The job:


Do you love startups and helping others achieve their potential? Are you passionate about helping current seniors and recent college graduates realize and pursue their dreams?  Are you dedicated to ensuring Venture For America is an onramp to entrepreneurship for historically excluded communities?  Are you looking to join a dynamic team where you’ll be constantly learning and growing?  


Venture For America is currently seeking a Recruitment Contractor to join our Recruitment team from November 2020 to March 2021. In this role, you’ll manage our referral program as well as a pipeline of candidates. 


Venture For America:


Venture For America is a two-year fellowship that recruits, selects, and trains highly talented recent college grads, places them at startups in emerging US cities, and provides them with access to the network and resources to become company builders and job creators. The Fellowship is highly selective, as is our team, and we’re looking for people who can jump in and make an impact. 


What you’ll do:


From November 2020 to April 2, 2021 for 20 hours per week:

  • Lead the execution of our candidate referral program, where you will mobilize current Fellows, Venture For America alums and team members to spread the word 

  • Act as a main point of contact for a pipeline of applicants, mentoring them through the application process and helping those who receive an offer decide on their offer

  • Execute an inclusive recruitment process so that candidates accepted to VFA choose to matriculate

  • Have the opportunity to take on special projects




  • Have a B.A./B.S. and 1-3 years of work experience

  • Are adaptable in a fast-paced nonprofit, comfortable with ambiguity, and take initiative to solve problems before being asked 

  • Demonstrate next-level communication skills in person, writing, and virtually

  • Love building relationships with others to achieve mutually beneficial results

  • Have a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Are exceptionally organized and don’t miss details and can multitask without dropping anything

  • Venture For America Fellows & Alums strongly encouraged to apply

The good stuff:


  • This position is for an independent contractor for 20 hours per week. You’ll earn a competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience

  • You’ll work alongside a team of motivated, high-caliber people

  • Venture For America is a dynamic mission-driven environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)

  • Please Note: Candidates from any of the 14 VFA program cities and New York City where we are headquartered, are preferred, although this role is remote

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