Cisco Regional Program Coordinator, Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Regional Program Coordinator, Chicago

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, US

  • Area of Interest Project or Program Management

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center

  • Job Id 1232782

Cisco Meraki is searching for a Regional Program Coordinator to join our Training and Evangelism team in Chicago! As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality. We also understand, by simplifying powerful technology we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. Are you ready to join the team?

You:

Our scalable programs are run at the global level but strategy and operations have been regionalized to better support Meraki’s go-to-market goals in-region. In this position, you'll be responsible for the event planning, logistics, and communications associated with successfully executing Cisco Meraki’s technical training programs in the North America (NA) region. To do this, you will work closely with the rest of the Training & Evangelism team, other Meraki departments, and external vendors to grow the team’s impact in-region while creating a perfect experience for attendees.

You have extraordinary written and verbal communications skills, an ability to juggle multiple projects, acute attention to detail, and a high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

Our team is a highly interdisciplinary part of the Cisco Meraki organization. You will drive market adoption of Meraki by developing, promoting and delivering scalable programs that build knowledge and enthusiasm among participants. Our programs’ audiences include reseller, service provider, and distribution partners, customers, and our wider Cisco team.

What you will do:

  • Plan event logistics for training sessions in your region

  • Define communications plans to target priority attendees and drive a healthy demand for our trainings

  • Lead event registrations to strategically serve Meraki’s most important partners, customers and Cisco counterparts

  • Manage participant communications in a friendly and professional manner

  • Build event budgets, track spending, and ensure timely payment to vendors

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal partners and outside vendors to drive event success

  • Perform ongoing assessment of vendors to ensure performance to expectations

  • Partner with Regional Associates in the strategic execution of programs, working as a team to drive success and impact in-region

  • Track event success metrics, making adjustments or recommendations as needed

  • Evaluate operational processes to identify, test, and implement efficiencies to improve the overall experience for attendees and/or trainers

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in events, marketing or equivalent experience and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University

  • Demonstrated initiative and independence in solving problems

  • Ability to lead and prioritize across multiple projects

  • Extraordinary communication & relationship-building skills

  • Upbeat and personable approach

  • Strong organization and loves the details

  • Demonstrated accountability and reliability

  • Can-do attitude, with a willingness to roll up their sleeves and pursue any task

  • Ability to work in a team and thrive in a very fast-paced, dynamic environment

Are you wondering what it is like to work at Cisco Meraki? Picture a breathtaking office, healthy catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, onsite gym and paid time off to volunteer. Meraki Cisco has built an amazing equal opportunity focused office where employees thrive. With that said, we are confident you will love it here. Check out more of our benefits on our job page, at https://meraki.cisco.com/jobs, and we look forward to talking with you soon.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all people will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.