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Signature Events Manager - Awareness, Events, and Media

Any Major, Any Year


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Who We Are

Genesis enables UT Austin student innovators and leaders to reach their greatest potential by providing them with mentorship, startup capital, and real-world investment experience. We have raised over $1.8M to achieve this mission and are growing our team in order to multiply our impact on the UT entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Your Team - Awareness, Events and Media

Awareness of our brand, operations, and impact  a top priority for Genesis. A widespread brand will help us attract the best student entrepreneurs and investors.  Events, Awareness, and Media team members are responsible for creating world-class events and content for the UT Austin community. We measure ourselves by the number of new community members we engage with Genesis, making connections to spark new innovation, delivering programming to spur innovative thinking, and bringing big names in entrepreneurship to inspire the next generation of student innovators.

Genesis is structured to take advantage of the 80/20 rule, whereby 20% of each team member’s time is spent outside of their assigned project area on initiatives that both are both high impact and of personal interest to the team member. In other words, you’ll also have 20% of your time to explore new projects within Genesis.

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Your Role - Signature Events Manager

Multiple times per semester, Genesis hosts signature events with the goal of attracting 300+ community members. The team member who fills this role will be the primary driver behind making these events happen, owning logistics and promotion of the events to ensure engagement.  This role receives significant support from and will collaborate closely with Genesis Leadership given the importance of signature events for the Genesis brand. As primary executor of these events, you will gain a deep and extensive entrepreneurial network, so this role is great for those looking to build out their network in the Austin and expanded startup community.

 

Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • You have a passion for startups, venture capital, and/or technology

  • Conviction to grow and foster the startup community on-campus and around the world

  • Excellent collaboration skills allowing you to work well with other alumni and student leaders

  • Passion for project or event management or related experience with other companies and/or student organizations

  • Understanding of or ability to quickly adopt basic software tools like Slack, Google Docs and Eventbrite

  • Collaborating with Events, Awareness and Media Project Leaders to create large scale events that build out entrepreneurial culture on The Forty Acres

  • Handling VIP speakers as a representative of the University, ensuring a smooth and engaging experience

  • Organizing street team operations to distribute promotional materials and speak in classes leading up to signature events

  • Work with University departments and groups to organize tactical logistics including location reservations, technical coordination and food

  • Organizing and leading day-of-event volunteers to handle check-in, A/V and other logistical functions

 

Position Details

  • Open for: Any active UT Austin student of any major and any degree level (undergraduate thru PhD)

  • Location: all across campus and at events in the Austin startup ecosystem

For questions about the application process, please email us: leadershipteam@genesisprogram.org