Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Mountain Ventures

Christopher Gergen writes:
"Our firm is looking to hire a smart, motivated, entrepreneurial intern for a few hours of work/ week.  This would have been the job I would have loved as an undergrad.  It's a nice mix of helping us with market research, business development, and researching stories for our blogs on Harvard Business, Inc, etc.  If you can send this job announcement around to your respective networks that would be great.  Note the deadline for receiving cover letters and resumes is Friday, September 26th"

JOB TITLE: Entrepreneurship Intern

TERMS: Part-Time Flexible Hours, approximately 10 hours per week

LOCATION: Anywhere

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Support the continued growth of an exciting national leadership development company and its founders, while also supporting the publicity efforts surrounding their new book, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (Jossey-Bass, 2008,  Candidate will be a self-starter who is dynamic, entrepreneurial, well organized, results-oriented, professional, and dedicated. 


  • Market and competitive research in the leadership development space
  • Research and idea generation to support the authors’ columns and blogs: Harvard Business Online,, Life Entrepreneurs, Washington Times
  • Updating the company and book web site on a weekly basis
  • Supporting business development and sales & marketing activities, including marketing materials, client scheduling and follow-up, database management (via HighRise online), marketing strategy/messaging support, etc.
  • Supporting product development efforts
  • Identifying potential partner organizations and new business possibilities and leads
  • Identifying and soliciting appropriate “thought leader” support (e.g., authors of related books)
  • Scouring Google alerts for related initiatives
  • Conducting online research, as needed
  • Keeping authors regularly informed on progress


QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks.
  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills.
  • Team player.
  • Proven track record of seeing projects through to completion with little or no supervision.
  • Commitment to our mission and philosophy. 


To learn more about New Mountain Ventures, please visit

To learn more about Life Entrepreneurs and the authors, please visit


If interested, please send resume and email cover letter to before Friday, September 26th.


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