Updated: Jul 27, 2021
Join Team Athena!
Position Description | The Program Manager will bring 3-5 years experience in program management and event planning; and reports to the CEO. This role requires strong proficiency in the design and execution of leadership development and educational programming in a nonprofit setting. The successful candidate will be a collaborative partner with proven leadership skills who will manage the following areas: 40 annual leadership programs and events, 8 program committees, engagement with 50 corporate sponsor portfolio, brand ambassador before 700+ member community and custodian of member database. The successful candidate will join a small but high performing team with a penchant for excellence in execution and very client centric while enjoying an empowering culture code. Candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a highly engaged Board of Directors representing 20 local and global science and technology companies.
Roles & Responsibilities
P&L responsibility for all annual events with oversight from CEO ensuring program execution within budget while fulfilling event sponsor contracts and expectations
Provide program execution oversight, management, guidance and day-to-day execution support
Coordinate the planning, production and promotion of 40 annual events
Liaise with 8 program committees and drive monthly meeting cadence
Assist in determining the direction of all events and program objectives and driving program content strategy. Strive to have annual events planned and confirmed 6 months in advance.
Evaluate the success of each program and regularly communicate results to staff and appropriate program committees.
Consult on social media strategies with Digital Communications department in alignment with overall programs goals
Source, select, and negotiate venues, food, and beverage for all events
Develop annual calendar and vet event dates against other published community and professional calendars
Represent the organization with highest standards of professionalism in dealing with members, sponsors, community partners, and the public.
Show utmost trustworthiness, holding in strictest confidence information regarding the board, organization, membership, financials, etc.
Manage interns/volunteers as needed
Provide CEO support and administrative office support as needed
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
3-5 years of program management and event planning experience or equivalent leadership experience working in mission-driven organizations
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Good/advanced working knowledge of Zoom and other virtual meeting and event platforms
Excellent business administration skills, including the ability to manage many projects simultaneously and to set priorities
Experience as a self-starter working in a deadline-driven environment.
Commitment to women’s empowerment
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people inside and outside the organization
Experience with CRM, video editing skills and website platforms a plus
Attention to measurable results
Strong work ethic and willingness to work occasional nights at industry events
Willingness to travel occasionally, as needed
Job Type: Full-time;
Location: San Diego-based Remote (work from home + in-person events)
Competitive non-profit salary that includes health insurance and 401K retirement benefits package; flexible and inspiring work conditions driving social impact that is changing the face of the STEM economy and the next gen workforce.
About Athena | Athena is a women's empowerment organization that fast tracks women in STEM through leadership development. By transforming scientists and technologists into corporate
leaders, the goal is to widen the bridge and empower 1 million women in STEM, by 2030. Its
20+ year history of advancing women in a global STEM hub marks Athena as a premier
women’s empowerment advocate.
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