[POSITION FILLED] ChessKid Events Manager
[THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED] ChessKid is the #1 platform for kids to learn, play, and enjoy chess! It's a safe and fun environment where hundreds of thousands of kids, parents, and educators have access to the best learning and playing tools.
ChessKid is looking for an Events Manager to help us run our growing schedule of live online chess events! As our Events Manager, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and tactical execution for ChessKid live events. You will work with customer prospects for initial on-boarding, gather requirements, build a timetable, set expectations, perform training and manage pre/during/post event logistics. Additionally, you learn our proprietary Fair Play systems and be able to confidently make decisions.
This role requires someone who can wear many hats using a combination of project management, people skills and outstanding attention to detail to help us drive successful live events for our partners and viewers.
Requirements for role:
-2+ years of experience as an event manager, project coordinator or similar role. Business development and/or -experience with sales is a plus.
-Outstanding communication skills. You will be marshalling internal resources as well as communicating with outside organizations. It will be your responsibility to bring in the right people and manage execution. You are the liaison between ChessKid and the outside organizations hosting events on ChessKid.
-Adaptable. Must work well under pressure and adapt to changing priorities
-Relationship skills. Part of your success will be based on your ability to manage relationships and get partners to run future events on ChessKid
-Knowledge of OTB chess events is a must. You must be able to speak chess language fluently so that you can confidently interface with partners on events requirements.
-Strong experience with ChessKid is a huge plus
-Experience with tournament pairing software like WinTD or SwissSys or similar systems is a plus
-US Chess TD certification or FIDE arbiter certification a plus
-Experience working with remote teams is a plus
-Experience with project google suite of products, project management tools like Trello, Asana, Jira is a plus
We have MANY positions available across all countries. This opportunity could be full-time, part-time, or negotiable based on your ability to help introduce ChessKid to the world.
We look forward to meeting you!
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What is your email address?
What country are you from? (This role is open to all, but this helps us know you better.)
Which areas do you have experience in?
Event Management and/or Project Coordination
OTB Chess (arbiter, TD), chess software
Project software (Trello, Asana, Jira)
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Thank you for applying! NOTE: We are unable to reply to all applications.
We are grateful for you taking the time to submit your information. Chess.com receives hundreds of resumes each week and while we do look at all of them, unfortunately we cannot respond personally to each one of them. If you have not heard from us within a few days, then you can assume that your application did not reach the next stage of interviews. Again, thank you for letting us get to know you. See you over the chess board!
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