Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Larta institute
November 22, 2022

Reports to: Brand, Marketing and Communications Lead
Location: Los Angeles (HQ in Downtown LA)

Who is Larta Institute?

Larta Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship. 
Our mission is to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet. 

Our planet is experiencing significant global problems created by human behavior and policies affecting the environment, food, education, energy, and healthcare systems. New science and technology play a critical role in transforming how we sustainably feed, fuel, and heal the world.  

Larta was founded in 1993, in Los Angeles, funded by the state of California as a Regional Technology Alliance to stimulate the economic development of technology-based enterprises in Southern California. Larta quickly became the national partner for numerous federal government agencies to commercialize novel research and innovation – including DARPA, NIH, DOE, NSF, NIST, NOAA, and USDA. 

Today, our innovation platform and ecosystem accelerate new science and technology from idea to sustainable enterprise – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding. We have helped over 4,500 startups, and our alumni have raised over $6.5 billion in funds. 

Together, let’s feed, fuel, and heal the world.

What is the role?

The Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications will engage the startup ecosystem to build awareness of Larta’s mission and programs – they will create & execute high-quality community programming (campaigns, content & events) for startup founders, alumni, government agencies, academia, investors, foundations, mentors, and industry.

The Senior Manager fills a critical role in engaging and growing Larta’s startup community. 

What would my day look like?

  • Identity: collaborate with Larta’s in-house Brand Associate to understand and evolve current guidelines & systems
  • Operations: hands-on management of marketing systems, including HubSpot workflows & data analytics
  • Quality Assurance: review, edit, and approve all marketing & communications activity prior to release
  • Playbook: expand marketing toolbox enabling Programs teams to execute startup recruitment campaigns
  • Community Events: plan & execute a series of ecosystem engagement events, both in-person and virtual
  • Thought-Leadership: coordinate execution of new content strategy, collaborating with experts & vendors
  • Fundraising: collaborate with Development team to create content & campaigns that engage the ecosystem
  • Innovation Festival: plan & execute Larta’s annual flagship showcase event, including logistics & content

What skills and experience does Larta require?

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience required, plus 4-5 years of professional relevant experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of marketing operations technology, including HubSpot, Meltwater, and Asana
  • Experience within the startup ecosystem, such as incubator or accelerator programs, or a venture studio
  • Interest in and experience with new science & technology innovation, and translation of ideas into startup ventures
  • Understanding of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations is desired and experience with fundraising campaigns a plus
  • Experience collaborating with investors, government agencies, foundations, and academia is a plus

Attributes we look for in a successful candidate

  • Passionate about impact for a sustainable planet, including innovative solutions and concepts
  • Desire to foster a culturally diverse ecosystem, growing an equitable & inclusive startup community (DEI)
  • Creative growth mindset, low ego, organized with attention to detail, and exemplary interpersonal skills

What we offer!

Larta Institute offers a competitive and attractive compensation and benefits package, as follows: 

  • Full-time employment within a mission-driven, non-profit organization
  • An open, diverse, and inclusive culture, with a commitment to job stability and personal growth
  • Opportunities dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Performance bonus potential
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • Paid time off for one week during the end of year holidays
  • Health insurance coverage, with low employee premium contribution
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Subsidized parking or transportation
  • Monthly reimbursement on data package (internet/mobile)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Larta Institute is committed to providing an accessible, safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all. Our Anti-Discrimination Policy aims to ensure that all members of the Larta Institute community – including our staff, startup founders, mentors, government officials, industry executives, investors, speakers, sponsors, donors, advisory board members, and other community members – are treated with dignity and respect in an open culture that is free from harassment, discrimination, violence, and other inappropriate conduct. 

Larta Institute is committed to diversity, equitable access, and inclusion. 

Employment Status: Exempt 

Salary range: $80,000-$99,000

Seniority Level: Manager / Senior Manager

How to Apply  

Complete an application, including providing a resume and cover letter here


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion. 

Larta Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities, and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of Larta’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented, and diverse workforce. Larta Institute is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination as defined by both California and federal laws. 


  • Civic and Social Organization 
  • Science and Technology Innovation
  • Non-Profit  
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