The Director of Competitor Experience delivers a memorable and engaging case competition experience by developing and executing highly innovative social events. This individual uses their creativity and passion to create exciting hospitality events that will engage competitors leading up to and during the competition week. They strive to embody and bring the CaseIT competition experience to an elite level by leading CaseIT 2023’s signature events including ReadyforIT, Discover Vancouver and Coaches Event.

Commitment required:

  • Term duration is from June 2022 to June 2023
  • Must attend the CaseIT 2023 Onboarding on June 23, 2022 from 7-8 PM
  • Must attend CaseIT 2022 Organizing Committee, & Portfolio Meetings (2-3 hours per week) from June 2022 to March 2023
  • Attendance mandatory during CaseIT 2023 Competition Week from February 20-25, 2023

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish a consistent and exciting competition atmosphere through the development of new, unique, and memorable social, hospitality, and coaches events to celebrate CaseIT’s 20th anniversary 
  • Procure and creating gift baskets to give to competitors upon their arrival to the competition week —showcasing Vancouver and embodying the CaseIT spirit—as well as physical awards for the winners of CaseIT 2023
  • Plan the logistical details for the events by educating and training the Organizing Committee and all other stakeholders involved to ensure a seamless event production
  • Maintain strong relationships and communication with competing teams by monitoring logistics and international situations
  • Maintain strong relationships with all external entities, including vendors, venues, and in-kind sponsors

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to unforeseen situations and make decisions under time constraints and pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong time-management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in event planning or project management is an asset
  • Experience competing in a case competition is an asset

Successful completion of this role provides:

  • Demonstrated capabilities in event and project management at a high profile, online international event
  • Ability to lead and manage a team to execute multiple events according to logistics plan
  • Improved communication and professional correspondence skills 

CONTACT

If you have any inquiries or concerns about Director recruitment, please do not hesitate to contact the CaseIT 2023 Management Team at caseit@sfu.ca