Events Coordinator - Entrepreneurship

Overview:

IVY unites rising leaders and introduces them to the most inspiring people, ideas, and experiences in the world. Over the last three years, we’ve built a dynamic team of 70 rock-stars, and established IVY as the leading community of entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators in the USA. IVY currently has 20,000 members and 100,000 registrants, with seven chapters across New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and Miami (with plans to expand across 50 global cities). We host more than 1,000 experiences per year to bring our curriculum to life, including dinner and seminars with leading thinkers, art immersions, film screenings, global trips, and social impact activities. Led by two Harvard Business School graduates, we are backed by a renowned group of investors, including early investors in Facebook, Spotify, and Uber, as well as serial entrepreneurs with numerous successful exits.

We believe everyone has limitless potential, and our vision is for IVY to be the catalyst for achieving unprecedented human unity, progress, and fulfillment. Our curriculum enables rising leaders to elevate the world through experiential learning and collaborations focused on entrepreneurship, arts, social impact, policy, wellness, science, and philosophy. In the coming years, we will transform every global city into an immersive lifelong campus that provides everyone with the ideas, experiences, and connections they need to make a lasting positive impact on the world. The inspiration for IVY was strongly influenced by our Founders’ experiences at institutions like Harvard Business School and the ways in which collegiate communities are able to accelerate ones’ social, professional, and intellectual development. We are obsessed with creating a global community that provides the same benefits throughout life. 

Job Description:

IVY is looking for a highly entrepreneurial and motivated Entrepreneurship Coordinator who can help us seek and secure high level speakers for individual speaking engagements, involvement in panels or conferences, as well as booking speaker/personalities to host events or dinners. Speakers will be working in a variety of industries including successful entrepreneurs & investors, authors, etc.

The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, and able to see opportunities in obstacles. The candidate has also organized events in the past (informal and formal), is motivated by building a community of the most inspiring people and thrives in a fast growing startup environment. This is the opportunity to assist building a broad curriculum in entrepreneurship featuring leaders in the field with an audience of engaged young professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Seek and secure high-level speakers for individual speaking engagements, involvement in panels or conferences
  • Booking speakers and personalities to host events or dinners
  • Assist with event concept building and theme development
  • Balance a diverse calendar through conscious scheduling of core events while being aware of conflicting dates and events, both internally and externally in NYC
  • Maintain a strict budget and work to develop lasting relationships and partnerships with any and all vendors to achieve revenue goals
  • Maintain solid communication with all local city leads around the execution of all entrepreneurship programming

Qualifications:

  • 1-2+ years of professional entrepreneurial experience
  • Deep and diverse understanding of startup companies, startup ecosystems, and entrepreneurship
  • Must be scrappy leveraging assets of the company as economic resources for bookings will be limited.
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and team building skills
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Motivated and hard-working
  • Love of learning and pride in resourcefulness - If you don't know how to do something, you figure it out or you know who to ask

Why You’ll Want to Work with IVY:

  • Opportunity to attend awesome events and network with some of the most influential professionals, artists, and thought leaders in the country
  • Summer Fridays
  • Paid time off, plus holidays and monthly work remote days
  • Weekly team lunches and happy hours
  • Work with a ridiculously supportive team in a beautiful office in the Flatiron area
  • Dog friendly workplace 
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure

We are dedicated to getting people to dream bigger and do more together, and we believe that starts right here with our own team. We are committed to hiring individuals with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs who can use their passion to help us build a world-changing community — and thrive along the way. Join IVY for the chance to collaborate with an engaged team working provide learning and growth opportunities for all.


IVY is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.


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