Coordinator, Speaker Operations [Contract]

About Sustainable Brands:

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, our mission has been to inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a better future. Digitally published news articles and issues-focused conversation topics, internationally known conferences and regional events, a robust e-learning library and peer-to-peer membership groups all facilitate community learning and engagement throughout the year. Sustainable Brands is a division of Sustainable Life Media headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Joining our team offers you the opportunity to gain a first-hand awareness into what is happening at the forefront of innovation for sustainability. You'll meet the people who are making it happen and growing yourself and contributing to a healthy organization in the process.

Why You:

You are wildly detail-oriented and hold your work to excellent standards. Your orientation is always towards memorable, personable, above-and-beyond customer service.  You’re able to easily and professionally communicate with any type of stakeholder from any background or position. You are hungry to learn and grow about our industry and one of our key stakeholder groups, thought leaders and speakers.

Why you'll love working with us:

Our team is a diverse mix of media, sustainability and business experts. Our people are changing the business conversation and in the process are changing the world. We are a team of fun individuals passionate about the role brand and business play in creating a sustainable and regenerative future.  If you are inspired by working with others whose purpose is to have a lasting impact on the world, you’ll fit in well here.

Summary of the role:

The Speaker Coordinator's primary responsibility is to manage the lifecycle of a speaker once they’ve been confirmed to speak at an event through post-event wrap up and beyond. While also helping manage related logistics such as AV or meeting room set ups.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the lifecycle of a speaker once they’ve been confirmed to speak at an event; answering all pre-event questions, supporting them through their presentation day and post-event wrap up.
  • Continuously improve processes for optimizing the speaker's experience and presentation
  • On-board speakers on the website, managing all profiles with keen sense of detail and timeliness
  • Develop on-site plan for speaker check-in and slide deck collection
  • Create and Manage Speaker Rehearsal Schedule and review with Executive Producer and Audio Visual
  • Support with speaker registration, logistics, on-site technology requests, supplies, and day-of readiness
  • Work collaboratively with the Content team to keep a tight handle on speaker logistics, program and show flows, rehearsal schedules, and slide presentations
  • Assist with managing Audio Visual team for each event; anticipating on-site needs, while collaborating with Executive Producer on budget

About You/Experience Required:

  • 1-2 years of experience in event planning, project management, or operations is desired
  • Must be proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with managing large sets of data and proven ability to stay on top of all of the details.
  • You are highly collaborative and, despite high-pressure situations with tight deadlines, you are able to work gracefully and productively with cross-functional teams from all backgrounds.
  • Willingness to develop familiarity and curiosity with our speaker’s involvement in the Sustainability Industry
  • Software and Platforms you will use (familiarity with these is desired):
    • Etouches (Attendee registration platform)
    • Wordpress
    • Dropbox
    • Adobe
    • Microsoft Offiste Suite (especially PPT)
    • Mac Keynote
    • Google Suite
    • Zoom/Uber Conference

To apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal - and best describes who you are and why you are the one to fill this opportunity with the email subject "Coordinator, Speaker Operations" - to joinus@sustainablebrands.com.  Also, please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle if applicable, as well as how you heard about the job.

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