky Foundation as may be required for the effective and efficient operation of the organization.


  • Professional, positive attitude and confidentiality of information.
  • Create marketing materials: including, but not limited to signs, invitations, programs, class binders, videos, communications pieces
  • Support social media to include but not limited to: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn.
  • Ability to produce short engaging videos for use in promotion of LKY programs.
  • Knowledge of WordPress to assist with maintenance of Leadership Kentucky website.
  • Contribute to design, preparation and distribution of class materials.
  • Write news releases, distribute and follow up with media. Set media interviews and photo opportunities.
  • Document media/related publicity. Provide reports for Marketing Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Assist with development and execution of events; including logistics such as coordinating hotel reservations, meal details and contracts as well as the design of invitations, programs, awards, etc.
  • Coordinate event registrations and payments.
  • Prepare mailing lists and mail merges from databases for use in mailings, letters, and emails.
  • Acknowledgement letters to donors, sponsors, alumni or other communications as needed.
  • Maintain and manipulate reports from databases; such as alumni, donor, and accounting.
  • Use software for in-office accounting procedures.
  • Knowledge of some human resources practices such as confidential documents and benefit renewals.
  • Assist with setting Board of Director’s/Committee meetings and production of minutes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the necessary administrative, communications and technical skills, experience and competence to immediately add value to the work of the organization, board of directors and alumni and to ensure the timely delivery of delegated tasks and quality services under general supervision only. The Communications/Office Coordinator will:
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be results oriented and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate examples of having worked on his/her own initiative and in teams in the past.
  • Be capable of exercising a high degree of delegated responsibility.
  • Have good organizational and technical skills relevant to the role with the ability to problem solve.
  • Display attention to detail and deliver work to a high standard with tight deadlines.
  • Essential Qualifications, Attainments and Experience
  • College education or commensurate professional experience.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of computer literacy – to include competence in the following Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as design and website software.
  • Possess relevant and exceptional work experience in an office work environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent numeracy skills with knowledge and skills in the preparation and maintenance of proper financial records, banking procedures and reporting on same.


  • This position requires the ability to drive a vehicle, climb stairs, lift and carry up to 35 pounds, and assist with set-up/breakdown of events.

Send resume’/work samples to:

Janice Way, President
Leadership Kentucky
502.695.1102 office


The core Leadership Kentucky program began in 1985 and brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. Each year, approximately 55 participants, chosen from throughout the Commonwealth, receive a broad perspective of critical issues impacting Kentucky’s employers, communities, and citizens. Through a series of seven monthly, 2.5-day sessions held in various locations in the state, Leadership Kentucky participants are educated about the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its challenges.

In 2014, Leadership Kentucky introduced New Executives to Kentucky. At this exclusive, invitation-only event, senior level executives, who have been in Kentucky less than two years, are hosted in Frankfort for a complimentary, one-day political and cultural immersion. Executives talk with Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s opportunities, needs and resources while learning about its rich cultural heritage.

Launching in 2017 is Elevate Kentucky, which offers young professionals in-depth personal and professional development while fostering a better understanding of challenges facing our Commonwealth. Elevate participants return to their companies with increased skills, knowledge, perspective, and a new statewide professional network. Millennial leaders are better prepared to be catalysts in their companies and communities to Elevate Kentucky.

The mission of Leadership Kentucky is to broaden the perspective of current and emerging leaders through experiential education that inspires them to advance Kentucky. Leadership Kentucky believes that one of the best ways to accomplish this is by bringing together groups of leaders, showcasing all that the Commonwealth has to offer, discussing issues, and connecting with other leaders. By fostering a better understanding among leaders, Leadership Kentucky graduates serve as important participants in a unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future.