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Events Lead - Cambridge, MA

Company: Medium
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

CIC Innovation Campus in Cambridge is looking for a personable, enthusiastic, and organized individual to manage event space operations, provide exceptional event host experiences, and work across teams to drive projects forward. This is an exciting, full-time opportunity for someone with 3-5 years of professional experience coordinating events in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The Event Lead will be a pivotal part of solving operational challenges, driving efficiencies, and creating new systems as our team expands our event program offering.ABOUT CICCIC is a global leader in building and operating innovation communities. Founded in 1999 in Cambridge, MA, CIC is one of the first companies to offer flexible office space and coworking options, providing a platform for the world's most impactful entrepreneurs to innovate better and faster.We have campuses in Boston, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Providence, Rotterdam, St. Louis, Warsaw, and Tokyo and are growing into other cities, within the US and abroad. CIC has supported over 6,000 startups, growth companies, and branches of larger organizations, representing for-profit, mission-driven, and non-profit sectors across a wide array of industries.CIC co-founded a number of mission-aligned organizations including Venture Caf--, CIC's primary non-profit programming partner, and CIC Health, offering COVID-19 testing services to companies and the public.We invite you to explore all our openings and learn more about our teams .ABOUT CIC EVENTSCIC hosts dozens of events every month at our event spaces in Boston's Financial District and Cambridge's Kendall Square. Our Events team acts as venue coordinators for our spaces and leads community event programming for our members. Events hosted at CIC range from networking nights to all-hands meetings to coffee klatches and everything in between.YOUR DAY-TO-DAY WORKAs Events Lead, you will support the operation of CIC Events in Massachusetts. Responsibilities will include:--- Facilitate all aspects of events hosted at CIC Innovation Campuses in Cambridge and Boston to offer exceptional support and drive revenue. This entails managing event details through the entire process, including screening incoming event requests, providing tours and quotes for event spaces, utilizing event management software, communicating with building management and security, managing insurance requirements, ensuring all event details are clear to event hosts as well as the CIC team and in line with CIC policies, promoting events through CIC's marketing channels, and managing event follow-up and evaluation.--- Serve as a role model and leader for the team, helping to train and offer day-to-day guidance for staff.--- Coordinate maintenance of event spaces and AV equipment; make suggestions for improvements to functionality, design, and branding in the spaces. With support from the Head of Events - MA, drive forward larger scale space improvements.--- Act as a point person for the MA Events team with building management, cleaning, and security staff.--- Coordinate with CIC staff teams to schedule and participate in event staffing, setup, and breakdown. Act as a resource to event hosts during the event to ensure that the event runs smoothly.--- Collaborate across teams to drive community events and content to benefit our members.ABOUT YOUOur ideal candidate will be service-minded, reliable, and clever, and possess the following characteristics:--- Able to work independently while communicating effectively, both written and verbally, with team members and clients alike. A balanced presence around all people, from clients to guests to colleagues to vendors.--- Energized by an ever evolving environment. A drive to uncover trends, opportunities, and the creative ways we can elevate our events offerings and meet our team's goals.--- Comfortable with ambiguity, creative problem solving, and critical thinking. Ability to smoothly handle uncertainty and last minute changes, while also being comfortable asking for help. Has a resilient mindset and approach to events and projects that need to be completed even when things don't go as planned.--- Highly organized, with a flair for creating a personal system for your work. Able to juggle many tasks and pay close attention to detail, with solid time management skills.--- A commitment to work that they consider "mission" based. They will see their work as an opportunity to make a powerful contribution to a larger effort in the startup, technology, and innovation ecosystem.--- A willingness to perform an array of administrative tasks coupled with an ability to play "backup" to other members of the team.--- An understanding of audio/visual equipment and readiness to develop expertise for new and emerging technologies.--- An understanding of event data tracking systems similar to CRM, Tripleseat, or other tools that measure success and collect event experience feedback.YOU HAVE--- A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.--- Three to five years of experience coordinating or managing events.--- Flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends and to attend community events on behalf of CIC.--- A natural interest in helping and supporting others.--- An interest in a long-term role; we are a growing company, and we like to hire people who can grow with us over the years.If you don't meet all the requirements or qualifications but bring some other unique skills and experience that would be valuable in this role, please apply and highlight those attributes for us in your cover letter.OUR OFFER--- Starting compensation is $65,682.--- 100% company-paid premium healthcare and dental benefits.--- 100% company-paid long- and short-term disability, and life insurance.--- 401k matching after the first year of employment (must be 21+).--- Three weeks of vacation annually (more with seniority), plus thirteen paid holidays.--- Annual reviews with raises significantly above the national average every year for those on track with strong performance.ATTRACTIONS OF THE JOBIn addition to helping our clients achieve great things, we work to ensure that our employees are healthy and supported.Some of the benefits of being here include:--- Fun people in a . We pride ourselves on finding driven and bright collaborators who are eager to lend their own unique skills to the team, as well as to our inspiring clientele. The number one reason CICers say they like working here is because of their colleagues!--- Personal growth. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop skills within the epicenter of the innovation community at a growing company.--- Regular massages, access to a nursing room, secure bicycle parking, a maker space, a gym, shower rooms with towels, and discounted services and memberships on resources to make your life happier/healthier such as gym memberships, tech and design support, hotel stays, and other fantastic options.--- Central location. CIC Cambridge is a stone's throw from the Kendall Square MBTA Red Line stop. CIC Boston is centrally located in downtown Boston and is within walking distance to the Blue, Green, Orange, and Red line.CIC is committed to building teams that reflect the fabric of the cities we support. We welcome all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Any other human expressions and experiences not mentioned here are equally welcome. If you require an accommodation please let us know. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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