BPTN & You

Events and Production Lead
Toronto, ON, Canada

Introduction

Title: Events and Production Lead 

Duration: Full-time

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer and Head of events

Direct Report (s): TBD 

BPTN is on a major growth path and hiring!!

The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN), is on a mission to get more Black professionals in and into leadership within leading tech companies. We are changing the conversation- There is no “Pipeline problem” for tech talent, there is a Network problem, and we are focusing on solving that!! Come join us.

Company

BPTN bridges the Network gap in the tech industry by providing Black technical and business professionals with access to senior executive sponsorship, industry training and a strong peer network to support their growth and career development. On the other side of the coin, we support leading companies to connect to, hire and promote Black professionals in tech.


Position

Who you are

With BPTN’s accelerated growth, we are looking for someone to join the BPTN team to lead the operations of our events. We are building a global network and want to bring on a leader with the chops and passion to help scale our events production. This is an opportunity to build on the mechanics of our virtual and in-person events and play a critical role in supporting Black tech professionals to connect to the future of tech!

As our Events Lead, you are on a mission to deliver events that are innovative and unique to the BPTN brand. You will work closely with the team to Lead the development and execution of our virtual and in-person engagements to strategically create powerful experiences for our network. You will be intentional in producing events that are memorable, and that drive repeat and net new attendance.

The opportunity 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Direct and monitor the successful production and execution of BPTN’s virtual and in-person events, reaching thousands of people globally each year
  • Implement event project plans by preparing project scope, timelines, requirements, restrictions, and budget
  • Source, negotiate, and contract required vendors and suppliers, and manage service delivery
  • Oversee all production and technicals aspects for each event, from directing production staff, testing equipment to audio-visual, and working with internal and external AV team to implement the BPTN vision 
  • Direct and manage event staff and volunteers ensuring event deliverables are being met
  • Develop strategic plans to source and secure influential speakers for BPTN events
  • Plan and manage meeting briefs and event rehearsals with BPTN team, speakers and vendors and suppliers where required
  • Consistently ensure full brand integration and consistency across all strategies and activations
  • Establish and maintain relationships with sponsors, speakers and community partners though engagement activities 
  • Implement outreach, onboarding and retention strategy for the recruitment of event volunteers
  • Collaborate with Marketing as well as enablement teams to understand both audience and partner behaviour to anticipate needs and ideate new event concepts and experience opportunities 
  • Analyze events success and provide summary report by implementing evaluation plan 


Required Skills

We’re Looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years in event planning, event management field, relevant industry experience creating, launching and managing events
  • Bachelor's degree in event management, business management, communications, marketing or equivalent experience
  • Highly proficient and versed with communications technology and is technically savvy 
  • Experienced with using virtual platforms for large scale events 
  • Knowledgeable of the technology sector and trends
  • Great communication skills, including presenting and training abilities
  • Planning and project management skills and management experience


This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced startup with a dream team. At BPTN, we embrace differences. We believe that getting to the best outcomes requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We create space where all voices can be heard so that we can all do our life's best work. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


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