A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics. Our mission is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to public discourse. Through a series of one-on-one debates, interviews, and Oxford-style debates, IQ2US provides a critical forum for balanced and intelligent discussion. IQ2US debates are recorded virtually and in front of a live audience, and distributed through public radio, podcast, and a number of digital streaming platforms.
The Events and Operations Coordinator provides day-to-day administrative support, and is responsible for the planning and execution of public-facing elements of live and virtual event production. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this position demands versatility and an entrepreneurial spirit. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the management team of a growing media organization.
The ideal candidate has at least two years of experience contributing to a variety of live events and ideally, large-scale productions. You are a high-energy, spirited, strategic thinker that has mastered the art of multi-tasking. You are tech-savvy, creative and flexible – no matter what comes your way you can devise a diplomatic solution and see the project through from start to finish. You possess an ambitious attitude toward your work and aren’t satisfied with the status-quo. You aren’t afraid to ask questions, dig deeper and develop new skills on the job.
Manage schedules, calendars and project management software.
Support event production functions, focusing on guest experience and front of house.
Interact and facilitate activities and meetings with vendors, departments and talent.
Prepare and file expense reports and track invoices.
Collaborate with senior staff to manage and execute the front-of-house responsibilities for 5+ live events annually, attended by 800+ live audience members and recorded for television and radio broadcasts.
Contribute to technical coordination for over a dozen virtual events and recording sessions annually.
1-2 years of administrative / support staff experience in hospitality or media preferred.
Strong written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to pivot to changing priorities and adapt to various requests and projects with ease.
High level of competency with minimal supervision.
Must have ability to maintain high level of professionalism and discretion.
In-depth knowledge of MS Office required, especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Interest in current affairs, news and podcasts a plus.
Minimum educational level – Associates Degree
Up to 15% travel in/out of state, as needed.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to IQ2HR@hr-consulting-group.com with the subject line “IQ2US Events and Operations Coordinator.”
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A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics.
Our mission is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse.