Engagement and Events Manager at Seesaw

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Our Growth Mindset (The Mission):
Think back on your time in school and a project or experience that got you fired up, curious, and motivated to try your best. Can you remember one? If you’re like us, there are some projects we remember decades later -- those times when we were so engaged in what we were doing that we couldn’t help but learn.

Seesaw is a learning platform that brings educators, students, and families together to deepen student learning. Teachers design and facilitate powerful learning experiences, students create, reflect, collaborate and make their learning visible, and families actively support and celebrate student learning. Seesaw is used by millions of K-12 students in over half the schools in the U.S.

The Curriculum (Your Role):
At Seesaw we are rethinking the way we foster employee connection in a remote-first world and are looking for our first ever Senior Engagement & Events Manager to partner with us on this journey. This is a unique opportunity that heavily supports an open and creative mindset to employee engagement and will welcome experimentation as we bring our vision around employee connection to life. 

As the Engagement and Events Manager you will plan and execute exceptional internal in-person and virtual events that connect employees, are aligned with our values, and keeps employees engaged and excited about being a part of Seesaw. The ideal candidate is incredibly organized, is a strong critical thinker, can bring a programmatic lens to event planning, and consistently puts on events that surprise and delight event attendees.

Your Classmates (The Team):
You will work closely with the People team and leaders across the organization in planning and executing meaningful, fun, and engaging events. This role will have the opportunity to build out and manage a small team over time.

Subject Matter (Your Responsibilities):

  • Plan, produce, and execute several in-person and virtual employee events throughout the year from smaller sub-team events to leadership team offsites to twice a year multi-day company-wide events. 
  • Own the scheduling, calendaring, logistics, budget, and travel preparations for all events.
  • Take a holistic and programmatic approach to regularly occurring events.
  • Create event guidelines and event structures that are repeatable and can be iterated on so that managers and executives can easily support in regularly planning events for their teams.
  • Work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders as needed and effectively communicate and bring teams along with project plans. 
  • Partner with and manage external vendors to assist with planning and driving high-quality events.
  • Regularly research and stay up to date on new and unique event-related employee engagement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the People team to create excitement and drive participation around events.
  • Regularly collect feedback and analyze data related to events so we are continuously iterating on and improving events while having an equitable and inclusive lens.

Prerequisites (The Requirements):

  • 5+ years of event management, event planning, or event production experience with 2+ years of experience building and leading events teams.
  • Incredibly detail-oriented and results-driven with a knack for organization.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure, can roll with the punches, and has strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Creative-minded, brings new ideas to existing projects, and continuously pushes the team to try new things.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, bring people along in your process, and work across the organization from leadership to finance to members of the people team.
  • Ability to drive high-profile initiatives and present approaches to bring the executive team along in planning.
  • A love of bringing people together. Working with people outside of your team and outside of the company excites you. You like collaborating with new people (such as vendors) and figuring problems out together.

A little about us:
We are well funded and have an experienced team. Work with the creators & leads of Google Calendar, Picasa, Maps, Facebook Platform, and Twitter. We care about building a diverse and inclusive team to better advocate for the needs of our incredibly diverse K-12 users.

We prioritize work-life balance and actually walk the walk -- we care a lot about our work but care more about our friends and family. We encourage everyone to work at a sustainable pace and have an unlimited vacation policy that people actually use.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including full medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, paid parental leave, flexible vacation policy, free lunch, wellness stipend, and charitable donation match.

Don't let the confidence gap get in the way of applying! We'd love to hear from you.

Seesaw provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity/gender expression/transgender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, or military or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Seesaw complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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An Insider's view of Seesaw

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The culture at Seesaw attracts amazing colleagues: successful engineers here are passionate and mission-driven; curious and eager to learn and take on new challenges; and have the initiative to work independently, relish ownership, and propose creative solutions, but also are strongly collaborative, open minded, and always happy to help out.

Lauren

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about Seesaw articulating that our platform is ideal for blended learning. Everything that's happened this past year has highlighted what other unique learners have always had to consider. Childhood education can't be limited to in-person attendance and worksheets but needs to be flexible in how and where students interact with content.

Tammy

Partnerships Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

I think the main word here is "team". At Seesaw we are in fact a team, and we all love to work together and truly help one another out. Questions and new ideas are welcome, which helps us all grow, learn more, and leads to both company and individual success.

Dorelle

Implementation Consultant

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We believe in people over process. Most companies have processes to ensure that “okay” people don’t cause damage. This usually drives great people away who feel slowed down and constrained by process. We want the minimal number of processes, implemented in as lightweight a way as possible to help great people do the right thing by default.

Carl

Co-Founder

What does your typical day look like?

As a Customer Success Manager, my day revolves around supporting our Seesaw for Schools partners in some capacity. I spend about 60% of my time interacting with administrators directly, and the remaining 40% is spent collaborating cross-functionally to ensure our schools & districts have what they need to best serve teachers, students and families.

Elise

Customer Success Manager

What are Seesaw Perks + Benefits

Seesaw Benefits Overview

We want employees and their families to be healthy, happy, and well-balanced
100% coverage for your medical, dental, and vision insurance and 85% coverage for your dependents
16 weeks of paid parental leave
Seesaw matches up to 4% of your salary in 401(k) contributions
Monthly stipend for lunch, childcare, wellness, etc (Benepass)
Work from home stipend to set up your home office
Annual professional development budget
Flexible vacation policy that we really use
Mindfulness first Fridays

We believe we work better together when we get to know one another
#coffee Slack channel to connect colleagues across teams
Monthly Quaran-tea virtual meetups
Quarterly company wide virtual events
Seesaw Recess to promote in-person meetups
Local Slack channels to support getting to know each other across the country

Culture
Volunteer in local community
1 day per quarter to volunteer at an organization of employee's choice 100% match on up to $250 in donations to a 501(c)3 of employee's choice
Partners with Nonprofits
Seesaw has volunteered w/ Project Open Hand and will continue to provide support once they accept group volunteering again. We have also partnered w/ St Anthony's, Family House & Habitat for Humanity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
In addition to the DEI Committee we offer ERG (Employee Resource Groups) that provide safe spaces for employees to have conversations and connections through the various ways to identify.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our DEI Committee is passionate about educating the company on a variety of DEI topics from K-12 demographics in the U.S. to allyship to helping build better DEI standards across teams.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Seesaw employees can contribute up to the IRS maximum of $2,750 towards their FSA.
Disability Insurance
All Seesaw employees receive Short Term Disability coverage with 100% of premiums paid be Seesaw. We also offer opt-in Long Term Disability coverage.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan is covered at 100% for Seesaw employees and 75% for their dependents. Our plan has a $1,500 annual maximum and preventive care is covered at 100%.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is covered at 100% for Seesaw employees and 75% for their dependents. Eye exams are 100% covered and 80% of costs over $130 is covered for frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer 4 rich options for health insurance benefits. 3 out of the 4 plans are covered at 100% for employees and 75% for dependents with a buy-up option for premium coverage.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We offer a $350 monthly stipend that can be used towards physical wellness, mental wellness, food (like lunches, groceries, etc), or childcare.
Team workouts
We have bi-weekly virtual yoga sessions that all employees can participate in.
Mental Health Benefits
We offer a $350 monthly stipend that can be used towards physical wellness, mental wellness, food (like lunches, groceries, etc), or childcare.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Seesaw offers a competitive 401(K) with a 4% match annually.
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Seesaw matches up to $250 annually per employee in charitable contributions to a 501(c)3 organization of the employee's choice.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We offer a $350 monthly stipend that can be used towards physical wellness, mental wellness, food (like lunches, groceries, etc), or childcare.
Generous Parental Leave
Seesaw Learning offers up to 16 weeks of parental leave for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Unlimited paid time off that employees actually use. We've also incorporated mental heath days such as every Friday off in a month and first Friday of every month off.
Paid Volunteer Time
1 day per quarter to volunteer at an organization of the employee's choice
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Seesaw issues every fulltime employee a corporate credit card loaded with $350 to spend per month on food, groceries, gym memberships, wellness apps and a variety of other uses.
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees receive a $500 WFH stipend that can be used towards things like setting up a home office, reliable internet, or phone services.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees may utilize up to $500 per year towards professional development.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
At Seesaw, we are life long learners. We host a variety of lunch and learns through out the year like bringing in experts to talk about mental health or equity 101.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks

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