Do you know how to operationalize complex systems, (aka creating order from chaos?) Do you like fast-paced startup environments? Do you want to make a a worldwide impact in the disability, tech and entrepreneurship sector?
2Gether-International (2GI) is the only startup accelerator in the nation run by and for entrepreneurs with disabilities. 2GI provides the right resources, training, and opportunities tailored to help founders with disabilities create innovative and thriving businesses.
2GI Disability Startup Accelerator is getting ready to launch it’s first tech focused accelerator for founders with disabilities, while at the same time using those learnings to bring disability inclusion best practices to Google’s global network of startups and startup hubs.
This role is integral to the success of 2GI’s growth. If you’re interested in building something new, growing with a startup organization, directly impacting and shaping its culture and redefining the way the world thinks about disability, then this opportunity is for you!
What you'll do
Operations Management and Process Creation (40%)
- Create repeatable startup accelerator processes. One of the main goals of this position is to make the program as effortlessly repeatable as possible. This means managing databases and creating and managing processes that smoothly dictate the entire progress of choosing participants, running and concluding the program.
- Manage communications and logistics. This includes communicating on a regular basis with different stakeholders of 2GI and ensuring that weekly speakers and program participants, mentors and judges have everything they need for a valuable, productive program.
- Monitor and evaluate program goals. This means keeping a pulse on the progress of accelerator participants and facilitators - ensuring they have the right support to meet their goals–while at the same time, recording progress of participants and key partners to objectively evaluate and report on impact.
- Monitor the program budget. While this role will not be solely responsible for the budget of the program, candidates should expect to learn about business budgeting and will be expected to create monthly and quarterly reports regarding the grant budget.
Startup Recruitment and on-going Support (30%)
- Assist and provide input in the development of this cohort’s application. We’ll select 12-15 disabled entrepreneurs who we will support throughout our accelerator programs. Together with the program director and/or our board you will help make adjustments to the application process according to the needs of that particular cohort.
- Assist in the marketing of cohort applications. Once we have the application completed, we’ll need to get it to as many people as possible, to ensure a diverse and robust pool of applicants.
- Assist in the interviewing process for potential cohort members. We will likely interview 20-30 potential participants of a given cohort. Throughout this process you will help with things like: identifying candidates, scheduling interviews, confirming references, providing feedback on the application etc.
- Ongoing support for startups. Once the startups and entrepreneurs are selected you will be their main point of contact. You will answer questions they may have about the program and its various components, as well as provide guidance and feedback on weekly assignments and deliverables.
Marketing and PR (20%)
- Assist in coordination of all public and media relations activity. This means you’ll be our main point of contact for our PR activities, which may include assisting in securing quality news coverage and speaking engagements, developing strategic materials and managing relationships with journalists, partners, vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Writing, editing and submitting and following up on press releases. Press releases will be based on the participant’s and program progress. They will be done in collaboration with the program director, Google for Startups and/or whoever is sponsoring the cohort at the moment.
- Updating our website and social media. This means translationing progress of the program into digestible information on our website and social media channels.
Partnership/ Lead Development (10%)
- Building relationships in the ecosystem. You will create and maintain relationships with other leaders in the disability and entrepreneurship space to help ensure that our members are getting the best possible support.
- Researching and identifying potential opportunities. This means keeping a finger on the pulse of the issues facing the disability space to help identify areas of opportunities for 2Gether-International’s program and overall approach.
- You are entrepreneurial! And are passionate about the intersection between disability and business. You know how to think on your feet and tackle complex problems. You are not afraid of hitting the ground running and working in a fast-paced startup environment.
- You know the startup lingo. Terms like MVP, Customer Development Interviews, Product Market fit are not new to you. You know what we are talking about and, more importantly, how to apply those concepts to startups.
- You are a stickler for detail. You know how to turn a moonshot idea into a tangible, achievable plan. You are extremely detail-oriented, with great organizational and project management skills; you pride yourself in getting things done. You are excited about the responsibility to help manage these accelerators .
- Experience running a robust startup accelerator program is a huge plus.
- Experience as a disability advocate is also a huge plus.
- Location: Washington D.C. preferred. Remote work is also available.
- Apply by: July 17th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If a candidate is identified before this date, the position will be closed.
- How to Apply: Please apply here and send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Disability Startup Accelerator Manager Application in the subject line.
A mission like ours needs a perspective like yours. We value every background, identity, and experience. We believe that a diverse team, informed by different cultures and perspectives, makes us stronger.
Research has shown that traditionally marginalized communities ( people of color, people with disabilities, etc) often don’t apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. If you think you can do this job but you don’t meet all the qualifications, we encourage you to apply anyway, we would love to have a conversation with you.
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.