OLIVER North America is hiring an

Events & Culture Lead

New York, United States

About the role:

As our Events & Culture Lead, you will support our client's global experience design organization and ensure an engaging designer experience through consistent, relevant events, programming, and skill-based initiatives. You play a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining a culture of learning and sharing in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse perspectives. You will partner closely with the Design Enablement Lead, Design Ops Coordinators and Design Leaders across portfolios.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop and maintain a robust calendar of events and initiatives that encourage designers to learn, share and grow
  • Plan and develop cultural initiatives, design-led meetings, learning and development speakers/events and design critiques
  • Coordinate with design leaders and key partners to plan activities, for both local NY/NJ-based team members and global team members to interact with each other
  • Develop and manage the annual Design Summit event, an internal conference for the Design org to gather and learn from internal experts and external thought leaders, including logistics, agenda development, speaker coordination and events team coordination
  • Partner with the Design Communications Lead to develop a structured communications plan that builds awareness, excitement, and engagement
  • Coordinate with presenters and leaders to host prep sessions, ensure materials are finalized, virtual & in-person event set up is complete and post-event communications and recordings are shared effectively
  • Stay up to date with design industry trends, research and thought leadership
  • Engage with design networks, communities, and meetups to identify cross-sharing and speaking opportunities for designers

What you need to be great in this role:

  • 5+ years of work experience
  • 3+ years of work experience in design/creative operations, event production, marketing/PR, or agency management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to convey ideas effectively through slide presentations
  • Experience supporting in-house or consultancy design teams spanning design disciplines including product design, interaction design, visual design, content strategy, research, and engineering
  • A passion for teaching and learning from others to shape process and culture
  • Familiarity using Smartsheets, Airtable and other project management softwares
  • At the time of this posting, the base salary for this position may range from $105,000.00 to $115,000.00. Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package
  • This role will be performed fully remote with the expectation of working eastern standard hours
Req ID: 7683
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OLIVER believes that agencies work better inside a brand’s organization – delivering more effective work at the speed and flexibility required to drive modern businesses forward. Using our unique methodology, and supported by bespoke technology, we design, build, and operate specialist, custom creative ecosystem with our clients. We believe that proximity enables better collaboration, leading to better marketing solutions.

Established in 2004, our model is now driven by nearly 3,000 people worldwide, working across more than 200 custom creative ecosystems in over 25 countries. We are the undisputed leader in our space, which means we carry the responsibility and humility that comes with breaking new ground, continually evolving one of the most transformative agency models in history. People who join OLIVER come to us from all stages of their careers, from entry-level to agency veteran.  They find a culture of entrepreneurism, direct and meaningful client impact, deep collaboration across offices and teams, and frankly, a bit of the unknown. If you’re most comfortable in safe, predictable environments, OLIVER may not be for you. That said, we will also give you the support, tools, feedback, and recognition to be your best – we want you to achieve what you strive for. The opportunities for growth are as wide as you can make them.

Our Values and how to live them  

  • Ambition. You look for opportunities to deliver greater value to those around you
  • Imagination. You identify a range of solutions to problems
  • Inspiration. You lead by example and encourage others
  • Inclusion. You are actively pro-inclusive and anti-racist across our community, clients and creations
  • Learning. You have excellent listening skills that helps you to learn from our clients and those around you
  • Results. You accept responsibility for your action

We've set ambitious, market-leading environmental and social goals around sustainability at OLIVER. We have committed to be net zero by 2030 and take far reaching action on DE&I in the sector. We expect everyone to contribute to our mission, embedding sustainability into every department and through every stage of the project lifecycle. 

Inside Ideas Group and its’ affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All suitable applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws.

Inside Ideas Group and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruitment department. IIG does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. 

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