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Launch Lab Community Manager

Overview of responsibilities:

Provide daily support to the Launch Lab Alumni Community. The Launch Lab is a co-working space for approximately 10-12 high-growth Harvard Alumni Ventures. Responsibilities include supporting the daily needs of the Venture Teams, building community, ensuring the space is running smoothly, and solving any Venture related issues to ensure highest level of customer service. In addition, the community manager will provide support for events and programs to the Launch Lab Community, as well as organizing periodic social events.

Additionally, this role will be responsible for the support of the broader i-lab Alumni Community including periodic correspondences, newsletter updates, and highlighting Venture achievements.  Responsibilities include periodic emails, surveys, and analyzing the results.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Passionate about entrepreneurship and the innovation community
  • Detail Oriented and organized with solid time management skills
  • Must have a “no job is too big or small” philosophy about work
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision – yet have the judgment to know when to ask for help or clarification on projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
  • Outgoing/Personable and naturally enjoys helping others
  • Takes ownership of tasks and follows through to completion
  • Team Player with capacity to foster positive working relationships
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to navigate conflict while maintaining professional demeanor
  • Ability to plan, facilitate, and host events with a large, diverse audience
  • Strong analytical skills, experience with Powerpoint, Excel, Survey Tools, and Databases
  • Experience working in the entrepreneurship and/or innovation community preferred

Programming Coordinator

Overview of responsibilities:

Support all aspects of the Venture Incubation Program and Venture Development Program. The Venture Incubation Program provides resources, community and programming to support 80-100 Venture Teams and runs for 12 weeks, 3 times/year (fall/spring/summer). Responsibilities include posting, compiling and performing analytics for the application process, onboarding of resident teams including planning logistics for orientation and move-in. Ongoing communication and support of resident teams throughout the 12-week term.

Additional activities include logistical support of mentorship program including planning and logistics for twice a year mentor matching event. Ongoing communication with mentors and venture teams, including planning monthly mentor meetings. Support various experiential events throughout the year including the Startup Career Fair, Venture Treks, and Startup Weekends.  Perform various administrative and project support roles in support of i-lab Programming including researching accelerator programs and incubators, as well as other entrepreneurial ecosystem events.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Passionate about entrepreneurship and the innovation community
  • Detail Oriented and organized with solid time management skills
  • Must have a “no job is too big or small” philosophy about work
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision – yet have the judgment to know when to ask for help or clarification on projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
  • Outgoing/Personable and naturally enjoys helping others
  • Takes ownership of tasks and follows through to completion
  • Team Player with capacity to foster positive working relationships
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to navigate conflict while maintaining professional demeanor       
  • Ability to plan, facilitate, and host events with a large, diverse audience
  • Slide building for larger events

To Apply for Either Position:

Send an email expressing interest, and a cover letter/resume to i-lab@harvard.edu