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·      As a key member of the team, you will manage several important functions within the marketing team.


·      Work with our event management production company to execute action items for the twice-annual global Summits (held in Atlanta, Paris, Vancouver, Tokyo, etc.)

·      Administer Summit registration (5,000+ attendees), including specialized registrations of Active Technical Contributors, Press/Analysts, Travel Support recipients, Speakers, etc. 

·      Directly communicate with Summit sponsors, registrants, speakers, press and analyst attendees, etc.

·      Assist with the internal sponsor confirmation, tracking and follow-up process

·      Assist with tracking the Summit deliverables timeline to make sure all sponsors, media and specialized groups meet their deadlines

·      Respond to general Summit-related requests that come through the customer service email-ticketing portal, Zendesk

·      Assist with fulfilling the visa invitation requests from Summit attendees travelling to the event from other countries.

·      Facilitate the Travel Support Program for each Summit, which involves promoting it, reviewing applications, communicating and coordinating with grantees, coordinating with the travel agency 


·      Manage updating specific areas of website content including the Summit-specific section of the website, the supporting company and member page, the jobs board, the events board, etc. 

·      Promote and help plan special projects and events - including the Women of OpenStack events, mid-cycle Ops Meetup, etc

·      Help organize the global OpenStack User Group Birthday campaign including working with local organizers to schedule and promote their parties, distribute branding assets and slide decks for the groups to use at their events, distribute sponsorship funds, gather photos and videos taken at each event

Education and experience requirements for the offered position. 


·      Strong written and verbal communications skills

·      Must have strong organizations skills, attention to detail, and be comfortable working in a fast paced and nimble environment.

·      Goal oriented, organized, self-motivated, creative, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team with sales, product management, support, services, etc.

·      Experience in event event coordination

·      Experience using social media tools: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, SurveyMonkey, etc.

·      Proficient in Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 

·      Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) a strong plus

·      Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a diverse team environment and with a wide range of constituencies

·      Strong customer service, excellent interpersonal and written communication, data system and organizational skills

·      International marketing experience preferred (Europe or Asia)

·      Previous attendance of technology or cloud conferences in the US or Europe

·      Familiarity with the OpenStack community and Foundation team



·      Familiarity with the OpenStack community and Foundation team

·      Must be able to commit a minimum of 40 hours + per week.

·      Bachelor's Degree in in Marketing, Communications or Business 

·      Readiness to travel 10% annually

·      At least 6 months of experience of functional knowledge working in marketing and communications in the technology industry - preferably in a startup environment

·      Strong interested in working in the tech industry, specifically cloud computing

·      Self motivated, proactive, collaborative, enthusiastic and positive

·      English: Fluent

About OpenStack Foundation:

OpenStack is software for building clouds. OpenStack powers some of  the world’s largest public clouds, widely-used SaaS applications, eCommerce sites and Global 1000 enterprises alike. Walmart, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Wells Fargo, BMW, CERN, Cisco WebEx, Comcast, eBay, Intel, HP, MercadoLibre, Paypal, and hundreds more rely on OpenStack to run their business every day.

The OpenStack project was created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA - today OpenStack is backed by an independent and non-profit Foundation that launched in September of 2012. The Foundation is comprised of a global community with more than 18,500 members representing 1,500+ unique organizations across 148 countries. The Foundation is supported by the benevolence of our member companies and sponsors. The goal of the OpenStack Foundation is to serve developers, users and the entire ecosystem by providing a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds, enable technology vendors targeting the platform and assist developers in producing the best cloud software in the industry.

The marketing team within the OpenStack Foundation develops messaging and provides marketing resources for the ecosystem of OpenStack users, supporting companies of the Foundation, and developers. Twice annually the Foundation hosts a Summit for the community - a five-day conference for OpenStack developers, ecosystem members, service providers and enterprise users. The event currently sees over 5,500 attendees, 110+ sponsors, industry-leading keynote speakers, 350+ breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, collaborative design sessions and various networking opportunities. The marketing team fully supports the Summits in addition to many global community and industry events throughout the year. 

OpenStack Foundation Hiring

OpenStack Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OpenStack Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

OpenStack Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OpenStack Foundation’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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