Events Project Manager

We are looking for an Events Project Manager to provide support for one of our enterprise tech clients and their partners for the HBCU Tech Conference happening in the last two weeks of September.  You will be responsible for skillfully interacting with management within and outside of the company, comfortably communicating with team members across the company, and partners, and flawlessly handling confidential and critical details.  We are looking for a strategic doer to jump right in to plan and execute events with all key areas of need. This role requires excellent written and verbal communications skills to interface with all internal and external audiences showing an action-oriented, organized approach, possessing excellent event-planning skills - along with the ability to define project milestones and deadlines and ability to coordinate across teams, stakeholders, and external contractors/vendor service providers to ensure a successful and enjoyable event that meets organizational goals and expectations coupled with on-time results, on-schedule to meet budget and measurement post-show.

Location: Remote (United States)
Dates: June 15 – September 30
Hours: Part-Time - 20 hours per week

Deliverables:

  • Support The Virtual HBCU Tech Conference with its 2nd year focused on students, faculty and administration, IT, and Senior Leadership
  • Establish and maintain relationships with 15-20 stakeholders within the partnering philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, education, and retail community
  • Track up to 500 action items including working with creative logo approvals, briefing schedules, and all items leading up to the event
  • Own execution of the upcoming schedule of events
  • Execution of Workback/milestone schedules
  • Conducting internal and external calls with stakeholders
  • Planning for potential scenarios that could impact the integrity of the event and addressing potential problems that may arise
  • Be the primary point of contact for organizers and clients and are responsible for answering questions and resolving issues that arise over the course of the event
  • Provide updates and guidance throughout the planning process

Key Skills Required:

  • Seasoned virtual event experience – relevant and current virtual
  • Experience with project management principles and best practices to ensure those event elements are organized, and event teams stay on schedule
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Skilled in logistics planning, management, and ability to make decisions
  • Effective written and verbal communication with internal teams, clients, and external vendor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as an Event Planner or similar experience preferred
  • Experience with virtual events tools & resources
  • Experience working with internal and external partners
  • Experience interacting with executives at all levels

About Simplicity

From strategy to execution, Simplicity Consulting is the preferred marketing and business consultancy for the new world of work. We help companies accelerate growth, add a fresh perspective, and increase capacity—at the speed of business—with access to our curated community of marketing, communications, and business operations experts.

Simplicity is a five-time Inc. 5000 honoree as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America and has been recognized as one of Washington’s largest women-owned companies by Puget Sound Business Journal. Female-founded and -run, we’re committed to helping everyone thrive in today’s workplace.

Equal opportunity employer

Simplicity is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Benefits

  • Health: Medical (HSA or PPO) and Vision
  • Voluntary Insurances: Dental, Disability, Life, and AD&D
  • 401K with employer match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid holidays

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