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Landmark Ventures


Are you passionate about bringing people together to drive social impact? We are seeking a qualified events manager to support and elevate our year-round platform of Social Innovation Summit events.Social Innovation Summit, the philanthropic arm of Landmark Ventures, brings thousands of leaders together each year at events of all sizes throughout the country, including flagship Summits, Salons, and Learning Journeys. Working closely with the events team and reporting to the Director of Programs, this role is an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of event planning from production, partnership development, programming and content, marketing, and media relations.Qualified candidates are self-starters with a passion for social responsibility and a willingness to be adaptable, wear multiple hats, and support the events team across various events and functions.Role and Responsibilities -Speaker Outreach, Selection, Support, Tracking & Coordination (25%)Research, identify, and help liaise with potential speakers for year-round SIS events and manage the speaker databaseTrack current social impact trends and identify new topics and themes for programmingSupport speaker coordination associated with summits, including: collecting presentations and gathering speaker logistic requirements for on-site executionManage the Speaker Recommendation application and processPrepare speakers through prep calls and materialsCollaborate with the production teams to ensure that details and logistics are handled for speakersPartnership Development & Retention (25%)Support and track partner communications and ongoing requestsIdentify new partnership opportunities and support retention of existing partnersSupport the creation of customized partnership packagesHelp ensure that all contractual obligations are fulfilled with existing partners and sponsorsAssist with note taking and follow up support for ongoing partner communicationsMarketing, Communications and Media (25%)Assist with creating copy for stakeholder communications, speaker guides, invitations, collateral, PowerPoint presentations, and websiteProvide communications support for press releases, media inquiries, and media partnershipsEvent Planning and Execution (25%)Assist with event preparation and logistics during all aspects of the event planning processCapture content and photos at various events for publication on website and social media outletsHelp with on-site conference details, including registration support, sponsor, and speaker logistics support, etc.Collaborate with our event production team on the details - logistics, AV, room layout, food and beverage service, signage/brochures, website, and marketing requirementsRequirementsThe Ideal Candidate Has -Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Hospitality/Events or related disciplines and/or equivalent relevant experience2-5 years direct experience in executing large-scale events and conferences, including attendee, speaker and/or partner managementDemonstrated strategic thinking and problem-solving skills which exemplify the ability to identify issues or challenges and find a reasonable solutionAbility to multi-task, calmly and effectively execute under tight deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environmentStrong organization skills, exceptional attention to detail, and excellent analytical, verbal and written communications skillsExcellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to monitor and manage multiple priorities, and meet timelines on large projects from inception through completionStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly develop trusting, productive relationships with clients, vendors, staff and all partnersWillingness to "roll up your sleeves" and get into the details as a team player with a "get things done" proactive attitudeExcellent computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)Willingness to be flexible, work extra hours and travel as neededWork "Athlete" mindset - someone who is coachable, innovative, focused and is able to adaptThe role may potentially be used as training for other positions within the organizationIf you are that one special candidate, you will quickly become a key player on a talented, fun-loving team at a high-energy company. You'll work with great people, and if you're like the majority of them, this will be the best place you've ever worked and you'll thrive in our environment.In exchange for your skills and talents, we offer a competitive compensation package and the unique opportunity to work with some of the world's leading business personalities.This position is located at Landmark's headquarters in our beautiful new office on Park Avenue South in midtown Manhattan.

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