VC Associate @ New Media Ventures in Remote

Looking for a launching pad for a career in social change? New Media Ventures (NMV) is hiring an Associate to help us take our work to the next level! This is a new full-time role with a two-year lifecycle reporting to our Chief Operating Officer. The role will give you unparalleled visibility into the workings of a social good investment firm, spanning fundraising, investing, and strategy. It can also help the right candidate define their interests and advance their career goals in this space. This role is 70% administrative, 30% program support and is fully funded for two years.

About Us

NMV invests in entrepreneurs and activists transforming our democracy through innovation. We work to shift power to benefit more people, and support companies and organizations that are telling new stories, building advocacy movements, and driving civic engagement. Over the past decade, we have funded over 100 startups, from Upworthy and Blavity to Indivisible, Coworker, Mijente, and Our open investment process receives hundreds of applications from the most innovative leaders in the progressive movement, and gives us an incomparable view of a rapidly changing field.

We do all this with a tiny staff and nimble organization, and we are looking for a stellar associate who will help us keep the trains running on time. This role is critical to ensuring that New Media Ventures runs smoothly and efficiently, particularly as we look to grow and scale our work.

About You

You’re a self-starter who’s extremely organized and thrives in a highly collaborative environment. You are detail oriented with amazing follow-through, take initiative to solve problems where you see them, and enjoy pitching in to support others. You are a multitasker, and understand how administrative tasks contribute to an organization’s overall success. You’re curious about the work we do – the ultimate team player who can pinch hit to push projects to completion.

We particularly encourage people from communities historically and presently excluded from the investment and startup spaces to apply. NMV prioritizes equity and inclusion. We recognize that diversity of perspectives and experiences makes our work better.


  • Scheduling. Manage the President’s calendar, support the investments team in scheduling portfolio interviews, and coordinate team-wide meetings scheduling.
  • Logistics coordination. Coordinate staff travel, support internal team events, and assist project leads with planning of major events like conferences and investment briefings.
  • Support fundraising efforts. Attend fundraising events and/or meetings with the President as-needed and be in charge of driving follow-up actions to completion.
  • Program support. Assist the team by creating one-pagers, slide decks, and other externally-facing materials as directed. Help support or manage cross-cutting projects that could include communications (social media especially), investments, fundraising, or operations.
  • Process financials. Work with our fiscal sponsor and operations team to submit and reconcile expense reports, execute contracts, and pay vendors. Also support the team in ordering office supplies and equipment as needed.

The application deadline for this role is November 8. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.


  • Eager learner who’s interested in the work we do
  • Independent, highly organized with impeccable attention to detail, comfortable prioritizing and taking ownership across multiple projects
  • Very organized with strong attention to detail and ability to manage priorities from different people
  • Strong communication and deckmaking skills
  • Experience and comfortability with adapting to new internet tools and software
  • Proficient with Google drive, docs, slides and sheets
  • Complementary work experience is helpful – experience at nonprofit, organizing, campaigning, social good for-profit, or investments a plus
  • Administrative experience with the ability to manage in a task-rich environment. This person will be expected to balance logistics, scheduling, document management, and other similar supportive duties
  • Values alignment: you build relationships with empathy, integrity, and respect; you are committed to advancing social, economic, racial, and environmental justice
  • Location flexible, within the United States. The NMV team is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area or Southern California, all working remotely. Candidate should be available to work during 9–5pm PT. Since the associate will primarily be supporting NMV’s president, you may be asked to adapt to the president’s schedule when needed. We can provide additional flexibility for situations that require adjustments, and make accommodations for people with disabilities

What to expect from us:

  • $45k-$70k annual salary, commensurate with experience
  • Robust benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k match & more), professional development stipend, paid & sick leave
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the most inspiring startups working on civic innovation
  • A team with a sense of justice, and a sense of humor
  • A low-ego, high performance culture, with a collaborative and flexible work environment
  • Potential travel for team retreats and major events. Travel has been limited because of COVID averaging once per quarter based upon staff comfort with travel.

Ready to apply? Please answer the following questions and upload a 1 page PDF resume through this form:

  • What excites you most about the role?
  • Describe an experience that demonstrates your ability to be successful in this role.

The application deadline for this role is November 8. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $45,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

If interested, please apply here.

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