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Community Events Manager – Aiven

Company Name: Aiven
: Austin, TX
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

As a Community Events Manager (CEM), you will play a crucial role in managing community events and engagement programs that align with Aiven’s goals and values. You will be responsible for the logistical planning, promotion, and delivery of various types of events and programs that support the Aiven User Community, including OSDI (Open Source Data Infrastructure) meetups, user groups, first and third party digital community channels and more. You will also build and maintain a roster of external speakers to ensure Aiven has a cross-functional bureau of trained speakers representing an array of topics. Additional growth opportunities include support of third-party conferences as needed.

If you are passionate about building communities, delivering engaging and impactful events, and are a strong facilitator with a proven track record in event & program management, you may be a great fit.

What You’ll Do:

OSDI Meetup Program Management:

  • Refine and execute a comprehensive strategy for our meetup program, ensuring regular and engaging events that align with the interests and needs of our community.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to determine event topics, speakers, and formats.
  • Manage all aspects of event logistics, including venue selection, scheduling, budgeting, and on-site coordination.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the meetup program based on attendee feedback and evolving community trends.

Community Conference Management:

  • Research and identify relevant industry conferences, summits, and events where our developer advocates and other team members can contribute as speakers or participants.
  • Establish relationships with conference organizers and negotiate speaking opportunities and sponsorship packages.
  • Collaborate with Developer Relations team on which community/developer conferences to take part in, and align planning
  • Track and report on the impact of conference participation, including metrics such as audience reach, engagement, and lead generation.

Internal Speaker Management:

  • Update and streamline the Speakers Corner program (internal program to support public speaking through rehearsals and distribution of list of speaking opportunities) for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work with People team and other stakeholders to create on-demand presentation skill enablement content in Workramp/Flow
  • Create a “Speakers Bureau” program inside Aiven to provide a list of all available speakers and their content, in conjunction with the Communications team.

Global Event Support:

  • Help evaluate and manage local vendors as needed to support EMEA events and track all budget items.
  • Plan, promote, and host marketing events (trade shows, conferences, meetups, breakfast briefings, digital events) across the region that capture prospects and nurture them into customers as well as cross sell into the existing customer base.

Equal Opportunities

Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes. Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.

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