Entrepreneur-in-Residence

· Seattle, Washington
Employment Type Full-Time Employee
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $50 - $60K DOE

The Role

Are you ready to level up? Do you dream of helping companies grow? If you have a background in marketing and want to gain hands-on experience in implementing strategic marketing initiatives for B2B SaaS ventures, you’ve come to the right place.


This is a rare opportunity to learn and gain experience in B2B SaaS marketing while making a daily impact on companies experiencing exponential growth.  All hires will take part in a "probationary period" to determine if the role is a good fit. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, you are in a unique position within the company. Reporting only to one of the Founders, you own and drive projects on all hierarchical levels. You receive extensive hands-on experience, learning all aspects of the day-to-day in the life of a CEO or Founder.


The responsibility associated with this position has three pillars: 

  1. Enabling the Founders to be the best version of themselves at all times.
  2. Directly contributing to lifting Kalungi to the next level in its ambitious growth plans.
  3. Constantly evolving yourself as a serious player within the Kalungi leadership, culture and growth framework and excelling as the organization does.


The Entrepreneur-in-Residence is not a formal member of the leadership team group but is privy to all levels of information and is actively involved in steering both groups. This is a standalone position that is not part of a predefined department and does not have any direct reports.

Responsibilities

In this role you will:


  • Oversee and support the Founder’s meeting preparation (ie. drafting reports, memos, slide decks, presentations, internal and external communications) on an as needed basis 
  • Act as bridge and wall between the Founder and the team – in close alliance with the executive assistant - you filter what gets attention (and how much)
  • Drive onboarding for all departments in close alliance with HR
  • Take ownership of projects and interim-roles (both short and long term) that are of fundamental importance for the company and cannot be covered from within 
  • Drive strategic projects to success and fundamentally contribute to a growing company value
  • Continuously operate and deliver results on the highest professional level 

What we’re looking for

Working on the Kalungi team means embracing self-improvement. We don’t expect perfection, but attention to detail, endless curiosity, humility and the desire to level up fast. We own our work by seeking responsibility and accountability for the ideas we create. We ask "Why?" a lot, and share our goals and experiences to challenge our thinking. We uncover impactful insights that raise our clients to new levels.


Our Ideal Candidate: 

  • Education/Background: MBA or equivalent working experience in B2B-SaaS Marketing, business development, finance, consulting, or management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office & Google Suite (experience with Hubspot is a plus)
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a marketing “superpower”
  • Systems and process-thinker; loves creating order out of chaos
  • Curious and eager to learn; always looking for ways to level up
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills 
  • A creative mind with keen attention to detail 
  • Focused on adding value to every process, project or task they are a part of
  • Can process large amounts of information while dynamically prioritizing tasks
  • Thinks, acts, and carries themselves like a true entrepreneurial executive
  • Jack-of-all-trades, with an eagerness to learn new skills


About Kalungi

Kalungi was founded to focus specifically on business-to-business (B2B) Software-as-a-Service (Saas) companies. Unlike most agencies, who focus on only a few aspects of marketing, Kalungi owns the full spectrum, from marketing strategy and positioning to campaign management and website optimization. Kalungi brings extensive experience in leadership, strategic direction, and a clear ‘B2B SaaS Success Blueprint’ proven to generate millions of dollars in attributed revenue for clients around the world. Kalungi prides itself on mentorship, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit to take on new challenges and improve every day. 

Company Values

At Kalungi, we want to stand for more than just the outcomes of our daily work. How we do our work, who we work with and why we do this, is critical. Here are our core values to keep us grounded as a company. We apply these for hiring, development, evaluation, coaching, prioritizing and celebrating our work.


  1. CUSTOMERS come first
    • Our customers allow us to exist. It’s why we are here. 
    • We anticipate customer needs, solve for those and beat expectations.
    • We do what's best for our customers and turn them into raving fans.
    • We are prepared and proactive, communicate clearly and often.
    • Our team grows with our clients. Our clients grow with us.
        
  2. We take OWNERSHIP
    • It’s your turn. Be accountable, seek responsibility, and make an impact.
    • Ask, “Could I have made this any better?” before you hand over your work.
    • Are you proud of your work? You are your work. The buck stops with you.
    • We do what we say we do. We follow up. We are accountable to each other.
    • We do things right. We don't sacrifice quality over quantity.
        
  3. Everything we do has a PURPOSE
    • What’s the reason to do this? What’s the purpose? Understand the big picture.
    • Ask why? Ask why again. Dig deeper. 
    • We think before we do. We are curious. We want to understand more.
    • We invest in relationships and push ourselves with integrity and honesty.
    • We build for scale and act long term. We are in it for the long haul.
        
  4. We LEVEL UP together
    • We pursue excellence and believe in life-long learning and self-improvement.
    • We live and breathe a feedback culture. We coach and ask how we can grow.
    • We embrace togetherness, sharing our goals & experiences.
    • We have each other's backs, give the benefit of the doubt and build trust. 
    • We have fun together. We don't take ourselves too seriously.


We are very excited about the opportunity of working with you! We look forward to hearing from you!


- The Kalungi Team


Kalungi is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Employment at Kalungi is based solely on a person's qualifications directly related to professional competence. Kalungi does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Employee
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $50 - $60K DOE