theroom Remote Full-time 2024-02-06

Do you excel at building strong relationships and fostering vibrant communities? Are you known for crafting unforgettable experiences and hosting top-notch events? Do you effortlessly connect with others and enjoy public speaking? Are you ahead of the curve on the latest tech trends? Are you passionate about creating efficient operations and systems and simply excel in project management?

If you answered yes to these questions, you could be the ideal candidate to lead digital event management for our rapidly growing pan-African tech community through the ALX Fellowship.

 

ABOUT US
Africa has an untapped talent pool that is increasing exponentially, with a projected workforce that will exceed India and China by 2035. Fuelled by this, our mission is to create work opportunities for millions of Africa’s youth and solve the world’s shortage of technology talent. 

Our company SAND has 450+ staff members from 48+ countries with plans to acquire several companies around the world to become a multi-billion dollar global technology services provider that employs over 100K employees across the globe.

We have 2 brands represented in our ecosystem:

  • With ALX, we're cultivating the fastest-growing pool of technology talent globally, training aspiring professionals in software engineering, cloud computing, data science, and Salesforce across over 60 countries. ALX fosters a vibrant community for top tech talent, igniting transformative careers by connecting top technology talent with extraordinary opportunities for impact.
  • Through Sand Technologies we support enterprises and scale-ups around the world to develop world class technology products, build great technology teams, generate more revenue, and deliver outstanding customer experience. Our clients include one of the largest cloud computing providers in the world as well as Bestseller A/S (Denmark), Create Prime (New Zealand), Stanbic Bank (Kenya), and Tamara (Dubai). 

With varying levels of expertise in software development, data, cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, UX design, web development, etc, we providing unparalleled opportunities to technology talent worldwide while reshaping industries, disrupting traditional business models, and creating new opportunities for innovation and growth.

We do hard things!

 

ABOUT THE ALX FELLOWSHIP

By prioritizing relationships over transactions, ALX fosters lifelong connections that extend beyond program completion, through the ALX Fellowship. In this community, graduates are empowered to engage global opportunities through continuous professional development and networking, all while fostering innovation and creativity. Our big audacious goal? Creating 2 million jobs in Africa by 2030. 

Our community is nurtured globally online, as well as activated in-person across key markets, such as Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, Johannesburg, Kigali, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, and Cairo. The ALX Fellowship's mission is to be at the forefront of innovation, a place where members learn about the latest tech trends, connect with experts, and most importantly build lasting relationships with each other.

If you are eager to be at the forefront of change, shaping the future of tech professionals worldwide, consider this your invitation to make a real impact !

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the programming specialist, you are the master of our online events, curating experiences for a rapidly growing community of over 75,000 people across the African continent. You'll craft and run exciting events for each of our customer segments, mostly online, that'll make everyone who misses out suffer from serious FOMO.

More specifically you will:

  • Create and implement a top-tier immersive programming strategy that caters to the needs and interests of our community members, aiming to propel their career advancement to new heights.
  • Lead on the execution of a programming calendar, spearheading everything from workshops and webinars to hackathons and networking sessions, from inception to flawless execution.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships with industry leaders, tech organizations, and influencers to enhance the value proposition of community events.
  • Host events, interview speakers and be the face of our online events. 
  • Contribute to building a sticky community by taking ownership of community engagement metrics such as event attendance, CSAT, NPS, and Churn Rate, all aimed at scaling up engagement within the ALX Fellowship community.
  • Establish systems and foster a culture where community members can host their own events, transforming our community into a member-led network of like-minded individuals committed to leveraging technology for global change.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure programming initiatives are aligned with broader community goals and organizational objectives.
  • Harness diverse communication channels to keep our Fellows informed and engaged, cultivating a dynamic and supportive digital ecosystem pulsating with energy and excitement.
  • Implement strong tracking mechanisms to capture vital metrics on community engagement, satisfaction, and outcomes. Utilize data-driven insights to continually enhance the quality and impact of programming events.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3-4 years event hosting experience, specializing in tech programming.
  • Successful track record managing and expanding tech-focused communities.
  • Expertise in organizing diverse programming format: workshops, career-fairs, webinars, fireside chats, hackathons, networking sessions.
  • Skilled in event production for digital and physical formats, with a focus on immersive technologies.
  • Exceptional project management skills and ability to work on multiple projects.
  • Strong ability to forge strategic partnerships with industry leaders, tech organizations, and influencers.
  • Proficient management of high-profile speakers and teams, ensuring seamless collaboration and logistical excellence.
  • Capacity to innovate programming strategies based on evolving community dynamics and industry trends.
  • Genuine passion for technology, dedicated to nurturing emerging tech talent.
  • Strong writing skills and adept at engaging Fellows through various communication channels.
  • Adaptable to fast-paced environments, embracing new challenges with a positive attitude.