Community Program Manager - Meetups

  • Sonar
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • 26 Jun, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Why should I Apply:

At Sonar, we’re a group of brilliant, motivated, and driven professionals working hard to help organizations build responsible, secure, high-quality code quickly and systematically. We build solutions that don’t just solve symptoms of problems – we fix problems at the source – source code, to be specific.

We have a dynamic culture with employees worldwide and hub offices in the USA, Switzerland, France, the UK, Singapore, and Germany. We believe team members should have the opportunity to come to work every day, work on a product they are proud of, love what they do, and feel energized by their peers. With our roots deep in the open source community, we’re all about the mission: provide solutions that deliver Clean Code.

Please note that this is an on-site position.

The impact you can have 

As a Community Program Manager - Meetups, you will plan and manage in-person and virtual meetups that foster a sense of belonging and knowledge sharing. The role involves strategizing, coordinating, and executing events that align with the organization’s mission while engaging diverse community members. 


On a daily basis, you will focus on:

Program Development and Planning
  • Create a comprehensive meetup strategy that aligns with organizational goals
  • Design engaging formats and themes that resonate with community interests
  • Plan a schedule of meetups, ensuring a consistent cadence of events

Event Coordination
  • Oversee event logistics, including venue selection, equipment, and catering.
  • Assist meetup chapter leaders with creating event agendas, inviting speakers, and designing promotional materials.
  • Coordinate registration processes and monitor attendance

Community Engagement
  • Build relationships with attendees to understand their needs and interests.
  • Foster networking and participation through interactive sessions and activities
  • Collect feedback from attendees to improve future meetups

Content Development
  • Identify relevant topics and speakers who can add value to the community
  • Collaborate with speakers to ensure high-quality and relevant content
  • Develop educational materials related to events for meetup chapter leaders and attendees

Marketing and Promotion
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to promote meetups via email, social media, and other channels.
  • Create campaigns that encourage active participation by community members

Metrics and Reporting
  • Track and analyze key metrics like attendance rates, engagement, and satisfaction.
  • Prepare post-event reports to assess success and identify areas for improvement.

Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Work closely with other teams to align meetup programs with broader organizational initiatives.
  • Develop best practices for community engagement.


The skills you will demonstrate

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Event Management, Public Relations, or a related field - or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience in event planning, community management, or program management
  • Demonstrated success in organizing meetups or similar community-focused events
  • Passionate about fostering community relationships and empowering members to network

Project Management and Organization
  • Manage multiple events simultaneously with strong organizational skills
  • Prioritize tasks to ensure the smooth execution of events

Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Write and speak clearly to convey meetup objectives to internal teams and external partners.
  • Build strong relationships with community members to understand their interests.

Creativity and Problem-Solving
  • Design unique and engaging event formats that encourage participation
  • Handle unexpected challenges efficiently to ensure successful meetups 

Analytical Abilities
  • Analyze data to gauge meetup performance and make data-driven decisions
  • Identify trends and opportunities to refine event strategies

Technical Skills
  • Familiarity with community management platforms 
  • Proficiency with event management and office productivity software
Why you will love it here:

Our culture and mission set us apart. We have a dynamic work culture that values respect and kindness – and embraces the right to fail (and get right back up again!). We believe that the best idea wins and everyone has a voice.
We believe that great people make a great company. We value people skills as much as technical skills and strive to keep things friendly and laid-back while still being passionate leaders in our domains. Our 550+ SonarSourcers from 33 different nationalities can relate!
We embrace work-life balance. It is important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This is why we have a flexible work policy that includes remote and in-office hybrid work.
We have a growth mindset. We love to learn and believe that continuous education is critical to our success. In an ever-changing industry, new skills are a must, and we're happy to help our team acquire them.

We prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At Sonar, we are a global workforce and recognize the value of different backgrounds, and global cultures.

We are committed to creating a diverse work environment and are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

All offers of employment at Sonar are contingent upon the clear results of a comprehensive background check conducted prior to the start date.