At VC4A we’re looking for a Mentorship Lead to join our team!

About the job

VC4A has a fast-paced work environment and seeks talented team members who crave learning new skills and are not afraid to tackle big projects. As Mentorship Lead you are responsible for the Mentorship activities part of VC4A. This includes taking a lead role to implement mentorship programs on the organization’s behalf and managing the Mentorship Marketplace as part of VC4A.com.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has experience implementing mentorship programs in Africa and Latin America, and is committed to working with startup entrepreneurs and founders. You see unlimited opportunities and proactively develop and execute plans with an entrepreneurial can-do attitude. Experience working in emerging markets and speaking/writing in Spanish, English, and French is highly desirable.

Don’t have this experience but the drive to succeed? VC4A is a great place to grow as a professional and to leave your mark on the industry! We welcome your application.

See the VC4A Consultancy website for more information. The position can begin as early as July 1st 2021.

To apply, please submit your CV and motivation letter.

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Responsibilities

  • Lead VC4A’s Mentorship activities including the Mentorship Marketplace (an online matchmaking tool) and its in country programs Mentor Driven Capital (MDC)[currently in Egypt, Nigeria and Somaliland];
  • Curate and evolve VC4A’s network of 400 mentors connecting through the Mentorship Marketplace on VC4A.com;
  • Interview and onboard new mentors to the program, maintain a mailing list, provide inputs for the Mentorship Matters newsletter, and manage the VC4A Mentorship Twitter account;
  • Support entrepreneurs from Africa and Latin America with their Mentorship requests and provide support and feedback where needed;
  • Host online and face-to-face workshops and trainings as needed to support VC4A’s mentorship programs;
  • Pursue new opportunities and programs that are needed to further develop VC4A’s Mentorship infrastructure;
  • Take responsibility on a project basis, own the implementation and report on performance as necessary;
  • Work with team members to ensure that clients, both internal and external, are being serviced and managed successfully;
  • Cultivate client relationships with key decision-makers, serve as an escalation point on all client issues, and represent the organization externally;
  • Advise senior management on the implementation strategy.
  • Aid in all operational duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a fast learner, eager to deepen their knowledge and understanding of VC4A’s mentorship operations. We expect the Mentorship Lead to apply a can-do mentality where problem-solving, project management, and analytical skills are essential.

  • Experience with startup entrepreneurship and mentorship programs with ideally an emerging markets focus;

  • Familiar with online CMS systems and platforms, internet tools and social media technologies;
  • Superior leadership skills and previous experience implementing projects and programs;
  • Strong planning, time management, and organizational skills. Experience working independently and in teams;
  • Proven experience developing customer relationships. Superior verbal and written communication abilities (English, French, and Spanish desirable);
  • High attention to detail.

About you

This position requires sharp attention to detail, impeccable professionalism, strong leadership skills as well as a passionate mentality for supporting emerging market entrepreneurs. A deep understanding of Online Platforms, Emerging Market startup ecosystems, and Entrepreneurship Development is imperative and will enable VC4A Learning to be a trusted advisor to our clients as well as a successful leader of the VC4A team.

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic;
  • Passion, enthusiasm, integrity, and self-motivation;
  • People person with experience in (online) marketing;
  • Very comfortable using WordPress;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks;
  • Thorough and detail-oriented;
  • An interest for entrepreneurs starting companies and mentors supporting them;
  • A sincere interest to promote entrepreneurship development in emerging markets.

Apply for the job

In this position, you have the opportunity to make a concrete contribution to entrepreneurship development in Africa and Latin America, and play a critical role in growing VC4A as a world-class organization. You will develop and maintain an international network of contacts and serve as an industry leader in this field. Join our team of dedicated professionals and become part of our fast-moving organization.

The position can begin as early as July 1st 2021. To apply, please submit your CV and motivation letter.

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