Next Gen Director of Growth

Next Gen is searching for a Director of Growth to join our growing, venture-backed New York City team!

Next Gen is building a business hub for tomorrow’s leaders, energizing the next generation of entrepreneurs with the resources they need to achieve success. Next Gen’s Director of Growth will lead our team in reaching the next 100,000 founders. Our work together will help Next Gen reach every early-stage entrepreneur from New York to Tokyo, carrying our momentum forward.

About Next Gen:

A Business Hub for Tomorrow’s Leaders

At Next Gen, we believe in creating opportunities that lead to extraordinary possibilities. That’s why we have built Next Gen as a business hub that cultivates the knowledge, resources, mentorship, and connection entrepreneurs need to keep pushing forward.

Entrepreneurship is daunting, risky, and complicated. We’re here to support those who choose to overcome these obstacles in pursuit of something greater. We are proud to have a community that seizes opportunities to grow and learn together. Entrepreneurs have used Next Gen resources to raise tens of millions in venture capital funding, get featured in major media outlets, access mentorship from senior executive leaders, and foster powerful new friendships. Each day we aim to support over 3,000 companies and 10,000 Next Gen members through our online community and in-person event series -- including Next Gen Summit, a #1-rated Award-Winning conference for young entrepreneurs.

We work with dozens of household brands including Capital One, Dell, Target, Walmart, and Comcast, engineering original activations and strategies to execute campaigns. Next Gen is a go-to for corporate partners that strive to ‘win’ with tomorrow’s business leaders.

The fun stuff:

Next Gen is not your typical startup. We represent a community of the world's most accomplished and inspiring entrepreneurs. Our members are Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, Shark Tank contestants, Thiel and KPCB Fellows, a high schooler who founded and sold a GenZ marketing agency, a teenager who launched a $1 million/year sock company, and our companies have even gone on to acquire one another. Our partners are industry behemoths like Capital One, Red Bull, and Walmart, as well as leading startups (and unicorns) like Morning Brew and Brex. Suffice to say, the network and work we do at Next Gen matters. And we do it better than anyone else.

About the Director of Growth Position:

The Director of Growth will work directly with the Founders of Next Gen to build out our Next Gen marketing function and scale two of our premier communication channels: Next Gen Roundup and Next Gen Summit. You will have a direct say and impact on major company decisions in new verticals and within existing areas.

You will work to analyse, position, and augment our marketing strategy with the long-term objective of reaching and supporting more entrepreneurs worldwide. Your work will help Next Gen reach every early-stage entrepreneur from New York to Tokyo, effectively spreading our mission while enticing new members. Including involvement of our Chapter Manager program, this role will have significant leadership and management components.

The position will incorporate a healthy balance of strategy design, sales, and relationship management. In this client-facing role, you will conduct outreach and often be the point of contact for Next Gen Partner companies. Maintaining and managing these business relationships will require precise organization and dedication to ensuring operations are running efficiently at all times.

This role might be for you if:

  • You are a self-starter and will always go the extra mile

  • You are a great communicator -- especially with a pen (keyboard*)

  • You exhibit strong project management skills

  • You have an eye for design, and a desire to improve

  • You can come up with a solution to any problem thrown at you

  • Your research abilities are as good as your storytelling skills

  • Nothing gives you a greater sense of accomplishment than helping others succeed

  • You thrive in a supportive community, finding friends and people you can build your life and grow your career with

This position is probably not for you if:

  • You are looking for a role with the same straight-forward tasks each day

  • You want a 9-5 office job (do those really exist?)

  • You despise roller coasters (mental ones, that is)

  • You struggle with an answer to the question, "What do you think?"

We are a young, fun, fast-paced team. We're collaborative and helpful, and thoroughly committed to each other's success. With a work hard, play hard mentality, we're bold and unafraid of failure. At the end of the day, we're a family, and we will always go to bat for our tribe.

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2019

Location: New York, New York

Compensation: Full-time


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Next Gen is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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