HGL Political Tech Landscape Report
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Landscape Report

Community Manager

Higher Ground Labs •Remote

The Mission:Higher Ground Labs is the start-up accelerator and venture fund for progressive, political technology. Founded by Shomik Dutta and Betsy Hoover — and backed by investors like Reid Hoffman, Ron Conway, and Chris Sacca — HGL has invested in 45 companies, many of which have become integral components of the progressive political tech ecosystem. In 2020, our companies reached 7,500 campaigns and 70 million voters, but our work is not done. Modernizing campaign tech, impacting elections and building long-term progressive infrastructure does not happen overnight. Our work centers around the thoughtful deployment of for-profit capital, private-sector business rigor, and user-centric innovation. We are growing and need your help!

The Role: HGL is hiring a Community Manager. This person will develop and support HGL’s presence at the center of the political tech community, including investors, advisors, portfolio company founders and the broader progressive tech ecosystem. You will draft and publish our newsletters, stakeholder updates, social media content, press outreach & media tracking, blog posts and other scheduled communications as well as help to organize events and unique programming that grows and strengthens connections across the space. This role will work closely with our investments and political teams, owning some of the most critical aspects of our success. The role will focus on these key functions:

  • External communications and marketing 30%
  • Stakeholder relations, including political technology practitioners, our investors, advisors and portfolio company founders and applicants 40%
  • Ecosystem community development through communications and programming 20%
  • Event planning and logistics 10%

The Fit: We are a mission-driven start-up ourselves, operating in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment. Team members at HGL wear multiple hats, collaborate closely, and have the autonomy to pursue new ideas. We are seeking a self-starter who is strategic and eager to learn. This person should be creative, a strong team player, and a strong writer. If you have a design or brand marketing background that is a plus but certainly not required. The ideal candidate is hungry for growth opportunities and thrives when given responsibility. A good fit would have:

  • 3+ years experience in communications, marketing, PR, or another role with heavy emphasis on external communications and hustle—like business or non-profit development 
  • Ability to develop creative, engaging and original content
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Hands on experience with social media management
  • Proficient in Powerpoint/GoogleSlides, Excel, WordPress, Mailchimp and social media management tools
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) and web metrics, or the desire to learn 
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, critical-thinker and problem-solver
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Optimism about the role that technology can play in bettering our politics

Salary: $65,000 – $80,000 (commensurate with experience and location) + benefits 

Location: Remote!

To Apply: Please submit the form here. Email hello@highergroundlabs.com with questions.

Note: Higher Ground Labs is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, hires and promotes employees and prospective employees on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.