The Director of Events delivers to competitors an unforgettable and engaging competition experience by developing and leading a new and highly innovative event schedule. This individual uses their superb event planning skills to ensure that every moment is exceptional. The Director of Events creatively adapts while under pressure and executes sound judgement in the face of abrupt changes. Leading CaseIT 2023’s pillar events including Welcome Ceremony and Awards Banquet, this individual strives to build a positive, inspirational and memorable atmosphere for case competitors to remember for years to come.

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:

  • Construct an innovative way to enhance competitor experience and celebrate CaseIT’s 20th anniversary by planning and executing CaseIT’s signature opening and closing ceremonies that involve corporate and personal networking opportunities 
  • Lead the planning of CaseIT’s opening and closing ceremonies, including developing schedules, securing venues, arranging speakers, choosing decorations and managing seating plans 
  • Consolidate information on all stakeholder meal selections and dietary restrictions 
  • 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
  • Support the creation of organizing committee logistics that display when and where each organizing committee member needs to be during the marquee events 
  • Maintain strong relationships and communication with external entities, including competing teams, vendors, venues, and in-kind sponsors by monitoring logistical matters

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 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