Head of Community

Banyan Collective

Banyan Collective

Marketing & Communications, People & HR, Sales & Business Development, Operations · Full-time
New York, NY, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2022

Company Description

The Banyan Collective is dedicated to scaling the NEAR ecosystem in the US, by filling the gaps that users, founders, developers, and investors have felt while operating within the ecosystem. Banyan plans to accomplish this by garnering a vibrant and active NEAR community presence in every major US city.

About the role

The Head of Community is responsible for managing local city “node” community managers, sourcing candidates & establishing new city hubs, standing up community facing programming, and facilitating NEAR HACKS. We are seeking an experienced & energetic go-getter who is passionate about building the decentralized web.


  • Broker and manage strategic community partnerships
  • Manage city-specific Community Managers across the United States
  • Recruit new city-specific Community Managers
  • Collaborate with marketing team on scaling NEAR US’ brand/offerings in all City Nodes
  • Develop, test, and implement a standardized and scalable onboarding and monitoring process for users engaging with the NEAR ecosystem via IRL and online events
  • Implement productivity tools across the City Nodes
  • Set up and lead weekly City Node syncs with Community Managers
  • Set up and lead weekly Community Ambassador syncs
  • Set up and lead weekly Developer Advocate syncs
  • Identify and onboard new City Node Community Managers and Developer Advocates in Boston, DC, and Chicago
  • Own execution for Banyan Collective’s community growth
    • NEAR US Developer Advocate and Ambassador programs
    • NEAR US Tour hackathon sponsorship packages
    • Regional Hub & City Node hackathons and meetups
    • NEAR US presence at major web3 conferences and hackathons


  • Passion for technology and community
  • Strong attention to details + deadlines
  • Passion to learn and advance career
  • Must have own laptop and phone
  • Not afraid to ask questions!

Recommended Experience

  • Familiary with Clickup, Luma, and other project management and events tools
  • Trained in Agile Scrum methodology
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and direct experience operating local chapter of a larger org


The Head of Community will report directly to the CEO of Banyan Collective

Our Values

  • ECOSYSTEM-FIRST: always put the health and success of the ecosystem above any individual's interest
  • OPENNESS: operate transparently and consistently share knowledge to build open communities
  • PRAGMATISM OVER PERFECTION: find the right solution not the ideal solution and beat dogmatism by openly considering all ideas
  • MAKE IT FEEL SIMPLE: strive to make the complex feel simple so the technology is accessible to all
  • GROW CONSTANTLY: learn, improve and fail productively so the project and community are always becoming more effective

Banyan Collective is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Banyan Collective is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please let your recruiter know during the interview process.