Job Advert - Public Engagement and Partnerships Manager

10 Academy ( is a not-for-profit which identifies the highest potential recent university grads from Africa and gets them into global AI/Web3 jobs in 3-6 months. 10 Academy has been designed to scale across the continent and get thousands of brilliant people into work each year. 


Trainees are selected on the basis of their work ethic, bias to self-learn, communication skills and bias to build community. On average, we have 10 applicants for every spot on the program.


Training is a fully-online 12 week sprint, with trainees working together to solve end-to-end AI/W3 projects curated from industry. A custom AI-enhanced platform underpins the training, with career skills playing a major role.


90% of graduates get work within 12 months, with salaries 5xing on average; employer satisfaction is high. A majority of graduates are working remotely for companies based in every continent (except Antarctica).



We want to hire those that embody the same spirit of those that we want to train and place into work.


Work Ethic - We have a lot to get done, and we’re looking for people who like to work efficiently, effectively and who are willing to invest the time and energy required to do it well.


Fast to learn - We know where we’re going, and we all need to learn a lot to get there.  We want to hire people who can learn fast, and those that WANT to learn more.  It’s not always essential to go to first-principles, but it sometimes is important.


Ownership - We want people that can own their work from A-Z.  We are looking for team that sees a deliverable presentation as not waiting for feedback on whether their work was good or not, but rather an opportunity to share progress, integrate new ideas and to drive the team ahead.


Excellence - We want to make the seen and the unseen parts of work done well.  We aim for impact at scale, and want excellence baked into all aspects of our work.  We do not want people to submit something and to wait to be told what to improve.


Bias-to-Action - When not sure what to do, take action and talk to the rest of the team.  There is almost always some action that can be taken.


Community - We want your joining our team to make 10 Academy into a better organisation.



In this role, we’re looking for someone that is able to craft and execute a plan to increase the externally accessible surface area of our work.  Working together with the co-founders, you will have an unusually large impact by establishing our brand, building new partnerships and helping to change the narrative around the capabilities of recent university graduates from Africa in AI/Web3 and further fields.


Role description


  • Brand

    • Codifying the initial vision of the 10 Academy brand

    • Building the 10 Academy brand

  • Visibility

    • Developing KPIs to track visibility and brand awareness

  • Social and Traditional Media

    • Securing interviews and opportunities with traditional media

    • Developing and executing on a social media strategy

  • Partnerships

    • Developing partnerships with aligned organizations

    • Translating partnerships into actionable items and maintaining healthy partnerships



  • Excellent communication skills (oral + written)

  • Experience with brand building, preferably at scale of continental or global-level projects

  • Experience with traditional media outlets

  • Experience with social media strategy and implementation

  • Existing network of contacts in relevant sectors

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, ambitious



  • Experience in the technology ecosystem (Web2, AI, Web3)

  • Experience in the higher education sector





Location: Anywhere, expected to work in the GMT time window.


Start date ASAP


To Apply and Contact

Email with subject ‘Public Engagement and Partnerships Manager’, a CV and a few lines on why you want to join us.


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