Senior Community Manager (m/f/x) AI Innovation

About us

The appliedAI Institute advances Europe by creating and disseminating expertise in Artificial Intelligence. We are Europe’s largest initiative for the application of cutting-edge trustworthy AI, leveraging Europes innovative power through education, research, and publications. We aim to be a fully transparent, open-source organization, where everyone is invited to participate, discuss, and to engage with AI. As a non-profit, we create visions for Europe as a society, for us in a world of climate change and for our economy in the age of AI. We want to contribute to sustainable wealth through technology, to shape the world we want to live in.

Your mission

As a Community Manager (m/f/x) within our focus area of AI Innovation Insights, you will play a pivotal role in fostering an engaged community around our offers and services in the specific field of AI Innovation. You will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with community members within the Startup and Innovation ecosystem. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills, a passion for network building and a deep understanding of the European AI Ecosystem, especially regarding AI Startups. Your main tasks will be:

  • Develop and implement strategies to grow and nurture the community within AI Innovation. Foster a positive and inclusive environment for community members - such as AI Startups, SMEs, VCs, or other (non-profit) organizations.
  • Create and execute initiatives to increase community engagement - especially for AI Startups and SMEs. Monitor and moderate community discussions to ensure a respectful and safe environment.
  • Identify and address any potential issues or conflicts within the community. Be at the forefront of recent AI developments and understand the most pressing issues of the communities.
  • Act as the voice of the community within the organization, providing feedback and insights to improve products, services or processes.
  • Enhance the AI Startup Ecosystem 2024 by managing existing and acquiring key stakeholders of the German and European AI Ecosystem.
  • Coordinate the EU Startup Landscape developments with our European partner countries
  • Create and curate content that resonates with the AI Innovation Insight community. 
  • Track and analyze key community metrics to measure success and identify areas for improvement.
  • Provide regular reports and insights to management on community engagement and sentiment.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Political Science, or a related (social) field. For this role, your practical experience is more important than your formal education.
  • Ideally you have experience either working or founding in an (AI) Startups. You should have  close ties to the German and / or Startup Ecosystem
  • Proven experience in community management or a related role.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of structural contact management (e.g., Hubspot).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of analytics tools and data-driven decision-making.
  • Ideally you have experience working under a Scrum/Agile methodology, proficiency working within JIRA and using AI in your job is a plus.
  • For this role, fluency in written and spoken German and English required as all of our content comes in German and English language.

What we offer

A highly qualified and motivated team is on its way to shaping the European AI landscape. These are your advantages:

  • Flexible work location: choose between our offices in Heilbronn - Innovation Park Artificial Intelligence, Munich - House of Communication and work from home options
  • You will take responsibility in scaling a leading organization that is on its way to becoming a lighthouse initiative for Europe and shaping the future of our economy
  • Access to the latest technologies and budget for training.
  • Want to learn about robotics, autonomous drones or smart factories? All this takes place at appliedAI
  • The hottest topics of the next decade and the freedom and confidence to initiate your own activities
  • A highly visible initiative that helps you build a large and high-level network of start-ups, partners and technology companies
  • Various other benefits, such as mobility budget, JobRad and Egym Wellpass sports membership.


Lucas Fernandes - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
appliedAI Institute for Europe gGmbH, Im Zukunftspark 7, 74076 Heilbronn