We’re Hiring a Community & Operations Manager at The Longevity Fund
Community & Ops | Full Time | San Francisco
Who we are
We started the Longevity Fund to get cures for age-related diseases to patients, as quickly as possible. Longevity Fund is a San Francisco-based biotechnology venture capital fund. We invest in and build companies which have the potential to extend the healthy human lifespan. The Longevity Fund closed Fund II in 2017 and launched AGE1, a biotechnology accelerator, in 2018. To date we have raised $37M.
With our first IPO Unity Biotechnologies, our companies are worth in aggregate of $1.5 billion, with over $500 million raised across them. Four of the five companies in our first portfolio have drugs in patients or healthy volunteers, which will read out in clinical efficacy within the next two years. These represent the first candidate drugs with the explicit possibility of extending healthy lifespan.
In addition to our later-stage fund, we’ve started AGE1 to support first-time founders in the longevity space. AGE1 is an accelerator for early-stage biotechnology companies working on extending the healthy human lifespan. AGE1 runs for four months twice a year, with five to ten companies per batch. Co-investors include Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, Marc Andreessen, and Elad Gil.
As our manager of Community & Ops, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Fund and our various entrepreneurship programs. We’re looking for people with a high degree of autonomy, and strong intuition for when something is ‘done well’. For example, a typical summer program we run would have a launch and end event, weekly schedule, and ~10–15 participants. You’d spend 80% time managing operations for one of these, which includes event planning and execution, office operations, handling participant queries, and coordinating with the program directors on new ways to help participants thrive. 20% time is spent working with the fund GP to setup and refine processes to make general fund ops run more smoothly.
This role is flexible and depending on your particular skills and goals there is opportunity for increased responsibility, autonomy, and impact on the day-to-day running of the Fund and AGE1.
What you’ll achieve
- Architecting operations at a fund as it ramps up growth — we’re looking to build a smoothly running machine, not a set of one-time fixes
- Potentially outstanding positive impact on early-stage founders — these range from seasoned executives through to PhD students entering the workforce for the first time.
- Cement community and culture in a new and growing field.
Who you are
- Intellectual curiosity is core to the fund’s culture. We want to understand the world, and believe it’s impossible to get transformative drugs to market without a voracious desire to question assumptions and learn.
- A clear thinker.
- Fundamentally driven by a passion. This could be empathy for patients, a drive to increase the sum of human knowledge, or any similar motivation.
- Preference to a background running events and operations in an entrepreneurial context
- Preference to those with a relevant network in the San Francisco Bay Area or another biotechnology hub
- Confident and compelling communicator; this role may involve public speaking opportunities
- Enjoy meeting people and builds relationships with ease
- Highly organized and able to manage multiple tracks simultaneously
- Entrepreneurial and excited by the opportunities available in a young company; the right fit will thrive in an amorphous, opportunistic, high-freedom environment
- Data-driven and excited to conceptualize and implement quantitative methodology and measures into informing Fund strategy
- Flexible and team-player, who sees gaps as they emerge and fills them without prodding or hesitancy
- Some preference to previous interest in longevity science
- This role may require 10% travel