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OFFICER, EVENTS OPERATIONS, Solve, to deliver multiday flagship events--Solve at MIT, Solve Challenge Finals, Indigenous Innovators Summit, Solv[ED] Solutions Summit—that bring together hundreds of the foremost social impact leaders as part of an entrepreneurial team supporting social entrepreneurs and social impact leaders globally. Will lead the operations for and implementation of all Solve’s year-round live, in-person, virtual, and hybrid events; and determine event logistics, production, vendor management needs, and budget. Will report to the director, events program.
Solve is an MIT initiative with a mission to solve world challenges. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world and brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of members to fund and support these entrepreneurs.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ project management experience and at least two in event management; deep working knowledge of production guidelines and procedures and experience producing both in-person and virtual experiences; comfort with digital environments and a proven track record of creating high-quality virtual events utilizing various technology platforms; experience producing high quality, complex, multi-venue 500+ person events, preferably focused on social and environmental impact; meticulous attention to detail; excellent time management, organizational, communication, and decision-making skills; flexibility; and experience with digital media workflows and post production workflows for live and virtual events. Must be able to effectively build relations with key internal/external stakeholders; manage vendor relationships; meet budget goals; prioritize and meet deadlines; and work independently, take initiative, and anticipate needs. PREFERRED: experience with talent, unions, and guilds; and awareness of producers, production companies, agents, and other industry players. Job #19923-7