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Event Manager

$70k – $95k • No equity
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The Event Services Manager plans and executes high-quality, value-driven events to help build a strong Runway community. This role blends hospitality and customer service, combined with sales and event management. Competitive candidates will have a successful track record for leading The Event Services Manager will have a direct impact on Runway’s future direction and bottom line. A smoothly run events business unit with a strong brand in the market and the opportunities you bring to Runway are what will take us to the next level.

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE

You are a go-getter and bring passion and resourcefulness to all aspects of event management — from planning, negotiating, budgeting and marketing, to managing all logistics. You have a proven track record of flawless event execution, marketing communication, building good relationships with vendors. You have a strong eye for detail and branding around creating wonderful attendee experiences. Management experience is required, as you will be managing contract staff and interns to achieve profitable, high quality events.

THE POSITION

The Event Services Manager leads Runway’s Event Services business unit. The position is best filled by an organized multi-tasker with an eye for detail and strong customer relationship skills. Runway Event Services manages all aspects of event management, from initial inquiries through to event production and post-event client satisfaction surveys. Runway events can involve external clients (primarily corporates), events with Runway Partners, events organized by Runway on behalf of our Members and Runway Member-driven events. Examples of typical events held at Runway include workshops, startup pitch events, topical events focused on tech startups and/or large corporations. Responsibilities include:

● Drive the overall strategy and execution of Runway Event Services
● Responsible for managing the Event Services business unit (BU), including budget forecasting, pricing strategy and managing the BU budget responsibly.
● Manage event budgets and plans to exceed revenue objectives
● Define and execute external event awareness, supporting communications plans and associated deliverables
● Work in partnership with Marketing and other business unit leads to align key objectives, brand expression, messaging and positioning for Runway events
● Leverage outbound channels to promote Runway, oversee relevant website content, build and implement promotional emails, and use social media to build and maintain the Runway brand.
● Provide engaging tours for prospective Event Services clients.

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH

The Event Services Manager reports to Runway’s CEO and works with our other business units (Corporate Innovation Services and Startup Ecosystem) to support their events-related needs and with Marketing to achieve effective event promotion campaigns and brand objectives.

THE RIGHT FIT

● 4+ years combined corporate event and event series experience, working for at least one technology company in a customer-facing role in sales, community building, or events management
● Success in managing third-party vendors and contract staff (logistics, audio-visual)
● Expertise in the strategic and tactical execution of 100+ attendee events
● Demonstrable experience in driving effective marketing communications and supporting campaigns for events
● High energy, can-do personality and ability to thrive in a high-growth, dynamic environment
● A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
● Excellent customer relations skills
● Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and proactively to solve problems
● Exceptional time management skills
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Ability to manage a business unit-level budget
● Understands that having fun and being professional are not mutually exclusive
● Entrepreneurial drive and spirit – extreme ownership of business unit and creativity in finding new solutions
● Ability to work in San Francisco (no remote work)

BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE...

● Prior startup employment – ability to understand the entrepreneur's journey
● Background working in innovation and/or with startups and investors
● 2+ years of experience managing people
● You’ve led a business unit before
● A demonstrated ability to engage high-profile speakers
● You are a member of a professional event manager organization
● You have prior experience working in the hospitality industry
● You can speak more than one language.
● Experience developing external partnerships

You may be asked to work one to two nights/week or possibly on weekends (very rarely) when events require it. Runway offers full benefits, including 401(k) with employer contribution. Salary will be determined based on experience. Runway is in the Twitter Building with terrific amenities and a gym next door. Public transportation is conveniently located nearby.

Interested?

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