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Houston Marketing & Events Manager, temporary

Department: Marketing
Location: Houston, TX

MassChallenge Texas is looking for a Marketing & Events Manager to support our expansion efforts in Houston. After a successful first year in Austin, MassChallenge Texas is looking to expand into Houston as part of its state-wide initiative. In this role you will collaborate with the MassChallenge Texas team and partners to bring success to the program. Along the way you will determine how best to create content and work with partners to bring a breadth of knowledge and expertise to the community through events and digital marketing efforts. You will report to the Managing Director of MassChallenge Texas who is based out of Austin, TX.

This is a temporary role from January through October 2019, in conjunction with the dates of the 2019 MassChallenge Texas program. This position will be paid on an hourly basis and is expected to work approximately 35-40 hours per week.

What You’ll Do:
Research and Insight:

  • Identify key external organizations and people we can aim to engage in the program , clearly communicate the opportunity/expectations to them and solidify their commitment.
  • Survey the existing Houston entrepreneur and community landscape to determine where we can leverage existing events and.
  • Identify key allies in the Houston market who will co-host and promote events/deadlines and public-facing programming with MassChallenge Texas.

Events and Community:

  • Recommend and execute highly engaging and outstanding events that support major MassChallenge Texas campaigns and ongoing engagements, including key events like:
    • Accelerator – help showcase MassChallenge Texas entrepreneurs and demonstrate the quality of the MassChallenge Texas program,
    • Corporate/Startup Collaboration – organize ongoing events that provide the partnerships team with high-quality leads for new partners,
    • Accelerator Finale (our awards ceremony) – help celebrate MassChallenge Texas entrepreneurs and its community, raise funding, and inspire continued community engagement at our largest event of the year,
    • Community Events – bring the Texas entrepreneurial community together on a regular schedule with dynamic programming.
  • Oversee the events budget and epitomize a cost-conscious approach.
  • Own extensive logistics and details that ensure successful events and programs.
  • Fill the room with the right people for each event.
  • Manage interns, volunteers, and team members supporting event execution.

Design and Communication:

  • Work closely with the marketing team to design experiences that inspire and engage MassChallenge Texas entrepreneurs and the broader community.
  • Collaborate across programs to gain input and systematize event processes.
  • Develop and implement social media campaigns that drive brand awareness in the Houston market.
  • Take part in the recruiting process to recruit startups and experts for the Houston programs and create savvy ways to push those leads through the pipeline to complete applications.

Who You Are:

  • You have 3-5+ years marketing experience in the field of business or entrepreneurship.
  • You understand Houston, the culture, the opportunities, the challenges, the industry direction, and the economics.
  • You bleed the MassChallenge mantra, “We Help Entrepreneurs Win.”
  • You have exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Content creator.
  • You have a highly collaborative approach and are able to work across teams and functions to achieve success.
  • You have exceptional community-building skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders at once.
  • You are a logistics expert with goal-oriented events management experience.
  • You have strong project management skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Most importantly, you are excited to help build a brand new program for MassChallenge and become a key member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Houston!

How to Apply:
In addition to completing the online application and providing your resume, please include a one-page cover letter in which you tell us about yourself, why you want to work at MassChallenge and why you are a perfect match for this job.

Employment at MassChallenge is contingent upon verification of identity and eligibility to work in the country that the position is based in, based on applicable laws.


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