Community Associate

Be part of a premium cooperative coworking start-up in St Kilda.

We are looking for a recent university graduate to fill this part time, entry level role (approx 0.6 FTE) in a new startup. This person will be welcoming, helpful, able to take direction as well as willing to take initiative.

About CoWork Me

We’re a southside coworking hub and business incubator in St Kilda, opening up spaces for new and seasoned professionals to do their best work.

We’re about connecting people – professionally and personally – for the greater good. We bring unique combinations of coworkers together to work alongside one another so that networks can grow, knowledge and skills can be shared, and collaborations that transform motivation into innovation can happen.

We subscribe to the Coworking Manifesto in everything we do, from designing the layout of our space to making sure we have the right mix of people and businesses that can benefit from each other and contribute to making each and every business in our community a success. It’s our mission to foster collaborations that make even the best businesses better.

And we don’t believe in silos. We also walk the walk of the coworking philosophy by setting up partnerships and alliances with the wider business community in our area – so CoWorkers benefit, and local businesses get a boost too.

Overview of the role

We are looking for a recent university graduate to fill this part time, entry level role (approx 0.6 FTE) in a new startup. This person will be welcoming, helpful, able to take direction as well as willing to take initiative.

As the community lead, you will be the “director of first impressions” at CoWork me. This means being the first point of contact for people inquiring about and visiting our brand new coworking space. The community lead will also assist in planning and running events as well as assisting with other administrative tasks and responsibilities. This is a generalist position for someone who wants to be part of a growing start-up right from the ground up.

Reporting to: Community Manager

A typical day might include
  • Welcoming people to CoWork Me and directing them appropriately
  • Researching potential speakers for an upcoming educational event
  • Answering initial questions via chat, e-mail, or phone from leads
  • Getting quotes for supplies and liaising with suppliers
  • Helping to onboard new coworkers to the space
  • Finding opportunities to build relationships with and engage members to provide a better overall user experience
  • Being the first point of contact to solve member related issues and questions about our space, offerings and pricing
Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 2 years of work experience in sales, hospitality, retail or similar field
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to set goals, prioritize, and complete tasks on time
  • Interest and willingness to learn and grow with the business

Application requirements

Instead of a cover letter, please submit a short video (approximately 1-2 minutes) along with your CV explaining what attracted you to this role and what you hope to contribute to the CoWork Me community.

Please contact careers@coworkme.com.au with any questions and to submit your application. Please put “Community Lead Role” in the subject of the e-mail.

Applications Due: Wednesday April 25, 2018

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Rob - CoWork Me

General Manager at CoWork Me
Rob is the fearless leader of our CoWork Me team and has been since the building was still an abandoned site back in October 2017.

His continued determination and make it happen attitude has seen CoWork Me turn from vision to a hive of activity for businesses from a range of industries.

Rob’s immediate professional background is dominated by his own Digital Marketing business –Dot.Digitial which he began in 2015 and still operates on a smaller scale to date.

Rob also worked at RMIT back as young pup managing part of the website as well looking after marketing directive for international students.

Known affectionately as the Berto, Rob has his hands full outside of CoWork Me with 4-year-old twin boys who, as well as being extremely cute, have been known to leave a trail of destruction in their wake.

A self proclaimed ‘Jock-Nerd’ Rob’s interest’s range from 80’s Sci-Fi movies and memorabilia to sneakers and Baseball where he still plays occasionally for his team ‘The Glen Iris Fat Bastards’ and has hit “too many ‘dingers’ too recall”… Sure Rob.

A lover of all music (with the exception of Kanye West) Rob has Tame Impala at the top of his list and still claims he liked them ‘before they were cool’ after seeing them at Laneway Festival.

Rob’s favourite part of working at CoWork Me are the people he gets to work with everyday, so make sure to track him down for a chat.

Quick facts;
- One of the hairiest men alive
- Whiskey connoisseur
- Has a set of Alf Cards from 1992
- Dislikes Donald Trump + Kanye West