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THE ROLE: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

The Location: Charlottesville, Virginia. Partial remote and flexibility is a part of our work culture.

The Impact: Human beings are wired to connect. Kayo’s impact is to help women in male-dominated industries connect through networking summits, retreats, and other digital tools. Our goal is to ensure no woman walks alone on their path to success.

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 Director of Finance and Administration will oversee Finance, Human Resources, Office Administration, and Special Projects, reporting directly to the President. This individual will assess issues that serve as barriers to our team operating at maximum effectiveness. Additionally, he or she will enable Kayo’s President to focus on larger strategic organizational initiatives. Finally, our Director of Finance & Administration must be well connected with those reporting to a leader and others across the organization to influence outcomes.

Responsibilities:

Direct Support of the President

  • Help President identify the areas to direct focus and identify metrics for success. Revisit regularly and evaluate progress.
  • Meeting preparation and follow up: reviewing upcoming meetings for the week to ensure the leader has all of the information needed to be as productive as possible, and sending out agendas or documents to meeting attendees as necessary.
  • Monitoring information flow. Sometimes acting as a gatekeeper, ensuring the President’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment.
  • Ensuring materials are sent in advance, time is well spent, and objectives are achieved
  • Planning and leading company retreats, stepbacks, and other special events

Internal Operations and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Overseeing large, often cross-functional organization-wide projects or initiatives
  • Bringing together multiple stakeholders and helping drive decisions
  • Researching, benchmarking, analyzing data, and making recommendations
  • Creating systems and processes to streamline operations

Human Resources

  • Leading hiring processes: drafting & posting job descriptions, outlining an interview process, and screening candidates for roles
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll Administration

Strategy and Financials

  • Researching, benchmarking, analyzing data, and making recommendations
  • Vendor relationships
  • Overseeing inventory management
  • Creating systems and processes to streamline operations
  • Collaborating with President on annual strategic planning for the company
  • Creating & updating dashboards for reviewing key performance indicators
  • Overseeing bookkeeping

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 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: HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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 Head of Business Development, you are responsible for our sales strategy and execution. You will be responsible for securing event sponsorships, retail partnerships, group ticket sales, and strategic alliances with trade associations and non-profit membership organizations. As 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. You will 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 what, 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, non-profits, media groups and trade associations.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the leadership team, participating in all strategic decisions for the growth of Kayo
  • Work collaboratively with all other members of leadership team
  • Prepare your numbers in advance of a weekly leadership team meeting
  • Take responsibility for the quarterly goals “Rocks” that fall into your domain
  • Participate in leadership team learning curriculum, which may require reading books, taking courses, and listening to webinars and podcasts outside of office hours

Business Development

  • Sponsorship sales ($1 million / year)
  • Identify and close partnership opportunities
  • Maintain CRM and sales pipeline
  • Travel to meet with clients and prospective clients regularly
  • Participate in Kayo summits
  • Educate prospects on who we are and our capabilities
  • Manage all phases of the sales lifecycle across a variety of sales scenarios (new prospects, re-activations, growth within existing clients)
  • Ensure that we deliver on our promises to clients

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-10+ years of relevant work experience in sales, relationship management, and/or business development
  • Demonstrated sales success due to inquisitiveness, resilience, and likeability
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent listener and ability to empathize with others
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally

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: INTERN, EVENTS & OPERATIONS

The Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

The Impact: No one should walk alone on their path to success. In many top industries, women often find themselves the “only woman in the room”. Networking becomes harder, and women often feel like outsiders. We organize networking summits and retreats that make networking easy and fun for everyone – especially women. We help women connect with leaders, advance themselves, and champion their peers. Women who are part of the Kayo network can be confident that they belong.

Cultural Fit: Humble, hungry, and smart. You are confident, curious, and a true team player. You have a growth mindset and love learning. 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 are looking for more than a resume filler; you want to make an impact and you 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 Intern will report directly to one of our Event Directors. We have an opening on our Real Estate, Power, and Energy team. You will work across all event-related activities, including marketing, social media, operations, event logistics, industry research, and event analytics.

What We Want for You: You are part of the next generation of business leaders, and we’re excited to get to know you. We can help you develop a toolset to serve you on your path to success. Skills you will learn at Kayo include project management, social media, finance, entrepreneurship, excel modeling, teamwork, communication, and leadership. 

Details:

  • Start Date: May 2020 (flexible)
  • 40 hours per week
  • Travel to executive events (Week of June 22nd)
  • Compensation: Hourly with an opportunity for increase based on performance
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA

How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work for the Kayo Conference Series to allison@kayoconferenceseries.com.

 

THE ROLE: INTERN, RESEARCH & PROGRAMMING

The Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

The Impact: No one should walk alone on their path to success. In many top industries, women often find themselves the “only woman in the room”. Networking becomes harder, and women often feel like outsiders. We organize networking summits and retreats that make networking easy and fun for everyone – especially women. We help women connect with leaders, advance themselves, and champion their peers. Women who are part of the Kayo network can be confident that they belong.

Cultural Fit: Humble, hungry, and smart. You are confident, curious, and a true team player. You have a growth mindset and love learning. 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 are looking for more than a resume filler; you want to make an impact and you 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 Intern will report directly to our Head of Knowledge. You will conduct industry research across our various industry sectors (Real Estate, Private Equity, Credit, etc.), conduct speaker research, collect programming data, and provide administrative support to our Head of Knowledge.

What We Want for You: You are part of the next generation of business leaders, and we’re excited to get to know you. We can help you develop a toolset to serve you on your path to success. Skills you will learn at Kayo include project management, social media, finance, entrepreneurship, excel modeling, teamwork, communication, and leadership. 

Details:

  • Start Date: May 2020 (flexible)
  • 40 hours per week
  • Travel to executive events (Week of June 22nd)
  • Compensation: Hourly with an opportunity for increase based on performance
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA

How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work for the Kayo Conference Series 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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