Introducing The Sense Network
The Sense Network is a unique community of creators, outliers, radical thinkers, extreme users, misfits, rebels, and crazy ones. We see things differently, think differently, and shape the future.
In an age of social media echo chambers, it's our cognitive diversity that sets us apart from mainstream networks. Our collective voices help to expand minds and challenge conventions.
Since 1999, Sensers have gathered over suppers, and in collaborative workshops across the globe to share ideas and perspectives. Our purpose remains steadfast, to make things better and make better things for people, the planet, and business.
Together, we develop a uniquely human skill, our Creative Intelligence: the ability to understand, interpret and act with imagination. We collaborate on creative projects and innovation challenges, small and large. We expand our minds to see new possibilities and develop ideas that will create a better future for people, the planet and business.
The Sense Network - Strategic Community Manager
The majority of social networks bring together those who think and act the same. The Sense Network celebrates those who think and act differently.
Would you like to lead this global community of creative and curious minds? The Strategic Community Manager for The Sense Network has three core responsibilities:
GROW: How might we build awareness of our community and attract people who see things differently and think differently to The Sense Network?
ENGAGE: How might we create an ecosystem of creative tools and services that will sustain engagement with the world's largest creative community?
COMMERCIALISE: How might we develop and monetise membership services and establish self-sustaining revenue streams for The Sense Network?
If you answered yes to these questions, then it sounds like you would be a great fit!
What do we expect from the Strategic Community Manager for The Sense Network?
The Strategic Community Manager is expected to show leadership within the business. In terms of representing and advocating for The Sense Network; in figuring how best to develop and improve our collective relationship with Sensers; and in contributing to a positive working environment and culture for all team members.
The Strategic Community Manager for The Sense Network must be able to operate at strategic and tactical level. This role has the best of both worlds; strategic vision and daily impact.
Identify the fundamental building blocks for creating a thriving, self-sustaining community. Collaborate with the Sense Worldwide team and bring your own ideas for what The Sense Network could be - the bigger, the better! Create a strategic roadmap and business plan for the future growth of The Sense Network.
1. Lead The Sense Network business pillar
To own and manage the annual budget for The Sense Network.
2. Scale The Sense Network
To develop and implement a strategic plan to grow community membership engagement and growth - both in the digital and physical world. With the ultimate goal of building loyalty and advocacy within The Sense Network
To create, implement and report on objective and measurable KPIs for The Sense Network growth and engagement
3. Commercial strategy development and implementation
Develop profitable commercial applications for The Sense Network.
Identify, experiment and implement new initiatives to generate revenue from The Sense Network. Including (but not limited to) the Creative Intelligence training course and membership options for The Sense Network.
Develop, agree and report on KPIs that provide objective evidence for progress towards commercial goals.
Nurture and engage members of The Sense Network on a personal level. Build relationships and make friends with some of the smartest and interesting people you may ever meet. Get your hands dirty in the day-to-day running and management of a global community of creators.
4. Build The Sense Network brand
Be the advocate for The Sense Network internally and externally. Attend and speak at industry events and/or client meetings to advocate the commercial value of The Sense Network.
Manage new content (written, audio, visual) that demonstrates the unique value of The Sense Network. Including (but not limited to) Senser Stories, Extreme Perspectives Podcast, Newsletter.
Drive events and initiatives to support community engagement and growth. Including (but not limited to) Virtual Meet-Ups, Sense Suppers, talks and workshops for Sensers.
Work with Marketing to ensure content is fully utilised and reaches a wide audience.
Investigate and manage complementary brand partnerships for The Sense Network.
Develop and implement ways to make The Sense Network famous for being the world’s largest creative community.
5. The Sense Network x Consulting Liaison
Be the bridge between the consulting team and The Sense Network on all projects.
Work with the consulting team to develop and implement initiatives to improve The Sense Network experience of contributing to projects.
Capture feedback from The Sense Network on all projects and identify opportunities for us to improve how we work with Sensers.
Ensure we have the appropriate systems, processes and documentation to pay Sensers for their contributions and ensure we are compliant with any contractual obligations (e.g. up to date NDAs).
Create and maintain a 'library' of Senser profiles (written + headshots) that can be included in proposals and project materials.
Grow The Sense Network within key demographics, such as age and geography, to ensure the consulting team always has access to the required candidates for projects.
Competitive salary applies.
A degree (or equivalent) in higher education
Experience (or interest) working with communities or engaging with diverse audiences
Experience with (or knowledge of) freemium / paid community models
Command of social strategy and execution and digital media tools
Proven skills in writing and communications (editorial experience is a bonus!)
Additionally we require that candidates:
Take courses outside work
Have a side project
Have taken a big bet on themselves self in the past
Are curious and thrive on learning and challenging themselves