Hub is Hiring: Community Attractor & Hosts

We’ve gotten a great  response for our open Host positions. Thanks for all the great applications- we’ll continue considering any resumes received by February 15th. We are also seeking for a new role, a Community Attractor to expand the breadth and diversity of our community! Please see below for more information about the position and how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂


About The Hub

The Hub is a space for social innovators to work, meet, connect, and inspire. Members come to Hubs across the globe to collaborate, access market opportunities and capital, build community, and scale ideas. It is a place-based and online community of entrepreneurs, freelance professionals, artists, funders, students, mentors, community leaders – amazing people, doing incredible things. We borrowed from the best of a member’s club, business incubator, idea lab, and the comforts of home to create a different kind of space. A habitat for innovators.

More than 20 Hubs exist around the globe – connected through a network of shared values, online tools,, physical spaces, and more than 4500 Members. Locally, Hub Bay Area is located at The David Brower Center in Berkeley and is also building a 7,200 square foot space in San Francisco’s SoMa District – to open this April. For more information, visit bayarea.the-hub.net.

Community Attractor Position Description Overview

Community Attraction is the name The Hub gives to the art of inviting and convening members, partners, and resources to build and scale solutions for social and environmental change. Attraction is an approach that distinguishes itself from traditional marketing techniques because it is about authentically inviting and connecting people, projects and resources into a value-driven network.

Hub Attractors have an usual combination of core qualities:

  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • Ability to build bridges, find synergies, build on ideas, and inspire others
  • Ability to connect with diverse cultural, social, and educational backgrounds
  • Attracting personality and connected to Bay Area social innovation space
  • Grounded attention to detail
  • Hands-on approach
  • Values-driven
  • Energy, determination and resolve
  • Exceptional communication skills

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will become a key part of The Hub Bay Area team which supports over 200 socially and environmentally oriented organizations with work and meeting spaces, community, professional tools, funding, and a wide spectrum of provocative events. He/she will also support the founding of Hub SoMa and growth of Hub Berkeley. Responsibilities include:

  • Research and Strategy

Develop target lists of businesses, orgs, and individuals to become a part of Hub Community as partners and/or community Members. Work with Hub team to develop strategy and collateral for attracting and convening change-makers

  • Attraction
    • Enhance and manage website, blog, web and social media presence
    • Help create, produce, and promote provocative events that give audience experience of Hub Community vision and value
    • Support development of key partnerships with relevant networks, orgs, and for-more-than-profit businesses in the social innovation space
    • Grow community engagement services and tools that serve as attractor to new Members and partnership
    • Implement guerrilla marketing and new outreach campaigns that clearly promote Hub brand and value position
    • Recruit and manage 1-3 interns who will support attraction strategies
    • Sourcing potential Members at social innovation events and speaking on behalf of Hub
  • Administration

Hub Team Members engage in a variety of complex admin tasks that involve use of online social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), Salesforce, Vertical Response, Eventbrite, Gmail, WordPress, Hub Space (internal member management system), and other instruments. Experience and applied innovation with most of these online tools is critical.

Location: 25% at Hub Berkeley / 75% at Hub Soma

Hours: Full Time. Workflows are during normal business hours and evening hours for events

Compensation: To begin: 3 month contract at $35-40k annualized (depending on experience) + solid health insurance/dental stipend. Performance review at 3 months pursuant to full employment soon thereafter. Full employment to include retirement matching, medical/dental, and an equity position in Hub Bay Area.

Expected Start Date: Feb/March

Application Deadline: March 1

Supervision: Will report directly the Managing Director and work in tandem with all Hub staff.

Desired Qualifications

Education: University-level training and potentially graduate studies in Business, Marketing, Organizational Development, Community Development or related field.

Prior Experience: Minimum of two years working in sales/marketing/outreach/social media preferably within a small, entrepreneurial setting in the social innovation space. Experience working with diverse groups of individuals and communities. Experience with community development, event coordination, public speaking are major pluses. Experience with creating and executing online and offline marketing campaigns. Experience with managing websites, blogging, using eventbrite, salesforce and vertical response also a plus.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English required

Knowledge: Understanding of and deep curiosity about social innovation

Skills and Abilities: In addition to above: represent the The Hub effectively, along with organizational and administrative skills. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of a dynamic team and a large community. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to infuse your work with humor, consideration, and kindness. Ability to see connections between Members, possible synergies and opportunities for cross pollination. Comfortable working with diverse groups of individuals and communities in a chaotic environment. Ability to flex smoothly in a constantly changing, start-up environment with many distractions and a wide spectrum of duties. Willingness to work in the evenings hosting and attending events.


Application Process

Send a cover letter and CV as attachments to alex.michel@the-hub.net. Be sure to put “COMMUNITY ATTRACTION COORDINATOR in the subject line of the email. If there is a good match, we will email you to request a time/date for an in-person interview. No phone calls please or follow-up emails.

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