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Event Coordinator – Amazon

Company Name: Amazon
: Seattle, WA
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Amazon is seeking a talented Program Coordinator to support the Economist Community Program (ECP). ECP supports the productivity and cohesion of Amazon’ growing Economist job family. This position reports to a Sr. Program Manager, and builds partnerships with with Economists across the company. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and have a proven track record of event planning and execution and project/program management.

Primary Objectives:

  • Drive event planning, coordination, and execution of the annual Economist Summit. A multi-day conference showcasing Amazon Economists’ top internal projects, career panel discussions, and peer networking opportunities.
  • Develop and ship SOP for end-to-end management of new Economist Apprenticeship Program. A pre-doctoral initiative that offers individuals with undergraduate or masters degrees who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Economics an opportunity to work in tech.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Events management: plan, execute, and manage all aspects of annual economist conference according to requirements (including budget), target audience, and objectives
  • Drive planning and steering committee meetings and agendas, track open action to completion, and manage overall project and event timelines.
  • Support end-to-end operations and development of SOPs, resources, project plans and schedules.
  • Monitor and manage escalations, and communicate regularly with stakeholders on progress, risks/compliance, success metrics. etc.
  • Manage vendor relations and communication (including contract management and negotiations).
  • Provide some administrative support to project and event committees e.g. maintain distribution lists and committee e-mail inboxes, update wikis, schedule meetings, etc.
  • Generate suggestions from a customer obsessed mindset to improve event and project success.
  • Partner with Sr. PM and Economists to tackle intrinsically hard problems (e.g. ambiguous, with little to no existing structure, have significant business risk and/or potential for significant impact).

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience in program or project management
  • 1+ years experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams
  • Experience in managing or supporting coordination of events and conferences for 100+.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing multiple projects, and implementing new processes to improve program/project services and efficiencies.
  • Experience managing organization-wide initiatives — defining project plans, assembling resources, managing implementation activities, and developing all processes associated with program roll-out and ongoing support
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience working with an executive audience.

Pay Range:

$25 – $28 per hour

AGS is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans). We Will consider all applications without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

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