Sage Corps City Manager

    Sage Corps Published: January 31, 2018
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    Sage Corps is a global entrepreneurship program that sends top university students and postgraduates ("Fellows") to work with entrepreneurs at tech startups for 8-12 weeks. All startups are affiliated with a local business accelerator/co-working space, with whom Sage Corps partners. Past Fellows have made incredible contributions to their companies, whether it was developing a web/mobile platform or market entry strategy for a startup. Sage Corps currently operates programs in Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Mexico City, Paris, Santiago (Chile), Singapore, Shenzhen, and Sydney.

    In addition to the work experience, Fellows also attend tech conferences, networking events, investor pitches/demo days, and roundtable discussions held at bigger companies. Finally, Fellows connect with the Sage Network -- a group of successful business leaders and alumni in the United States and abroad who provide career advice and potential job contacts/opportunities.

    Job Description:
    Are you part of your local startup ecosystem? Do you want to join an elite global community of top university students, startups, and business leaders who are passionate about entrepreneurship? Join us.

    Sage Corps is seeking city managers for its summer and semester programs. This part-time position will require approximately 5 hours of work per week during each term with some ramp-up work in advance and an opportunity to grow into year-round work. In addition, this person will be on-call 24/7 for any emergency situations that occur with fellows on-site.

    Responsibilities include:
    Act as local contact for a cohort of top U.S. university students who will spend 8-12 weeks working for local startups
    Act as liaison between Sage Corps and local host incubators/accelerators, host startups, and local professional contacts in the startup ecosystem (entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, influencers/connectors, corporations)
    Curate and develop a calendar of events for Sage Corps Fellows to attend while in-country (can leverage local startup event opportunities)
    24/7 on-call emergency phone support of on-site fellows
    Commission-based sales opportunity to source sponsorships from local entities interested in supporting Sage Corps' program
    Other relevant networking opportunities
    Serve as a language and cultural resource for students
    Assist students in their adjustment to a new culture and help them to maximize their learning opportunities
    In case of emergency, coordinate with local partners in support of the fellows including student accommodations, universities, and other local partners
    Communicate with Sage Corps HQ weekly regarding events and program management
    Identify a colleague or friend to serve as city coordinator to assist in case of emergency or unavailability of city manager
    Support and handle any on-site crises in coordination with Sage Corps HQ
    Provide immediate and pertinent communication with Sage Corps HQ in the event of an emergency

    At least two years of post-graduate work experience
    Strong knowledge of/experience in local startup ecosystem
    Enjoys working with and mentoring university students
    Good knowledge of the city in which fellows are working
    Enthusiastic, outgoing
    Strong public speaking skills
    Strong organizational skills
    Experience leading groups, organizing events

    $500-1000 USD (note: each program will have two country manager who can share professional responsibilities)

    Interested candidates should submit CV and a note about your qualifications to [email protected]