Events Program Manager (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

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The Role in Brief:

Events Program Manager (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

EAB Seramount is a strategic business dedicated to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. 

We serve forward thinking organizations with integrated tools that provide a strategic and holistic map for setting new standards for workplace culture. Over the past four decades we’ve built deep, data-powered intelligence on the employee experience, which allows us to address specific client workplace challenges related to DE&I. We excel in serving as our members’ go to partner in developing and progressing their diversity and inclusion strategies. Our business is in growth mode and offers the right person the opportunity to be part of a diverse, dynamic, creative, and highly skilled team partnering with leading companies to advance more inclusive corporate cultures.

The Seramount Events Team produces more than 20 in-person and virtual DEI-focused events each year. We are seeking an Events Program Manager to join our team who is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and capable of “owning” each event they program from start to finish. This role is responsible for managing multiple projects and being a critical interface to internal and external stakeholders including speakers, clients, and vendors to create best in class DEI events.

The current opportunity is open to remote work within the continental U.S. with preference for a candidate in the NY, NY area. This role typically requires ~20% travel. There is no current travel requirement per company policy in response to COVID-19.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with broader Seramount team to identify and align topics/themes for events
  • Research and secure best in class, subject matter experts and thought leaders for all events
  • Project manage and prepare all event speakers and moderators/facilitators efficiently and effectively
  • Work with relationship and marketing teams to develop event sponsorship opportunities
  • Create run of show and scripts for events
  • Work closely with the logistics, tech support and production teams to ensure a flawless event experience
  • Continue to look for ways to create new and impactful learning experiences for participants

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of professional experience with project management, team management, and/or event creation
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven success in managing complex events with external clients
  • Demonstrated success delivering customer service both internally and externally
  • Proven success in managing multi-vendor contracts
  • Possesses strong attention to detail
  • Content delivery and design experience
  • Proven creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to oversee complex and multi-faceted processes and projects
  • Willingness to travel 20%

 

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience in Learning & Development design
  • Expertise in DEI a plus
  • Experience developing personal organization tactics to meet business goals
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to understand and interpret large data sets.
  • Ability to upward manage executive level colleagues
  • Willingness to take risks and implement new ideas
  • A champion for change and innovation
  • Ability to take initiative on projects and a self-starter
  • Ability to communicate by e-mail and phone with internal and external clients
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as autonomously
  • Ability to overcome challenges and obstacles in the moment
  • Demonstrated computer and analytical skills
  • Ability to toggle between strategy-level thinking and minute details

Benefits:

Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package.

·        Medical, dental, and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partners eligible

·        401(k) retirement plan with company match

·        20+ days of PTO annually, in addition to paid firm holidays

·        Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)

·        Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents

·        Phase Back to Work program for employees returning from parental leave

·        Infertility treatment coverage and adoption or surrogacy assistance

·        Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living

·        Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy

·        Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.

 

At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to “make education smarter and our communities stronger” we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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