Community Manager

The Shortcut Helsinki Full-time
Salary Competitive
Are you a bit mad, very driven, and excited about building new things? Look no further! The Shortcut is seeking a Community Manager to join our team! The Shortcut is a talent accelerator, helping people to enter the tech world by either creating a startup or joining one. We're a community-driven non-profit part of Startup Foundation, alongside eg. Slush and Maria01. We support our community through events, workshops and training to develop skills needed in startups and high growth companies.

The general scope of your responsibility will consist of:

  • ONLINE: Under our CMO’s leadership, enhance and foster a community

    • Support our social media activation efforts, grow our audience and followers, engage influencers, and target our messages

    • Engage with our social media community (create content, write blogs, discussion groups, videos, etc.)

    • Engage our community by developing and maintaining The Shortcut Community platform

  • OFFLINE: Under our Product Officers’ leadership, be responsible for The Shortcut community activities

    • Grow our audience through roadshows and represent The Shortcut in fairs, conferences and ecosystem events

    • Create a solid network of companies and individuals who wish to give back and engage them in what we do

    • Create synergies with our sister organisations, other startup ecosystem players, and targeted organisations that can support our work

    • Understand and prioritize community needs and turn them into actionable events and activities

    • Coordinate a team of interns to run community-driven activities (social nights, networking events, potlucks and parties)

  • Lab Management

    • Coordinate the Lab and make it an enjoyable experience for visitors/members

    • Be the interface for Maria01 operations, oversees the interior design efforts and other renovations

    • Build processes for the well functioning of the Lab at any time

You are:

  • Ambitious, energized and driven by subjects such as talent development, diversity in tech and The Shortcut’s mission in general

  • An outgoing personality, who knows how to engage and make people feel like they belong - whether you speak to Bill Gates or The Mayor of Helsinki, you won’t lose your cool!

  • You know how to work in a lean way, yet you are structured and organized, with a method to your madness

  • On top of your game, know the latest trends in SoMe and how to activate your audience

  • Able to scale and enhance processes and you master the art of multitasking

  • Able to respond to challenges by generating results, getting feedback, and improving based on that feedback

We are:

  • The leading international tech talent accelerator in the Nordics

  • A dynamic, fast-paced and passionate team of people from over 30 nationalities around the world

  • Committed to developing the skills and career options of all our members

Please send us your CV and letter of motivation (AS ONE DOCUMENT). The letter should describe what interests you about the position and The Shortcut, via The Hub so we can get to know you better by November 24th, 2019. In the meanwhile, should you have any questions, contact David on our HR & People Operations team.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Working at
The Shortcut

Diversity as an engine for growth. Our mission is to inspire and empower people from diverse backgrounds to take an active role in (re)building their future, using technology and entrepreneurship. We work towards lowering the barrier of participation for more people to join the startup community and optimising under-utilised skills.Together with our partners, The Shortcut provides inspiration, networks, knowledge and skills to enable new talent and new start-ups.

Read more about The Shortcut

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