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Culture & Careers

Founders Pledge is a young, dynamic organisation. We’re a startup, but in the charity sector, and we like to approach our field a little differently. With a shared intellectual curiosity, each of us is excited and passionate about solving problems and seeing what we might achieve.

We aren’t just altruistic nerds, though. Sure, our space comes complete with stimulating conversations and continuous learning, but we also know how to chill out. We throw in a healthy mix of fun with regular team lunches, evening escapades, alfresco adventures, and impromptu intervals for shenanigans and YouTube screenings. We truly believe you should love where you work, so we want to create an awesome space where you end up spending most of your waking hours.

FP is small but global, with team members in Berlin, London and New York. Yet collaboration across departments (and continents) is never a problem. Ensuring the whole team is on the same page is something we strive for, with open communication and recurring team meetings. We won’t let a few measly time zones get in our way!

We eagerly welcome new people, embracing their ideas and input (and the extra laughs!) to help us better work towards our mission. So maybe your next step could be with Founders Pledge. While we often have new positions to meet organisational demands (just take a look below), perhaps you’d be a stellar addition to the team in your own way, offering something we haven’t yet realised we need! If this sounds like you, then reach out for a chat with one of the team at jobs@founderspledge.com

We’re excited to meet you and see what we can achieve together.

Events Coordinator - London

ROLE SUMMARY

You will be joining us at a critical time of establishing our organisation as a thought-leader in philanthropy and beyond. Reporting to the Programmes Curator & Events Manager you will support the delivery of our programmes.
You will have two main aims:

  1. Organise a busy schedule of European events to promote effective philanthropy
  2. Support our Programmes Curator with the logistics behind our members-facing programmes, catered to a growing international community

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Find and book venues for our events, securing private venues and coordinating with hosts
  • Work directly with our Community Team to support the maintenance of our growth dinners
  • Manage invitations and incoming events enquiries
  • Finding, recommending and organising catering and suppliers
  • Ensure immaculate attendee experience
  • Schedule events around other major tech and philanthropy conferences to prevent conflicts
  • Managing events budgets to ensure delivery
  • Have in-depth knowledge of our community and what makes our members attend an event
  • Support our communications to promote events on social media and other channels
  • Measure the effectiveness of our events programmes
  • Assist the Events Manager with organisation and production of our annual forum
  • Liaise with speakers and charities
  • Keep our database updated with pre and post event information, producing reports from our database

THE CANDIDATE

  • Required
    • 2+ years’ experience organising events, preferably within membership/hospitality
    • Super-organised, with a rigorous attention to detail
    • Comfortable with multitasking and prioritising
    • Confident in dealing with senior level and high net worth speakers and attendees
    • Self-reliant and a problem-solver with a can-do, positive approach
    • Flexible working style and willingness to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ideal
    • Experience working with tech start-ups and effective non-profits

THE GOOD STUFF

We want you to love where you work. That’s why we’ve done our best to create a place to spend your working day. How, you ask?

  • Tiered holiday structure, starting at 20 days (plus company-wide vacation over Christmas and New Year)
  • Private healthcare from Bupa for you and your family, covered by us
  • Pension scheme provided by Smart Pension
  • Tax free commute costs for TfL
  • Reduced PureGym membership, with one branch on the premises (plus a work-out buddy or two!)
  • A well-stocked kitchen for all your snacking needs (tea, coffee, fruit, bread, nut butters, biscuits…)
  • Socials galore: monthly activities and off-site adventures
  • Regular morale boosts from our Cuddle Operations Puppy, Bryan

THE DETAILS

START DATE: Early February 2019
WHERE: Our London Head Office
HOURS: Full Time, 40 hours per week
SALARY: £28,000 per annum
HOW TO APPLY: Send a half-page cover letter and your CV to jobs@founderspledge.com

Key Relationships Manager - New York City

ROLE SUMMARY

You will establish and manage key relationships in our North American community, building meaningful relationships with our top priority members to ensure they get the most out of their experience. Through this, you will gain an in-depth understanding of our pledgers, be creative in your approach to engage incredibly busy people and hold a gregarious attitude.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Relationship Management
    • Build meaningful relationships with our core members
    • Find creative ways to have regular touchpoints with our top members
    • Find opportunities to informally engage our members in FP conversations
    • Be highly personable in your interaction with our community
  • Community Prospecting
    • Has a keen understanding of the founders and investors we want to invite into the community and invite potential members to our events
    • Encourage prospective startup founders to join the community
    • Seek out new relationships with founders that are a good fit for the community
  • Onboarding
    • Create a personalised onboarding experience for new members to both welcome and energise them to establish strong relationships

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • 5 years of experience in relationship building role with tech founders and HNW investors
  • Track record of establishing personal relationships with clients
  • Clear, social and charismatic communicator, who can build a connection with new people
  • Must be highly self-motivated, and super organized with a rigorous attention to detail
  • Fluent understanding and experience in sales/persuasion
  • Excited to inspire evidence-based approaches to philanthropy
  • Fluent in English - other languages would be a plus

THE PACKAGE

Founders Pledge offers our team a competitive benefit package in order to make your work/life balance as simple as possible. This includes:

  • Tiered vacation structure, starting at 20 paid days each year
  • Full medical, optical and dental insurance coverage (Aetna)
  • Access to both Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) plan (Human Interest)
  • Commuter benefits (WageWorks)
  • Discounted membership with your choice of gym

THE DETAILS

START DATE: Immediately
WHERE: Our New York City Office
HOURS: Full Time, 40 Hours per week
SALARY: Competitive, based on experience
HOW TO APPLY: Send a half-page cover letter & your resume to jobs@founderspledge.com

Key Relationships Manager - San Francisco

ROLE SUMMARY

The key objectives of our San Francisco Key Relationships Manager are two-fold:

  1. Get highly credible founders to join the Founders Pledge community
  2. Nurture relationships with community members in the Bay Area.

You’ll be the first team member based on the West Coast, but with the full backing and support of FP Global. To succeed, you’ll need to be creative in your approach for new members, while maintaining regular touchpoints with our current SF community. You’ll engage our network in our mission, taking the lead by directly enabling the world’s top entrepreneurs and investors (and their money!) to solve some of the world's most pressing problems.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Manage our existing community and build relationships with potential members
    • Find creative approaches to have regular interaction with our top members
    • Have a key understanding of the founders and investors we want to invite into the community, inviting potential members to our events
    • Engage our community in FP conversations
  • Hold regular meetings with founders, VCs and investors
  • Work with our Programmes Team to tailor events with our community through dinners and speaker series
  • Attend relevant conferences to network with crucial Bay Area people, and share the FP mission

THE CANDIDATE

  • Required
    • 5 years of experience building relationships with tech founders and HNW investors
    • Track record of establishing personal relationships with clients
    • An existing network of established connections in the Bay Area tech community
    • Clear, social and charismatic demeanor with solid communication skills
    • Super-organized, with a rigorous attention to detail
    • Excited to inspire evidence-based approaches to philanthropy
    • Fluent in English - other languages would be a plus
  • Ideal
    • Experience in the non-profit sector in fundraising or key relationship development

THE PACKAGE

Founders Pledge offers our team a competitive benefit package in order to make your work/life balance as simple as possible. This includes:

  • Tiered vacation structure, starting at 20 paid days each year
  • Full medical, optical and dental insurance coverage (Aetna)
  • Access to both Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) plan (Human Interest)
  • Commuter benefits (WageWorks)
  • Discounted membership with your choice of gym

THE DETAILS

START DATE: Immediately
WHERE: San Francisco, California
HOURS: Full Time, 40 Hours per week
SALARY: Competitive, based on experience
HOW TO APPLY: Send a half-page cover letter & your resume to jobs@founderspledge.com

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