Paragon One

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Senior Community Manager (Enterprise) at Paragon One

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6+ years
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Byron Hsu
Byron Hsu
President, CTO

About the role

Paragon One connects large numbers of students to employers through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships, thereby making it easier for students to build professional experiences while also engaging with company employees. For enterprise customers who need to scale and engage their early talent pipeline, Paragon One’s platform saves companies like Facebook, PwC, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Snapchat, Cargill, and Cloudflare time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Paragon One has served thousands of students while growing 200% year over year. We were founded by a team out of MIT and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, Learn Capital, and Launch Fund.

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We are looking for a strategic and entrepreneurially-minded Sr. Community & PR Manager with a passion for fostering diverse communities, storytelling, and building relationships with executive leaders. This role will focus on creating relationships with corporate leaders through webinar events and building community with students -- particularly from underrepresented backgrounds.

Ideal candidates will have worked in a producer or community role in media/broadcasting, event management, and/or in PR for a fast growing startup or company with a fast moving environment.

We seek leaders who are passionate about moving quickly, delivering amazing community experiences, and solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.

The compensation for this role includes equity.

Responsibilities -Build relationships with leaders at Fortune 500 companies -Recruit Fortune 500 leaders for BRIDGES speaker series (see example at -Partner with content marketing to recruit student attendees for BRIDGES series -Build and manage student ambassador networks to engage campus communities -Build and manage extern alumni community

Skills and Experience -Grit and perseverance to tackle the hardest problems -7+ years of PR, communications, media production, and/or community building experience. -Strong relationship development skills with senior leadership and stakeholders -Ability to connect and effectively communicate with people of all levels. -Strong written communication skills -Strong presentation and moderation skills -Strong run-of-event production skills -Exceptional teamwork and multi-tasking skills. -Strong sense of ownership and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude -High attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously -Experience thriving and prioritizing in a constantly changing environment.


Why you should join Paragon One

Paragon One makes it easy for students to build professional experience with Remote Externships -- industry relevant projects that scale between companies and students. Paragon One’s platform saves companies time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Unlike traditional recruiting or workforce platforms, Paragon One is turnkey – we do the heavy lifting of engaging more student talent at the top of the funnel so companies can focus on building. In 2021, Paragon One is reaching thousands of students and hosting remote externships for Facebook, PwC, Pfizer, National Geographic, HP, Snapchat, Cloudflare, and The Nature Conservancy.

Paragon One is backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, and University Ventures.