ARE YOU READY TO COMMIT TO SOMETHING IMPORTANT? JOIN THE KEEN BIZTECH TEAM.
We need your help to have even greater reach and impact.
There’s a place on our team for you.
Take the next step and join us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I join? Our fabulous team is a constantly growing group of volunteers who are passionate about helps entrepreneurs and business leaders to be inspired, to create connections and to share knowledge that leads to business growth and success. There’s no application process, just a commitment from you. Email us to get started.
How is the team organized? Like a good insurgency, we’re a team of teams, not a bureaucracy. Our teams are organized around focus areas (Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Membership) and programs (events, projects, and other short-duration initiatives).
How big is the commitment? As an all-volunteer team, the commitment is up to you. We have projects that can be short-duration and moderate or heavy efforts (5-7 hours/week for 3-8 months) and we have long-term roles that can vary from low commitment (1-5 hours/week) up to major commitments (7-10 hours/week).
Where do I fit in? Here are some roles that we are looking to fill right now.
Chief Operating Officer: Oversees all operations of KBT, including the annual calendar events, Forums participation, Forums moderators, Mentor, and others. Create and execute a strategic vision for programs that achieve Keen’s mission to inspire, connect, and empower east africa business community.
Annual events Planning Team: Join the team that is responsible for the annual events, Chairman’s Dinner, Exchange programme,Member events . Help to identify event venues, work with partners, manage fundraising, construct programming, and recruit speakers.
Keen’s Program Team: Manage and liaise with the COO related to all things Keen biztech. Assist local teams to plan, launch, and host their own annual events. Be the point person for those wishing to conduct a Keen biztech event programme in their region. Build “Keen Biztech in a Box” platform for easy event creation.
Forum’s Program Director: Manage various Forum’s around the country. Be the point person to link entrepreneurs participants to Keen Biztech and other Platform communities.
Keen’s Fellows: Keen Biztech is a people-centric network, so we’re investing even more in our members. Plan and launch a new fellowship program this year. You would have complete ownership of this project with some defined intent and lateral limits.
Innovation Competition Team: Don’t have a great idea, but want to directly support those who do? This is for you.
Community Editor: Responsible for creating and sending email newsletter once every two weeks. Compiles information from various Keen biztech leaders, creates and edits content in the keen forum’s.
Forum’s & Website Development: Design, build, and maintain the Keen Biztech website’.
Social Media: Social media empowers our members as we celebrate their ideas and projects. Help us to build the Keen Biztech brand by creating messages & Share the content across multiple social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Chief Financial Officer: Responsible for all fundraising and financial reporting of the organization.
Financial Officer: As a 501(c)(3), it’s incredibly important that we keep accurate records and maintain compliance. Responsible for maintaining our financial records, preparing taxes, and achieving higher levels of non-profit evaluation.
Development and Partnerships: Responsible for managing and recruiting new fundraising partners. Work across the leadership team to match needs with gifts.
Legal: Provide legal council for our leadership team – particularly when it comes to managing the challenges of integrating new technology into DoD and what lateral limits are allowed by our membership in their advocacy.
MEMBERSHIP AND PEOPLE
Senior Leader Liaison / Recruitment: Part of the team that builds and maintains relationships with senior Members and Newcom members. Work to recruit them for Keen’s forum’ and Keen Annual events program’s, as well as develop opportunities to consult for them, empowering our community to make change.
People Management: Help us get more of the right people onto the team. Run the recruitment and selection of fabulous team applicants. Make sure roles are filled. Create a process to make it easier for Keen Biztech members to get engaged.
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