Career Opportunities

Athgo provides a number of career opportunities that range from week-long internships at our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs to more in-depth remote/online engagements.

Opportunities from Our Partners

VP of Acceleration and Iincubation Programs

Employer: FAST (Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology)

FAST seeks an experienced individual to develop and manage acceleration and incubation programs. 

Deadline: December 17, 2017

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Job Description

FAST seeks an experienced individual to develop and manage acceleration and incubation programs. The Director will be responsible for overall leadership of all innovation, entrepreneurship, and startup development and growth programs, including developing a network of mentors, investors and startups. The candidate will be responsible for seamless program creation, delivery, and quality control and evaluation. In this newly established role, the incumbent will ensure every program is innovative, delivered successfully, and managed with care. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with program development and team management experience. The successful candidate will build new programs, lead them, and partner and work collaboratively with a high-pace management team. The Director is expected to uphold the values and vision of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Initiate, develop, and implement acceleration and incubation programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization;
  • Plan programs from start to completion, including deadlines, milestones, and processes;
  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas;
  • Plan the activities, resources, budgets and operations of Acceleration and Incubation Programs;
  • Generate deal flows, screening of proposals, research, working with entrepreneurs for their proposals, sending proposals to the next level for selecting incubates;
  • Induct new entrepreneurs, create incubation plans and implement them, assist in writing business plans, keep track of the incubation process, help the startups prepare proposals for getting funding, etc.;
  • Plan various workshops/events/webinars for programs;
    Create the best possible environment in which science and technology related startups can grow and succeed;
    Develop the mentor network for the incubator and work with them to make the Incubated venture successful;
  • Forge partnerships with other organizations for providing services to the startups or the Foundation; marketing the program, sponsorships…etc. Liaison with the government and industries;
  • Actively promote programs through various channels;
    Establish KPI benchmarks, monitor and measure effectiveness;
  • Work with co-ordination with management for setting up grant support and seed funds for start-ups;
    Administration of the acceleration/incubation programs and any other activities which requires the Director’s involvement;
  • Coordination of the development, evaluation and implementation of programs goal and objectives;
    Development of relevant, quality training, advisory and mentorship programs, as well as ongoing mentorship of program participants;
  • High level coordination with program partners;
    Design and implementation of a robust communications strategy to promote programs.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Management, Business Administration, or other relevant field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in program development role;
  • At least 3 years of experience in a team management role;
  • Demonstrated success developing, evaluating, selecting, and successfully operationalizing innovative programs;
  • Experience working with information and communication technology to develop and implement program evaluation systems and metrics;
  • Strong project execution skills, managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth;
  • Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting;
  • Experience working with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group;
  • Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance;
  • Deep understanding of human resources, plans for employee performance improvement, and corrective action policies;
  • Demonstrated results in managing through complex systems and proven experience negotiating win-win agreements;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to FAST’s mission;
  • Analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities;
  • Excellent understanding of innovation processes;
  • Excellent command of English, knowledge of Armenian and/or Russian is highly desirable.

Application Procedure

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected] Please indicate the title of the position “VP/Director of Acceleration and Incubation Programs” in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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Administrative Assistant

Employer: FAST (Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology)

Performs administrative duties for executive management. Responsibilities include screening calls; managing calendars; making travel, arranging meetings and events; preparing reports and financial data; and visitor relations. Tech savvy, with strong computer and Internet research skills…

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Job Description

Performs administrative duties for executive management. Responsibilities include screening calls; managing calendars; making travel, arranging meetings and events; preparing reports and financial data; and visitor relations. Tech savvy, with strong computer and Internet research skills, flexible, with excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, outside clients and vendors. Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.

 

Responsibilities

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Write and distribute emails, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients
  • Liaise with executive and senior administrative assistants to handle requests and queries from senior managers
  • Maintain workflow by studying methods; implementing cost reductions; and developing reporting procedures.
  • Implement administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects.

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or office admin assistant
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, such as printers and phone systems
  • Proficiency in Google Docs/Sheets and Cloud Storage
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent English, Armenian, and Russian written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

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Research Analyst

Employer: FAST (Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology)

The Research Analyst is responsible for designing and conducting analyses that respond to internal and external needs for organizational development, business conception, policy research, and marketing.  The position requires quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting skills.

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Job Description

The Research Analyst is responsible for designing and conducting analyses that respond to internal and external needs for organizational development, business conception, policy research, and marketing.  The position requires quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting skills. The incumbent will have an understanding of hard and soft sciences, higher education, funding and investments, and market drivers. Additional competencies include fluency in a range of technological tools used in assessment and institutional research such as statistical analysis software.

The successful candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment, has excellent oral and written communication skills, is able to lead and implement projects, is able to collaborate with internal and external colleagues, and has a keen attention to detail, is analytical and can easily recommend actions based upon the gathered data/facts. The information and analyses prepared by the incumbent carry fiscal and policy implications. Reports and analyses are used to assists the organization in planning and decision making.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop research protocol while utilizing best practices in research design, data collection, and data analyses.
  • Conduct research, utilizing public and private sources of information, to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts.
  • Conduct extraction-transformation-loading (ETL) of relevant information from multiple large data sets.
  • Produce clear and concise written reports documenting the methodology used to conduct and analyze studies.
  • Summarize project results
  • Prepare progress reports, dashboards, and Business Intelligence reports
  • Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations
  • Prepare materials for senior management review
  • Monitor the project budget
  • Be an active, willing and cooperative partner with other members of project teams
  • Be prepared to develop independent research projects

 

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree (preferably in social sciences, mathematics, statistics, or computer sciences; PhD is preferred.
  • At least two years of recent experience in an applied research/data management environment.
  • Ability to manipulate large, complex data sets using a variety of software applications (SPSS, SAS, Excel); knowledge of Tableau preferred.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, reason analytically, and work effectively with people possessing differing levels of technical knowledge is required.
  • Effective oral communication skills and proficiency in producing technical reports is required.
  • Knowledge of conventional business practices and cultures desirable.
  • Knowledge of survey design and research methodology.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of business processes and excellent critical thinking skills.

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Social Media Strategist

Employer: FAST (Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology)

Social Media Strategist will develop and implement a comprehensive social media strategy to increase our web traffic and our brand awareness. Ideal candidate should have excellent multitasking skills to handle all of our social media accounts in a cohesive way.

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Job Description

  • Designing social media strategies to achieve marketing targets using established metrics
  • Creating, publishing, and managing original, high quality content on social platforms
  • Administering all company social media accounts to ensure up-to-date content
  • Responding to social communities’ inquiries, comments, and messages

FAST Social Media Strategist will develop and implement a comprehensive social media strategy to increase our web traffic and our brand awareness.

As a Social media strategist, you should have excellent multitasking skills to handle all of our social media accounts in a cohesive way. If you have a creative way of thinking and of presenting our brand through multiple social media channels, we would like to make you part of our team. You should be comfortable to wear the hat of a photographer, editor, copywriter, planner, customer support, and social media analyst. When a new platform emerges, you do not shy away. You are the first one to give it a try.

Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our company web presence is aligned with our marketing strategies. You are daring and have a strange desire to report. If you can’t spell, this job is probably not for you.

This is a full time opportunity. Our ideal candidate lives either in Yerevan, Armenia or Los Angeles. You are self-motivated and strangely excited to make everyday different and unique. Your best comes out in a pressured environment.

Responsibilities

  • Design audience focused social media vision and strategies to achieve marketing targets
  • Liaise with relevant teams to ensure content is informative and appealing
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Product development teams to create social momentum regarding new product launches
  • Facilitate client-company communication (respond to queries, get reviews and organize chats and Q&A sessions)
  • Act as a brand champion and connect with influencers through social media outreach
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports on web traffic and ROI
  • Take ownership of digital KPIs and analyze social media performance in the context of business objectives
  • Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization
  • Communicate with industry professionals via social media to create a strong network
  • Train internal teams to integrate and maintain a cohesive social media strategy
  • Stay up-to-date with new digital technologies and social media best practices

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a Social media strategist or Social media manager
  • Hands on experience using social media for brand awareness in a variety of mediums
  • Proficiency in proactive and reactive engagement and publishing
  • Understanding of SEO, Social Media analytics, and web traffic metrics
  • Ability to identify target audience preferences and build content to meet them
  • Tech savvy and familiarity with web design and publishing
  • Broad understanding of science and technology verticals
  • Creative writing skills
  • Very strong English and Armenian written and verbal communication skills
  • Be daring, not fearing failure
  • Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or English or equivalent experience

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Pre-Program Lead Internships

3 – 6 months long

Interactive Media Producer

The Interactive Media Producer will work closely with Athgo Social Media and Design teams as well as Global Innovation Forum Coordinator in all aspects of program planning, creation, and implementation of multimedia content and products.

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Video productions will be created for the purposes of informational campaigns for the Organization’s next Global Innovation Forum. The intern must be based in or near Los Angeles.

  1. Experience in video production
  2. Experience in audio production
  3. Experience in script writing
  4. Working knowledge in photography
  5. Working knowledge in journalism
  6. Working knowledge in digital graphics
  7. Working knowledge in web design
  8. Working knowledge in interactive media

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Social Media Strategist

Reaching out to all those that love Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and so on. Wouldn’t you love an internship where you reach out to your friends and many others and inform them about the great work that is being done? This is YOUR chance!

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Apply to be a social media intern and immediately start trending on twitter, blasting on Facebook, and pinning on Pinterest. Learn and share with others entrepreneurial knowledge, non-profit management, and startup and business development skills, and how Athgo aims to develop the latter two through information and communication technology. Join us and make new friends and connections that you can then add to your Linkedin and Facebook.

Responsibilities

  1. Researching, strategizing, planning, and executing the expansion of Athgo International’s social media presence and outreach.
  2. Create a comprehensive social media strategy to increase visibility and traffic, then implement and manage programs.
  3. Converting the Organization’s existing social media material, including contacts and videos into libraries.

Qualifications

  1. Prior knowledge and experience in digital video management and production and web, graphic or mixed media art/design would be great.
  2. An ideal candidate would be someone with an expansive network, reaching out to community members and a diverse population of prominent figures, including celebrities. Yet, we invite those that wish to expand their network and refine their communication, recruiting, and community outreach skills.

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