Community & Partnerships Lead - Network Goods

 Protocol Labs
 USA
 21 days ago
 None

About Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (web3, cryptography, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).

Protocol Labs | Community & Partnerships Lead - Network Goods

Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (web3, cryptography, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work.)

The Network Goods team is made up of individuals and organizations building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment in open source networks. The mission with our flagship event series, Funding the Commons, is to bridge the public goods community across Web2, Web3, research, philanthropy and industry.

Community & Partnerships Lead - Network Goods

We are looking for an individual with sponsorship management experience to help build and maintain significant relationships to support the Funding the Commons roadmap. Value and moral alignment, along with a shared ambition to create a better digital future are foundational and paramount to success in this role. The Sponsorship Manager will help ensure the Network Goods team is able to execute on event agendas and programming efficiently and cost effectively. This position directly interfaces with the Events Director.

A Sponsorship Manager is, above all, a relationship manager. An ideal candidate will:

  • Have great candor and ability to develop genuine connections

  • Help identify value-aligned organizations and opportunities for the Network Goods team

  • Work together with marketing and events to help develop and deploy new strategies

  • Work to find quality, meaningful solutions to identified problems

This role also requires an understanding of how marketing, design and branding cooperate within an organization to produce experiences that foster conversation, connection and innovation. We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic about relationship management and the ability to make a lasting impact in both Web3 and day-to-day life.

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in relationship management, including identifying new opportunities.

  • Experience developing sponsorship packages and tiers

  • A background in sales, particularly in tech or marketing is helpful.

  • Experience managing multiple lines of communication simultaneously is critical.

  • Experience managing budgets.

  • The ability to effectively and efficiently communicate ideas, goals and strategies.

  • A basic understanding of Web3 is very helpful.

  • A passion for connecting people and finding new ways to collaborate.

  • Experience in an industry where the security of data and IP is paramount. 

  • The ability and willingness to travel, including internationally, up to 25% of the time.

  • A high level of personal accountability.

Conclusion

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.

Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (web3, cryptography, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).

Network Goods at Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs doesn’t just build core protocols for the decentralized web. We think builders and researchers should work on a variety of high-leverage goals for the betterment of humanity.  For that reason, we're building the Network Goods team, a lab to develop and deploy better methods of funding the creation and maintenance of public goods, commons, infrastructure, and knowledge. 

As part of our team, you’ll be enabling outcomes at the forefront of our mission. Our team is granted both the freedom to develop knowledge by working on novel applications and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward a flourishing future for all of humanity.  You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism drive you to craft creative solutions working around evolving needs.

As BD & Partnerships at Protocol Labs you will…

  • Identify, strategize, and close high-impact fundraising for public goods efforts within Protocol Labs and in the broader public goods community

  • Identify, structure and develop strategic relationships with mission-aligned partners to exponentially grow communities supporting public goods.

  • Collaborate with academia and the broader community in exploring new and out-of-the-box economic models to fund and govern public goods

  • Work in a fully asynchronous and remote team.

You may be a fit for this role if you have...

  • Experience sourcing, structuring, and closing fundraising for early stage and high growth organizations (bonus points if it was your own organization!)

  • A track record of developing and growing high-value strategic partnerships

  • Familiarity with Web2 and Web3 ecosystems and how the industries are evolving.

  • A self-starter attitude and a love of navigating complexity and ambiguity to deliver results.

  • A rigorous, process-driven work style backed by an ability to communicate effectively.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.

  • Deep flexibility and creativity with the ability to adapt to fast-changing needs and priorities.

Bonus points if you have...

  • Prior growth, business strategy or development experience in the Web3 ecosystem or prior experience in running your own startup or a project providing a public good.

  • Experience with and the desire to improve specific aspects of the public-goods-funding process.

  • A technical background or strong familiarity (or fascination with) with Web3 technologies.

  • Technical familiarity (or fascination with) with relevant flavors of economics (behavioral economics models, cryptoeconomic models, decentralized governance tooling).

What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?

Protocol Labs' mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.

 

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

The base pay for this position currently ranges from $169,000 to $235,000, plus cryptocurrency, equity, and opportunities for upside through performance rewards in cryptocurrency and equity.  The base pay is based on a number of factors and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience, skills, abilities, training, and education.  We also have a great benefits package, including parental and other forms of leave, contributions to your retirement, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide competitive health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

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