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Event Manager

As an Event Manager within Singularity University’s Customs and Special Events team (CASE), you will be responsible for planning and executing events that captivate, amaze, and educate our clients. You will work closely with other SU departments and directly with clients to create a wide range of unique experiences for event participants. You’ll be responsible for conducting the needs analysis, planning and executing the event, troubleshooting problems, directing temporary staff, and leading the event evaluation process.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct a thorough needs analysis for each event. Get clear on the purpose and scope of the event, important dates and times, and the list of individuals expected to participate.
  • Design and plan each event.
  • Monitor costs to ensure that the event remains within budget.
  • Conduct pre-event inspections of each venue. Ensure that facilities meet agreed upon specifications. Coordinate with facilities teams (internal or external) to make adjustments as needed.
  • Deliver a high-quality participant experience. Directly supervise event setup and cleanup.
  • Make adjustments as events are in progress to ensure that the quality of the experience remains high and the agenda from the program designer is followed as closely as possible.
  • Manage interactions with external vendors.
  • Improve internal processes and operational practices.

Our Requirements (you must have):

  • At least two years of experience in roles with direct responsibility for planning events.
  • The ability to work during non-standard hours and required by event schedules.
  • The ability to travel up to 10%, including multiple overnight stays.

About you (we’d like you to have):

  • Previous work experience in the hospitality or theater industries.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrable past success:
    • Working collaboratively as a member of a team, and contributing individually.
    • Managing complex projects with firm deadlines and a significant amount of detail.
    • Solving problems with minimal direction.

Why Work at Singularity University?

Singularity University is a B Corp on a mission to improve the lives of billions of people. We see exponential technologies as massive opportunities for dramatic growth, innovation, and value creation.

Here are some of the benefits and perks we offer:

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Health coverage with generous employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan
  • Equity in Singularity University for all employees
  • A full suite of additional benefits (STD/LTD, Life Insurance, FSA/HSA, Employee Assistance Program, etc.)
  • Cold brew coffee and tea on tap
  • Kitchen stocked with healthy snacks
  • Lunchtime meditation group
  • NASA Research Park location
  • Costume parties, happy hours, and other fun events for friends and family
  • Access to some of the greatest minds in Silicon Valley and beyond!

About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation blending for-profit structure with mission-based vision and values. Our employee value proposition is centered around a passion to positively impact billions of lives globally in the next ten years using exponential technologies. This is why we come to work at SU. We also offer a collaborative work environment where you'll have access to exponential technologies and learning opportunities you just won't find anywhere else.

The following statements define who we are and what we stand for both within our community and with our employees:

We are creating a future of abundance that is bright, equitable and leaves no one behind.

We are not bystanders. We act with purpose, leveraging exponential technologies to definitively solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

We lead courageously and set an example for changing the world. We do no harm and refuse to compromise others for our own benefit.  Our passion for the well-being of humanity drives our action.

We are a community of inclusion, collaboration, and deep connection in which every individual is integral to success and the greatest ideas are often those never heard before.

We cultivate a critical mindset that is empathetic, understanding, and respectful of all points of view. We make decisions based on evidence and logic which push boundaries and redefine possibility.

We take Moonshots, thinking big and taking risks to solve problems and impact billions of lives. We believe that big dreams, strong collaboration, and powerful tools create an unstoppable force for good.

Together, we can solve any challenge we encounter.

We are exponential.

Singularity University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. SU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.

 

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