Community Manager, Technical Talent

About Andela:

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

About the Role:

You will be responsible for leading, building, and maintaining Andela’s talent pipeline and pre-fellowship initiatives (internally and externally) and scalable programs that attract a broad, diverse group of aspiring African Technologists and prepare them for the Andela Fellowship as well as other opportunities in the global economy. Leading the community and owning the brand of Andela, to attract new community members and fellows to the organization.  Build and own country specific and regional strategy, outreach and messaging for Community-at-large. Build models, metrics of success and growth strategies, ensuring long-term success and growth of our community.

Key Responsibilities of the role:

Developer Ecosystem Engagement

  • Define community building and engagement strategy for the region;
  • Stimulate advocacy, oversee production and deliver Community engagement material;
  • Develop programs and material to facilitate contribution on-ramp;
  • Represent the organization at conferences, organize / deliver Meetups;
  • Create opportunities to engage with relevant partners in a way that generates maximum value for our community;
  • Driving meaningful engagements with key stakeholders within the wider ecosystem.

Community Outreach

  • Create programs to increase organization’s brand awareness for decision makers and developers in our ecosystem;
  • Manage and optimize outreach budget across community engagement, advertising, content marketing, events, etc.

Pre-Fellowship Programs

  • Build  Andela community pipeline and ensure that it’s active and sustainable to track performance of the community members;
  • Drive increasing Community engagement in our members through Open Saturdays, Pre-bootcamp workshops etc.
  • Design systems that enable enough facilitation hours to effectively invest in learners to get them fit for fellowship;
  • Iterate program design and program management methods to improve efficiency and scale reach 10x+.


  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant managerial experience;
  • Deep understanding of the Rwanda Developer Ecosystem will be a plus (other notable community experience will be accepted)
  • Good understanding of how to leverage technology and build scalable systems, programs and teams without compromising on quality;
  • Have outstanding written and spoken communication skills;
  • Self-starter who can accomplish tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and good organization skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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