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Director – Network and Community Building
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Drive to work in high-impact philanthropic ventures
  • Commitment to building robust relationships to further programmatic goals
  • Experience using event-management platforms and/or project management software
  • Proficiency in digital community platforms
  • Experience building relationships across global cultures
  • Demonstrated teamwork ability and a record of impact in high-intensity, team-based environments
  • Values-based, collaborative working style with a demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional operational and program management skills
  • Have a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Have experience overseeing in-personal or virtual community and/or events management
  • Have experience managing teams and managing programs
  • Comfort with regular international travel for several weeks per year
  • Be based at the Schmidt Futures offices in New York and be able to travel within the U.S. and internationally regularly as needed, following company policy and permitting circumstances
  • As Rise enters its third year of selection and prepares to support 300 Rise Global Winners and the larger Rise Global Community, the Director, Network and Community Building will oversee the function of building a robust network around the Winners. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Rise program, the Director will lead teams responsible for in-person and online convenings, service opportunities, digital community management and CRM, and career services and mentoring, beginning with the Rise Residential Summit and inclusive of lifelong learning
  • Initiate, secure, and develop strategic partnerships with leading universities, research institutions, centers of innovation, and subject-matter experts to source speakers and to co-design in-person and virtual learning experiences and service opportunities
  • Monitor the planning and delivery of multiple large-scale, consistently best-in-class, community-driven, and action-oriented convenings from start to finish to advance Rise's objectives
  • In collaboration with colleagues at Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, design and launch a suite of digital tools and resources to connect Rise Global Winners to themselves and others in the larger networks and to foster new collaborations
  • Identify and establish a network of networks that can source mentors for Rise Global Winners, while at the same time, ensuring that older cohorts of Rise Global Winners mentor younger cohorts
  • Ensure that Rise Global Winners have access to a robust set of resources that support their professional growth, including career guidance, internships, fellowships, and job listings
  • Implement policies, processes, and reporting that are in compliance with the Rise Program Joint Committee preferences and support the needs of the initiative, including guidelines from the Data Science/Research and Impact team
Schmidt Futures

51-200 employees

Talent Network Platform
Company Overview
Schmidt Futures' mission is to create the best, largest, and most persistent network of exceptional talent globally and to match it to opportunity to serve others for life. The company operates a community and talent platform.