New England Venture Capital Association: Senior Community Manager, Hack.Diversity
535 Boylston
Boston, MA 02116

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The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) seeks an entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, passionate leader to manage Cohort Experience and Success for Hack.Diversity, a division of the NEVCA.\

ABOUT HACK.DIVERSITY

Hack.Diversity, a division of the NEVCA, is tackling the underrepresentation of high-skilled minority employees in Boston’s innovation economy. Working with the city’s fastest growing companies, we recruit Black and Latinx computer science and engineering students into highly competitive, high-skill internships — and provide training, coaching and mentoring to both employer and employee throughout the experience. Hack.Diversity helps companies fill high-skill roles by empowering minority talent to access the high-tech economy.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Working closely with the Associate Director, the Senior Community Manager is directly responsible for all elements of Cohort experience and success, inclusive of the Hack.Diversity Cohort recruiting, vetting and selection process, curriculum development and execution, and Fellow placement and conversion into growth-oriented, economically-mobile, technical roles at some of Boston’s most sought after companies. The position reports to the Associate Director and has two direct reports.

STRATEGY

  • Define Cohort Success strategy across: 
    – Recruiting and Talent Partner relationships
    – Fellows’ technical, professional and personal development
    – Fellow internship placement and conversion
    – Mentorship program and engagement
    – Alumni network and curriculum
  • Own relationships with Talent Partners
  • Identify and execute on unique opportunities to increase program value to Talent Partners and Fellows
  • Oversight of program evaluation, both internally-driven Fellow surveys and checkpoints as well as external evaluation
  • Collaborate with Hack.Diversity team to identify and implement integrated programmatic processes
  • Evolve the Hack.Diversity Cohort Curriculum based on Fellows’ needs
  • Inform the Hack.Diversity Host Company Diversity & Inclusion workshops based on Cohort’s feedback
  • Develop and enhance relationships with new and existing Talent Partners to meet growth demands

MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

  • Direct full-cycle execution of Cohort’s progression through the Hack.Diversity calendar (i.e. recruitment, selection, onboarding, mentorship engagements, curriculum completion, internship progress, alumni transition)
  • Ensure positive program experience of Hack.Diversity Cohort and Mentors
  • Update and execute standardized process for conducting and tracking feedback and needs of Cohort and Mentors 
  • Manage Cohort Success team
  • Set and track progress toward Cohort Success team’s annual goals
  • Weekly internal reporting on process and progress
  • Track growth metrics for report-out at NEVCA Board and Hack.Diversity Board of Advisors meetings

BRAND AND EVENTS

  • Conceive of and lead execution for Cohort-facing event strategy, including monthly workshops, Hackathons, and collaborate with Account Managers on Hack.Chats
  • Collaborate with Partnerships Team on weekly and monthly newsletters to Hack.Diversity community
  • Contribute content toward growing the audience across Hack.Diversity social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Medium)
  • Identify cross-branding opportunities with all partners

Qualifications

  • Effective, efficient, and detail-oriented project management skills
  • Expertise with technical recruiting approaches and evaluation metrics
  • Experienced knowledge of the tech and innovation job market and workforce development trends
  • Experienced with nurturing mutually valuable relationships with leadership across sectors
  • Experienced with managing, evaluating, and achieving demonstrated improvements year over year in cyclical program models
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to multitask in a dynamic organization
  • Ability to seamlessly navigate between the 10,000-foot view strategy and executing in the weeds
  • Demonstrated success as a leader and manager

Bonus Qualifications

  • 5-8 years of professional experience in technical recruiting, career services at accredited higher education institutions, non-profit management, community management, program management and/or diversity and inclusion leadership
  • Knowledge around the relationship between employment policies and various work authorization categories

Compensation and Benefits

  • $60-70k base salary (commensurate with experience), plus eligible for significant year-end bonus
  • 15 vacation days, 17 paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance
  • Unparalleled access and connections to New England’s entrepreneurial, corporate, civic, academic, philanthropic and venture capital communities

ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION

The New England Venture Capital Association (“NEVCA”) fosters a collaborative, inclusive, and prosperous innovation ecosystem. The NEVCA champions the community’s top emerging and proven venture-backed companies, builds sustainable solutions for a strong and diverse workforce, and advocates for innovation-friendly public policy. Its member firms manage more than $80B in capital. (www.newenglandvc.org)

To apply to this role, please submit your cover letter, resume and LinkedIn tohack.diversity@newenglandvc.org

This job description was posted on August 7, 2019. The ideal start date for this position is September 30, 2019.

Full-time