Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.
The launch of Soroban, the new smart contracts platform designed to work well with Stellar, brings a wealth of opportunity for innovation. When you join SDF as a Community Manager, you will be a part of a team that’s leveraging that opportunity to increase developer participation in order to bootstrap the ecosystem of tools, protocols, dapps, and educational resources necessary for Soroban to succeed.
As our Community Manager, you’ll be Stellar’s guide in its various online communities, especially Discord, working directly with the builders and organizations that comprise Stellar’s ecosystem worldwide. You’ll be one of the primary voices of SDF throughout community channels, own the community events calendar, and leverage content, programs, and resources to grab developer attention, attract and motivate enthusiasts and early adopters, and grow the Stellar developer community. As you engage with the community, you’ll have the opportunity to design and develop initiatives that fill gaps in community needs and to define strategies for growing, delighting, and helping developers and community members to thrive.
In this role, you will directly empower Stellar’s global community by transmitting your energy and passion for community-building and finding new ways to expand the knowledge of tinkerers, builders, and partners across the Stellar ecosystem.
In this role, you will:
Own Discord membership numbers, identify ways to increase Discord community engagement, optimize Discord community channels, and manage moderator and ambassador roles in the ecosystem;
Own the community events calendar and partner with event owners as needed;
Create and host workshops, meetups, office hours, game nights, and other in-person and/or virtual events to bring new developers into the ecosystem and make them excited to experiment with Stellar and Soroban;
Build hype and excitement around developer-facing programs and resources, find ways to make these programs and resources more impactful, and use them to educate, onboard, and engage developers, and encourage community members to do the same.
Create social content to promote programs and communicate the Stellar community culture;
Establish a pulse on online discussion regarding Stellar and report back to SDF patterns in feedback, questions, and potential blockers;
Design and pitch ideas for attracting new developers and enthusiasts to the Stellar community;
Seek out devs in other ecosystems for whom Stellar may be a good fit, and build relationships to bring them into the ecosystem.
3+ years of professional experience working with developer communities and awareness of their specific needs and wants;
Experience and passion for running online communities where developers congregate, especially Discord, and a track record of growing them;
Experience being a part of or managing blockchain or smart contract communities;
A passion for technology, the ability to articulate technical concepts to diverse audiences, and an eagerness to learn anything you don’t know;
Excellent writing and speaking skills, and the ability to set the tone in online spaces through various modes of communication;
Creativity, drive, and self-direction when it comes to organizing community spaces, developing initiatives to grow and reward community members, and finding ways to surface the right information and enable relationships;
Eagerness, presence, and a love of talking to people and bringing positivity to others;
A desire to be a welcoming and insightful manager within the community, with attention to increasing equitable access.
Bonus points if:
You love Rust;
You have an active social media presence;
You have a history of participation in the Stellar ecosystem.
We offer competitive pay with a base salary range for this position of $95,000 - $135,000 depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, we offer lumen-denominated grants along with the following perks and benefits:
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A community manager in web3, also known as a blockchain community manager, is responsible for managing and growing a community of stakeholders interested in a particular blockchain or decentralized technology
This can include tasks such as moderating online forums and social media groups, organizing events and meetups, and engaging with community members to understand their needs and concerns
The ultimate goal of a community manager in web3 is to build and maintain a strong, active, and engaged community that can help drive the adoption and development of the underlying technology
Some specific responsibilities of a community manager in web3 may include:
Developing and implementing strategies for engaging with and growing the community in social madia (most likely on Discord and Twitter)
Moderating online forums and social media groups, and responding to community members questions and concerns
Organizing and hosting events and meetups to bring community members together and foster collaboration and knowledge sharing
Working closely with the development team to ensure that the community's needs and feedback are being taken into account in the design and development of the technology
Providing regular updates and information to the community about the progress and status of the technology
Dentifying and addressing any issues or conflicts within the community, and working to resolve them in a positive and constructive manner.