Sr. Event Manager, Chief Conference

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About us:

Chief is on a mission to change the face of leadership. Launched in 2019, Chief provides senior executive women with a vetted community of peers, a trusted support system, and business critical insights to strengthen their leadership and magnify their influence. We have been named one of Fast Company's “Most Innovative Companies— and you can read more about us in Inc. and Forbes.

Chief is a fast-growing, Series B stage start-up backed by CapitalG, General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, Primary Ventures and other top-tier investors who believe in our vision to drive more women to the top and keep them there. We have members across the United States with flagship locations in NYC, LA, Chicago and SF. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are in our DNA, guiding everything we do and how we work. Knowing that our people are the most important driver of our success, we focus on building teams where the power of diverse voices, identities, perspectives, and experiences is celebrated.

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:  

Chief is looking for a Sr. Event Manager for our Chief Conference, who will lead and run the day-to-day operations for our events and will lead the execution and help shape the vision of our inaugural multi-day member event.

A great candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing and producing best-in-class conferences or multi-day retreats for thousands of attendees. The ideal candidate is ultra-organized, detail-oriented, collaborative and loves to build things from the ground up. This role will report to the Sr. Director of Events & Programming, and will work closely with the key stakeholders across the Chief team and our external production agency.

What you’ll do: 
  • Oversee and manage the operations of Chief’s inaugural multi-day member conference for thousands of attendees joining in-person and remotely 
  • Contribute to the overall definition of mission and execution of the event
  • Manage, develop and lead the conference team in planning, production and execution 
  • Our lynchpin – you and your team will collaborate cross-functionally within Chief and with our external vendors to manage the success of the event
  • Supervise day-to-day operations on all things related to the conference, including but not limited to: registration and ticketing, venue and vendor negotiation and management, site logistics, product and tech, food and beverage, attendee & speaker relations, communication, sales
  • With our marketing team, execute member marketing and communication plans for each attendee type
  • Develop and maintain overall run of show, event production schedules, and cross-functional processes
  • Communicate and manage deadlines for all internal departments and external vendors to ensure that deadlines are met and that the event comes together in a cohesive manner
  • Lead cross-functional internal and external meetings to continue to drive planning forward
  • Develop an overall attendee relations strategy which encompasses both pre-event and on-site support 
  • Managing and maintain overall global budget, with a conscious mind towards cost savings and ensuring that we are spending our budget wisely
  • Review, negotiate, and get sign-off on contracts and vendor agreements 
  • Occasional site visits for meetings and supervise progress and the build-out of our site
  • Oversee and manage the onsite logistics of the event
What you’ve done and enjoy doing:
  • Extensive and proven experience producing multiple large scales events & conferences, and managing teams 
  • An entrepreneurial self-starter, you can write the playbook on how to stand up a multi-day event for a high-touch community 
  • Strong experiential acumen—you know how to create and produce thoughtful, engaging events that deliver against strategic objectives and are tailored for the intended audience.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and supporting on all operations for a brand with the partnership on an external agency
  • Proven experience in producing, managing, and supporting large scale events and being the point of contact on all day-to-day operations
  • You are a strong leader and communicator onsite
  • Maintained great relationships with a wide array of vendors 
  • Demonstrated extreme attention to detail
  • Building crystal clear communication line to keep teams aligned 
  • Experience learning and navigating within a high-growth and fast paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite Products is a must
  • Knowledge of Zoom, Airtable, 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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