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Events Manager

Hybrid; Reston, VA
Date:

Overview

Placement Type:

Temporary

Salary (USD):

50-54/hr

Start Date:

06.24.2024

Reston Support Team Events Manager

We are looking for a events manager with experience engaging in the local community across professional groups, educational institutions, and philanthropies.



You will be able to make a positive business and social impact by owning initiatives that focus on our community, building and driving programs that advance D&I strategic priorities, supporting our communication initiatives and events, and ensuring operational and strategic excellence of the Reston teams.



Responsibilities

• Own and drive internal and external events

• Create internal communications such as newsletters, and external communications such as social media posts.

• Own and drive community programs and efforts to attract, retain and empower technical talent in the DC Metro area.

• Enable community building and professional growth opportunities across the organization.

• Support efforts to expand our talent pipeline in new areas, especially cleared talent.

• Identify and develop relationships with local professional organizations, educational institutions, and technical communities to build Microsoft’s brand as the employer of choice.

• Help develop and implement a DC metro area philanthropic initiative.

• Build and lead initiatives that advance D&I goals to recruit, retain, develop, and improve workplace culture for under-represented groups.

• Other job duties as required.



Qualifications

• 8+ years events management experience developing, delivering, promoting, critically assessing, and continually improving programs for a large organization.

• 8+ years experience working with internal/external entities to drive community engagement, build brand, and/or attract and retain talent.

• Experience with Information Technology and Microsoft products in particular to assist in communicating how we contribute to the everyday experiences and success of the people in our community is preferred.

• Excellent project management and organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Excellent written communications skills and a sharp eye for visual branding and storytelling.

• Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills.

• Strong data analytical skills.

• Executive presence, leadership skills, and ability to influence without direct authority.

• High self-motivation to succeed, continually improve, and learn and grow.

• Demonstrated high ability to excel in a dynamic workplace and navigate ambiguity.



This role will largely support event management: internal events, employee engagement and morale, and well as external events such as employee 5k or charity events, intern event or hackathons at colleges universities, work with non-profits, and take charge of event logistics. The role will also involve content creation such as monthly newsletters.



Candidate Requirements

• Years of Experience Required – 8+ years of experience as an events manager. The role will be relatively senior as they will be independently driving events, however it will not be so senior that they will have full reign over the event planning strategy. They will be able to take part in strategy discussions further down the line, but must still be comfortable with more administrative

• Degrees or certifications required – none

• Disqualifiers – Candidates without experience with event planning in a corporate environment will not be considered.

• Best vs. Average – The ideal candidate is a jack of all trades and has a lot of previous experience in various fields working with various external teams. Prior experience with universities and non-profits on top of significant corporate experience in a plus.

• Performance Indicators – Performance will be measured by the ability to run events, ideally they will start independently managing events within first six weeks. The role will use event feedback from surveys and anecdotal feedback to measure success of their events. They will also be measured by their efficiency, ability to learn from mistakes.



Top 3 Hard Skills Required + Years of Experience

1. Corporate Events Management – 8+ Years of experience

2. Relationship Management (partnership with external vendors, great follow up skills and attention to detail) – 8+ Years of experience

3. Written Communications/Social Media Content creation – 8+ Years of experience



The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $50 to $54 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

Client Description

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/talent/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.