ROI is hiring a Strategic Initiatives Program Manager- Full Time

ROI is hiring a Full Time Strategic Initiatives Program Manager 

Rural Opportunity Institute is growing their team and currently seeking a full-time Strategic Initiatives Program Manager:

They are looking for some of the most passionate, hard-working candidates from the surrounding Eastern NC region to fill this role, with a lot of the work being able to be done remotely. The role will be to support programs and initiatives that are designed to tackle the toughest problems that directly impact and contribute to generational trauma in rural Eastern NC and other rural communities.

Email hiring manager, Naomi Suleiman at naomi@ruralopportunity.org, with any questions.

Austin – Zogo Finance – Product Designer

Zogo rewards you for learning. Our mission is to make finance fun, simple, and social.

We are seeking a full-time Product Designer to join our product team, which is currently a team of 6 engineers, 1 pm, 1 content writer, and 1 designers! We will be growing rapidly over the next year.

We were founded in May 2018. Since then we have grown to 150 partner institutions, a team of 24 passionate and skilled people, and a user-base of 400,000+ people who have completed 10 million education modules. You can learn more about us at https://zogofinance.com.

Responsibilities:
– Create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for our suite of products (Mobile & Web app, integrated mobile banking app, customer dashboard, and website).
– Conduct user research and usability testing.
– Contribute to and help develop Zogo’s design system (design.zogofinance.com)
– Identify experiments and tests that can improve flows and overall product.
– Provide feedback and help improve our team to become a world-class design team.

What we’re seeking in you:
– 1-2+ years experience in product design or related field
– An ability to problem-solve and find creative solutions to difficult constraints
– To storytell and explain the decision-making process in your work.
– A strong sense of empathy
– Data-driven and detail-oriented a plus!
– Past experience with Figma a plus!

What we can provide
– A fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
– 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
– 401(k) plan with company matching
– Competitive salary and bonuses
– Healthy PTO options
– Equal Employment Opportunities at Zogo

Zogo is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Zogo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

NYC/Remote – RE(SOURCE) – Content Strategist /Creative Copywriter

RE(SOURCE) is an early-stage startup based in NYC backed by a top institutional VC. It is a differentiated and growing B2B fashion wholesale marketplace. Focused on transforming how fashion wholesale works, RE(SOURCE) helps small to medium-sized fashion brands and social creators source seamlessly from manufacturer suppliers with existing stock ready to order. The company is co-founded by two duke alums! Our young and enthusiastic team is seeking a creative, strategic, out-of-the-box thinker to join our passionate and dynamic team.

This position requires someone who is a digital storyteller with an appetite to take content to the next level. This position involves creating content for web, print, blog, email, and social media platforms including but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The strongest candidates are open to uncertainty (nature of an early-stage startup!),strategic, excel at digital communication, and can drive results with creativity. Besides regular cadence of social media, email and blog content creation, you will directly work with the founders to run hypothesis testing. We will figure things out together! This position involves bringing effective content marketing to life and supporting different initiatives through strong project management. You will work closely with a team of social media manager (the executor of your strategy), graphic designers (we have a dedicated chief designer and a team of freelancers), event creative director, and the founders. We entrust our interns with big responsibilities and expect them to lead projects with proficiency.

Responsibilities: Work with Social Media manager and graphic designers to plan detailed content calendars for each platform: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Group, Instagram. You will be in charge of the high level content direction setting and the social media manager can execute. Create a newsletter copy each week, Create content for all marketing assets – including writing copies in sales documents and brochures. You will also create copy for tagline, banners and posters when we exhibit on trade shows (happen regularly!) Draft messaging documents for all demand side Draft and manage website copy Work alongside the founders to design, implement and analyze testings for messaging on demand side Create 4 blog articles per month

Requirements: Exceptional attention to detail – particularly written skills. This is an absolute must! We prefer native speakers, unless your written skills are exceptionally good Strong organizational skills – strong time management and the ability to multitask Energetic, eager and take initiative to tackle new projects and tasks Adaptable to changes and comfortable with uncertainty. Willing to experience a fast-paced, and constantly evolving, environment at a fast-growing start-up. Computer skills (e.g., familiarity with Google docs) and a willingness to learn how to use new tools. We prefer students with majors in English, Communication, Marketing, Creative Writing or have a strong interest in working in Communication/Marketing/PR after graduation. This role will absolutely make you STAND OUT in your job applications! You will work in a fast-paced yet close-knit start-up environment. Please note that we require our interns to provide support throughout the year. We will not be accepting applications from candidates that are only seeking to work during the holiday period. If you would like to work with us throughout the year, we will absolutely be flexible to accommodate your study schedule.

ziqi@resourcefashion.co

JOB Opportunity at XO Capital

XO Capital is looking for a Junior CEO to shadow, learn, and grow into a CEO or Founder. XO Capital is a micro private equity company that buys small, profitable SaaS companies. We are looking for ambitious entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about running an early stage startup. This is a paid opportunity with compensation provided both in a base salary and meaningful equity in the startup.

Job Brief

We are looking to hire a paid Junior CEO who will shadow and learn how to run one of our portfolio tech startups. We currently have three companies in our portfolio, and one of them was recently acquired. The partners of XO are actively searching for new acquisitions, so the Junior CEO role is applicable to any and all of the existing and future portfolio companies. The priorities and required skill set may vary depending on the portfolio company of interest, but we’d be more than happy to share our existing portfolio and some of the criteria for how we evaluate any future acquisition targets for XO Capital.

Responsibilities

Top line revenue growth, Day-to-day operations, sales, marketing and reporting, making customers happy

Requirements

Recent college grad Excellent (and we mean excellent!) written and verbal communication skills. Mostly looking for someone hungry, and eager to learn. Ideally, after a year or two of this, you’ll have enough experience to start your own business, or continue more formally growing one of our other portfolio companies. Reach out to danny@xoxo.capital with a resume and a video/cover letter on why a Junior CEO is of interest to you.

Boston, MA – EY-Parthenon – Software Consulting Internship

SSG is a consulting firm working with software companies and tech-focused investors to advise on growth strategy initiatives. This involves evaluating tech-focused markets as well as a company’s product capabilities, R&D organization, technical architecture, and cloud strategy.

We are looking for current juniors and seniors at Duke with a passion for software to join our team next summer! If you could pass along this email to students within I&E that would be great! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about day-to-day life at SSG, please send me an email and I am happy to chat!

Below is our list of events for this fall (all events will be posted on the Duke Careers website).

  • Coffee Chats (30 minutes slots) 9/8-9/9 4:30-6:30PM ET
  • EY-Parthenon General Info Session 9/13 6:00-7:00PM ET
  • EY-Parthenon SSG Info Session 9/14 8:00-9:00PM ET

Application deadline 9/17 11:59PM ET. Email ethan.c.eichelman@parthenon.ey.com for details and to apply.

Durham, Remote – LiveGlobally – Intern

LiveGlobally is a local non-profit, who serves our local and global communities affected by traumatic situations. We have a volunteer staff of enthusiastic and passionate people who care for those with needs.

We need an intern who can create a status & financial report from the past few years that depicts the successes we have had with our projects. We will post this on our website to help with fundraising and grants.

The deadline for such is December 2021.

For more information or to apply, contact: nina@nina-be.com

Duke – StudioDuke – Mentorship Opportunity

StudioDuke is a two-semester creative lab and mentorship program providing students the opportunity to take their advanced, on-going creative projects to the next level of awesome. StudioDuke is a collaboration among Duke I&E, the Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network (DEMAN), and Duke Arts.

Students are matched with creative industry professionals (including Duke alumni) for one-on-one mentorship that kicks off early in the fall semester.

Here’s how it works: Project submissions can range from advanced screenplays, films, stage plays, choreography, poetry, comedy, music composition or performance, to fine arts, digital media, and manuscripts — many developed during independent studies and in the classroom.

Submissions will be reviewed by the StudioDuke team to be selected into an annual StudioDuke cohort. Selected projects can be pursued by students as an independent study, an experiential component of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate, or for no academic credit whatsoever.

Mentors: Each StudioDuke student will be paired with a mentor based on the nature of the project, its genre, and the industry expertise needed to shape and refine the creative venture. Student-mentor teams will work together throughout the semester and perhaps beyond to evaluate the creative potential of each project and then to edit, evolve, and elevate the work through creative iteration.

The goal is to bring each project to the point where it is ready to be presented to industry professionals. The StudioDuke team will help facilitate connections, resources, and logistics to support the project. Students will participate in programming aimed to help advance their creative projects and career opportunities.

StudioDuke is a virtual creative lab providing students the opportunity to take their creative projects to the next level of AWESOME. Submit films, screenplays, digital media, manuscripts, music, choreography, fine arts, etc. Students are matched with creative industry professionals (including Duke alumni) for one-on-one mentorship that kicks off early in the fall semester. All Duke students are eligible to apply.

Learn more here: https://entrepreneurship.duke.edu/arts-mentorship-program-studioduke/

Detroit, MI – ProsperUS Detroit – Community Internship

ProsperUs Detroit

Organization Overview

ProsperUs Detroit is a community economic development organization that infuses low-to-moderate
income communities with services and capital to support income generation, business growth, and
neighborhood revitalization from within. We do this in partnership with community organizations,
residents, local and national stakeholders, and, most importantly, entrepreneurs.

Our core programming includes:

  • Entrepreneur Training: We help emerging business owners get started with business planning
    classes and one-on-one support. Focused on the entrepreneur, we provide 12 classroom
    sessions at a community partner site paired with ten hours of one-on-one support that teaches
    the fundamentals of business and address specific needs.
  • Business Services: We help entrepreneurs connect to professional service providers and provide
    grants to support their investment in projects. Through intentional investments on our part, we
    connect business owners with trusted providers who are skilled in legal, marketing, graphic
    design, accounting, and several more services.
  • Microlending: We provide access to capital through a relationship-based lending process
    designed to meet entrepreneur needs. Through trusted relationships, we coach business owners
    every step of the way to secure a loan that fits their needs regardless of their previous financial
    experiences.

For the last ten years, ProsperUs has served as a catalyst for small business development in
neighborhoods. We have partnered with community members, neighborhood organizations, and
resource providers to respond to the needs of emerging and experienced entrepreneurs in our
community to serve over 1300 entrepreneurs. We are energized and inspired by neighborhood business
leaders and work to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed.

Project Proposal Description

For the last several months, ProsperUs Detroit has been the lead organization for the Anchor Business
Project. A collaboration with the New Economy Initiative (NEI), this is a pilot project that infuses
selected businesses with capital ($25K grants) and is pairing that with coordinated coaching and
technical assistance (TA) ($6,250 TA budget). The coaching and TA are a partnership between ProsperUs
and community development organizations (CDOs) where we intend to examine the impact on the
experiences of businesses, business owners, and commercial corridors. This project is managed by
ProsperUs on behalf of The Kresge Foundation in partnership with NEI. Our CDO partners include
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Jefferson East, Inc., Live6 Alliance, Midtown Detroit,
Inc., NW Goldberg Cares, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, and Southwest Detroit Business Association.

The pilot nature of this project means that ProsperUs is extremely interested in what we can learn from
and build into future opportunities. We are seeking a Duke Community Intern to support with project
evaluation measures including, but not limited to:

  • Creating, interpreting, and analyzing survey data and results;
  • Performing interviews with business owners, CDO partners, and coaches;
  • Interpreting and analyzing interview content;
  • Creating storytelling mechanisms for project outcomes; and,
  • Supporting the project management of technical assistance project budgets.

Target Outcomes

ProsperUs and NEI are thrilled for this opportunity for collaboration with partners throughout the city.
We are hopeful that the results of this pilot will bolster other initiatives of this kind in additional
neighborhoods in Detroit as well as other cities nationally. To support this aspiration, this project will:

  • Create valuable datasets and associated analysis;
  • Value multiple “ways of knowing” by utilizing multiple evaluation methods;
  • Develop storytelling collateral (interviews, recordings, video, photography); and
  • Contribute to the overall ethos of collaboration and community.

Categorization of Project

  • Strategic
  • Marketing
  • Scaling

Supervisor: Joanna Dueweke-Perez, Director of Operations & Programs
Contact: jduewekeperez@prosperusdetroit.org // (313) 586-0596

Remote (Philadelphia, PA) – Dorm Room Fund – Investment Partner

Dorm Room Fund (https://www.dormroomfund.com/), the original student-run venture fund spun out of First Round Capital. Our nationwide teams of student investment partners are instrumental in helping us locate and invest in the most promising startups. To date, we’ve invested in over 300 companies (some household names like Snackpass and Brooklinen), creating over $3B in value! This month, we’re excited to announce the DRF Family will be growing — we’re on the lookout for **new Investment Partners** to join our teams! (Undergrad, MBA, masters, PhD, all students welcome to apply!)

Applications (https://join.dormroomfund.com/) for new investment partners officially launch on **September 8,** so mark it on your calendar and **sign up to our newsletter**, The Syllabus (https://dormroomfund.substack.com/), for application updates and other exclusive nuggets of information. You are always welcome to email me at ansh@dormroomfund.com or info@dormroomfund.com with questions in the meantime.

Finally, we’re very excited to invite you to our virtual **How to Break into VC AMA on Friday 9/10,** from **5-5:45 pm ET**. Join Chauncey Hamilton (former COO at Dorm Room Fund and Partner at XYZ Ventures) and Bruno Faviero (DRF and MIT alum, trailblazing 3x tech founder, angel investor, and General Partner at Alloy Fund)! We’ll be chatting about all things paths into VC and raising a fund, key career learnings, their time at DRF and much more. **Register [here](https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscuytpjMtHNXyINsyjRrh9Jm9Xg86RHK9)** for Zoom information and more details of the event.

We look forward to learning all about you, and welcoming you to our AMA next Friday! Don’t hesitate to reach out to either myself or Dorm Room Fund if you have any questions in the meantime.

San Francisco – Contrary – Venture Partner

Contrary is recruiting a new class of talented and diverse Venture Partners!

Contrary is a VC fund that identifies and invests in exceptional talent, backed by the founders of Tesla, Reddit, Twitch, Facebook and many more unicorns. We invest up to $2M in a small number of startups each year, and work closely alongside them to build enduring businesses.

If you’re excited by the idea of investing in exceptional university founders, having an excuse to talk to smart people working on cool things, and being a part of an awesome community, join us!

We’re hosting a virtual national info session on Tuesday, September 7th at 5pm PT/8pm ET. We’ll also have a Duke-specific meet & greet soon. Register for both of these at contrarycap.com/join.

Feel free to also reach out to me at ryanchang@contrarycap.com if you have any questions!

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