Events Operations Associate

New York, NY

We’re searching for a charismatic and detail oriented self-starter who’s excited to help change the aspirations, careers, and lives of talented young people across the country as a member of our Talent team. This person will plan events across the country, build relationships with campus contacts and prospective applicants, and be the face of VFA on campus. This is an ideal job for an organized, high-energy recent grad who is excited to learn more about recruitment and has an infectious enthusiasm for VFA.


    • Are exceptionally organized and don’t miss details
    • Can multitask without dropping anything, while ruthlessly prioritizing
    • Get energized by a long to-do list and a full inbox
    • Have comfort with ambiguity, take initiative, and exhibit calm under pressure
    • Demonstrate next-level communication skills in person, over email, and on the phone
    • Exude passion, are persuasive, and know how to tell a story
    • Love VFA and can’t wait to spread the word
    • Would enjoy traveling 30% or more of the time to campuses across the country
    • Have a B.A./B.S. and 0-3 years of relevant full-time experience, ideally in a sales, recruitment, or otherwise forward-facing role

What you'll do:

    • Plan and execute week-long recruitment events at a portfolio of schools across the country
    • Maintain an organized process and continuously improve VFA’s recruitment operation
    • Act as point of contact for campus contacts and prospective applicants
    • Mobilize current Fellows and VFA team members to take part in recruitment activities
    • Become an expert in our selection process, and participate in every element
    • Pitch in to all aspects of VFA, from summer Training Camp, Fellow programming, to fundraising, as needed

The good stuff:

    • High performers at VFA are given substantial opportunity to develop
    • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience
    • We offer a great benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and gym, tech, and professional development stipends
    • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays
    • VFA is a dynamic environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it—always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)
    • You’ll work alongside a team of exceptionally motivated, high-caliber people