Events Specialist

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Wilson Sonsini is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,200 attorneys in 19 offices: 14 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

The firm is currently seeking an Events Specialist to join our Marketing team. The ideal candidate would possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to assist with the development, management, and execution of all private-label, third-party, and partnered events. This role will work directly with the Events Manager and attorneys to showcase the firm’s expertise through a variety of networking, partnering, and client appreciation events.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute conferences, focused seminars, firm-wide functions, and strategic partnerships.
  • Manage events hosted at firm facilities and work with the events team to target and develop new programs geared toward key audiences.
  • Assist with key internal activities for the firm, including firm-wide functions and targeted group activities.
  • Help manage and maintain client database.
  • Manage relationships with event vendors.
  • Work on special projects as needed, including business development and communications initiatives.
  • Light travel will be necessary.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in marketing events.
  • Experience in professional services, technology industry, or related service industries a plus.
  • High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with partners, attorneys, and staff at all professional levels to implement marketing goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively interact with clients, outside service providers, and business and community leaders.
  • High degree of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, internet research, Salesforce, and database skills.
  • Ability to execute both virtual and in-person programs.

The primary location for this job posting is in New York, but other locations are also listed. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to the selected candidate’s qualifications, years of relevant experience, level of education, professional certifications and licenses, and work location. The anticipated pay range for this position is as follows:

San Francisco and Silicon Valley: $81,600 – $110,400 per year

Austin, Boston, Boulder, District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Wilmington: $73,100 – $98,900 per year

The compensation for this position may include a discretionary year-end merit bonus based on performance. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Benefits information can be found here. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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