RocketSpace is hiring a

Client Engagement Manager

San Francisco, United States

Job description

RocketSpace Corporate Innovation Services at Rocketspace enables corporations to engage with thousands of early-stage startups from around the world through discovery with our research team or management of our industry accelerator programs. Our expertise in corporate open innovation gives the corporate world the opportunity to identify and engage with startups around the globe to help drive disruptive innovation.

The Client Engagement Manager is tasked with leading a team of Client Engagement Associates. ​You will work with the Director of Corporate Innovation Services to create the strategic plan for our clients, focused on developing:

                (1) Research and Development.

                (2) The mentor network.

During the execution of the role, you will lead program management, ensuring that all activities progress as planned and deliver the value expected to our stakeholders, including corporate sponsors and startup teams.  The RocketSpace CIS team is re-defining what it means to be a modern corporation. We’re on a mission to change the way big companies do business. Join us!

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage R&D programs with our global clients

  • Manage stakeholders (startups, cooperates, media partners, mentors, general public) and provide one-on-one support where needed
  • Support in conceptualizing our CIS programs and building our mentor network

  • Manage client relationships 

  • Manage recruitment activities and work with other key team members to execute marketing and promotion activities

  • Work directly with the client to support the review and assessment of startups

  • Work closely with sponsors and startups to define, manage and measure proof-of-concept testing

  • Support the R&D director with relevant content in his/her role of advising the R&D clients in areas such as financing, business modeling, strategy planning, sourcing, marketing and business scaling supervision of startups

 A Little More About You:  
  • 5+ years of experience with technology accelerator programs

  • Strong and effective communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple expectations of team members

  • Strong program management experience – you always ensure that deadlines are met and processes, operations and logistics run smoothly

  • Experience with event coordination and planning, administration and logistics

  • Marketing and Social Media as well as community management experience

  • Passion for tech and in-depth knowledge of the startup landscape

  • Point of view on how corporates can best leverage the tech ecosystem

  • Knowledge of the challenges facing big companies trying to innovate

  • Embraces the Kaizen strategy

  • Ability to consistently produce exceptional results with limited resources

  • A get-it-done attitude and comfort with ambiguity or limited direction

  • Fiery protection of the RocketSpace CIS brand and mission

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves for the less glamorous side of the work

  • No fairy dust - you don’t say anything without results to back it up

About RocketSpace

RocketSpace is a technology campus headquartered in the heart of San Francisco. Since 2011, the company has been helping tech entrepreneurs, startups and corporate innovation professionals bring the future to market. The company offers services to its members including programming, consulting, events, and office-as-a-service, which together create the perfect ecosystem and community for innovation to thrive. Select startup alumni include Uber, Spotify, Practice Fusion, and Leap Motion, and RocketSpace’s roster of Corporate Innovation Services clients include Schneider Electric, Converse, Tata Communications, Royal Bank of Scotland, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Samsung, and ABinBev. For more information, visit

 RocketSpace's policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes prohibited by applicable law. RocketSpace policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of any protected classes. RocketSpace has established a continuing Affirmative Action Program to assure equal employment opportunity in all its policy decisions affecting recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment.­