Event Specialist, Virtual Hiring Summit
New York City or Remote /
The Girls Who Code Fall Hiring Summit will be held September 16th, 2022 on the online platform Hopin. The virtual event will seek to reach 1,500 job-seekers (college students and recent graduates), and support ~25 hiring partners who are purchasing booths and various sponsorship packages (including two pre-Summit workshops, two post-Summit workshops, and additional engagements during the event).
A second Summit, with similar adjacent activities, will be held on January 27th 2023, focused exclusively on early-career professionals. This contract covers both September and January events.
The event specialist will support planning and execution on two events:
Fall Hiring Summit - 9/16/22
Winter Hiring Summit - 1/27/23
This is a part time (up to 20 hours per week), remote, temporary position from June 13th, 2022 to February 17th, 2023.
- Planning the Hiring Summits in collaboration with the Girls Who Code College & Careers team
- Assisting with building the online event platform
- Preparing and training participating hiring partners
- Building tools and resources to assist with partner communications
- Running logistics on the day of the events
- Providing additional hiring summit event planning support as needed
- The event specialist will also coordinate the logistics for the two pre-Summit and two post-Summit workshops.
- 3+ years of experience with event management, preference for working on large virtual events with multiple activities and engagements
- Reliable, strong internet connection
- Language Requirement: English
- Ability to meet weekly with GWC team during 9-5 EST hours
- Experience with virtual event platforms, preferred experience with Hopin
- Availability at the two dates listed above, with flexibility to add other event dates as planning moves forward.
- Excellent communication, presentation and people skills with an ability to balance priorities, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
- Fastidious record keeping and organization
- Customer service orientation, helpful attitude
- Passion for our mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- When applying for this role, please include two references in your application materials. Ideally these references would be supervisors or individuals who can speak to your previous professional experience managing or working on events. Please include: 2 professional references (one current or former supervisor, ideally two), including name, title, organization, nature of relationshipInclude email and phone number.
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.