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Director, Events

| Santa Monica
About the Director, Events at Headspace:
Join the Headspace team, and help us make the world a healthier, happier place through the joy of meditation, mindfulness and calm! The new role of Director, Events will be responsible for developing and executing innovative, high-profile internal and external-facing global events and meetings for Headspace. This is an exciting new role within the Headspace organization, and is a great opportunity for the ideal qualified candidate to use their career expertise to build an events-focused in-house team within this dynamic, global enterprise. This role, which reports to the Vice President/Head of Communications, is a highly visible role that will collaborate across our entire organization. 

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Lead all Headspace’s events activities, leveraging both internal and external resources as needed based on location and scale of events.
  • Negotiate best pricing for venues, accommodations, travel, catering, A/V and other key deliverables while remaining within the confines of specified budgetary restrictions.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external cross-functional partners as required.
  • Analyze and report on event outcomes, including post-event surveys, budget recaps, and post mortems to ensure efficiencies and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, including diplomacy to negotiate conflicting priorities and develop strong relationships.
  • Manage multiple event timelines and be able to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Service-oriented and willing to perform all duties necessary to ensure successful, high quality events.
  • Able to travel as required.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a hospitality, events management or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years of event management experience in a high-profile role within a large, global enterprise.
  • History of successfully planning high-profile events, especially in Los Angeles, New York and international destinations.
  • Possess domestic and international capabilities and connections.
  • Have a keen eye for design, aesthetic excellence and a creative mindset. Know the latest event trends, fads and technologies…and love being an innovative leader in this space.
  • Experience interfacing with senior executives, celebrities and high-profile guests.
  • Strong budget management skills for events of varying size and scope.
  • Extensive knowledge of meeting/event planning, industry best practices, and third-party service providers with a proven track record of producing high-quality events and the best possible rates.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to be highly flexible, adapt to change, and influence/motivate others to produce the best possible work under all conditions.
  • Ability to work and collaborate as part of a small, agile team.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills – nothing escapes your eye.
  • Must be able to travel for site inspections and events, as well as work flexible and sometimes extended hours based on event requirements.
  • Understanding of latest event management technology, as well as knowledge of event basics: audio/visual, lighting, cuisine/catering, giveaways/premiums/gifts, staging and general event-related logistics.
  • Sense of urgency and outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Polished, professional appearance and ability to act as an ambassador of Headspace.

How to get started: If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Technology we use

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Location

Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Parking
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
401k
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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