Principal


About The Role

Principals orchestrate our entire ecosystem, working at the intersection that brings our high-potential engineers together with the diverse set of opportunities we represent. You’ll work on both sides of the business, forming and managing relationships with the most talented engineers from top universities, while helping your own batch of high-growth companies manage their growth. Principals develop a skill for identifying talent while learning more about the different challenges companies face at various stages of growth, from pre-seed to exit. With a significant portion of our clients often being stealth companies, you’ll also gain insights and exposure into some of the most promising technologies before they start driving global innovation.

Responsibilities

  • Fully manage your own batch of 5-6 client companies, helping them build out their teams throughout their growth. Our clients are primarily early-stage technology companies in various industries, backed by leading VCs.
  • Work closely with our members, sourced through our student Associates, to determine what opportunities within our ecosystem are best for them. You will be working with 60 - 80 engineers at any given point (~200 over the year).
  • We thrive off launching new and synergistic initiatives within our ecosystem. As a Principal, you’ll be in a unique position to work closely with Nav Partners to identify promising opportunities and internal ventures.
  • Connect entrepreneurial members with opportunities for investment.
  • You will be the connection between our members and our clients, acting as both a guide for our members and the director of talent within our ecosystem.

Important Values & Principles

  • Lifelong Learner: Helping companies tackle uncharted territory requires you to be curious, push traditional boundaries, and maintain a growth mindset for yourself and the ones around you.
  • Strong Work Ethic: To fully appreciate this role and the mission driving Nav Talent, you should view the job as a fulfilling part of your life & career.
  • Open Minded: You will be guiding the life trajectory of some of the future shapers of the world at a very critical point in their lives. It is important you understand that what you consider best for you isn’t necessarily best for everyone, and one size does not fit all.
  • Transparent & Honest: Our ecosystem has many moving parts, with each one helping the others grow. If one is suffering, the rest are impacted. It is important to be transparent towards the people we represent and the ones we look to help, to ensure the ecosystem is healthy and sustainable.
  • People First: An organization in its purest form is a group of like-minded people working together towards a common goal. Understanding the value that talented people can add to the world and enjoying interfacing, teaching and learning from them is paramount to succeed in this role.

Abilities & Skills

  • Strong Communication Skills: You will be interfacing with many clients and members. You must be able to understand and convey the company mission, culture, growth goals, technologies and success metrics of our clients, as well as the experience, interests, abilities and skill sets of our members.
  • Pattern Matching Abilities: When identifying the best opportunities for our members and clients, it is important to spot the patterns that lead to great matches within our ecosystem.
  • Time Management & Prioritization: When working with 60+ members at a time and managing client pipelines with hard deadlines, it is important to know how to manage your time and the time of others.
  • Ability To Wear Many Hats: There are many moving components to our ecosystem. You need to be comfortable effectively & regularly switching contexts.
  • Attention To Detail: You are helping shape both engineers’ and companies’ trajectories. While we understand that making mistakes is necessary in any learning process, it’s important to take all possible measures to ensure details aren’t overlooked; the smallest mistakes can have large-scale impacts.


Experience

Being in such a dynamic environment, working with companies that are pushing the envelope in new ways, we have found that values, abilities, and approach are more important than raw experience for this role. With that said, we have seen people with certain backgrounds come in more prepared for the responsibilities of this role. Individuals with experience in talent-focused roles at companies experiencing growth at various stages come in with an immediate value add to our members and clients. Being a software engineer is not a requirement, however, with the majority of our opportunities revolving around technological innovation, you should have experience and an interest in technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The only requirements we have are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S accredited university.
  • Available to start in July 2018.


Location

Principals operate out of our HQ office in San Francisco.

Compensation

Our compensation packages are highly competitive, which include a high base salary & significant bonus based on team performance.

Talent Ecosystem Program Manager


About The Role

The foundation through which we build our ecosystem revolves around having student teams, called Associates, who meet with their peers on campus and build a relationship to get to know them on a personal and professional level. Our Associates find and meet with high-potential engineers from their campus over a coffee and take the time to understand their peers’ motivations, ambitions, and abilities. Based on the discretion of our Associates, our Principals then selectively meet with the top graduating students to figure out which of our opportunities would be the best fit for them.

As the Program Manager of this ecosystem, you and your internal team will be leading the national network of Associates, which is composed of 17 campus teams and 100+ individuals. In this role, you’ll manage a diverse and dynamic set of teams, strategies, and processes. This will include managing project schedules, proactively identifying risks, and monitoring micro and macro levels of progress. Your internal team will be composed of two full-time people who will be reporting directly to you, with the team expected to grow over time. Your program spans the entire country, demanding different strategies and processes during different parts of the year, and it’s your job to keep the entire ecosystem coordinated in line with relevant goals and deadlines. In this role, you will take the lead on orchestrating the system that every other internal team relies on: the growth of our membership base.

As the Program Manager, you’ll play a direct role in systematically influencing the potential life trajectory of the thousands of students that we meet and work with every year by managing the entire pipeline into our ecosystem. We’re building a future where engineers can change the world on their own terms by working directly on some of society’s most pressing challenges, and we are looking for the next Program Manager to lead a key part of this movement.

Responsibilities

The core responsibility revolves around systematically building relationships with the most promising incoming generation of engineers graduating from top university programs. To accomplish this, you and your team are responsible for:

  • Distributive Management: Building out and establishing our on-the-ground campus teams, monitoring and maintaining progress, and coordinating with each team to ensure we reach our goals.
  • Process Optimization: Managing operations while identifying and executing on improvement opportunities. This could range from designing our campus team building processes to streamlining the methodology behind how we manage our university teams.
  • Strategy Development: Developing new and innovative approaches towards our general program and team management. This could range from identifying and executing on new target opportunities to restructuring our university financials.

Abilities & Skills

  • People Management: When managing 17 teams, all in different locations, as well as your own internal team, you will need to know how to effectively and empathetically manage systems of people.
  • Ability to Wear Many Hats: There will be many moving parts to your program. You need to be comfortable effectively and regularly switching contexts while maintaining focus on set goals.
  • Excellent Communication Skills: You will be interfacing with many personality types and teams, both verbally and through writing, and need to be able to frequently convey important information to the right people.
  • Attention to Detail: You will be managing a complex program with a lot of moving parts that dynamically vary based on the time of the year. This requires a rather obsessive attention to detail in ensuring that the processes that constitute your program are running smoothly.
  • Execution: We’re looking for people who get things done, maintain high-level thinking, and require minimal oversight.

Experience

Being in such a dynamic, and often demanding environment where you will be playing a key role in Nav Talent’s success and growth, we have found that values, abilities, and approach are more important than raw experience. That being said, the ideal candidate for this position has experience managing complex programs that required people and process management, as well as dynamic strategy development and execution. With the majority of our ecosystem revolving around technological innovation, you should also have experience and an interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

The minimum qualifications are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. accredited university.
  • Experience working with operations, consulting, analytics, or equivalent practical experience.


Location

The Program Manager operates out of our HQ office in San Francisco.

Compensation

Our compensation packages are highly competitive, which include a high base salary & significant bonus based on team performance.

Member Community Manager


About The Role

Every year we develop relationships with thousands of new engineers who are both highly skilled and impact-oriented. One of the largest and most exciting initiatives within Nav Talent exists in building out the processes and infrastructure to strategically engage with this large community. We’re looking for the point person to help lead this initiative.

As the Member Community Manager, you and your internal team will be leading the execution of all engagement efforts across a network of thousands of high-potential, impact-oriented engineers. In this role, you’ll need to implement strategies that revolve around a diverse and dynamic set of teams, strategies, and processes. This will include creating project schedules, identifying risks, and monitoring micro and macro levels of progress. Your program will demand different strategies and processes for different niches in the community, and it’s your job to keep the entire ecosystem coordinated in line with relevant goals. In this role, you will take the lead on orchestrating the system that serves our foundation: our members.

The scale of our member community will look like the following:

  • 2018: 1,500 members
  • 2019: 4,000 members
  • 2020: 10,000 members
  • 2023: 25,000 members

As the Member Community Manager, you’ll play a direct role in systematically influencing the potential life trajectory of the thousands that we have relationships with. We’re building a future where engineers can change the world on their own terms by working directly on some of society’s most pressing challenges, and are looking for the Member Community Manager to build out and lead a key part of this movement.

Responsibilities

The core responsibility revolves around the strategic and systematic engagement of the thousands that make up our member community. To accomplish this, you and your team are responsible for:

  • Distributive Management: Building out and establishing efforts across the various hubs our members are geo-located in, monitoring and maintaining progress, and coordinating with relevant team members to ensure we reach our goals.
  • Process Optimization: Building out and managing in-house operations while identifying and executing on improvement opportunities.
  • Strategy Development: Developing new and innovative approaches to best engage the community.
  • Team Building & Management: Growing and managing your own operations team.

Abilities & Skills

  • People Management: When building relationships with this many people spread across varying geographic hubs, as well as your own internal team, you will need to know how to effectively and empathetically engage systems of people.
  • Ability to Wear Many Hats: There will be many moving part. You need to be comfortable effectively and regularly switching contexts while maintaining focus on set goals.
  • Excellent Communication Skills: You will be interfacing with many personality types and teams, both verbally and through writing.
  • Creativity: Implementing strategies to engage with this growing community hasn’t been done before. You’ll need to be creative in all aspects of your strategy and approach, whether it be learning from mistakes or applying new frameworks.
  • Attention to Detail: You will be designing a complex community with a lot of moving parts. This requires a rather obsessive attention to detail in ensuring that the processes you build out are running smoothly.
  • Execution: We’re looking for people who get things done while maintaining high-level thinking and needing minimal oversight.

Experience

Being in such a dynamic, and often demanding environment where you will be playing a key role in Nav Talent’s success and growth, we have found that values, abilities, and approach are more important than raw experience. That being said, the ideal candidate for this position has experience engaging large communities that required people and process management, as well as dynamic strategy development and execution. With the majority of our ecosystem revolving around technological innovation, you should also have experience and an interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

The minimum qualifications are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. accredited university.
  • Experience working with operations, consulting, analytics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Available to start in between June and August 2018.


Location

The Member Community Manager operates out of our HQ office in San Francisco.

Compensation

Our compensation packages are competitive with similar roles in later stage companies across industries.

Talent Operations Lead


About The Role

The Talent Operations Lead will manage an internal team to supervise our overall talent operations. You will work closely with the team of Principals (who are responsible for connecting our members to opportunities) to ensure that all stakeholders have a great experience interacting with Nav Talent. You will focus on developing and executing operational procedures, optimizing performance management systems, and creating an environment where our people thrive to meet goals.

Responsibilities

  • Fully manage the Talent Operations team (2 - 4 people and growing), overseeing their daily responsibilities while ensuring everyone is in sync with relevant internal teams and stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies to manage an effective member pipeline: This includes creating effective profiles that represent a member’s skills and interests, updating a central database, supporting scheduling across all stages of the pipeline (from introduction to offer), and regularly following up with our members and clients.
  • Spearhead initiatives to grow the Talent Operations team.
  • Lead operations meetings to update the rest of the team on key strategies, and recent developments with the status of all members and clients.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and a develop deep understanding of key value drivers to identify improvement opportunities for in-house processes.

Abilities & Skills

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit and Mindset: You will be joining a mission-driven team experiencing high growth. You’ll be playing a meaningful role in early stage growth, and should view the position as a fulfilling part of your life & career, not just another paycheck.
  • Strong Communication Skills: You will be interfacing with many clients and members, and must be able to effectively and empathetically convey complex member and client descriptions while utilizing organizational and analytical skills.
  • Executing with Attention to Detail: You are helping shape both engineers’ and companies’ trajectories. A results-oriented mindset is a must, especially when it comes to going the extra mile to ensure the quality of all our work and communication is up to the highest standard.
  • High EQ: High emotional intelligence is a must given the dynamic nature of working with every personality type and with cross-functional teams.
  • Project Management: You will simultaneously need to manage tight deadlines while ensuring time sensitive tasks are progressing. Your projects will require that you keep your team and all relevant players in sync in regards to progress and deadlines.
  • Ability to Wear Many Hats: There are many moving components in our ecosystem, and you will be handling the operations for it all. You need to be comfortable with effective and regular switching between tasks and projects.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. accredited university.
  • Previous work experience a plus (but not required).
  • Available to start in July 2018.


Location

The Talent Operations Lead works out of our HQ office in San Francisco.

Compensation

Our compensation packages are competitive with similar roles in later stage companies across industries.

Operations Associate


About The Role

We are looking for outstanding Operations Associates who want to gain experience managing and optimizing systematic processes that engage thousands of high-potential engineers and our ecosystem of diverse, high-impact opportunities. You will work directly with the Project Lead to strategically plan and execute on vital operations while efficiently managing relevant pipelines.

As an Associate, you’ll get an insider look at the workings of a high-growth startup, and a chance to understand the opportunities and challenges of working in such dynamic environments.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Project Leads to plan and execute operational tasks for a project that aligns with your skills and interests
  • Offer operational, business-development and branding support for new initiatives, such as:
    • The N Fellowship: an exclusive summer program that matches entrepreneurial and technically talented engineering students from top universities, with CEOs of big and dynamic companies across the world.
    • Nav Membership Program: A new Nav initiative to support our member community of recently graduated software engineers in both social and professional settings.
  • Support our university teams on the ground by provide day-to-day management to campus teams to encourage maximum performance and dedication.

Abilities & Skills

  • Strong Communication Skills: You will need excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Executing with an Attention to Detail: Reliability, along with a desire to go the extra mile, are vital.
  • Ability to Wear Many Hats: Flexibility will be vital, as you’ll be working with different personality types and on cross-functional teams.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. accredited university.
  • Previous work experience a plus (but not required).
  • Available to start in July 2018.


Location

Operations Associates work at our HQ office in San Francisco.

Compensation

Our compensation packages are competitive with similar roles in later stage companies across industries.

Operations Fellow


About The Role

We are looking for an outstanding Operations Associate who wants to gain experience working at an early stage startup.

This will be a 6-12 month long fellowship based in San Francisco.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Operations Lead to execute daily operational tasks, including writing company and member introductions, updating the central database, scheduling across all stages of the pipeline, and following up weekly with members and clients.
  • Offer operational and branding support for other Nav initiatives.

Abilities & Skills

  • Strong Communication Skills: You will need excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Executing with an Attention to Detail: Reliability, along with a desire to go the extra mile, are vital.
  • Ability to Wear Many Hats: Flexibility will be vital, as you’ll be working with different personality types and on cross-functional teams.

Requirements

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. accredited university.
  • Previous work experience a plus (but not required).
  • Available to start in July 2018.


Location

You will be operating out of our HQ office in San Francisco.

Compensation

Our compensation packages are competitive with similar roles in later stage companies across industries.

Nav Talent and our Associates

Role Available To Current Students Only

What We Do

Nav is the trusted partner for great engineers who seek to create impact. Nav develops personal relationships with great engineers and connects them with unique high-impact opportunities.

How We Do It

Nav does this through its associate team of 100+ technical students in top 12 US universities who initiate relationships with thousands of their peers and meet in person to get to know them on a deeper level. Nav’s membership program focuses on maintaining these relationships for the long-term and continuously adding value to its members in a variety of ways. Nav has established a talent ecosystem that’s aligned with its members' interests and can support great engineers to achieve impact through joining high-growth startups, working on unique innovation projects within larger organizations, or through some of our other initiatives.

Why We Do It

We envision a world where high-potential individuals focus their talent to make a difference. In 2014, we started out by grabbing coffee with our most ambitious friends on Stanford’s campus. We found that many of our peers were taking jobs at brand-name companies, where they ended up having marginally impactful roles that stunted their personal and professional growth, while often leaving them dissatisfied for more. We saw a need to help great people reach their full potential, and knew a people-oriented approach would be needed to do it. See more on our philosophy

Our Associates

Process

We’re able to build this ecosystem by having teams of students who meet with their peers on campus and build a relationship to get to know them on a personal and professional level. Associates find and meet with high-potential engineers from their campus over coffee and take the time to understand their peer’s motivations, ambitions, and abilities. Based on the discretion of our associates, we then selectively meet with the top graduating students to figure out which opportunities would be the best fit for them.


Why Become an Associate

We ensure that our associate teams are made up of high-potential leaders from the engineering and entrepreneurial realms of campus, many of whom join for the following reasons:

  • Impact: Our associates are focused on creating a meaningful change, and understand the responsibility that comes with shaping someone’s career and life trajectory.
  • Meeting new peers: Our associates intrinsically enjoy meeting new peers, and see the value in developing meaningful relationships with brilliant and ambitious people.
  • Entrepreneurship: Our associates see the power in entrepreneurship creating positive value for the world, and often seek opportunities to learn more about it by connecting to the heart of it.
  • Professional Growth: Our associates have a desire to develop the skills and perspectives that will set them up for a more successful career, and see that talent lies at the heart of any successful venture, organization, or initiative.
  • The Team: Our associates put a high priority on working and interacting with the best people, and never settle for anything less. By ensuring that every team is composed of great individuals, we are working to facilitate lifelong friendships and partnerships.


We’re building a future where engineers can change the world on their own terms, and looking for the next generation of associates to do it with.