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Head of Events

About Contrary

Contrary is a venture fund that identifies the world's top early-career engineers, designers, and product minds, connects them with a close-knit, career-long support community, and invests in companies they start or join. Backed by the founders of Tesla, Reddit, Facebook, and many more iconic companies.

Ultimately, our mission is to build the layer connecting every talented, ambitious, and ethical young person nationwide, for life. Your mission will be to execute that.

What's in it for you

We're a people-first firm. Our founder Eric is a lifelong entrepreneur who previously started a mobile payments company and a quantitative hedge fund. Our investor Will learned to code and built apps with 100k+ users by age 16. We've assembled a diverse community of 300+ of the brightest college students and recent graduates who will make up the industry of tomorrow.

As Head of Events, you'll design and orchestrate dozens of virtual and in-person events nationwide spanning many different contexts and objectives. With competitive comp and upside in the venture fund, we intend to partner with you for the long-haul. You will report to the Head of Platform, Nina Stepanov.

What you'll do

  • Host intimate gatherings with members in our network
  • Spearhead our events strategy and build-out a multi-year calendar that feels unique to us
  • Work closely with our content and community team to unify our message
  • Track event attendees to identify rising talent
  • Interview successful entrepreneurs and investors to produce high quality content for events
  • Have fun meeting hundreds of dynamic and pleasant people

Preferred qualities

  • 5-7 years of experience running events, ideally with experience building the practice strategically and from scratch
  • You're versatile and able to create stellar experiences in all contexts
  • You're experienced with the details: the little things go a long way at our events
  • You're empathetic to everyone, and understand the nuanced problems our audience faces
  • You're a startup nerd like us, and love working with entrepreneurs
  • You can learn new tools as necessary to get the job done, and are not tied to a specific tool stack
  • You work hard enough to be a world-class operator, but don't make work your whole life
  • You're energized by autonomy and working alongside a team

Education Requirements: None. High quality education is of course a plus, but half of our team dropped out of college! We are very amenable to alternative backgrounds.

Location: Remote preferred. We will be HQ'd in San Francisco after the pandemic, but team members have the option to stay remote.

How to get started

Please apply below. We'll get back to you soon -- we're excited to get rolling, and you'd start as soon as possible.