Event Coordinator

Hatch Coding - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Dev Dragons 2020 is a coding competition for companies, communities and employee children.
Hatch Coding has software that teaches kids how to read and write code. Hatch is setting up a 9-month coding competition where companies sign up their employees to get their kids to build a toolbox of skills to shape the future.
The end goal is to maximize participation and to have fun in a friendly environment while helping kids create options and choices for the future.

Your overall role is to help make this a success, coordinating the participation and happiness of 200 companies across Ontario between now and November 2020.

Responsibilities

  • reach out to prospective participants and share info about Dev Dragons 2020
  • set up info sessions between companies and Hatch's CEO as needed
  • distribute surveys and help participants share information with their employees
  • gather headcounts for each participant for how many employee children are joining Dev Dragons 2020
  • coordinate onboarding for the parents and the kids to the platform
  • work with a point person at each company to ensure successful participation
  • in September 2020, work with each company to highlight the best youth coders from their group of participants for entry into Phase 2 of Dev Dragons
  • coordinate participation in Phase 2 to complete group projects in Fall 2020.
  • help bring this all together for an Awards Gala and Celebration in November 2020.

Skills

  • Proven experience as an event coordinator
  • A proven track record of organizing successful events
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent vendor management skills
  • Knowledge of basic recruitment practices
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
  • Well-organized with multi-tasking skills
  • Able to handle stress and remain calm
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Degree in hospitality management, public relations or relevant field is preferred

Salary is $50k + bonus

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Event Coordination: 1 year (Preferred)