Diversity Engagement Manager at Paragon One
About the role
Paragon One connects students to employers at scale through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships, thereby making it easy for students to build professional experiences. For enterprise customers who need to scale and engage their early talent pipeline, Paragon One’s platform saves companies like Facebook and HP time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Over the past year, Paragon One has served over 1,200 students through remote externships while growing quarterly revenue 230% YoY. Paragon One was founded by a team out of MIT, is remote-first with offices in NYC & Beijing, and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, Learn Capital, and Jason Calacanis.
Learn more from a recent Yahoo! Finance TV clip: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6797983228197257216/
We are looking for a strategic and entrepreneurially-minded Diversity Engagement Manager with a passion for building out relationships with students from underrepresented communities including HBCUs, HSIs, Divine Nine chapters, Latino Greek chapters, student clubs, and student influencers.
Ideal candidates will have strong student networks and social media management experience.
We seek aspiring leaders who are passionate about solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.
Responsibilities Build relationships with student leaders and influencers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds Manager relationships with fraternities, sororities, and student clubs Spread the word about Paragon One remote externship opportunities within student networks Grow followings on Linkedin, Instagram, and Facebook accounts Build and grow TikTok social media presence
Skills and Experience Grit and perseverance to overcome challenges Recent graduate with experience as a student leader, ambassador, or influencer Social media management experience, particularly with TikTok Marketing, blogging, and/or PR work experience or internship experience Strong relationship development skills Strong written communication skills Exceptional multi-tasking skills Strong sense of ownership and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude High attention to detail and organization skills
https://www.paragonone.com/blog/thomas-heslop-pre-med-student-howard-university-venture-capital-remote-externship https://www.paragonone.com/blog/opportunity-network-remote-internships-summer-2020 https://education-reimagined.org/paragon-one/ https://www.paragonone.com/blog/facebook-partnered-with-a-startup-to-give-scores-of-diverse-students-remote-externships-this-summer-we-were-that-startup
Why you should join Paragon One
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 including Facebook, PwC, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Snapchat, 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. Paragon One also powers experiential learning for educational institutions and organizations such as Purdue University, Case Western Reserve, Colorado College, Thrive Scholars, Junior Achievement Worldwide, The Opportunity Network, and ACS International.
Our platform is designed to onboard companies quickly while providing access to numerous project workflows in areas such as product, strategy, marketing, business development, finance, and data analytics. Students learn from companies while receiving support from teaching assistants and collaborating with other students on solutions to problems. We save companies 7 figures and thousands of manager hours per year compared to running similar student programs in-house by limited the time companies invest to one manager hour per week and limiting the need for HR time.
Paragon One was founded by MIT alums and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, Learn Capital, and Jason Calacanis.