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Community Platform & Acceleration Associate

Join VC4A. Join a community.

VC4A is a leading platform connecting entrepreneurs across Africa and Latin America with investors, mentors, and startup support programs. We strengthen startup communities by creating innovative and scalable businesses with the knowledge, network and funding they need to succeed.

Join VC4A in its efforts to build entirely new industries in the world’s most exciting markets! Our international team is building a world-class service for world-class entrepreneurs and their startups – connecting capital and resources to new innovations, products, and services that have the potential to redefine society as we know it.

Our data shows that the more opportunities we connect through VC4A the faster these companies can grow and scale their operations. New jobs and new opportunities in the world’s fastest-growing markets have an immediate and positive impact on people’s lives.

As a Community Platform & Acceleration Associate, you are directly working with the VC4A.com community of entrepreneurs, program organizers, mentors, investors, and anyone who is bringing value to the ecosystem. No day will be the same, and believing in flat hierarchies within our team, you are welcome to contribute your own ideas and get actively involved in shaping this beautiful project!


How we work

We work in remote teams in similar time zones and actively communicate via Slack. We have weekly team meetings to sync with one another about what has happened in the prior week and plan the coming one. We keep each other updated, provide feedback, and support one another at any time. If you are based in Amsterdam, you are welcome to work at our office (depending on COVID circumstances).


What you will do

In the role of the Community Platform & Acceleration Associate, you are responsible for successfully setting up and executing digital campaigns to recruit startups via the VC4A.com platform. During and beyond these campaigns, the Associate will proactively support both sides, the program organizers – from start to finish of their program’s application and selection processes – as well as the entrepreneurs we aim to connect with these opportunities via the platform. You will work hand-in-hand with marketing and the rest of the Platform team to ensure seamless recruitment processes for VC4A partner organizations.

Beyond the VC4A partner programs, the Associate is further involved in running the VC4A Quarterly DealRoom and Venture Showcase programs. This includes multi-stakeholder communications, diligent management of strategic partnerships, and a proactive ‘can-do’ work attitude.

The ideal candidate is highly organized, has an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments, manages deadlines, and works independently. Strong knowledge of WordPress CMS, Mailchimp newsletters, and main social media platforms are a must. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills in English, has a keen eye for detail, and is driven to deliver results.


What we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who knows what is needed to manage and maintain an online community and who has experience working with the WordPress CMS system and can edit text and images to ensure the quality of content on the platform. This is in addition to supporting strategic partners and programs with their outreach efforts using tools like MailChimp newsletters and main social media tools. The work is both diverse and rewarding, with lots of opportunities for learning and growth.

Key responsibilities:

At the core, we seek a driven individual to lead the implementation of digital campaigns on behalf of our partners, attract startup entrepreneurs to programs, and maintain sub-community environments of VC4A partners.

Activities include:

  • Work together with partners on the positioning of the campaign and set-up of promotion pages and application forms;
  • Select and invite relevant startups to apply for certain programs run by VC4A partners;
  • Set up customized selection processes for partners leveraging VC4A tool, demonstrating and supporting the process;
  • Monitor the implementation, track, and measure each online campaign and adjust where needed;
  • Follow up with new business opportunities and communicate VC4A offering and services to prospective partners;
  • Content Management (CMS system): review and edit the content published on the platform by 3rd parties; source, edit and publish blog posts, images, videos, event entries and more;
  • Assist the Program Management team in various outreach activities, e.g. social media campaigns and MailChimp newsletter campaigns.

 

Key requirements & skills:

  • Background in Marketing & Communications, Project Management, Entrepreneurship or Business Studies;
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Spanish and French are a plus;
  • Experience managing the WordPress CMS; experience in online community management is a big plus;
  • High tech-savviness, the ability to acquire a thorough understanding of new interfaces and tech features quickly, and support partners with various use cases
  • A genuine interest in innovation, startups, and the venture capital space;
  • Basic level of design skills & experience using Photoshop or other image editing tools;
  • Willingness to assist in testing the rollout of new features for the VC4A.com platforms;
  • Able to take initiative, willing to contribute ideas, jump in when needed;
  • Customer service-oriented, eager to help;
  • Quality and attention to detail matter.

 

A sincere motivation to promote entrepreneurship development is a must.


What we offer

Joining a motivated team of professionals in the center of Amsterdam or remotely, dedicated to supporting innovative high-growth entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin America.

  • An energetic environment with a passionate team focused on making a social impact and help aspiring/inspiring entrepreneurs to succeed;
  • An environment that values your proactive attitude and ideas;
  • Manage outreach channels (a global community) to become the premier network for the African startup community;
  • Opportunity to network with sector leaders and other professionals in the field;
  • Competitive compensation and reimbursement of local travel costs;
  • Freedom to work wherever you want, as long as you are able to deliver your tasks in a timely manner and be present at (online) meetings;
  • Open and flexible attitude to taking days off. As long as you promise to come back;
  • An awesome office in the center of Amsterdam where we play foosball and occasionally go for a drink, in case you are a ‘local’;
  • An international and remote-friendly work environment with colleagues in Bolivia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and Romania.

 

Interested? Apply right away!

 

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