Position Profile 

Reporting to the Chief Strategic Development and Chief Governance Officer, with a dotted line to the Chief Brand Officer, the Events Coordinator will work closely with staff across Investor Relations, Branding and Communications, the CEO’s Office, and with the culture working group to support in-person and virtual engagement strategies for Blue Meridian’s growing external community, as well as support internal staff events. 

Position Type 

Full-time, exempt  

Location 

New York City. Hybrid work arrangement allowed.  

Primary Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Logistics support includes but is not limited to venue research, contracting, menu selection, registration, seating arrangements, budget management, attendee communications, coordinating travel and accommodations, day-of event execution, and relevant follow-up.  
  • Project management support includes but is not limited to developing and managing workplans, issuing progress reports, and supporting follow-up by task owners.  
  • Provide project management and logistics support for in-person, virtual and hybrid investor meetings (currently four General Partner and four Impact Partner meetings a year, and potentially meetings for prospective partners). 
  • Provide project management and logistics support for multi-day summit which includes investors, investees and outside guests and speakers (next one is slated for spring 2022). Additionally, provide this same support for other brand-building events and activities added in the future.  
  • Provide project management and logistics support for two in-person all-staff meetings and two in-person staff development or celebration events a year, working with the culture working chair and its group members, as well as other internal events and meetings to be developed (which may be in person, virtual or hybrid). 
  • Ensure consistency and efficiencies in approach across events. 
  • Capture notes and feedback throughout planning meetings and debriefs.  
  • Collaborate and communicate professionally with a variety of stakeholders including external. consultants and vendors; senior leaders; Partners, investees, and their support staff.  
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and devise strategies to implement and advance these.  

Qualifications 

  • Aligned with Blue Meridian’s mission and core values. 
  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) and at least five years of hands-on directly relevant experience coordinating and executing successful in-person, virtual and hybrid events.  
  • Perspective from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.  
  • Experience working in financial services, law firms, higher education or hospitality sectors is a plus 
  • Strong written and oral communications skills. 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including a very strong attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fluid, dynamic environment, and to adapt to the changing needs of a fast-paced organization while remaining focused on a project’s goals and deadlines.  
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences. 
  • Strong computer skills, with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint and the ability to master new software quickly. Knowledge of Asana and Zoom is a plus.  
  • Sound judgment, ability to use discretion and keep matters confidential, listen well, and be objective. 
  • Comfort level with working independently and as part of a collaborative team via a hybrid working structure, ability to participate in ongoing Zoom calls and join in-person meetings in New York. 
  • Willing to travel as needed. 

How to Apply 

For consideration please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume. The cover letter should speak to alignment and/or interest in Blue Meridian’s mission. Applications can be submitted via the Blue Meridian Partners Careers page. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Blue Meridian Partners is committed to equal employment opportunity, without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, prior record of arrest or conviction, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including (but not limited to) recruiting, hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, and termination.

[1] This position description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and may be revised to meet the changing needs of Blue Meridian Partners at the sole discretion of management.

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