Prague, Prague, Czech Republic Are you a passionate community manager, marketing professional or technologist with advocacy / evangelism experience looking to step into a role where you will directly engage with online and offline technical communities, influencers and community leaders?
Do you thrive in a global and remote team environment which is collaborative and fast paced? If so, the EMEA Community Program Manager within the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals and Regional Director Program team may be the next opportunity for you.
The EMEA Community Program Manager will provide a motivated individual an opportunity to foster engagement with leading technical community experts within the region.
This front-line responsibility allows the Community Program Manager to engage with community leaders and influencers in their local geography and to work broadly across EMEA-
based Microsoft teams (especially Poland, Czech Republic and Russia), our team based out of Microsoft’s Corporate Headquarters, and community groups.
Deliver community success within EMEA guided by the Program strategy Identify leading technical community experts to join the Programs and manage award program renewals for existing technical experts.
Ensure the quality of our program members continues to rise, meeting new strategic business priorities, and set the highest bar for our customers and communities.
Develop an inclusive process, gathering feedback, nominations, requirements and ideas from all relevant stakeholders. Ensure there are focused and actionable community engagement plans for EMEA which are aligned across our community-
facing programs. Advocate on behalf of members of the program, and be an influential voice within the program team. Manage ongoing communication and engagement with members of the programs, and serve as the primary relationship manager.
Plan, organize and support the execution of MVP-sponsored community events in major cities in EMEA. Partner with field marketing and business development teams to identify and cultivate high-
value and connected experiences and engagement opportunities for community experts. Track, promote and report on success of community efforts.
We’re working together to build strong communities inside and outside the workplace.
An ideal candidate must possess the following skills : Strong communicator who inspires leadership and community engagement.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in leading planning discussions with key stakeholders and uncovering opportunities.
Microsoft sees the whole person and looks to support your well-being on every level.
Fluent in Czech and English. Fluent in Russian is a plus. Strong networking and relationship management skills. Strategic thinking and analytical skills.
Data driven approach. Ability to engage with a wide range of audiences (from customers up to senior management).
Diversity and inclusion
Ability to think creatively and challenge the status quo.
We value individuality. The experiences that have shaped your world view can help us shape ours.
5+ years related experience in community engagement or related role. Experience working across different cultures and business environments.
Organized, detail-oriented, and driven self-starter who can develop and communicate clear plan. Ability to travel an estimated 10-
25% of time. The following skills and capabilities are highly desirable for the role : Deep understanding and passion for technology and technical audiences.
General understanding of the Microsoft Developer and IT Ecosystem and compete environment. Experience with leading Microsoft and / or non-
Microsoft communities (OSS, Android, iOS, AWS, etc). Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Computer Science. #DevlRelawesomejobs #DevRelawesomejobsPM
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and / or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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