Event and Connections Manager



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, or Portugal. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role must live in the Bay Area and be onsite in the San Francisco hub often (possibly weekly). They also must be able to travel to if necessary to different hubs. Grammarly may provide relocation assistance.

The opportunity

Every day, tens of millions of people and 50,000 professional teams rely on Grammarly’s AI-enabled communication assistance to help them communicate confidently and achieve their goals. Our team members have the autonomy to take on exciting challenges in pursuit of our mission to improve lives by improving communication. Together, we’re building on more than a decade of steady growth and profitability. We’re defining the communication assistance category for individuals, enterprises, and developers with tailored service offerings: Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, Grammarly for Education, and Grammarly for Developers. All of this begins with our team collaborating in an inclusive, values-driven, and learning-oriented environment.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Event and Connections Manager who embodies our culture to join our San Francisco hub. This person will be responsible for delivering smooth and seamless events and connections as part of our Remote First Hybrid (RFH) model, and will scale the program globally as we continue to grow.

Your impact

As the Event and Connections Manager, you will be a key contributor to our Workplace Experience and Connections team and will play a significant role in how we meet and collaborate at Grammarly, driving our culture forward.

Our remote-first hybrid model combines the flexibility of working from home with the benefits of gathering in person in a truly intentional way. You will be responsible for creating a connection program that allows Grammarlians to meet and build relationships and trust with others in person and virtually across the company. You will work with all lines of business and partner with stakeholders from every team to plan and ideate innovative ways to meet from inception to execution. You will work closely with the Workplace Experience team to plan every aspect and measure success using data and metrics.

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to the successful ideation, execution, measurement, and evolution of Grammarly’s global connection and events program. This includes global remote and team in-person connections a few weeks per quarter. This also includes events, company celebrations, and employee programs.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand their business objectives and translate them into clear experiential strategies with measurable impact.
  • Successfully deliver event concepts, programming, and production that consistently raise the bar for Grammarlians and meets our internal partners' visions and goals.
  • Identify ways to execute events and connections in both virtual and in-person settings to create a world-class experience for all Grammarlians.
  • Work directly with the Senior Manager of Connections and Community and other leaders to ensure our gatherings reflect our company goals and objectives.
  • Manage all aspects of pre-event planning, onsite logistics, and post-event surveys using data-driven insights.
  • Work with the Learning & Development team to identify in-person training opportunities.
  • Liaise, negotiate, and collaborate with key partners to ensure delivery of all event requirements – ie. AV/IT, Marketing, Workplace Experience, Procurement, and Finance, in a fiscally responsible and ethical way.
  • Establish standard processes and project manage the the execution of in-person events with an eye on creating efficiencies, (i.e., FLOW), and promoting ways to help with productivity and connections.
  • Always be on the lookout for evolving methods to innovate the attendee experience.
  • Travel to support larger, business-critical events to ensure seamless execution and that maximum value is delivered to Grammarlians.
  • Create and evolve culture and community-driven initiatives.
  • Partner closely with our employee Circles (ERG groups) to deliver events that celebrate the diversity of our company and model inclusion.
  • Plan and support external events, which can be anything from hosting clients to partnering with Recruiting on job fairs.
  • Ensure the Grammarly brand is properly reflected and represented at all events.
  • Support partnerships with nonprofit organizations to roll out opportunities to give back to our communities during in-person days. Grammarlians come together two to four times a year during in-person weeks to make positive impacts in their local communities by going offsite together and giving back for the day.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Lives in the Bay Area and can be onsite in the San Francisco hub often (possibly weekly).
  • Has experience working with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Is highly efficient, has strong attention to detail, is skilled at juggling multiple tasks and managing their time, and takes ownership of their mistakes.
  • Passionate about curating unique gatherings, connecting with people, and building effective, trusting relationships with team members.
  • Has 3-4 or more years of experience in large-scale event management, operations, and strategy, ideally working for global organizations.
  • Displays strong project management and event programming experience along with a hospitality mindset.
  • Has expertise in all stages of the event management process - from site selection to execution.
  • Thrives in a startup culture and likes wearing multiple hats.
  • Is confident in presenting new ideas that excite, engage and energize peers and leadership.
  • Is skilled at culture-building and understanding what drives engagement in the workplace.
  • Is a strong communicator and has excellent skills in written and spoken English.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs.

Compensation and benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more:

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options
  • 401(k) matching (US only)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones and locations where we currently support employment, please refer to this page.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this San Francisco-based position are outlined below and may be modified in the future.

San Francisco:
Zone 1: $110 - $140k/year (USD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.


Please note that Grammarly’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires that all team members in North America be vaccinated against COVID-19 to meet in person for Grammarly business or to work from a North America hub location. Qualified candidates in North America who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief may request a reasonable accommodation to this policy. In Europe, all team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.