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Alliance Coordinator / part time

Swirlds Labs

Swirlds Labs

United States · United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

About Swirlds Labs:

Swirlds Labs is a fast-growing software company committed to supporting, developing and servicing Hedera, an open source, proof-of-stake platform. Hedera is EVM-compatible and has been specifically built to meet the needs of enterprise and Web3 applications, which require speed, security, stability and sustainability. Hedera’s public network is governed by industry-leading organizations, spanning 11 sectors and 14 regions who oversee the development and direction of the decentralized platform.

About The DeRec Alliance

The DeRec Alliance (“Alliance”) is a non-profit open source foundation composed of organizations from across the Web2 and Web3 ecosystems committed to making the process of securing and recovering digital assets, accounts, passwords, and other secrets as simple as existing Web2 experiences. The DeRec Alliance promotes the ability for every blockchain and industry to work together to create the standards and open source code needed to bring safety to the promise of Web3, without the complexity.

Our organization specializes in technical and standards development, software engineering and cryptography, and strategy to empower our Alliance and its members to create best-in-class cryptography solutions for secret recovery.

Our mission is to bring together the Web3 leaders to offer an open-source, industry-standard methodology that makes recovery of secrets, such as keys for digital assets recovery, simple and secure across wallets using the Decentralized Recovery (“DeRec”) protocol. A key part of this is increasing and fostering our Alliance membership base and managing operations.

About the role:

The Alliance is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Part-Time Alliance Coordinator to manage operations and nurture strategic partnerships with stakeholders aligned with our mission and objectives. The Alliance Manager will play a pivotal role in expanding the Alliance's membership base, running day-to-day operations, and maximizing impact. The Alliance is led by three CEOs of separate companies. Each lends their deep industry and expertise to the technical success of the project. The Alliance manager is critical to running membership and day-to-day operations so the CEOs can focus on strategy and technical development. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing start-up and to shape real outcomes for the organization. This position reports to the Board.

You may find yourself doing all of the following:

  • Partnership Development: Identifying, researching, and engaging potential partners, including NGOs, corporations, government agencies, and other relevant entities, to establish mutually beneficial alliances
  • Negotiation and Agreement: Leading negotiations and discussions to finalize partnership agreements, ensuring clarity regarding roles, responsibilities, and expectations for all parties involved
  • Relationship Management: Cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with existing and prospective partners, acting as the primary point of contact and liaison between The Alliance and external stakeholders. This includes defining and executing an engagement strategy to keep Alliance members informed of and involved in ongoing opportunities.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Supporting the Technical Oversight Committee in meetings and reporting progress against its goals and objectives. Similarly, monitoring contract execution with partners to ensure that partners are meeting their agreed-to obligations. When not, researching and proposing provider alternatives to the Board.
  • Communication and Promotion: In coordination with Marketing support, develop and execute communication plans to promote partnerships and collaborative initiatives, leveraging various channels such as social media, newsletters, and events
  • Advocacy and Representation: Representing DeRec in external meetings, conferences, and forums, advocating for the organization's interests, and fostering goodwill within the broader community
  • Reporting: Maintaining accurate records and preparing timely reports as needed

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Nonprofit Management, or a related field
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in partnership development, operations management, or business development, ideally within the nonprofit sector
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport, negotiate effectively, and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a results-oriented mindset and a track record of driving impactful partnerships
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and CRM software

Other skills that are great to bring with you but that we can help you develop:

  • Familiarity with CRM tools
  • Social media experience
  • Web 3 experience