Global Events

Full time, remote position with travel requirements.
Salary Range: $70,000 – $75,000 

About Technovation:

Technovation is the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship program for girls.

Our mission is to empower girls to be leaders and changemakers in their communities by equipping them with problem-solving, technical, and leadership skills. Through Technovation, girls around the world work in teams supported by mentors to develop mobile & AI-based solutions to problems in their communities. Girls submit their solutions to a global competition and finalists get the opportunity to pitch live to tech industry leaders. Over the past 16 years we have engaged ~350,000 participants across 120+ countries.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Global Events Manager to run in-person and virtual events that engage all stakeholders (program volunteers, participants, alumnae, and donors) to feel connected to the Technovation community and motivated to get involved. This person will report to the Senior Director of Development. This position is ideal for someone who is very detail-oriented and loves to connect with people and create spaces for community. The largest events that the Events Manager will be responsible for are the Virtual Global Celebration event (World Summit Part 1) where the whole Technovation community virtually celebrates the end of the season and we announce our finalist teams, and then our in-person World Summit (World Summit Part 2) in the San Francisco Bay Area where 15 finalists teams will fly in from around the world to pitch live and interact with our corporate partners in the area. As our programming revives in-person engagement post-pandemic, the new Events Manager will have the opportunity to build out an events strategy and test out new ideas for engaging volunteers, alumnae, and donors.

The ideal candidate is passionate about our mission to empower girls to create technology solutions for problems they identify in their community. This is a chance to be a part of a leading technology education nonprofit, in service to tens of thousands of girls and families in more than 100 countries. We believe that with the right learning opportunities and support, every girl can be a leader and problem-solver.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Own the full life-cycle planning and execution of multiple key events for both digital/virtual and in-person events.
  • Plan and manage virtual events, including confirming appropriate virtual platform, creation of timelines, thorough and regular communications to attendees, suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Work cross functionally with Marketing, Fundraising, Programs, Assessment and Leadership teams on driving specific event elements forward – both for virtual and in-person events. While this person will rely on other teams to create content and branded assets, the Global Events Manager is the project manager who will ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner and are coming together in a cohesive way for the best audience experience. A few examples of how you would work with other teams:
    • Marketing Team: Ensuring all events creative is completed and leads to a cohesive experience, including all print and digital design and collateral elements, production on Audio Visual elements for live or in-person events.
    • Fundraising Team: Planning ahead opportunities for current corporate sponsors and strategic potential partners to have a presence during events and engage participants/alumnae as appropriate. This team member will be responsible for creating a memorable experience for the sponsors that will help build the relationship.
    • Program Team: Integrating educational content into the event experience, thinking through underage participant logistical requirements, and ensuring an energetic/engaging experience for participants.
    • Assessment Team: Overseeing attendee management and data collection.
  • Financial management, including: budget development and management, expense management and invoice processing, timely post-meeting reconciliation, final financial reporting and cost analysis.
  • Planning all logistical elements of events and project-managing the proper execution of logistics (ex: registration, transportation, hotel accommodations, and speaker prep/scheduling tasks).
  • Co-plan with colleagues on larger scale events; field questions and offer advice to team members to assist with creative problem solving.

Ideal Candidate:

  • 5-7 years of event management experience
  • Experience developing a high-level data-driven strategy
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. (three to five times per year) and internationally (one time per year)
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment and is comfortable planning amidst ambiguity
  • Handles stressful situations with a positive, flexible, and calm attitude
  • Excellent project manager and leader
  • Good public speaker
  • Ability to lead and facilitate large group activities
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Preferred: Proficient in Google Suite, Asana, and virtual event platforms

We Offer:

Meaningful work. You’ll contribute directly to growing a movement, empowering girls and families to learn and use cutting-edge technologies to solve real-world problems impacting them in 100+ countries.

Autonomy. We don’t micromanage. We trust you to communicate clearly and discuss decisions with any people affected. In collaboration and negotiation with colleagues, you will be responsible for alumnae marketing & communication related decision-making.

Generous benefits and compensation. We offer 20 paid vacation days plus all federal holidays if based in the US, organization-wide closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day and 72 hours of sick time. We pay 100% of your healthcare coverage, including vision and dental. Retirement plan options available after 1-year, with employer matching after 2-year vesting period.

Workplace input. We are open to adopting new workflows, new software, or other improvements that you think would increase our success, if you are able to champion and gain agreement for recommendations from colleagues.

Flexible work environment. We have core hours, but no one is looking over your shoulder. Go to appointments when you need to, as long as you’re getting your work done in good quality and on time.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its applicant pool as well as within our staff, Board, and partners. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

To Apply:

Please fill out our application form at this link:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.