Matter Ventures is about to open our garage door to our seventh accelerator class. We’ve spent the last few months sourcing courageous entrepreneurs building ventures that speak truth to power, close the empathy gap, and take a radically inclusive approach to amplifying the voices of all people. On June 5th, they’ll start their 20-week Matter journey supported by a community, culture, and process that sits at the intersection of design thinking, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and the future of media that matters.
You have an opportunity to join them on this journey.
We are hiring two full-time Program Coordinators to join the Matter team — one in San Francisco and one in New York City. Our Program Coordinators have the potential to create and support a truly world-class experience for entrepreneurs whose ventures help create a more informed, inclusive, and empathic society. We’re ready to make an impact — are you?
The Program Coordinator is the backbone of our Program and Investment team, which spans our Entrepreneur Program, Partner Program, and Investments. You’ll be exposed to all facets of Matter by acting as the central hub of our programs for entrepreneurs and media partners, in addition to helping the investment team find new, innovative media startups. You’ll be the tactical and creative glue for the team as you create amazing events, prototype projects, and take a human centered approach to problem solving.
This is a great opportunity to harness your creative drive and fully immerse and expose yourself to early-stage entrepreneurship, media innovation, venture capital, and design thinking. By joining our small team, you’ll get behind the scenes at a mission-driven investor the Wall Street Journal says is investing in companies with innovative models that are protecting and addressing what is at stake in our democracy. The timing couldn’t be better to jump right in.
Specific responsibilities include:
Accelerator Program — The entrepreneur accelerator program is Matter’s bread and butter. You’ll work alongside the Director of Program to amplify the experience of entrepreneurs from Bootcamp through Demo Day — prepping materials, producing events, and acting as a thought partner in planning everything from Bootcamp, Speaker Series, Workshops, Design Reviews, to Demo Day.
Partner Program — Our media partners, such as the New York Times, the Associated Press, and KQED, experience an accelerator program of their own that runs in parallel to the entrepreneur program. You’ll work with our Director of Partnerships to support and amplify the partner experience.
Space — Our offices on Union Square in NYC and South Park in SF are the hubs of all the activities in our community. You’ll own the space experience at Matter. You’ll build and iterate upon our spaces by creating environments that amplify our program and support various learning modalities. You will be one of the first faces that visitors meet in our office and keep our offices running smoothly and stocked with snacks and drinks.
Events — Events at Matter are the intersection of our community and Program, Partnerships, and Investments work streams. You’ll produce events to help us reach out to new startups and partners, as well as happy hours and Design Reviews. During program and events, you’ll help set up and troubleshoot our presentation, sound, and tech setup (don’t worry — we’ll show you the ropes).
Media — Document the Matter experience my capturing photos and video of the activities in our space. Basic photo and video editing required. Manage these media assets and create a system to share easily with our internal team.
Investment Air Traffic Control — Our Investment team sources the inspiring start-ups that come through our doors. You’ll help the Directors of Investment with sourcing and scheduling, throwing aspirational sourcing events along the way.
Team — You’ll be the glue of your local office and look out for the team pulse. By working closely in step with your local team, you’ll help the team be their best selves by collaborating on various projects and jumping in to support as needed.
Skills & Experience:
- Professional Experience — Must have 3 or more years experience working on small, collaborative, scrappy teams in a fast-moving environment (ex. film/media production). Experience producing and hosting events. Demonstrate to us that you have a unique superpower that you can bring to our team. Undergraduate degree required.
- Skills — Organized and detail-oriented. You’re a self-starter who is proactive and has a bias toward action. Media savvy (even as a hobbyist, you’re interested in photography and video capture and/or editing). Tech savvy. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing blog posts and emails, making and presenting decks using Keynote, and interacting with key stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, investors, and executives.
- Personal Characteristics — Passionate about our mission to create a more informed, empathetic, and inclusive society. High EQ. Ability to inspire. Excited to learn through experience and embrace a human-centered, prototype-driven approach to your work at Matter. Creative thinker and problem-solver with entrepreneurial drive and comfort with ambiguity. As with all positions at Matter, there is no job below you and no job above you. Hungry to always be learning. Scrappy.
Salary based on experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package including health care, dental, vision, 401K with a 4% employer match, commuter benefits, and other perks.
All Matter. team members work full-time out of our offices in San Francisco or NYC. Some night and weekend work required. Occasional travel required.
Excited to join our team? We’d love to hear from you even if you don’t fulfill every requirement listed above.
Part I — Fill out our Applicant Information Form right now.
Part II — Compose a cover letter describing why you are an excellent fit for this position and what superpower you would bring to our team. Compile your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample into one pdf named “LastName_ FirstName.pdf” and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Program Coordinator — NY” or “Program Coordinator-SF”.
If you stand out to us we will follow up to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!
Originally posted on Medium.