Community Manager | Boston Office

Alumni Ventures Group is a fast-growing organization with over 90 employees across the country and a widespread, engaged community of over 350K entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters. We are disrupting venture capital with our smart, simple product offerings: alumni and focused funds that provide individual, accredited investors access to venture investing. Our corporate headquarters, located in Manchester, NH, provides back-office support and resources to our fund teams in Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. On an annual basis, these teams raise funds from their respective communities to invest in diverse, promising startups and growing businesses. AVG has successfully launched 25 venture funds to date and will build another dozen or so funds over the next few years. We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.

As AVG looks forward, we seek to grow and create value – with the goal of eventually becoming the most strategically valuable venture capital firm in the world. We have recently completed the renovation of our new address in Boston, MA, and are excited to leverage this modern and beautiful space to service and grow our AVG team and our community of investors and startups. To that end we are seeking a Community Manager who will provide continuous administrative and scheduling support to the Boston-based investment teams and will work to engage and grow the greater AVG community through the use of this new space. A successful Community Manager will administer the office while driving community engagement initiatives to raise awareness of AVG in the Boston investment and startup ecosystem.

This is a full-time position located in AVG’s Boston, MA, office with little to no travel. The Community Manager must be willing and able to to work occassional evening hours to ensure the physical office space is clean, organized and prepared for the next day’s use.  You will work with an incredibly talented group of individuals in a highly collaborative environment, reporting to the Boston Executive Partner.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a welcoming atmosphere for all employees and guests of AVG’s Boston office
  • Identify and contribute to opportunities to support AVG’s Boston based investment teams in a variety of marketing, events and finance related initiatives (as requested by and as agreed upon with supervisor)
  • General office maintenance responsibilities including greeting and directing office guests and callers, ordering and maintaining an inventory of office supplies, general filing and document maintenance, mail distribution and services, maintaining office and kitchen cleanliness
  • Collaborate with AVG’s Director of Corporate Engagement to manage relationships with vendors as related to the maintenance and service of office facilities and equipment
  • Oversee and facilitate the scheduling and use of office rooms and overall space for meetings and events as requested by AVG employees, acting as a host and point of contact for employees and guests not based in the Boston office
  • Build and facilitate relationships with organizations in the startup and investment space as well as with colleges, universities, incubators, and others, leveraging the Boston office space to create opportunities for networking and partnership
  • Identify opportunities for, plan and facilitate events at the Boston office space that increase awareness of AVG in the investment and startup community
  • Operate within the building management software platforms to ensure guest access, work orders, and customer engagement
  • Collaborate with AVG’s HR and Legal teams to ensure a compliant office environment

 

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience in office, event and/or community management
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field

 

Skills and strengths

  • Multi-tasking skills, managing multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously
  • A customer-focused, service mentality and approach to work
  • Well organized, thorough, and forward-thinking, using effective systems and processes to make sure tasks are done on time and work is complete, is able to anticipate next steps and needs
  • Natural networking tendencies and ability to build and maintain relationships with groups from a variety of backgrounds and industries
  • Good balance between big picture thinking and detailed planning – able to envision possibilities and pull together the plan that will ensure success
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent listening skills
  • Proactive, able to solve problems and identify opportunities
  • Supportive team player and independent manager
  • Flexible, able to pivot and reprioritize as needed

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