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Our Company 

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab (“SU LL”) is Africa’s leading University-backed Business Incubator with a mission of transforming seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping businesses. Focusing on the 0 to 1 journey for early-stage ventures allows SU LL to build a vibrant entrepreneurial community, grow innovative ways of problem solving and build high impact, sustainable companies originating from university research. Over 250 companies have come through our programs resulting in over $30M USD of funds raised, $32M of annual revenue and 250+ jobs created.


Our Culture


What we do is who we are. Our entire team lives our LaunchPAD culture. We focus on creating a People First, Authentic & Driven (PAD) environment for everyone to achieve their full potential and we expect our Director of Business Development to exhibit the values that embody our culture.


SU LL is seeking a curious, creative, and entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about understanding and communicating with diverse audiences, including startups, venture capitalists, students, and large corporates.  


This person will play a critical role in creating and implementing marketing strategies to tell the story of how we are building world-shaping businesses and working with incredible pan-African entrepreneurs. They will work closely with our dynamic SU LL team members to fully understand their roles, programs, and impact, creating and ensuring the success of marketing campaigns tailored to the unique needs of each vertical. The job requires a candidate who can see the big picture while digging into the small details, is able to think outside the box and craft memorable narratives, can devise innovative ways to reach valuable audiences, and excel in their communication skills to an array of individuals. 

Position Details

Position: Marketing Associate  

Hours: 6 month consulting contract (45 hours/week) with potential for FTE

Reporting: Reports to Activation Lead 

Fixed Salary: R10-15K gross per month   

Variable Earnings: Opportunity to earn cash bonuses and annual profit sharing as FTE 

Location: In office in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, SA at least 3 days per week 

Timing: Start date 1-30 April or sooner 


Marketing Strategy 

  • Developing and executing marketing plans 

  • Analysing market trends and customer feedback 

  • Identifying target audiences 

  • Creating and managing budgets 


Content Creation and Editing 

  • Developing and creating content for marketing materials 

  • Designing creative concepts and visuals for campaigns 

  • Recording and editing photos and videos 

  • Creating and managing social media content 

  • Creatively enhancing client facing materials, including brochures, flyers, presentations, proposals 


Campaign Management 

  • Developing and managing campaigns 

  • Tracking and analysing campaign performance 

  • Optimizing campaigns for maximum ROI 

  • Reporting on campaign results 

  • Work with external service providers, providing briefs, obtaining quotes, project managing workstreams 


Event Management 

  • Conceptualise, organise, and coordinate marketing events such as conferences, webinars, and trade shows 

  • Assisting with the setup, facilitation, and hosting of marketing events 

  • Reporting on events 


Research and Analysis 

  • Conducting market research 

  • Analysing customer data 

  • Identifying new opportunities 

  • Monitoring competitor activities 


Qualifications & Experience

  • 2 years + experience in marketing 

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree required- degree in marketing, business or a related field a plus 

  • Demonstrated business marketing experience with the following: 

  • Required: 

  • Social media - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok 

  • Preferred: 

  • Social media management tools – eg: Sprout 

  • Email marketing – eg: MailChimp 

  • Website builders –eg: Wix 

  • CRM – eg: Dynamics 365  

  • Marketing collateral design experience- eg: Canva 

  • Digital photography and video editing experience 


Skills Requirements

  • Design skills (ex: Canva) 

  • Digital photography and video editing capabilities 

  • Proficiency with Office 365 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong writing and copy-editing abilities 

  • Understanding of basic business and marketing concepts 

  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills 

  • Comfort with multi-tasking in a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to connect and collaborate with diverse stakeholders  

  • Attention to detail 

  • Entrepreneurial spirit- proactivity, ownership, and resilience



Let's transform seemingly impossible into world-shaping together.

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