Program Manager, Events & Membership

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Hyde Park Campus

86653 Polsky Center

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Job Summary:

The Program Manager, Events and Membership, will responsible for planning and executing two critical components of Polsky Exchange operations: the membership program for the coworking space, and Polsky Exchange events.



  • Plan and execute events, including setup, teardown catering, A/V, hosting and other logistics at the Polsky Exchange and occasional offsite locations
  • Bill and manage payments for event space rentals.
  • Collect and share marketing materials for outside events with relevant partners
  • Gather and analyze data and feedback on events.

  • Manage data for more than 3,500+ current members at the Polsky Exchange and new applicants, including billing and member access.
  • Guide new and prospective members through Polsky resources through tours, orientation and 1:1 interactions.
  • Facilitate relationships among members through member socials, introductions, and other opportunities.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Experience with Salesforce and data management preferred.
  • Comfort with public speaking required.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and deal with ambiguity
  • Willingness to proactively drive resolution of issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to direct a team and work with staff and vendors at all levels.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience working in events or hospitality preferred.
  • Some experience with audio-visual equipment (microphones, projectors) preferred, but training will be available.
  • Demonstrated interest in or experience working with or at startups or in economic development is preferred.

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

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Job No:
Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 7/8/2018
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