Head, Engagement & Community at Ventures Platform

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

VP serves as a community and launchpad for technology innovators solving some of the most challenging problems on the African continent. It is a carefully curated hub where tech-enthusiasts, freelancers, start-up entrepreneurs, and professionals on the go, who share common attitudes, interests, and goals, can meet, network and create.

Head, Engagement & Community at Ventures Platform 1

JOB TITLE: Head, Engagement & Community

JOB LOCATION: Abuja

JOB DETAILS:

  • We are scaling our work of partnering early with bold founders building transformative startups across Africa, and to enable this mission; we are looking for a rockstar who will be responsible for advising on, designing and implementing all engagement and community building activities and programs for the Fund.
  • This role will manage all communication, engagement, messaging, community building, PR, events, tools, assets and activities to support our pre and post-investment efforts and those relevant for pipeline development, portfolio support and core fund operations.
  • This role will manage all communication, engagement, messaging, community building, PR, events, tools, assets and activities to support our pre and post-investment efforts and those relevant for pipeline development, portfolio support and core fund operations.

Responsibilities
We will rely on you for:

  • Community building and engagement: You will lead our technology, investor and stakeholder community-building effort, both online and offline, and grow engagement across our website, newsletter, social media handles and other channels.
  • Content, Platforms & Event Development & Management: You will lead our content and event development efforts and drive new initiatives by; creating well-researched written, audio & video content; targeted pipeline and portfolio events [both external and curated in-house] and adopt digital tools & products that serve our various stakeholders, including; founder community, portfolio community, investor community and the general public.

We would also need you to:

  • Act as spokesperson and manage public relations: You will respond to media and other inbound enquiries and build strong relationships with the press locally and internationally to ensure VP has appropriate media coverage. You will ensure all VP spokespersons are well briefed and run an up-to-date, accessible and fit-for-purpose in-house press office. On occasion, you will also be responsible for sourcing, onboarding and collaborating with external PR agencies.
  • Drive CSR & Impact work: Develop and manage all corporate social responsibility and R&D feedback loop initiatives (Pipeline Development, Policy, Ecosystem Development) programs through the Foundation. Develop a robust public affairs communications strategy, in line with any Government engagement or policy-related work VP is undertaking, acting as a key conduit between various stakeholders and VP.
  • Support portfolio companies and fund operations.

Skills & Requirements
This role could be perfect for you if you are/have:

  • Passionate about startups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-functionally across a diverse group of partners and team members.
  • Understand media and content creation deeply and have a demonstrable track record of securing coverage, planning and executing communications plans and delivering impactful content marketing strategies.
  • Able to quickly build trust with other team members as well as entrepreneurs and broader strategic networks.
  • Able to influence at VP’s C-Suite and possibly Board level.
  • Deep experience with digital tools, social media platforms and other media tools.
  • Familiar with the press world and understand how to engage with journalists and publications to help us form even more meaningful relationships.
  • Prior experience in a similar role.

Candidate Locations:

  • Anywhere, but we are biased toward candidates who are located in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Cairo and Nairobi.
  • The role also requires some level of local and international Travel.

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Other Conditions

  • Your application cover letter should be no more than a page (A4), describing what you think about our work and why you are the best person to join us in this role.

Deadline: September 17, 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryNGO / Community Services