Job Summary

The Programs Associate will be responsible for organizing the logistics of and generating revenue from SLA offline events and programs.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing the logistical planning of SLA's offline programs including networking events, Accelerator programs, brand activations and more
  • Research and compile pre-event data such as competitive events, venues, topics, and speakers
  • Communicate and coordinate event targets with the Marketing Team and Sales & Partnerships Team
  • Secure event partnerships which involves research, conference calls, proposals and in-person meetings
  • Conduct customer development research to identify the skills and trainings our community is looking for and integrate that into our programs
  • Engage relevant content partners, set-up meetings, and drive short and long-term goals
  • Serve as a spokesperson for official events and programs
  • Hustle to identify new contacts and sell them on SLA

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has the ability to live and work in either Lagos, Nigeria or Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Has experience with digital content creation (knowledge of Canva a plus)
  • Has ample project management skills, and is not afraid to take ownership of a new program and help it grow
  • Can work independently and is happy to join a virtual team
  • Has a can do attitude and is flexible enough to take on any task we throw at them
  • Is passionate, hungry and eager to build SLA into a world class institution
  • Has high professional and ethical standards i.e. understands that there’s no such thing as African time – you’re just late
  • Is comfortable taking and giving feedback
  • Has a good sense of humour – because we’ll be working hard so we better keep each other entertained
  • Is comfortable working in a startup environment where we’re making the rules up as we go along

Hours of work:

  • 50 hours per week, usual working hours are from 9:00am - 6:00pm WAT.
  • There will be a requirement from time to time to start work earlier or finish later as the role

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