Officer, Partnerships and Outreach, AUC Venture Lab (Grant Position)

Reports to: Director, AUC Venture Lab

Purpose: AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab) is the leading university-based startup accelerator/incubator in Africa and the MENA region, aiming to commercializing innovations that contribute to Egypt’s competitiveness and economic growth​​. The Officer, Partnerships and Outreach position provides support for V-lab team to ensure efficient operation of the activities by assisting in any task that requires liaison. The holder of this position will work to support AUC Venture Lab’s different programs and partnerships to make sure they are conducted on time, at a satisfactory manner and acquire feedback and analyze it to be shared with V-Lab management to enhance quality.

Principal Accountabilities:

Familiarize with all v-lab programs and activities to understands needs and points of strength

Partnerships Management

  • Manage V-Lab partnerships and MoU development and review process between V-Lab director and partner representative
  • Manage implementation of V-Lab partnership through working closely with team to communicate obligations and follow up on its fulfillment
  • Research and prepare background briefings, agendas and related correspondence for meetings with potential partners
  • Plan for and secure powerful and international partnerships supplementing V-Lab work and increasing reach
  • Document and report on partnerships and their impact

Experiential Learning

  • Work with university professors to create a partnership empowering AUC students with experiential entrepreneurial experiences while maintaining value for V-lab entrepreneurs
  • Conduct meetings with AUC professors, understand needs, and draft potential partnership plans
  • Revise partnership plans with AUC Venture Lab management
  • Coordinate implementation of agreed upon plans with AUC professors
  • Provide bi yearly reports on Partnership status and progress along with expanded V-Lab reach to the community around it


Minimum Education Requirement:  

Bachelor's degree


Four to six years of relevant work experience


  • Hardworking
  • Problem solver
  • Excellent Arabic writing and speaking skills
  • Very Good English writing and speaking skills
  • Excellent computer and internet skills
  • Highly organized
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Organized
  • Technologically savvy and has excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work within a team


Position is open until July 24, 2018


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Officer, Partnerships and Outreach, AUC Venture Lab” in the subject line.


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