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Event Associate

Location

Boston

Job Description

The Event Associate will be a member of the marketing communications group within HarbourVest’s Investor Relations team. This team manages marketing and communications activities for HarbourVest’s private markets products and solutions. The principle function of the Event Associate is to support the planning and execution of annual HarbourVest events and strategy specific events.

HarbourVest’s suit of client events and conferences continues to grow including events with existing and potential investors, consultants, general partners, executives of potential company investments, and employees. The Event Associate must be able to work across the business to maintain consistency within the global events program as it expands. Responsibilities include hands-on involvement from beginning through execution of meetings, conferences, and events. Candidates will have experience with global event programs and experience working with stakeholders at all levels of an organization. He/she should have the ability to work seamlessly with global colleagues in different time zones. This role may require light travel, up to 5% of the year.

Required skills include proficiency with software (specifically with cloud-based technology), Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint), Cvent, Marketo, and Salesforce. Additional skills should include the ability to multi-task and prioritize, experience with contract and vendor negotiation, strong budgeting skills, and strong attention to detail.  Superb project management skills, creative and strategic thinking, and proven ability to execute are all integral to success.

Education

BS/BA or equivalent

Experience

3+ years in an event coordination role demonstrating broad-based event and conference planning experience, with increasing levels of responsibility. Proven success with event organization related to high-profile meetings, events, and conferences in asset management, financial services, or private equity preferred. B2B experience is required.

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