Latin America's School of Technology

Startup Faculty Manager

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3+ years
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About the role

Who We Are

Platzi is the leading online education platform in Latin America, helping students from all over the world acquire new, in-demand skills and stay up-to-date with the tech industry. Over 1.5M students come to Platzi to boost their careers by taking inspiring design, marketing, business and programming courses from top professionals.

At Platzi the Startup Team works at the cross roads between Education Team & Growth Team. The former has eight Faculties: Computer Science, Marketing, Design, Business, Professional Growth, English, Startups and Digital Content. They are in charge of making their Faculty grow by creating content, nourishing a community and building networking with experts and companies of their industries. While the Growth Team seeks to generate exponential student acquisition (B2B and B2C) forming hypotheses, running experiments to finally move the needle until the unit economics can be optimized.

Please be sure to read to find why you should not work with us ;-) yes read it before applying, also read as a foundational document for our team.


  • Create relevant Content Roadmap for the startup faculty, such as courses (draft Syllabus, find high profile teachers, optimise production), blogs (write about startups topics, founders from our communities, generate content for acquisition) & activities such as challenges, workshops, live classes.
  • Lead and Support a junior course director to make the Content Roadmap happen.
  • Lead & Support the program manager to execute Demo Day of Platzi Startups (applications, selection process, 8 weeks training, investor forum, finals and trip to SF for the winner)
  • Grow our network of experts, active investors, experienced entrepreneurs and startups operators.
  • Build & scale the Startups Community such as by organising events, joining relevant events, supporting other actors of the ecosystem and being present for our entrepreneurs.
  • Implement tactics and methodologies that increase the quality and scalability of our work.
  • Have continuous communication with the team to collaborate to establish OKRs, priorities & strategy.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Community builder: you have strong connections & over 5+ years experience in the startup environment in LATAM and connections with US ecosystem are a plus.
  • A mentor and intrapreneur: you are passionate about startup operation. You know how to build MVP and what scaling means. Strong sense of ownership. Preferably you worked at a startup or accelerator before. You speak the startup & investor language.
  • A detail oriented multitasker: you enjoy doing a lot of different things with a great sense of detail. You excel at documenting & excel. What you do, you do it well.
  • English & Spanish proficiency, Portuguese is a plus.

Why you should join Platzi

Platzi is the largest technology school in Spanish. Our students grow their income 2x to 10x after studying with us for 12-18 months. We teach programming, devops, UI design, marketing, A/V production and every other skill in the digital economy.

Platzi is the official education platform of several governments in Latin America and seven YC companies have founders who studied at Platzi.

Team Size:123
Location:San Francisco
Christian Van Der Henst
Christian Van Der Henst
Freddy Vega 💚
Freddy Vega 💚