[Air-L] JOB: Manager, Global Events, Internet Society

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Wed Apr 13 04:23:44 PDT 2022

[This involves working closely with me, amongst others ;)]


The Global Events Manager is responsible for the entire lifecycle of
Internet Society’s marquee events, from strategic concept to execution and
event closeout.

The Global Events Manager is expected to facilitate fresh ideas and
concepts for our marquee events, including developing executable plans,
coordinating all logistics to bring the event to life, managing project
timelines, directing vendors, and collaborating with internal and external
teams to ensure best-in-class event production. After the event has wrapped
up, the Global Events Manager closes out the event, reporting on metrics
set against strategic event KPIs.

Seasoned and tenacious, the Global Event Manager is a blend of creative,
operational, and analytical thinker, capable of handling the vast range of
event duties. With admirable ability to juggle a variety of tasks with an
eye for detail the Global Event Manager is a natural collaborator to
seamlessly execute engaging events with precision.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

   - Working with Internet Society marquee event owners, the Global Event
   Manager will help determine event KPIs and target metrics to achieve
   results. Collaborating with the Creative Director, IT, and the Content and
   Marketing Communications teams to design the event experience to meet
   goals, and develop the promotional plan to reach the intended audience.
   - Create comprehensive event project plans including event overview and
   scope, budget, run-of-show, contracts, task lists, technical requirements,
   registration, staffing requirements, permits, policies and procedures.
   - Vet, secure, and direct consultants and vendors to support event
   - Conduct regular checkpoints with event owners, consultants, and
   vendors. Flag potential risks and develop alternative plans to address.
   Orchestrate and direct event support staff, consultants, and vendors during
   - Develop risk plans and event briefing books, host event briefing
   meeting in days leading up to the event. Manage event close out including
   consultant and vendor deliverables, reconcile budget, host post-event
   retrospective meetings, post event recordings, and event reporting.
   - As the resident expert in event management, the Global Event Manager
   is the go-to-expert to consult staff on events and logistics. Regularly
   update event documentation for staff, provide training and innovation, and
   oversee Internet Society master event list. Annually audit Internet
   Society’s marquee events.

   - Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

   - Bachelor’s Degree in communications related field is preferred
   - 8+ years of proven event planning, management, and execution
   experience in all types of events including in-person, online, and hybrid
   in a global environment is desired
   - Minimum 2 years experience using online event platforms including Zoom
   - Documented strong project management skills
   - Exceptional organization skills, motivated self-starter, resourceful,
   and effective multitasker
   - Ability to stay composed under pressure and efficiently solve
   - Driven by accountability for results, resilient, and resourceful
   - Understanding of policies, codes, and permitting
   - Commitment to Internet Society’s mission and values
   - Experience working with a globally distributed workforce
   - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact positively in
   a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment

   - Ability to travel as needed (when permitted)

Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively
commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applications
will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of
applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence
by members of the evaluation committee.

Joly MacFie  +12185659365

Joly MacFie  +12185659365

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