Massachusetts Institute of Technology Events Manager, Solve in Cambridge, Massachusetts02238

Job Description

EVENTS MANAGER, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review, to be responsible for the planning and execution of Solve’s year-round events, including the annual flagship Solve at MIT event. Will work closely with the events program director to determine Solve’s overall event strategy, specifically as it relates to logistics, production, and budgets. Responsibilities include managing event consultants and events program staff in lead up to events; managing event operations including on-site logistics and volunteer management; working with stakeholders, planning schedules, and developing and executing work plans; developing and managing event budgets and staffing plan; developing and overseeing data tracking processes; negotiating, executing, and overseeing vendor contracts, e.g., production, catering, transportation, hotel blocks, etc.; preparing pre- and post-event reports and debriefs; and handling other interdepartmental operations projects as needed.

Solve is an MIT initiative addressing real and lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ project management experience, with at least two in event management; proven ability to deliver high quality, multi-million dollar, multi-venue events, preferably focused on social and environmental impact; proven ability to effectively build relations with multiple stakeholders (production, facilities, catering, etc.), manage vendor relationships, and meet budget goals in a complex multi-layered environment; facility with event design and aesthetics; highly developed organizational and management skills; ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously despite interruptions; flexibility; ability to work independently, take initiative, anticipate needs, and make decisions; and strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience using event management systems such as Cvent a plus, as is experience with Salesforce or other CRM database. Job #14863-P


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14863

Functional Area: Event Planning

Department: Technology Review

School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No