Programs

Programs Associate

Lagos, Lagos   |   Full time

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


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

Commitment:

 

  • Full time position

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
    dictates.

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We host a festival in Lagos, Nigeria every year called SLAY Festival. If you were the Head of Program Logistics at SLA, what pieces of data would you want to collect at the festival and why? How would you use this data to make better decisions for future events?