Berlin Community Lead

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ConsenSys is seeking an experienced Community lead to create an active and engaged community of technologists, entrepreneurs, and product enthusiasts in Berlin, while positioning ConsenSys as a thought leader in all things blockchain / ethereum. The successful candidate will be able to quickly develop a strong understanding of blockchain technology, the Ethereum platform and ConsenSys’s value proposition and entire suite of products and services, and become an ambassador, educator and evangelist on all. The Community lead must have excellent understanding of the marketplace and competitive landscape, blockchain early adopters, both B2B and B2C applications of blockchain, and blockchain for social impact. This will help you build the community and business development efforts across multiple industry verticals and use cases.

The right person for this role will feel comfortable learning new technologies quickly, frequently testing and iterating on their ideas, and scaling things that work to maximize results.

A successful community lead must be scrappy, self-reliant, and has a knack for understanding what motivates and grows communities, and how to develop B2B and B2C businesses across the blockchain ecosystem.

The Community Lead will be responsible for:
  • Developing and managing strong relationships at government agencies, foundations and institutions to expand the community within Berlin.
  • Building out the community through successful engagement of local corporations, academic institutions, technologists and entrepreneurs in the region.
  • Planning and managing events, conferences and hackathons.
  • Conducting educational webinars, giving interviews to the media, or speaking at conferences and events.
  • Partnering with ConsenSys Academy to conduct training seminars to grow the community base
  • Working closely with our Partnership teams - both Technical and Non-Technical (universities, governments, institutions, foundations) - to capitalize on opportunities to build the community based on our research, white papers, university engagements or technical partnerships.
  • Identifying business development opportunities generated by Community efforts and making appropriate introductions to colleagues in Enterprise Sales, ConsenSys Intelligence consulting or one of ConsenSys’ venture studio companies.
  • Identifying content marketing campaigns (on-site, social, and guest posting), press and communications opportunities for your marketing, PR and communications colleagues.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Working closely with the Community Circle and the Berlin team to increase ConsenSys's presence.
  • Managing Berlin community budget.
  • Participating in weekly Global Community team, sprint and retro meetings.
  • Raising brand awareness by driving community engagement via outreach and education on:
    • Blockchain, Ethereum, Spoke Capabilities, regionally focused academy training.
    • Liaising with Head of Technical Partnerships and Head of Non-Technical Partnerships to leverage/publicize research, white papers etc. from Global or for a Region.
  • Developing strategy for booths at events and conferences.
  • Partnering with Marketing/PR/Communications to manage/coordinate all regional events.
    • Arranging for branded physical booths and/or necessary technical equipment and setup (computers, power, demos, etc.).
    • Managing all arrangements, including contracting/negotiating rates with local space providers (hotels, etc.) and travel/transportation providers for attendees, as well as methods to track attendance, post event surveys, etc.
    • Coordinating event logistics with support of Marketing Manager.
  • Creating a set of KPIs and dashboards for tracking performance and expansion of the community Berlin.
  • Identifying and coordinating programming and events (such as Meetups and hackathons) best aimed at growing our community and increasing the visibility of our developer tools, products and services.
  • Working closely with the internal startups incubated at ConsenSys to deploy a blueprint for bootstrapping new communities for their product, tool or service.
  • Identifying and executing creative campaigns to increase the visibility of blockchain, Ethereum, and Solidity programming in the developer community, and create a top of funnel process,
  • Helping develop and market ConsenSys educational programs (such as ConsenSys Academy) to reach, engage, and grow a community of dedicated developers.

Skills Required:
  • 3-5 years of experience in a community management, marketing, or strategy/business development role.
  • Must have excellent listening, verbal and written skills and be able to communicate effectively to a diversity of constituents with varying degrees of understanding of ConsenSys, blockchain and Ethereum.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across teams to make things happen.
  • Excellent social and networking skills, with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate.

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