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THE ROLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PRIVATE MARKETS

The Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

The Impact: We organize networking summits and retreats for professional women in different sectors. Our thoughtful approach to corporate events connects and energizes executives and high potential leaders to succeed in their industry.

Cultural Fit: Humble, hungry, and smart. You are confident, curious, and a true team player. You take complete ownership of your own responsibilities, and proactively look for opportunities to help others on the team. You are serious about your work and set your own standards for excellences. Details matter to you. You want in on the ground floor of something big and understand your direct contributions will have an immediate and material impact on our success. You are intellectually curious, open-minded, and find joy in learning from others and helping others succeed.

The Job: Our Assistant Director will support our Private Markets platform on all aspects of budgeting, event planning, marketing, business development, and community engagement. Over time, this individual will build industry knowledge in private markets to help with programming and engagement. You will work closely with our entire team, including Events, Programming, Marketing, Finance, and Operations.

What is Private Markets? Private Markets includes industries such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Private Credit. We host annual summits in Private Equity and Private Credit, as well as a variety of smaller pop-up events and retreats throughout the year to bring women in these industries together. Prior industry knowledge is not required, however a strong interest in learning about these industries will be key to success.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan events, including budgeting, setting goals, managing timelines, coordinating vendors, registration, and speaker logistics
  • Execute events onsite
  • Post-event wrap-up and performance analytics
  • Track marketing initiatives and lead generation
  • Manage CRM including maintain and update database of contacts and firms
  • Serve as the Community Manager for your industries
  • Develop relationships with attendees, sponsors, advisors, and speakers
  • Conduct industry research on private markets, including private equity, private debt, and institutional investing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Takes complete ownership in work
  • Manages complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Relevant work experience in business development, event planning, and/or project management
  • Excellent people skills
  • Coachable, fast and self-motivated learner; prior knowledge of our industries is not necessary, however must be willing and able to learn
  • Travel to required for events and meetings with stakeholders

Start Date: Flexible

Compensation: Compensation includes a base salary plus a profit-share on events. Base salary will depend on years of experience and your existing relationships and industry knowledge.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to allison@kayoconferenceseries.com.

 

THE ROLE: CHIEF OF STAFF / DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

The Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

The Impact: We organize networking summits and retreats for professional women in different sectors. Our thoughtful approach to corporate events connects and energizes executives and high potential leaders to succeed in their industry.

Cultural Fit: Humble, hungry, and smart. You are confident, curious, and a true team player. You take complete ownership of your own responsibilities, and proactively look for opportunities to help others on the team. You are serious about your work and set your own standards for excellences. Details matter to you. You want in on the ground floor of something big and understand your direct contributions will have an immediate and material impact on our success. You are intellectually curious, open-minded, and find joy in learning from others and helping others succeed.

The Job: Our Chief of Staff / Director of Administration will assume day-to-day responsibility for operational projects, serve as the guardian of best practices, and directly support the President on strategic initiatives. He or she will assess issues that serve as barriers to our team operating at maximum effectiveness. Additionally, he or she will enable the President to focus on larger strategic organizational initiatives.  

Responsibilities:

Internal Operations and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Oversee large, often cross-functional organization-wide projects or initiatives
  • Bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions
  • Research, benchmark, analyze data, and make recommendations
  • Create systems and processes to streamline operations

Direct Support of the President

  • Help the President identify areas to direct focus and identify metrics for success; revisit regularly and evaluate progress
  • Meeting preparation and follow-up
  • Monitor information flow and act as a gatekeeper, ensuring the President’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment
  • Ensure materials are sent in advance, time is well spent, and objectives are achieved

Human Resources

  • Lead hiring processes: drafting and posting job descriptions, outlining an interview process, and screening candidates for roles
  • Manage employee records
  • Manage payroll administration

Strategy and Financials

  • Research, benchmark, analyze data, and make recommendations
  • Vendor relationships
  • Oversee inventory management
  • Collaborate with the President on annual strategic planning for the company
  • Create & update dashboards for reviewing key performance indicators
  • Manage our bookkeeping and support staff

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Takes great pride and ownership in your work
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Relevant work experience in finance, administration, management, and/or communications
  • Excellent people skills
  • Coachable, fast and self-motivated learner

Start Date: Flexible

Compensation: Compensation includes a base salary plus a profit-share on events. Base salary will depend on years of experience and your existing relationships and industry knowledge.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to allison@kayoconferenceseries.com.

 

THE ROLE: DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIPS

The Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

The Impact: We organize networking summits and retreats for professional women in different sectors. Our thoughtful approach to corporate events connects and energizes executives and high potential leaders to succeed in their industry.  

Cultural Fit: Humble, hungry, and smart. You are confident, curious, and a true team player. You take complete ownership of your own responsibilities, and proactively look for opportunities to help others on the team. You are serious about your work and set your own standards for excellences. Details matter to you. You want in on the ground floor of something big and understand your direct contributions will have an immediate and material impact on our success. You are intellectually curious, open-minded, and find joy in learning from others and helping others succeed.

The Job: As Director of Business Development and Partnerships, you will play a leading role in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and executing new growth opportunities. You will be responsible for event sponsorships, retail partnerships, and strategic partnerships with trade associations and nonprofits. Because this is a new role on the Kayo Team, part of the job is to define the role and create a game plan on how to execute it. You will work across our entire business, collaborating with senior leadership and event managers to create and own our sales and business development strategy, deepen relationships with existing clients, grow our sales pipeline, and close on new business opportunities. You will combine your communication, listening, and negotiation skills to learn more about what our clients want, and to maintain authentic and intimate connections. Our clients include leading service providers to the finance and investment industry such as law firms, accounting, insurance companies, consultants, and asset managers. We also have partnerships with retail brands, nonprofits, media groups, and trade associations.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, negotiate, and close sponsorship and partnership opportunities
  • Maintain CRM and sales pipeline
  • Travel to meet with clients and prospective clients regularly
  • Participate in all Kayo summits
  • Educate prospects on Kayo: who we are, our capabilities
  • Manage all phases of the sales lifecycle across a variety of sales scenarios (new prospects, reactivations, growth within existing clients)
  • Ensure that we deliver on our promises to clients

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-10+ years relevant work experience in sales, relationship management, and/or business development
  • Demonstrated sales success due to inquisitiveness, resilience, and likability
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent listener and ability to empathize with others
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Coachable, fast and self-motivated learner
  • Prior knowledge of our industries is not necessary, however you must be willing and able to learn

Start Date: Flexible

Compensation: Compensation includes a base salary plus a profit-share on events. Base salary will depend on years of experience and your existing relationships and industry knowledge.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to allison@kayoconferenceseries.com.

 

We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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