21/05/2019

Events & Program Associate

Description

We are a team of dreamers and fixers, connected to an ambitious community of makers and creators. The Assembly was birthed out of a genuine passion to see all talent and passionate creators realise their dreams and thrive. Founder Yoanna Chikezie, fondly known as “Pepper” launched The Assembly Hub in 2016 out of her desire to break down the barriers that exist in Africa’s fashion and creative industry.

In a few years we have impacted over 2000 entrepreneurs and creative talent through training, mentoring, funding and consulting. We have partnered with and worked with the likes of The British Council, Microsoft, A Whitespace Creative Agency, Social Media Week Lagos, Facebook, Dalberg, AFFORD, to name a few. We’re building an environment where you can expand your knowledge, improve your skills and discover new ones.

We love curious people we can learn from and who are always looking for new stuff to learn, we love go getters, flexible attitudes, people who take initiative and not afraid to ask questions.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

You must have a strong interest and knowledge of the creative arts, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team.

You are naturally curious about the people around you.

You have strong interpersonal, communications, public speaking and presentation skills. You are charismatic, enthusiastic and detailed.

You have a strong customer service mentality and you have the ability to generate respect and trust from all members, team and external stakeholders.

You are fast thinking and reactive.

You are process driven and with a detailed focus.

You are always ready to learn

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Communications, Marketing or any related field.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years cognate work experience in a similar role.

Professional certifications would be an added advantage.

Hard working, excellent organisational skills and ability to multi- task.

ADDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidate should be located on the Island

EVENTS & PROGRAMS PILLAR RESPONSIBILITIES:

General:

Your main focus is working with your team to build a strong and engaged community of entrepreneurs, startups and freelancers in the fashion and creative sector. This means you’ll be talking to people. A lot.

You’ll make sure that our members have such an awesome time at our events they’ll want to bring all their friends. And you’ll continually experiment with new ways to enhance The Assembly experience.

You’ll be the eyes and ears of The Assembly so you’ll know the community better than anyone listening and reacting to feedback is the source of our success.

Events Management:

In this capacity you are tasked with keeping everything flowing smoothly with planning and

managing our events including educational skills training.

Will support management to design and implement a unique programme of events, conferences and products at The Assembly that fosters tangible impact and fosters increased connectivity and a spirit of collaboration between Assembly members.

Support the design to delivery process for all events including innovative event formats, speaker invitations, speaker briefings, on site event management and event feedback etc.

Identify and engage leading topic experts in The Assembly programme

Build relationships and leverage the expertise of Assembly Members to co-design programme

content

You will be the point of contact with all external service providers and suppliers to make sure

that everything is working as it should be, at all times.

You are constantly creating new ways to make the experience more enjoyable for our members,  from the moment they get in touch with us and right through to the duration of their membership.

You will partner with and report effectively to the Management Team to ensure the growth of the company as a whole.

You will engage your community, with an exciting schedule of events and brand building activities with key influencers.

Coordinate events and experiential marketing campaigns

You will gather feedback from the community and act upon this insight.

AD HOC:

Write content for Social Media Platforms.

Providing weekly progress reports on all stages of partnerships and proposals to the Brand

Manager and the entire management team.

Daily support to the Founder

 

A LITTLE ON OUR ETHOS:

As a growing startup ourselves, we’re on a steep learning curve so you’ll have every chance to get stuck in, grow with us and carve out your own spot in the team. If you spot an opportunity to make your mark, go for it!

Our team are like our family: we’re trying to build a learning environment that will help you expand your knowledge, while improving your existing skills and discovering new ones. We want you to grow, too.

SALARY: Starting from N60,000 depending on experience.

How to Apply: Send your CV and a 300 word Cover Letter including links to your work if applicable

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If you’re interested in having us source and provide the best candidates for your team please contact us – work@theassemblyhub.com.

Skills Required

• communication, patience and concentration •proactive •creative