Events Manager

New York /
Programs /
Full-time
Girls Who Code is seeking a full-time Events Manager to drive planning and execution of critical programmatic engagements and events. The Events Manager will work directly with the Vice President, Programs and will be an integral part of ensuring the successful production of events in service of furthering Girls Who Code’s mission to empower young women to pursue Computer Science.

Note: This position is temporarily remote, but will be based in NYC after we re-enter the workplace.

Responsibilities: Strategic Events Management

    • Lead the planning and execution of of regional events, program graduations and virtual, in-person, and hybrid engagements for our K-12 and Workforce Programs
    • Serve as primary project manager and engage internal staff in collaboration and event support
    • Work with K-12, Workforce, and Development teams to scope out partner benefits and design events that meet both the needs of partners and the organization
    • Build annual events roadmap and timeline to ensure fuller transparency of events schedule and to minimize any gaps with programming
    • Work with Vice President, Programs to set budget and track expenses for each event
    • Pitch new events based on criteria including: stakeholder feedback, exposure to CS content and connections and increased brand awareness for the organization

Responsibilities: Events Operations

    • Serve as the primary point of contact for overall partner event logistics, including day-of support 
    • Create guides and other resources (i.e. toolkits, handbook, one-pagers, how-tos, webinars) to support partners, students, and other stakeholders in the planning or preparation of their event
    • Work with partners, speakers, and panelists to understand specific tech needs and set expectations and norms regarding Girls Who Code events
    • Create key messaging to provide additional event details to students, facilitators, and other key stakeholders
    • Create Run of show and other production materials that support successful GWC and partner-branded events
    • Lead and execute all events rehearsals and tech checks to ensure partners and speakers are prepared for event

Responsibilities: Relationship Management

    • Collaborate with teams to support execution of strategies to meet the increased demand for a dynamic and engaging event experience 
    • Collaborate with members of Marketing and Communication, K-12, and Workforce Programs teams to plan social media and other communications strategies to increase event awareness

Qualifications:

    • 5+ years experience in event planning, operations, project management
    • Knowledge of registration and communications best practices (experience with event registration platforms, including Eventbrite a plus)
    • Proven experience as an event manager
    • Highly skilled in project management; knowledge of project management platforms a plus
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • A knack for problem-solving
    • Strong customer-service orientation
    • Experience with logistics and/or has a background in operations, project management, or other related field
    • Able to comfortably adapt in a diverse and dynamic environment with changing requirements and priorities
    • Excellent communication skills 
    • Proficiency with Google Suite and Salesforce required 
    • Proven ability to work independently
    • Flexibility and ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment with changing requirements 
    • Proficiency with Trello and/or project management platforms a plus 
    • Preferred skills: direct experience working with youth and school systems 
    • Computer Science experience is not required
    • Passion for our mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.
 
Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.