Community Events Director at Chief (Washington DC or Remote)

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About us:

Chief is changing the face of leadership. Our mission: build the most powerful network focused on connecting and supporting women leaders. Our members are VP and C-level executives across every industry who are leading their companies today and building a more equitable tomorrow. Chief was recently recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2021, and you can read more about us in Forbes or watch us on the Today Show.

Launched in early 2019, Chief is a Series B stage start-up backed by General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, Primary Ventures, CapitalG, and other top-tier investors. The Chief network includes 12,000+ members from across the United States. We are headquartered in New York City with additional Flagship spaces in Los Angeles, Chicago, and, soon, San Francisco.

We are tech-powered. Our members make meaningful connections, engage in compelling discussions, and view our unique content through our digital platform. Our Product and Technology teams are building the future of that platform, with data and insights at its heart.

About the Role:  

The Community Events Director will oversee strategy to scale Chief’s member engagement across our community with both in-person and digital events and influence and support Chief’s member led meetups. Part event producer and part community builder, this role is truly two pronged in behind the scenes production and a community driven approach. 

This is a critical role on our events leadership team that will lead a team that is responsible for producing events and scaling engagement across our community of 15,000+ members. We are looking for someone experienced in the business strategy side of community events — the what, when, how, and why we are producing events. The right candidate will be a proven leader with success across three key areas; strategy & planning, community building, and event production. You also have experience producing and running high-quality, seamless events for executives and experience supporting and scaling online and in-person communities.

This role will report directly to the Senior Director, Events and Programming and will work in close collaboration with our larger community team, programming team, and producers to deliver results.

What you’ll do: 
  • Lead the strategy and define when, how and why we are hosting community events using KPIs and data & insights to help navigate the approach
  • Direct the overall strategy and ideation, development, planning, and execution of innovative, best in class events, with a focus on building member community
  • Oversee a community strategy to connect members across various industries, geographies, identities, and other demographics to drive and retain retention 
  • Support and manage a team of 4+ employees, responsible for training, day to day management and supporting their growth and development
  • Manage and maintain a budget and build relationships to ensure the best and most cost efficient pricing
  • Responsible for setting the standard and raising the bar for the ideation, planning, production and execution for our in-person events
  • Create an elevated experience environment where members feel comfortable connecting with other members over a several hour span 
  • Attend community functions to identify and network potential opportunities for future collaborations
  • Create systems to track the booking and forward planning of events so that deadlines and budgets are always met and work closely with other departments to ensure events deliver on business goals
  • Create the playbook to scale community events and engagement across the membership 
  • Direct and elevate community driven events that allow members to network and build connection in an enduring way
What you’ve done and enjoy doing:
  • Extensive and proven experience producing in-person events, concept, planning, production, execution and reconciliation
  • Experience in building and scaling large member communities in-person and virtually
  • Proven success in leading, training, and managing a strong team 
  • Ability to be member- facing and interface with executive women
  • Deep understanding of and passion for Chief’s mission and existing community and the passion to help grow and further this as we grow
  • Ability to travel up to 2-4 times/month across the US 
  • Willing to work flexible hours including early mornings and late evenings due to a consistent events schedule 
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, with strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Self-motivated, strategic creative worker with a drive for excellence, always looking beyond the available options when up against roadblocks
  • A strong contributor in a high growth environment, no task is too big or too small. 
  • You are constantly thinking about iterating on our systems by asking "how can we do this better?"
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite Products is a must
  • Knowledge of Zoom, Slack, Salesforce, and Notion are a plus
Why You'll Want to Work Here:
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Full medical, dental, and vision packages, 401(k)
  • Experience as an early member of a startup team with exciting early traction
  • Opportunity to work for a startup focused on driving real change for women in business
  • Opportunity to create and attend inspiring experiences and events with leaders of the industry
  • Access to our ongoing virtual Chief member exclusive content, including workshops, thought leadership, and iconic speakers
  • Wellness, Work from home and Learning Stipends

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Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Detroit, MI
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington DC

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DocuSignCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
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    • MarketoLead Gen
    • ZoomInfoLead Gen
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • Monday.comProject Management

What are Chief Perks + Benefits

Chief Benefits Overview

Chief takes employee wellbeing seriously. We are happy to provide the option to be fully or partially remote to most of our employees. We provide a fun and hard working environment. We have year round half day Fridays, access to our member events and materials, discounts and so much more!
Discount Partners: Saysh, Tertulia, Good Inside, Corepower Yoga, Trilogy Spa, Squarespace, Bolster, Hotel Zena & Barrys

Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with several organizations that align with our mission to change the face of leadership including Raise the Barr, National Women’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Inclusion & Impact office will provide structure and support for these groups to ensure their contributions to the business are meaningful and impactful.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Inclusivity, diversity and representation are essential building blocks needed to create an inclusive and innovative work environment. This is why our leadership team is as diverse as our employee pop
Unconscious bias training
D&I are embedded in all our principles with a deeper focus in our Inclusion value. Every people leader will be trained on this which includes themes of mitigating bias, upstander behaviors, etc.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Chief currently has nine employee resource groups focused on specific communities across ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender expression, generation, nationality, and social class.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Unbiased job descriptions, interview questions and processes Relationships with diversity focused hiring partnerships
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
All dental benefits are fully paid for by the company
Vision Benefits
All vision benefits are fully paid for by the company
Health Insurance Benefits
We have a variety of options that will provide comfort and security to our team members - and all plans are fully covered by the company!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
We want to make sure that our team has any additional support that they need. We have a partnership with an online mental health platform to make it super easy to have access to support.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We care about our team members' futures. Our team members are able to contribute into their 401k anytime throughout the year.
Company Equity
We want our team members to be all in. All team members are granted equity as part of their compensation package and have the opportunity to receive more equity throughout their time at the company.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We offer Dependent Care FSA, where parents are able to use these pre-tax funds for child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
20 weeks parental leave + 4 weeks of flexible re-onboarding
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We’ve adopted a virtual first model. Based on team and location, team members may be eligible to work remotely.
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
4.5 Day Work Week - Chief has perpetual half day Fridays for most roles!
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to flexible vacation time, the offices and clubhouse shut down between Christmas and the New Year.
Chief is proud to offer our employees, who have been with us 4+ years, the option to take a well deserved sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Chief offers pre-tax commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Every year we bring all employees together for a 2-day event called Chiefchella, to connect as a community, get inspired and have fun! (see pics!)
Stocked Kitchen
Chief offers fun snack and drinks in our NYC Home Office.
Happy Hours
We like to find time to celebrate together and do that when we can!
Fitness Subsidies
Chief offers a wellness stipend for you to use as you see fit.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide stipends for those who are eligible annual. They are paid out quarterly.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Chief employees receive annual an individual Learning Fund of $750 & investment into group learning with their trams. In some cases we enable access to specialized knowledge or certifications.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
We launched a training series for all employees to enable growth. The first series is Continuous Feedback, which reframes feedback as empowerment and builds skills for receiving and giving feedback.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

On top of all of this, Chief also invests in our employees through ongoing learning and development. All Chief employees have access to our ongoing virtual Chief member exclusive content, including workshops, thought leadership, and iconic speakers like Cynthia Nixon, Stacey Abrams and Michelle Obama. At Chief, your ongoing development will be supported by your manager and an employee experience team to make sure that you have avenues to progress.

We launched our first ever Chief Values Awards in 2022. We celebrated 2 winners for each value (Powerful, Inclusive, Real, Curious, Time Travel) and awarded them $500 cash plus $500 donated to a charity of their choice. We also had 3 winners that are were celebrated for living all of our values, who were awarded $1500 cash plus a $1500 donation to a charity of their choice. The awards were presented at Chiefchella.

In addition to the section on Nonprofit partnerships, we have many partnerships that engaged our Chief team and members to donate to causes that In 2022, after the Supreme Court’s decision on reproductive rights, Chief committed to donating $250,000 to organizations who give access to care. These included Planned Parenthood, National Abortion Foundation, NARAL ProChoice America and others.

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