Country Manager – Berlin // Sage Corps

December 13, 2016

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and part of the Berlin startup ecosystem? Do you enjoy working with university students? Join us. Sage Corps, a global entrepreneurship program that brings top university students to work with tech startups, seeks a Berlin country manager.

Sage Corps seeks city managers for its brand new Berlin program. This part-time position will require approximately 5 hours of work per week with some ramp-up work in advance and an opportunity to grow into year-round work. In addition, this person will be on-call 24/7 for any emergency situations that occur with fellows on-site

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as local contact for a cohort of top U.S. university students who will spend 8-12 weeks working for local startups
  • Act as liaison between Sage Corps and local host incubators/accelerators, host startups, and local professional contacts in the startup ecosystem (entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, influencers/connectors, corporations)
  • Curate and develop a calendar of events for Sage Corps Fellows to attend while in-country (can leverage local startup event opportunities)
  • 24/7 on-call emergency phone support of on-site fellows
  • Commission-based sales opportunity to source sponsorships from local entities interested in supporting Sage Corps' program

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  • Serve as a language and cultural resource for students
  • Assist students in their adjustment to a new culture and help them to maximize their learning opportunities
  • In case of emergency, coordinate with local partners in support of the fellows including student accommodations, universities, and other local partners
  • Communicate with Sage Corps HQ weekly regarding events and program management
  • Identify a colleague or friend to serve as city coordinator to assist in case of emergency or unavailability of city manager
  • Support and handle any on-site crises in coordination with Sage Corps HQ
  • Provide immediate and pertinent communication with Sage Corps HQ in the event of an emergency


  • At least two years of post-graduate work experience
  • Strong English language skills – read, write, speak
  • Strong knowledge of/experience in local startup ecosystem
  • Enjoys working with and mentoring university students
  • Good knowledge of Berlin city layout
  • Enthusiastic, outgoing
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience leading groups, organizing events

Stipend: $500-1000 USD (note: each program will have two country managers who can share professional responsibilities)

Interested candidates should submit CV and a note about your qualifications to

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