Do you have a passion for building online communities?
UVC is looking for an independent contractor to support communications across our deep and expanding network of entrepreneurs, investors, innovation economy talent and startup community builders.
Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) is a non-profit that connects high-growth entrepreneurs throughout Upstate NY with the people and resources needed for success. Our network spans thousands of company founders, investors and startup ecosystem supporters. Network members engage with UVC and each other through our Website, Blog, UNY50 Leaders, UNY Events Calendar and UNY Pulse Newsletters. We also host the annual Upstate Unleashed Conference recognizing Upstate’s top startup community leaders and featuring globally renowned entrepreneurs like Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, VC/Author Brad Feld and others.
Scope of Engagement
The contractor will:
〉Create new site pages and blog posts on uvc.org
〉Update/maintain Events Calendar, Newsletter and UNY50 member info
〉Provide monthly reports on website performance and email engagement
〉Execute regular schedule of 5-8 emails per month and manage mailing lists
〉Update Social Media feeds with 10-20 new posts/week and monitor/engage with followers
〉Conduct email and social media promotions for UVC produced virtual events
We estimate time commitment will vary between 10-20 hours/week based on the number of outbound communications and updates to the UVC website and social media properties. Contractor will be paid a monthly fee to deliver the agreed upon scope of services.
The ideal candidate will possess strong written communications skills, a passion for startups/online community building, and experience working with the UVC technology suite:
〉UVC.org website is built in WordPress and performance is tracked with Google Analytics
〉Our mass emails are created and sent via Mailchimp
〉Social media engagement is through Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook
〉Team communications and content are managed via Slack and Google Drive
Experience using tools like Canva for simple graphics (Examples), AirTable, is a plus.
Email your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include links to sample work products (websites, email newsletters, etc.)