Community Associate

Port Harcourt    26-02-2021
 

Description



About #StartupSouth Community:

We are a social enterprise and Startup (Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship) ecosystem development organization. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship for development and for the last 6 years have supported founders across South-South/South-East, Nigeria to build scalable ventures. We are inspiring a generation of young founders building innovative and scalable solutions in the nation’s emerging commercial cities. We are supported by organizations that include (but not limited to) Google (through Google Developers), Facebook, The Ford Foundation, Sterling Bank, MainOne, Bank of Industry and others to reach thousands of founders annually through our conference, events and programming.

With over 60 Million People in 11 States, 13+ Cities and 120,000+Km2, we represent a market big enough to support a thriving Startup culture. And for us, Innovation and Entrepreneurs democratize opportunities, empower young people, engender a safe/saner society and Fastrack infrastructure development.

Our immediate community is 5000+ strong (and growing) – made up of passionate innovators, researchers, investors and professionals building and supporting the next big ventures out of South-South/South-East, Nigeria and beyond.

Job brief

#StartupSouth Community (S2C) is looking for a competent Community Associate to undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties to help drive S2C city leads to achieving the great community goal.

To be an excellent Community Associate, you must be organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams. If you have further skills in program development and human resources support, you would indeed be a jewel to the community.

The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of programs according to the #StartupSouth Community standards.

Role Status

This Job opening is currently a volunteer (Part-time) position, with a high prospect of converting to full time based on performance evaluation after a 6 month period.

Responsibilities



Support planning and coordination of all S2C community program and activities across the various city chapters in the South-South and South-East of Nigeria



Ensure the implementation of policies and practices according to the S2C engagement curriculum



Maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions



Manage communications through media relations, social media etc.



Help build positive relations within the team and external parties



Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda



Ensure technology is used correctly for all operations (video conferencing, presentations etc.)



Prepare paperwork and order material



Keep updated records and create reports or proposals



Support growth and program development across S2C



Requirements



Proven experience as a program coordinator or relevant position



Knowledge of program management and development procedures



Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting



Tech-savvy, proficient in MS Office



Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams



Excellent time-management and organizational skills



Outstanding verbal and written communication skills



Detail-oriented and efficient



BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field



Benefits

Why we need you?

You are King - as a Volunteers and the lifeblood of the #StartupSouth Community. Your wealth of experience and drive for success is just the right energy we need to scale the #StartupSouth community.

#StartupSouth has in the last 6-years led a number of initiatives toin unlocking the power of 60 million people living and doing business across the South-South and South-East region of Nigeria; encouraging collaboration, inspiring partnership, & championing knowledge sharing.

As a volunteer, you are a keyare key part of to achieving new milestonesthese goals as we would unlock the regions furtheraster, enable new businesses and deepen the ecosystem whileecosystemeco-system to thrive while you establish yourself as an essential stakeholder in the engine room of growing the biggestsecond-largest regional economy powered by innovation in Nigeria.

What you benefit?



Opportunity to work at the intersection of innovation and business, gaining access to some of the Top CEOs and Angel Investors in Nigeria/Africa (South-South & South-East Angel Network) while travelling the length and breadth of the region.



Grow and unlock new business opportunities for yourself via the network.



Become a key stakeholder and major contributor to the development of Nigeria - especially the South-South/South-East by supporting the growth of high scale ventures



VIP access to all of our partner hubs acrossaround Nigeriathe regionNigeria whenever you visit.



Join a team of talented, super-dedicated, fun and highly motivated people



You’ll get to work across a global network of innovative startup ecosystems



Shape your own work-day and choose where you like to work from - we fully encourage remote work.



Be a happy and whole person with a flexible work environment so you can have time to carve out for your friends and family



Monthly stipend (YTD) and Travel allowance to enable you to perform some of your basic functions.




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About #StartupSouth Community:

We are a social enterprise and Startup (Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship) ecosystem development organization. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship for development and for the last 6 years have supported founders across South-South/South-East, Nigeria to build scalable ventures. We are inspiring a generation of young founders building innovative and scalable solutions in the nation’s emerging commercial cities. We are supported by organizations that include (but not limited to) Google (through Google Developers), Facebook, The Ford Foundation, Sterling Bank, MainOne, Bank of Industry and others to reach thousands of founders annually through our conference, events and programming.

With over 60 Million People in 11 States, 13+ Cities and 120,000+Km2, we represent a market big enough to support a thriving Startup culture. And for us, Innovation and Entrepreneurs democratize opportunities, empower young people, engender a safe/saner society and Fastrack infrastructure development.

Our immediate community is 5000+ strong (and growing) – made up of passionate innovators, researchers, investors and professionals building and supporting the next big ventures out of South-South/South-East, Nigeria and beyond.

Job brief

At #StartupSouth Community, we are looking for a skilled Communications Associate to join our team and lead all engagements as we deepen the community ties across the Hubs and Techies in the South-South and South-East of Nigeria.

The Communications Associate is a tech-savvy professional, experienced in social media, PR and promotional events, most importantly, has significant engagement around the South-South and South-East tech and business development ecosystem.

Our ideal candidate is someone with exceptional oral and written communication skills and is able to develop engaging content. Be a ‘people person’ with great customer service skills and the ability to moderate online and offline conversations with our community.

Ultimately, should be able to act as the face and voice of our brand and manage all community communications.

Responsibilities



Set and implement social media and communication campaigns to align with the community development and engagement strategies.



Provide engaging text, image and video content to drive engagement across S2C social media accounts.



Respond to comments and community members queries in a timely and professional manner.



Monitor and report on feedback and online reviews.



Organize and participate in events to build community and boost brand awareness.



Coordinate with management, community stakeholders, PR and Communications teams to ensure brand consistency.



Liaise with all relevant community stakeholders to stay updated on new trends and activities. while leading community interactions and development around them.



Build relationships with the community members, potential members, industry professionals and journalists.



Stay up-to-date with digital technology and business trends.



Requirements



Proven work experience as a Community Associate



Experience launching community initiatives (e.g. building an online forum, launching an ambassador program, creating an event series and writing an email newsletter)



Ability to identify and track relevant community metrics (e.g. repeat attendance at events)



Excellent verbal communication skills



Excellent writing skills



Hands-on experience with social media management for brands



Ability to interpret website traffic and online community engagement metrics



Knowledge of online tools like Slack, Google Suites and products



Attention to detail and ability to multitask



BSc degree in any relevant field of learning



Benefits

Why we need you?

You are King - as a Volunteers and the lifeblood of the #StartupSouth Community. Your wealth of experience and drive for success is just the right energy we need to scale the #StartupSouth community.

#StartupSouth has in the last 6-years led a number of initiatives in unlocking the 60 million people living and doing business across the South-South and South-East region of Nigeria; encouraging collaboration, inspiring partnership, & championing knowledge sharing.

As a volunteer, you are key to achieving these goals as we would unlock the region faster, enable new businesses and ecosystems to thrive while you establish yourself as a stakeholder in the engine room of growing the second-largest regional economy in Nigeria.

What you benefit?



Opportunity to work at the intersection of innovation and business, gaining access to some of the Top CEOs and Angel Investors (South-South & South-East Angel Network) while travelling the length and breadth of the region.



Grow and unlock new business opportunities for yourself via the network.



Become a key stakeholder and major contributor to the development of Nigeria - especially the South-South/South-East by supporting the growth of high scale ventures



VIP access to all of our partner hubs around the region whenever you visit.



Join a team of talented, super-dedicated, fun and highly motivated people



You’ll get to work across a global network of innovative startup ecosystems



Shape your own work-day and choose where you like to work from - we fully encourage remote work.



Be a happy and whole person with a flexible work environment so you can have time to carve out for your friends and family



Monthly stipend (YTD) and Travel allowance to enable you to perform some of your basic functions.




go to method of application »



About #StartupSouth Community:

We are a social enterprise and Startup (Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship) ecosystem development organization. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship for development and for the last 6 years have supported founders across South-South/South-East, Nigeria to build scalable ventures. We are inspiring a generation of young founders building innovative and scalable solutions in the nation’s emerging commercial cities. We are supported by organizations that include (but not limited to) Google (through Google Developers), Facebook, The Ford Foundation, Sterling Bank, MainOne, Bank of Industry and others to reach thousands of founders annually through our conference, events and programming.

With over 60 Million People in 11 States, 13+ Cities and 120,000+Km2, we represent a market big enough to support a thriving Startup culture. And for us, Innovation and Entrepreneurs democratize opportunities, empower young people, engender a safe/saner society and Fastrack infrastructure development.

Our immediate community is 5000+ strong (and growing) – made up of passionate innovators, researchers, investors and professionals building and supporting the next big ventures out of South-South/South-East, Nigeria and beyond.

Job brief

#StartupSouth Community (S2C) is looking for a reliable Financial Manager that will analyze everyday financial activities and subsequently provide advice and guidance to upper management on future financial plans.

An ideal candidate will be a young and excellent leader with experience in managing projects of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. He/She will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

The goal is to enable #StartupSouth community leaders to make sound business decisions and meet set objectives for #StartupSouth Community (S2C) and its members.

Responsibilities



Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action.



Advice on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take



Maintain the financial health of the organization.



Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.



Develop trends and projections for the firm’s finances.



Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.



Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.



Manage the preparation of the company’s budget.



Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained.



Correspond with various other departments, discussing company plans and agreeing on future paths to be taken.



Requirements



Experience in the financial sector with previous possible roles such as financial analyst



Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the company and general market patterns



Proficient user of finance software



Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills



Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used



A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles



Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations



BS/MA degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics



Professional qualification such as CFA/CPA or similar will be considered a plus



Benefits

Why we need you?

You are King - as a Volunteer and the lifeblood of the #StartupSouth Community. Your wealth of experience and drive for success is just the right energy we need to scale the #StartupSouth community.

#StartupSouth has in the last 6-years led a number of initiatives in unlocking the 60 million people living and doing business across the South-South and South-East region of Nigeria; encouraging collaboration, inspiring partnership, & championing knowledge sharing.

As a volunteer, you are key to achieving these goals as we would unlock the region faster, enable new businesses and ecosystems to thrive while you establish yourself as a stakeholder in the engine room of growing the second-largest regional economy in Nigeria.

What you benefit?



Opportunity to work at the intersection of innovation and business, gaining access to some of the Top CEOs and Angel Investors (South-South & South-East Angel Network) while travelling the length and breadth of the region.



Grow and unlock new business opportunities for yourself via the network.



Become a key stakeholder and major contributor to the development of Nigeria - especially the South-South/South-East by supporting the growth of high scale ventures



VIP access to all of our partner hubs around the region whenever you visit.



Join a team of talented, super-dedicated, fun and highly motivated people



You’ll get to work across a global network of innovative startup ecosystems



Shape your own work-day and choose where you like to work from - we fully encourage remote work.



Be a happy and whole person with a flexible work environment so you can have time to carve out for your friends and family



Monthly stipend (YTD) and Travel allowance to enable you to perform some of your basic functions.


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