Community Events Director

| Washington DC +1 more | 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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What are Chief Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
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
We offer multiple trainings for our employee population and People Leaders around how to mitigate bias in the workplace; from interviewing to performance reviews.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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!
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
12 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
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

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 and Stacey Abrams. 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.

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