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Community Platform Associate -VC4A

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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.

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. 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.

What you will do

In the role of the Community Platform 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 the marketing team and the rest of the platform team.

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.

You should be highly organized, have an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments, manage deadlines and work independently. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills in English (and ideally also Spanish).

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:

 

  • Support the community of VC4A members and ventures with onboarding to the platform and offer guidance where needed;
  • Support partners on the positioning of their activities and campaigns;
  • Set up of organization pages, program pages, application forms and adjudication centers and onboard key people on the client side guiding them on effective use of the tools;
  • Select and invite relevant startups to apply for certain programs run by VC4A partners, using email campaigns (MailChimp) and direct mailings (Mailmerge);
  • Providing support in monitoring, documenting and reporting progress and analytics to partners to show the results and traction for their activities;
  • Signal/identify 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, etc;
  • Documenting and reporting technical issues for the Developer Team and following up with VC4A stakeholders accordingly;
  • Providing user feedback to the Product and Developer Teams for the further development and improvement of VC4A’s digital infrastructure;
  • Testing bug fixes and new functionalities related to the above.

 

 

Key requirements & skills:

  • Background in Marketing & Communications, Project Management, Entrepreneurship or Business Studies;
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Spanish (and/or French) is a big 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
  • A genuine interest in, and motivation to work with, innovators, startups, and early-stage investors;
  • Basic level of design skills & experience using image editing tools;
  • Able to take initiative, willing to contribute ideas, jump in when needed;
  • Customer service-oriented, eager to help;
  • Quality and attention to detail matters.

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, Peru, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Egypt and Mauritius.

Interested? Apply right away!

Do you want to join our team as our new Community Platform Associate? Then we’d love to hear about you! Applications are assessed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better. The deadline for applications is December 19th, 2022

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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Associate

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Remote

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