Listed on: Oct 06, 2022


Build in Tulsa: Community Engagement Manager


Build in Tulsa Background:

The mission of Build in Tulsa is to close the racial wealth gap in America by catalyzing multi-generational Black wealth through tech and entrepreneurship. Build in Tulsa is dedicated to providing Black entrepreneurs with the human, social, and financial capital needed for success in commercializing new products and services into the marketplace. Central to our work is our network of accelerators including ACT Tulsa, Lightship and Techstars, designed to meet underrepresented Black and Brown entrepreneurs wherever they are in their journey. Build in Tulsa helps entrepreneurs build skills, build networks, and build capital to take their businesses to the next level. Build in Tulsa is providing a suite of services including training and workshops to get founders accelerator-ready, mentoring and networking events to introduce entrepreneurs to each other as well as strategic partners, and connecting entrepreneurs to potential sources of capital. Build in Tulsa is also addressing some of the barriers that many Black entrepreneurs face by providing free coworking space, cost of living assistance, funding for technology and other microgrants.

Build in Tulsa Team Values:

Innovation: Taking a forward-thinking approach to how BIT operates to uniquely support our community.

Resilience: Adapting quickly and evolving continuously to ensure that BIT will endure and thrive beyond whatever we may encounter in an unknown tomorrow.

Collaboration: Being a partner to our Black entrepreneur and business community, whether that means mentor, supporter, side-by-side problem solver, idea bouncer, connection maker, or whatever else it takes to help them succeed.

Respect: Honoring the history that BIT is rooted in, and honoring the intelligence, hard work, and dedication that each BIT community member puts into building their business.

Position Summary:

Build in Tulsa is looking for a community-oriented super-connector who will be an active ambassador for Build in Tulsa’s mission. The ideal candidate for this role will combine their passion for building meaningful relationships with building a better community through entrepreneurship. You will develop a comprehensive outreach strategy that will engage community stakeholders, community organizations, and entrepreneurs. You will also create a cultivation strategy that ensures those relationships, activities, and events are driving towards overall organization goals and mission. We’re committed to the legacy of Black Wall Street and we want to make Tulsa the epicenter of Black business, wealth, and innovation once again. You can be a part of a close-knit team, working in a fast-paced environment, executing a big vision. This position reports to the Managing Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Engagement

  • Be a Build in Tulsa brand ambassador in the community and cultivate other community stakeholders to act as ambassadors and raise awareness of Build in Tulsa’s mission and programs.
  • Develop a community engagement strategy with clear metrics and performance indicators to achieve organization goals.
  • Maintain good relationships with key community leaders and organizations.
  • Build community within the Build in Tulsa entrepreneurial network by helping connect them to the broader Tulsa community.
  • Recruit and cultivate local experts who can act as mentors and workshop facilitators.
  • Provide community training and development workshops to train future community ambassadors to activate programs and activities in their neighborhood.
  • Consult on a community building and engagement grant program to fund community projects and activities around black wealth creation and entrepreneurship training.


  • Help plan and organize Build in Tulsa events, keeping the local community in mind.
  • Actively recruit local entrepreneurs to participate in Build in Tulsa programming and attend Build in Tulsa events.


  • Track community engagement touchpoints and attendance.
  • Maintain a list of ambassadors to call in to represent Tulsa and our entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Maintain a community calendar, keeping Build in Tulsa abreast of community events.
  • Assist in executing Build in Tulsa events, helping manage check-in and registrations
  • Provide hospitality to partners and prospective partners visiting Tulsa.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Build in Tulsa partners and throughout the tech ecosystem
  • Other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • At least an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of community engagement or operations experience
  • Experience managing databases preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly adept at personal and professional relationship management and can handle a crisis with a smile
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Adept at spreadsheets and tracking expenses
  • Experience with Gmail, Google Docs, Asana, Airtable, Slack, Eventbrite

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25lbs., for lifting supplies and materials, as needed
  • Position continually requires the ability to talk and hear both in person and over the phone, visual acuity; ability to operate equipment, read, and use a keyboard
  • Position requires sitting, or standing, and working with a computer for extended periods of time

Work Schedule and Location Requirements:

  • This position operates full time (40 hrs/wk), Monday-Friday
  • Ability to occasionally work hours outside of 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. for events
  • Occasional need to utilize personal transportation, must maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance