Fellow Community and Recruitment Manager

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to inquiry@halcyonhouse.org.

Title: Fellow Community and Recruitment Manager, Halcyon

Reports To: Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon

About Halcyon

Halcyon fuels the entrepreneurs and artists whose ideas drive the world forward. Our signature programs are fellowships for early-stage social entrepreneurs and emerging civic-minded artists, designed to equip them with tools and relationships they need to achieve scalable, lasting impact in their fields. More broadly, we seek to mold the art and business worlds to be more inclusive, impact-oriented places. Since its founding as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2017, Halcyon has worked closely with entrepreneurs and artists to understand their ecosystems, identify their needs, and explore new programs and partnerships to meet those needs, with everything from a network of angel investors to By The People, an experimental platform for art events and exhibitions.

Job Summary

The Fellow Community and Recruitment Manager is responsible for both recruiting top-tier early-stage social entrepreneurs to Halcyon’s programs and for managing and following the community of fellows throughout their journey in our program and after. The first stage of this is to ensure stellar, diverse founders from around the world hear about and apply to our programs. This position is responsible for managing and reinforcing the fellow community across all founders that have come through Halcyon, one of the most critical aspects of our work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Halcyon Fellow Community Management
    • Optimize communications tools and strategies to increase engagement with upcoming events, resources, and funding opportunities for all fellows
    • Deliver programming for post-residency fellows across all programs and cohorts to develop the necessary skills to be successful in their work
    • Ensure a robust post-residency fellow network
    • Monitor and report on the fellows’ engagement, participation, and feedback in ongoing programming after the residency phase to maximize retention
    • Curate resources, support, and connections for fellows at various stages of their journey from ideation to incubation to acceleration to growth
    • Manage post-residency co-working space for fellows
    • Oversee processes and procedures that ensure the physical space for fellows living and working at Halcyon enable them to be successful
    • Design, implement, and manage wellness programming for current and post-residency fellows
    • Nurture fellows by the space for emotional support to help them in their journey
  • Halcyon Program Recruitment Process
    • Support the design and implementation of recruitment strategies to target the world’s most talented social entrepreneurs across the Incubator and Intensive programs
    • Optimize application strategy to support identifying the best applicants for Halcyon programs
    • Work with the communications team to develop, and revise as appropriate, a digital marketing strategy to reach new applicants for Halcyon programs
    • Engage the Halcyon community to increase recruitment effectiveness
    • Grow a highly qualified applicant pool
    • Support the application review process
    • Create guidelines to standardize marketing and outreach across all of Halcyon’s recruitment efforts
    • Collaborate with partner organizations to establish strong communications partnerships for our programs

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Four years program and/or project experience with an incubator, startup, or entrepreneurial program
  • Strong connections to the entrepreneurship ecosystems in DC and beyond

Skills Required

  • Enthusiasm for social entrepreneurship
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, including the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds to engender trust
  • Attention to detail with reliable organizational skills to prevent details from slipping through the cracks
  • Polite persistence when following up with key stakeholders
  • Nimbleness to adapt to frequent changes in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others and independently to achieve common objectives, and a good sense of humor
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Accessibility
  • Reliable work ethic to complete tasks
  • Time management competence to prioritize work projects and meet multiple deadlines
  • Embody Halcyon’s core values of nimbleness, humility, risk-tolerance, nurturing, and optimism
  • Familiarity with data analysis and management preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Airtable, Slack

Special Requirements

  • Able and willing to work weekends and evenings as required by program responsibilities
  • Able and willing to work on-site at Halcyon to facilitate programming

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to inquiry@halcyonhouse.org.