Co-Chair

Apply by October 6, 2019 to be considered.

Responsibilities
-    Responsible for overall event success and participant satisfaction in partnership with two other co-chairs. Event participants include speakers, partners / sponsors, volunteers and attendees.
-    Develop and execute strategies to promote attendee registration, speaker recruitment, community sponsorships, and volunteer participation.
-    Implement meaningful ways to engage sponsors, to align to their needs, and to encourage continued support for future local TEDx events.
-    Work closely with two other co-chairs to raise sponsorship funds, in-kind donations, and to develop partner relationships. Able to pick up where another co-chair hands-off as needed.
-    Collaborate with and provide oversight for all team members.
-    Encourage positive communication and teamwork among team and volunteers.
-    Lead regular meetings with team members to ensure challenges are promptly resolved and event planning activities are happening on schedule.
-    Act as an ambassador of TEDxMcMasterU throughout the community of Hamilton and within McMaster University. 
-    Liaise with media as required for public relations and development of goodwill.
-    Provide hands-on leadership on the actual day of the event.
-    Ensure completion of post-event checklist for TED with team’s support (e.g. uploading videos to TED server, completing post-event questionnaire, etc.)
-    In conjunction with the other co-chairs, responsible for staying on budget, managing the overall finances and enduring payments are made to vendors for the event.
-    Responsible for all post-event checklist activities mandated by the TED Organization.

 

Position Requirements
-    Candidates with past experience planning & organizing a 100+ person event or conference will be highly considered.
-    Previous leadership experience is required.
-    Demonstrated maturity and positive attitude.
-    Strong organizational skills and desire to put on a successful event.
-    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
-    Friendly, approachable, and collaborative personality.

 

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Friday December 13, 2019

David Braley Health Sciences Centre

Main Auditorium, 2nd Floor

100 Main St W, Hamilton, ON

L8P 1H6, Canada

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