Community Manager for Runway Startup Postdoc Program

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

   

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

   

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech embodies the academic partnership between the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University on the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech, focuses on creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
One of the flagship programs initiated by the Jacobs Institute is The Runway Startup Postdoc Program. Started in January 2014, Runway brings recent PhD’s to campus for one to two years to develop and leverage their deep technology expertise into significant impact through establishing a new company. The Runway program is governed by a special IP arrangement and investment model in which Jacobs Institute receives a small stake in the company. The program involves faculty from Cornell and the Technion and leverages the assets of the Jacobs Institute, Cornell Tech, and the NYC ecosystem.
Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute are young and growing graduate-level educational institutions in New York City that create pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and education at the professional Masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Among the most exciting programs we have on our campus are those that support budding entrepreneurs and facilitate the launching of new startups. We are seeking a new Community Manager for those programs.

   

Community Manager for Runway

The Community Manager is a primary owner of Runway’s extensive network of startups, mentors, practitioners and supporters of the Runway program. The Community Manager is always looking for ways to improve and re-invent our engagement with our ecosystem, developing and executing new strategic plans to increase Runway’s visibility and make sure our Runways are constantly getting value from our extended network and ecosystem.

The Community Manager is an entrepreneurial position that will help build our community of more than 80 startups, hundreds of founders and their mentors. The ideal candidate has a flexible, entrepreneurial spirit, thrives in a startup environment, has the ability to connect academic culture and to real-world digital culture, and excels in developing and managing personal relationships.  The ideal candidate also focuses on building a diverse and inclusive community, fostering a culture of belonging. As a key connector on campus, the Community Manager develops significant working relationships between our own startups and NYC’s leading mentors, startups, and practitioners.

The Community Manager reports directly to the Director of Runway and Spinouts. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible staff position and working primarily in person on the Cornell Tech campus and within NYC. This is a 2 year term position with the potential for renewal based on performance, funding and organizational objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the coworking space where our startup companies are located.
  • Manage actively engaged practitioners, including onboarding, communications, recruiting or mentors, quality assessment, feedback, best practices, etc.
  • Produce marketing content and strategies in social media to give visibility to the work of our startup companies
  • Manage and ensure all engagements are maintained in our CRM (Salesforce)
  • Continuously look for ways to improve and innovate practitioner engagement and mentorship
  • Own the Scrums and StandUp Meetings
  • Plan and execute events that enrich the experience of our startup funders, such as happy hours, dinners, get togethers, mentor hours, bootcamps, and other events.
  • Work with the Director of Runway and Spinouts on an annual Demo Day
  • Support the Friends of Runway Program and develop strategies to increase our outreach and appreciation of the Friends of Runway
  • Actively reach out to organizations and practitioners about engagement opportunities, specially within the Roosevelt Island community
  • Track the relationships between our startups and mentors, creating KPIs and measurable outcomes of the mentoring process
  • Building and maintaining an active Runway and Spinout alumni community
  • Seek opportunities to activate within theTata Innovation Center by building relationships between tenants, startup companies, and students
  • Attract potential tenants to the Tata Innovation Center and develop liaisons between Tata tenants and the broader Cornell Tech community

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology discipline with 3-5 years of relevant experience within the tech ecosystem or equivalent combination
  • Ability to discuss and develop projects/content with technical faculty and organizations
  • Demonstrated abilityto discuss and develop projects/content with professionals, faculty and organizations
  • Actively involved and connected with the NYC tech ecosystem
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with related educational/entrepreneurial programs at other universities and organizations
  • Experience at a startup company is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a business discipline or equivalent additional experience of at least three years within the tech ecosystem

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

  

University Job Title:

Extension Supp Spec II

Job Family:

Academic Support

Level:

F

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Endowed

Contact Name:

Fernando GOMEZ BAQUERO

Number of Openings:

1

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.  You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu .

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

   

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

   

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech embodies the academic partnership between the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University on the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech, focuses on creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
One of the flagship programs initiated by the Jacobs Institute is The Runway Startup Postdoc Program. Started in January 2014, Runway brings recent PhD’s to campus for one to two years to develop and leverage their deep technology expertise into significant impact through establishing a new company. The Runway program is governed by a special IP arrangement and investment model in which Jacobs Institute receives a small stake in the company. The program involves faculty from Cornell and the Technion and leverages the assets of the Jacobs Institute, Cornell Tech, and the NYC ecosystem.
Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute are young and growing graduate-level educational institutions in New York City that create pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and education at the professional Masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Among the most exciting programs we have on our campus are those that support budding entrepreneurs and facilitate the launching of new startups. We are seeking a new Community Manager for those programs.

   

Community Manager for Runway

The Community Manager is a primary owner of Runway’s extensive network of startups, mentors, practitioners and supporters of the Runway program. The Community Manager is always looking for ways to improve and re-invent our engagement with our ecosystem, developing and executing new strategic plans to increase Runway’s visibility and make sure our Runways are constantly getting value from our extended network and ecosystem.

The Community Manager is an entrepreneurial position that will help build our community of more than 80 startups, hundreds of founders and their mentors. The ideal candidate has a flexible, entrepreneurial spirit, thrives in a startup environment, has the ability to connect academic culture and to real-world digital culture, and excels in developing and managing personal relationships.  The ideal candidate also focuses on building a diverse and inclusive community, fostering a culture of belonging. As a key connector on campus, the Community Manager develops significant working relationships between our own startups and NYC’s leading mentors, startups, and practitioners.

The Community Manager reports directly to the Director of Runway and Spinouts. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible staff position and working primarily in person on the Cornell Tech campus and within NYC. This is a 2 year term position with the potential for renewal based on performance, funding and organizational objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the coworking space where our startup companies are located.
  • Manage actively engaged practitioners, including onboarding, communications, recruiting or mentors, quality assessment, feedback, best practices, etc.
  • Produce marketing content and strategies in social media to give visibility to the work of our startup companies
  • Manage and ensure all engagements are maintained in our CRM (Salesforce)
  • Continuously look for ways to improve and innovate practitioner engagement and mentorship
  • Own the Scrums and StandUp Meetings
  • Plan and execute events that enrich the experience of our startup funders, such as happy hours, dinners, get togethers, mentor hours, bootcamps, and other events.
  • Work with the Director of Runway and Spinouts on an annual Demo Day
  • Support the Friends of Runway Program and develop strategies to increase our outreach and appreciation of the Friends of Runway
  • Actively reach out to organizations and practitioners about engagement opportunities, specially within the Roosevelt Island community
  • Track the relationships between our startups and mentors, creating KPIs and measurable outcomes of the mentoring process
  • Building and maintaining an active Runway and Spinout alumni community
  • Seek opportunities to activate within theTata Innovation Center by building relationships between tenants, startup companies, and students
  • Attract potential tenants to the Tata Innovation Center and develop liaisons between Tata tenants and the broader Cornell Tech community

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology discipline with 3-5 years of relevant experience within the tech ecosystem or equivalent combination
  • Ability to discuss and develop projects/content with technical faculty and organizations
  • Demonstrated abilityto discuss and develop projects/content with professionals, faculty and organizations
  • Actively involved and connected with the NYC tech ecosystem
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with related educational/entrepreneurial programs at other universities and organizations
  • Experience at a startup company is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a business discipline or equivalent additional experience of at least three years within the tech ecosystem

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

  

University Job Title:

Extension Supp Spec II

Job Family:

Academic Support

Level:

F

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Endowed

Contact Name:

Fernando GOMEZ BAQUERO

Number of Openings:

1

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.  You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu .

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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