Ecosystem Manager

"One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals"

Ecosystem Manager

As the Ecosystem Manager at ECE Students, you will play a pivotal role in fostering connections and collaboration within the entrepreneurial community at Erasmus University Rotterdam. You will manage a networking platform aimed at facilitating connections among entrepreneurs for collaboration. Thirdly, you will lead comprehensive research initiatives focused on mapping the entrepreneurial landscape within the university.

Hours per week: +/- 10 (can be more or less depending on the time of the year)

Required experience: None

Favourable qualifications:

  • Previous community development experience
  • Excellent communication skills

Length of Board year: 1 academic year (August 1st, 2024 – June 31st, 2025)

Application Deadline: 14/05/2024, 23:59

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research on the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Erasmus University Rotterdam and create research briefs detailing findings and recommendations.
    • Identifying student startups and founders on campus, their industries, their stages of development and challenges they are facing.
    • Identifying gaps, and opportunities for improvement within the EUR Ecosystem.
    • Collaborate with relevant departments within the university on student entrepreneurship initiatives, programs, and resources available.
  • Managing a networking platform and database facilitating connections among entrepreneurs for collaboration, mutual assistance, and idea development.
  • Connect student founders with the Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem by establishing partnerships with local entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators, and startup support programs.
  • Organise biweekly networking events for student founders to connect, share insights, and support each other in their entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Provide guidance and resources to student founders, including mentorship opportunities, workshops, and access to funding opportunities.
  • Collect feedback from student founders, community members, to continuously improve and adapt the services and support offered by ECE Students.
  • Previous experience in entrepreneurship, startup ecosystem development, or community management is preferred.
  • Strong communication and networking skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Organisational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Passion for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among students and contributing to the growth of the entrepreneurial community at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Interested in a Board year at ECE Students?

Once you have decided that our Board year will be the next step of your career, you can complete your application by following the steps below:

  1. Click the “Apply” button below, and fill in your personal details.
  2. Submit a short Motivation Letter (max. 400 words).
  3. Upload your CV.

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Interested in knowing more?

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