Experienced Community Manager

DTU Skylab

DTU Skylab is looking for a passionate and innovative soul to help our community evolve. We believe that a strong community will help foster tech innovation and entrepreneurship to the benefit of society. Our community already consists of a great mix of daily users (entrepreneurs, students, and researchers) and external collaborators (companies, VC’s, NGO’s, Universities etc). You will work with community strategy, community operations as well as community engagement.

Who are we
DTU Skylab is the innovation hub of DTU. We are a vibrant community supporting diverse activities such as curricular courses, company collaborations, and startup support programs. In the 9 years that DTU Skylab has existed, it has become a dynamic innovation hub with 5000 m2 of offices, teaching facilities, workshops, and laboratories.

DTU Skylab is both an innovation environment with startups and company collaborations, and an ambitious learning environment where we train skilled engineers with a desire to make a difference in the world.

What you tell your friends you do at DTU Skylab
“I’m the one reaching out to our users and collaborators and engaging in conversations with them about our offers, collaboration and network to help make sure they thrive and make each other learn and grow”. 

This means that you will:

  • Work closely with the management group to devise and execute a strategy for managing and growing a hybrid community of DTU Skylab users and collaborators involving and activating all parts of our eco-system.
  • Explore and track needs of our users and collaborators, and the success that occurs.
  • Engage our members to participate in our ecosystem and activities
  • Plan and run inspirational, open-spirited, and fun community events as well as events related to our programs.
  • Encourage and support community driven networks, activities, and events
  • Introduce new members to the community and making sure they feel at home, including hosting inspirational tours of Skylab to our many visitors
  • Creating, fostering, and maintaining people relations on all levels – getting to know the users and their needs. Connecting people, seeing the opportunities, and following up.

You are:

  • An experienced Community Manager (minimum 5 years of experience as a Community Manager or a similar role)
  • An enthusiastic community builder and connector, also for virtual communities. You are great at connecting (with) people and you can find the common ground with everyone and make them feel welcome and included. You understand their struggles and can connect them with peers, advisors, and the ecosystem.
  • A great written and verbal communicator with fluent English and preferably a working knowledge of Danish.
  • Someone with an extraordinary outgoing personality and with positive and energic vibes.
  • Ideally experienced within the innovation scene. You have perhaps worked with innovation and entrepreneurship communities before, understand the challenges and speak the language.
  • Self-driven, have a positive attitude and can work alone or as part of a team.
  • Enthusiastic about tech innovation and are ready to join us on our mission to develop Technology for people.

As sustainability is an integral part of our activities and programs at DTU and DTU Skylab, we also hope you are passionate about making a positive impact in society through your position.

Who are we?
Out talented staff is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 50 full time employees in 4 sections. We have an informal culture, and we can laugh, party and be very serious about what we do. We love our users and collaborators, and we love to tell all the great stories about the projects and activities running in DTU Skylab, including building rockets, farming snails, developing laboratory robots, digital services, student associations, international summits, and airborne wind turbines.

It is a challenging job in a very dynamic environment with both business suits and welding masks. You will become a part of a culture and organization in constant rapid development, and you will have a lot of influence on this development.

Terms of employment
We expect the employment to be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), or in accordance with the OAO-S Joint Agreement and the organization agreement for Office Clerks, Laboratory Technicians and IT staff (HK/stat), or the organization agreement for Craftsmen and Technicians. The position is to be filled by 1 December 2022.

You’ll work within an experienced, passionate and diverse Operations Section consisting of 11 colleagues with various backgrounds and tasks in our house (facility, events, admin, communication).

You will be employed at DTU Skylab and the workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Tuesday, 27 September 2022. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV, and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Operations, Peter Munkebo Hussmann on +45 4071 0060 or pmhu@dtu.dk.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.