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Operations Associate

R/GA Ventures is looking to hire associates to work on both the upcoming R/GA Marketing Tech Venture Studio in partnership with IPG and Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio with R/GA.  These programs are designed to enable companies to explore and launch new business models that will reimagine the future of the marketing and media industries. These programs are intended to help startup companies grow their businesses through mentorship, pilots, industry partnerships, and brand and product development..

During the programs, the Operations Associate helps the Program Manager orchestrate the logistics of scheduled events and traffics questions/concerns to the appropriate R/GA staff. The Operations Associate ensures that founders have the information and tools they need to effectively participate in the program, that the program venue is prepared to meet the day’s needs, and that all visitors have a productive and positive experience at R/GA.

The Operations Associate is often the ‘first face’ of the program, so is expected to represent the high-level program story. The ideal associate is personable, calm, dependable and diplomatic

This position is a full-time, temporary role from May 8th, 2017 through November 10th, 2017. This position will report directly to the Program Manager.

On any given day you might

  • Welcome visitors including mentors, investors and industry professionals
  • Brief all visitors with startup descriptions, meeting schedules, etc.
  • Coordinate vendors for program sponsored lunches and events
  • Proactively trouble-shoot scheduling and calendars
  • Coordinate with Office Services and Facilities to execute events and meetings
  • Assist in Demo Day event planning and production
  • Capture ongoing program content/guests/events to be shared on social media

The ideal candidate

  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills, and is comfortable engaging with people at all levels
  • Is self-motivated and organized
  • Has strong knowledge of Google Calendar and Drive

You bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Bonus Points

  • If you have event planning experience
  • If you’re social media savvy
  • If you’re experienced with InDesign, Keynote and Photoshop
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