We're Hiring a Head of Community

Icehouse Ventures


Community and Marketing Manager

Icehouse Ventures is looking to hire a Community and Marketing Manager to ensure we deliver a world-class experience to the founders in our Icehouse Ventures family, add value through our network and events and build the Icehouse Ventures brand in the early-stage investment ecosystem.

About Icehouse Ventures

Icehouse Ventures is an investment group that backs New Zealand's leading high-growth companies. The group includes the Ice Angels and ArcAngels investor networks, Tuhua Ventures, Eden Ventures, First Cut Ventures, a number of passive funds and the Flux Accelerator.

We have collectively invested over $120m into 180 startups since 2001 as part of The Icehouse. Icehouse Ventures was established in 2019 with investment from Simplicity Kiwisaver, Jarden, Sir Stephen Tindall's K1W1, and The Icehouse.

About the Role 

The purpose of the Community and Marketing Manager is to build upon the brand framework we have as Icehouse Ventures and create a program of activities and processes to add value to our portfolio companies, share common learnings, help our founders learn from one another and demonstrate our value proposition through active engagement.

Here is a brief overview of some examples of work:

Founder Experience

  • Design, lead and execute an annual calendar of activities to add value to our portfolio investments and prospective investee companies.

  • Actively manage the onboarding of new investee companies into the Icehouse ventures family.

Press and Marketing

  • Lead press building activities for Icehouse Ventures and portfolio companies.

  • Oversee the execution of social channels across the various Icehouse Ventures brands.

  • Work with the team to ensure there is sufficient content planned and a high level of quality across all public facing communication.

  • Champion execution of high quality content that is generated by the Icehouse Ventures team to be shared with the early-stage ecosystem, both investors and entrepreneurs.


Talent Pool and Network

  • Actively manage the Icehouse Ventures talent pool, driving more in bound enquiries and matching them to prospective companies to help our companies hire high quality talent.

  • Actively seek to build new relationships with successful entrepreneurs, investors and prospective mentors that could benefit our portfolio.

  • Manage these relationships and activate them by connecting them to investee founders.

Position Requirements

Experiences and skills should include: 

  • Experience in working on a startup or with startups.

  • Experience in marketing management and building B2B brands.

  • An insatiable curiosity and desire to learn about new industries and technologies.

  • Being great at communicating both internally and externally and a hospitality mindset in dealing with all stakeholders.

  • A hard work ethic and desire to go above and beyond to help build iconic companies.

We’re looking for someone who is as passionate as us about building an iconic investment business. You must have a high ownership mentality and the ability to take responsibility for goals and outcomes.

This is a full-time role, based in Parnell, Auckland.

To apply email - talent@icehouseventures.co.nz

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