Digital Marketing Coordinator (Contractor)

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. 

About UVC

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
Update/maintain Events Calendar, Newsletter and UNY50 member info
Provide monthly reports on website performance, email engagement and social media statistics
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 15-20 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.

Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess strong written communications skills, a passion for fast-growing startups/online community building, particularly in the realm of venture capital/companies with high-growth and funding potential.
Experience working with the UVC technology suite as follows: 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. 

To Apply

Email your qualifications to Please include links to sample work products (websites, email newsletters, etc.)