Academy Manager – AI Program (m/f/d)


What do robots, mp3 and search engines have in common? - Without innovative research, they would not exist. Research is the fundamental driver of companies, business models and products that change our world.   

In the AI program of Science & Startups, the network of startup support units at Berlin's universities, we are committed to turning exciting artificial intelligence research from Berlin into successful AI products and AI companies for the whole world.  

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a full-time Academy Manager (m/f/d) as soon as possible. As Academy Manager, you will be the main driver of our new Academy program, which is aimed at startups, founders, students, researchers and the interested public. The Academy will offer exciting and educational courses on artificial intelligence and startups primarily online, occasionally offline, doing its part to improve education and knowledge building on these topics in society.

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What do we do? - With our work, we support AI startup founders, founding teams, and existing startups from Berlin's universities Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, as well as the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, to grow and internationally succeed.  

Berlin's universities attract renowned scientists, researchers and innovators from all around the world, while also being a breeding ground for outstanding young talent. With more than 100,000 students, 20,000 researchers, over 600 supported startups, and thousands of jobs created, the Science & Startups network members are a catalyst for innovation and economic growth.  

In the AI program, we work closely with the universities to provide excellent AI founders and startup teams with the best services, a community, resources, know-how, and networking optimized for their startup phase. In our bright, beautiful office space at AI Campus Berlin (https://www.aicampus.berlin/), we sit right in the heart of Berlin's AI scene together with the teams we support.  

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a full-time Academy Manager (m/f/d) as soon as possible. As Academy Manager, you will be the main driver of our new Academy program, which is aimed at startups, founders, students, researchers and the interested public. The Academy will offer exciting and educational courses on artificial intelligence and startups primarily online, occasionally offline, doing its part to improve education and knowledge building on these topics in society.

Your tasks: 


  • Development of a strategy concept for our new online academy on Artificial Intelligence & Entrepreneurship for AI
  • Pro-active setup and constant expansion of the academy program with new partners, lecturers offers and courses
  • Conception, planning and creation of teaching materials and classes for our online academy and occasionally also for offline courses
  • Management and administration of our learning platform as well as maintenance, updating and documentation
  • Support and supervision of lecturers in the creation of their own classes and materials
  • Consulting and support for partners, lecturers, participants and customers

What you bring:


  • Enthusiasm, creativity and ideas for setting up a new learning academy to spread knowledge about AI and startups
  • Solid experience in planning and practical implementation of online courses using online learning platforms as well as in the creation of interactive digital learning materials
  • BSc degree or higher in business, education, e-learning or comparable qualification  
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience from similar positions   
  • Very good language skills in German and English  
  • Knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence & entrepreneurship is a plus
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills 
  • You enjoy challenges, working independently & you have a hands-on mentality  

What we offer:


  • An exciting role where you can contribute your ideas 
  • A chance to help shape the future of Artificial Intelligence and successful AI companies in Berlin and Germany 
  • A great office in the new AI Campus Berlin, the center of the AI startup scene in Berlin  
  • A small, dedicated and agile team with a friendly and constructive working atmosphere  
  • Urban Sports Club membership & allowance  
  • Attractive compensation 

You want to help bring Berlin's best and most innovative AI startups into the world? Then apply now! Please include your earliest possible entry date, your salary expectations, and your CV. Please use the following e-mail subject: "AI Program Academy Manager" and send your application to: 

AI Program by Science & Startups 
Dr. Tina Klüwer, Director AI 
jobs@science-startups.berlin 

We look forward to receiving your application!  

This announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of suitable applications have been received. The position is initially limited to four years with indented option of extension according to the economic development of the program. 

The AI program is operated by Humboldt-Innovation GmbH for Science & Startups. Humboldt-Innovation is a 100% subsidiary of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 

By submitting your application via email, you agree that your data will be electronically processed and stored. Please note our data protection information according to DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) can be found here: https://humboldt-innovation.de/de/transparenzerklaerung-fuer-bewerbungen. 

To ensure equal opportunities, applications from women with the required qualifications are explicitly welcome. Qualified applicants with disabilities are preferred. Persons with a migration background are explicitly encouraged to apply.  

Humboldt-Innovation values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunity.