American Family Ventures Platform Associate (Remote Work)
American Family Insurance
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R27108
American Family Ventures (AFV) is a multi-limited partner, early stage venture capital firm focused on the future of insurance. AFV is investing out of its $213 million third fund. Limited partners represent over $100 billion in assets and over $25 billion in annual premiums spanning most major lines of insurance. Over the past eight years, AFV has invested over $200 million in 65+ startups with 17 exits. Current portfolio companies include Clearcover, Branch, Wyze, Sana Benefits, Hover, HomeTap, Gradient AI, and many others.
With the upcoming launch of our fourth fund, AFV is expanding our team. We are looking for an exceptional, self-directed, highly organized Platform Associate to join the AFV Platform team. The right candidates come with strong communication skills, creative ideas, a high level of motivation, and eagerness to help investors, startups, and fellow AFV team members travel the path of insurance innovation.
You are a highly-organized multitasker extraordinaire that demonstrates fast, flexible, and strategic thinking to creatively accomplish goals for the team and its stakeholders. You thrive working independently and taking ownership of projects and opportunities, while also being able to clearly communicate back to a group that contains a wide variety of communication styles. You will be passionate about flawless execution and will always strive to reach the next level with achievements big and small.
This position will lead activities related to coordinating events, fund network management, and communications. Detailed responsibilities include:
Design and executive high-caliber events that foster community among AFV Limited Partners, portfolio companies, co-investors, and the broader AFV network
Support AFV events through invitation/RSVP management, promotional productions (print, digital, social), day-of management including ad hoc and VIP needs, event follow-up, performance analysis, budget reconciliation, and supply inventory management
Create, manage, and maintain guests lists and databases for AFV events
Research, compile, and manage venues and vendors, including contract negotiations and execution, keeping budget top of mind
Periodically travel for in-person events and meetings, and execute events in evenings and weekends as needed
Regularly analyze and recommend ways to improve the AFV event experience through digital and in-person tools, methods, and innovations
Fund Network Management
Using a CRM as well as interpersonal skills, develop, organize, and actively manage AFV's broad network of relationships, anticipating the need to expand into areas of investing or insurance subject matter expertise
Partner with AFV's Investments team to identify new intermediaries and referral resources across various geographic areas
Collaborate with the Investor Relations Director to proactively identify opportunities and sources for business development enhancements for investors, Limited Partners, and portfolio companies
Contribute research to a variety of projects with investors, Limited Partners, and portfolio companies
Identify conferences, seminars, and other networking events that will continue to raise AFV's profile among relevant audiences
Internalize AFVs investment philosophy, investment criteria, portfolio companies, and value-add capabilities, and help communicate them across various platforms
Manage special projects and ad hoc requests in collaboration with members of the AFV Platform team
Minimum of 3 years events management or marketing experience; venture capital, early stage startup, or PR event experience is a strong plus
Experience in successfully producing and scaling conferences and meetings, potentially at the executive level
Proficiency in modern software and platforms (e.g., Microsoft suite)
Strong project management skills and autonomous solution-oriented thinking
4-year college degree at a top academic institution is strongly preferred
Creativity with a pulse on up-and-coming venues and event options. Brings to the table out-of-the box and actionable ideas.
Entrepreneurial and self-motivated. Ability to work independently and moves initiatives forward.
A team builder and team player who creates loyalty, trust, and following. Collaborative attitude and desire to contribute outside primary areas of responsibility. Inspires others and highly respected.
Effective communicator, both written and verbal. Adjusts communication based on the audience.
Excellent organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
Results-driven with bias for action and commitment to excellence. Self-directed, rolls up the sleeves, and engages in all activities with sense of urgency. Gets it done on time, every time. Organized with excellent attention to detail.
Manages numerous time-sensitive matters simultaneously. Positive, resilient, and open to candid feedback. Listens to and considers alternatives.
This position requires travel 10- 25% of the time.
Additional Job Information:
Offer to the selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks
Offer to the selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions
Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visas) to specialty occupations. Sponsorship will not be considered for this position
We are open to hiring candidates to work remotely (anywhere in the USA)
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When you work at American Family you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.
We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
At American Family Insurance, we know how hard our customers and employees work to achieve their dreams. That's why, for over 90 years, we have made it our mission to protect those dreams. It's all part of who we are and who we’ll always be… innovative, caring, agile, trustworthy, transparent and passionate. We are a strong, forward-looking company and a proven leader in our industry. And if you are looking to make a difference, we are looking for you.