The Engine, Platform Associate

Cambridge, MA
Venture Fund
The Engine, built by MIT, invests in early-stage companies solving the world’s biggest problems through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering, and leadership. We accelerate the path to market for Tough Tech companies through the combination of capital, infrastructure, and network.

We empower founders and leaders in the Tough Tech ecosystem by giving them access to expertise and community, as well as specialized labs, equipment, tools, and space they need to thrive. We operate a 25,000 square foot facility of office, lab, and makerspace at our headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

Our website contains additional details about our founders, our team, our mission, and our offering: 
Location: Cambridge, MA
Role: Full-timeHiring Timeline: Immediate

What you will accomplish:
This is a cross-cutting role that will enable The Engine to build a platform to help tough tech founders grow their companies. This platform includes both soft and hard components from programs to backend systems.

A non-exhaustive list of responsibilities for this role:

-Develop, coordinate, and execute programming to help technical founders grow into business leader. This includes monthly events, an annual offsite, and opportunistic events.
-Manage relationships and facilitate deeper engagement with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, corporations, government agencies, and NGOs that are of interest to The Engine’s portfolio companies.
-Support the execution of the Tough Tech Summit, The Engine’s annual event for the Tough Tech ecosystem.
-Build and maintain digital tools for information sharing within the portfolio. This includes a CRM for The Engine’s relationships, a platform to facilitate connections between experts and the portfolio, and more.
-Special Projects: The Engine is a fast-moving, dynamic organization with evolving priorities. This role will be expected to take amorphous projects and work with the team to deliver on them.

-2 to 4 years of experience in an operations role
-Experience working in a fast-paced, early-stage environment
-Demonstrated interest or experience in venture capital, early-stage company building (preferred if interest and experience is related to Tough Tech [see verticals listed on The Engine’s website])
-Effective communicator and demonstrated ability to understand different stakeholder perspectives
-Approaches problem-solving in a team-oriented, highly collaborative, and creative way
-Digital tools savvy; experience working with multiple platforms such as Google Apps, CRM usage, and Wordpress Admin
-Bachelor degree strongly preferred

What we offer:
-A mission-driven work environment and team, and the opportunity to work with world-class Tough Tech founders
-Competitive compensation, based on experience
-Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
-401k matching