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Events & Digital Operations [Volunteer/Intern]
Events & Digital Operations Intern/Volunteer
Part-time ‘volunteership’ open to a passionate, dedicated individual looking to get experience at the intersection of business and sustainability.
Launched in 2006, Sustainable Brands has become a global learning, collaboration, and commerce community of forward-thinking sustainability, business and brand strategy, and innovation professionals who are leading the way to a better future. We recognize that brands today have a unique role to play in focusing corporate energy and in also influencing culture. And seek to serve as a bridge to better brands that help drive a sustainable economy. The best way to get there is to embed environmental and social innovation into the DNA of a business so that it becomes a core driver of business and brand value. We are business first, and attract many high-ranking professionals to our conferences because of the cutting-edge thought leadership they evoke.
About the Position:
Sustainable Brands puts on various live events throughout the year, and you’ll be working directly with the Operations team, who is responsible for the planning and logistics of our flagship Sustainable Brands conference in May, as well as our fall events, SB'17 Copenhagen, and New Metrics '17. SB’17 Detroit, as well as our fall events, SB'17 Copenhagen, and New Metrics '17.
You will be responsible for supporting the team in various tasks such as:
Assist Marketing team in outreach to help convert incomplete registrations to paid attendees
Plan, account for and manage preparation of event materials needed at the registration desk onsite
Assist in the preparation of onsite conference materials including
Help to plan, design and prepare on-site tool and resource kits for various team members and stakeholders
Support attendees with registration help as necessary (helping to update attendee information/provide them log-in details etc)
Manage and update the SB’16 Copenhagen event mobile app - owning the process from start to finish (data entry, timeline, coordinating with Marketing team)
Own the SB Digital Library event updates and maintenance
Update event webpages as directed to ensure event pages communicate latest and most up-to-date information
Attendee Special Events:
Assist the Event Operations Team in ideating, planning and strategizing around attendee engagement opportunities and special events at 2016/2017 conferences
Assist Sr. Events Manager in recruitment and management of Sustainability Team for events
Recruit, help to hire, and train your own replacement at the conclusion of the contract
Required Skills and Experience:
Borderline obsessive attention to detail
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Above average tech savvy(or eager to learn)
Basic HTML knowledge (desired)
Experience with Event Planning/Management
Customer service focused mindset
Multi-media skills such as audio/video editing or graphic design a plus
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a major plus
This is an unpaid internship or volunteer opportunity; however we are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team, so the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.
You are incredibly detail-oriented, great at organizing and planning, and can easily multi-task without getting overwhelmed. You work well under pressure and are willing and able to learn quickly to get things done in a fast-paced work environment.
You are articulate, an effective and professional communicator who can comfortably reach out to and communicate with all ranges of stakeholders, including important customers and sponsors.
You thrive on having ownership over your responsibilities from start to finish without a lot of handholding, and you take pleasure in collaborating with the team when necessary
You are passionate about sustainability playing a lead role in the business space, and of course, you are a fun-loving guy or gal!
Why you’ll love SB:
Our team is an eclectic mix of people from media and sustainable business backgrounds. We offer a flexible work schedule, part time telecommuting and the best networking opportunity of your life. Check out our SB’16 San Diego attendee list and you’ll know what we mean. We are a fun, vibrant team of individuals passionate about the role brand and business can play in moving towards a sustainable future. If you feel the same way, we'd love to hear from you.
The position is part-time, about 20-25 hours per week, and is based in our San Francisco office. Telecommuting is available on Fridays, but you will work out of our office for the majority of the time.
What is unique about this position is it’s on a revolving schedule. Meaning that you are responsible for your tasks during the timeframe that you are with SB, and you are also responsible for recruiting and hiring the next volunteer to take your place. One of our goals is to coach you into being able to fulfill this piece of the job.
The timeframe is therefore flexible, to fit with the schedule of the right candidate, but minimum commitment is through the end of September 2017.
What you’ll need to do:
Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal - really describes who you are and why you are the one to fill this opportunity - to email@example.com. Also, please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle.