Events Coordinator

  • Events
  • New York, United States

Events Coordinator

Job description

Major League Hacking (MLH) is looking for someone to join our growing family in either our as a First Party Events Coordinator. Every year, MLH works with thousands of student and faculty event organizers around the world to organize weekend-long invention competitions called hackathons. In addition to those student organized events, we host our own “first party” hackathons each weekend digitally for any hacker anywhere in the world to attend.

As the Events Coordinator, you’ll be primarily responsible for creating these hackathons and making them world class events. This is a great role for a former hackathon organizer who’s looking to increase their reach. Additionally, we’d look for you to work on other first party events like Global Hack Week and MLH Hackcon.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work Across Our Team. Your role will interact with many MLHers across different roles and teams. You’ll coordinate with the team as needed to accomplish all of the tasks below.

  • Create Hackathon Brands. You’ll create brands for each of the events we host that are fun and memorable for hackers. Each event’s brand will impact that hackathon’s direction and theme.

  • Process Management. We have an existing process for managing our weekly hackathons. You’ll adopt that process and improve it as part of your role. You’ll also need to work across our team to launch new initiatives for each of our first party events.

  • Community Management. There’s a growing community of hackers who attend our first party hackathons each weekend. You’ll interact with our community through our Discord and leverage their feedback to further improve our events.

  • Coordinate Training and Staffing. You’ll work with other MLHers to coordinate staffing and training for our first party events. You’ll help create any additional training necessary for our first part events (compared to our standard student organized hackathons).

  • Find new ways for MLH to empower hackers. We are always on the lookout for new ways that we can bring value to the hackers who participate in MLH first party hackathons. You’ll source new, interesting opportunities through your close interactions with our community and partner with internal and external stakeholders to bring them to life.

  • Represent MLH at hackathons. You’ll staff a number of hackathons throughout the year to represent MLH and meet the hackers you’ve been working with. At these events, you’ll also have the opportunity to do hands-on customer development research and mentor other MLH event staff.


  • Competitive salary
  • Equity options
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits, and 401K
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Weekly team lunches
  • Travel opportunities

About MLH

Major League Hacking's (MLH) mission is to empower hackers. Each year over 135,000 young technologists and innovators around the world attend MLH events and join our community. Our events provide a self-driven environment where community members learn from each other outside the confines of traditional academia. The MLH team grew out of this movement and is dedicated to making it accessible to the entire world.

  • We’re a team of 26 full-time people primarily based in midtown Manhattan with team members in Seattle, London, and Bangalore.

  • Our co-founders, Swift and Jon, were recognized for their work in education by Forbes in the 2017 30 Under 30 list.

  • We work with some of the top technology brands like Dell, Oculus, and Amazon to help them reach our community and get the latest and greatest tools into their hands.

  • We have a group of world-class investors including General Catalyst, Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jeff Lawson (Twilio), and Sundance DiGiovanni (Major League Gaming).

  • We are a mission driven B Corp, committed to responsibly serving the world and our community.

  • The hacker movement is taking off! Since we started in 2013, we’ve powered more than 1000 weekend-long invention marathons (called hackathons).


  • Experience organizing events. Bonus points if those events were hackathons.
  • Experience in the student hacker community.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel and occasionally work weekends.
  • You’re passionate about technical education and communities.

If you’ve found yourself excited thinking about this role, even if you don’t quite meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. Hacking is all about figuring out different solutions to problems, and showing how your experience might serve as a substitute for our requirements might be your first hack with us.

We serve a diverse community and perspectives of women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and those with backgrounds typically not served by technology help us serve our community more deeply. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

While we are presently remote due to COVID, our team has indicated a strong wish to return to in-person work and we will be adopting a hybrid schedule of three days a week in office and two days a week remote. For the right candidate we will explore remote options, but unless you have a reason that prevents it, it is greatly preferred that you work from our New York Headquarters or one of our developing offices in London, Seattle, or (pending) India.