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Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) - Network Manager Movemeback African opportunity cover image


Building on Stanford's decades-long history of educating innovators in Silicon Valley, Stanford Institute for  Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is now bringing this innovative mindset and practical business  training to entrepreneurs in Africa. 


Seed is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that's working to end the cycle of global poverty. They believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change to move developing economies to greater  prosperity. To maximize their impact, they are working on multiple fronts and across multiple horizons. Seed is training  business leaders in developing economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally engaged leaders, and  supporting critical research that can lead to breakthrough solutions. 


The Stanford Seed Transformation Network Manager would be responsible for managing and executing Stanford Seed West Africa engagement initiatives with graduates of the Seed Transformation Program (STP). The position reports  to the Regional Director in Accra, Ghana. 


Core Duties 

  • In collaboration with Stanford Seed leadership, manage ongoing engagement strategy for  STP graduates across West Africa
  • Serve as the chief Stanford Seed contact for STP graduates, and manage all communications with STP graduates regarding the Transformation network and their ongoing relationships with Stanford Seed
  • Facilitate the execution of frequent Transformation Network events, including networking  sessions, speaker series, reunions, etc
  • Provide support to regional Transformation Network chapters (event support, scheduling  member management, etc. ) 
  • Manage communications with Transformation Network through virtual online community  management tools, intended to organize, engage, and cultivate Transformation network  members
  • Lead Seed impact data collection efforts, by formulating and executing strategies to collect  critical company growth data from Transformation Network members
  • Oversee the Seed internship program in West Africa. Work directly with Seed staff to  promote the Stanford student internship program to Transformation Network and source  intern projects in West Africa. Ensure the success of summer internships by  communicating frequently with hosts and students and troubleshooting challenging situations Work closely with the Seed team to connect Transformation Network members  to other Stanford Seed opportunities, such as volunteer consultants, Stanford University  visits, conference invitations, etc
  • Alongside the regional team, assist with the recruitment of new Stanford Seed Transformation Program participants
  • Assist Seed’s Director of Communications with select marketing and communications  campaigns in West Africa


N/B These duties may be adjusted as needed to suit the business needs of Stanford Seed West


To be successful in this position, you will need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5-8 years of relevant experience, or combination of  education and relevant experience
  • Exposure or work experience to the startup ecosystem, especially to entrepreneurship  support organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to grow organizational networks and work with multiple stakeholders including collaborators/partners external to the organization
  • Experience working with business leaders who volunteer to mentor high-potential  entrepreneurs running early-stage startups
  • Demonstrated familiarity with office software and email applications. Proficiency in Google  Workspace tools (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, take initiative and ownership and operate  with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and administrative skills 
  • Experience managing social networking platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Workplace, Twitter, YouTube
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual French-English strongly preferred
  • Excellent customer service, persuasion and interpersonal skills

In addition, preferred requirements include: 

  • Experience with Zoom, NovoEd, Form Assembly, email automation softwares (like mailchimp), Salesforce, Asana, website maintenance tools (Wordpress, Wix etc)
  • Experience in online or blended learning courses/programs either as a student or part of a  team conducting such courses/programs
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving  skills in a variety of situations
  • Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness
  • Prior knowledge in entrepreneurship and management discipline/domain is a plus


  • Globally competitive salary

About Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed)

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) is housed at the Graduate School of Business, and focuses on driving growth through entrepreneurship and scaling established enterprises to create jobs and improve lives. SEED engages in research, teaching and especially on-the-ground training and mentoring for entrepreneurs. SEED, which seeks to alleviate poverty by stimulating the creation of economic opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of businesses, was established in 2011. The Seed Transformation Program is a comprehensive yearlong program that includes six months of immersive general-management training on the continent, led by Stanford GSB faculty and supported by trained local facilitators.