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Senior Manager | Impact Acceleration & Grant writer

Impact Hub offers an unique ecosystem that supports entrepreneurial solutions to tackle key challenges facing the world today, such as creating a circular economy, a sustainable food chain & fashion sector and an inclusive society. Our passionate team has already helped more than 4.000 companies to become more sustainable and make more impact.


Within Impact Hub Amsterdam there is an Innovate team and an Accelerate team. You will work in the  Accelerate team where we focus on businesses that develop the products and services of tomorrow and shape the new economy. Our acceleration services are focused on finding, strengthening and connecting impact startups to the impact entrepreneurship network, knowledge and funding they need. The Acceleration programs we offer are on various levels (start, grow, scale) within our thematic ecosystems.

Go to our program page to read about our specific Acceleration programs, including What Design Can Do, The Food Chain Accelerator, Female Entrepreneurship program WeRin and FABB fashion program.


You are an excellent program manager, with entrepreneurial experience and bring in a relevant network from within one or more of our ecosystems, including funding partners. You have experience in managing a project from start to finish. You are a team player, supporting the junior team members and willing to execute on projects where needed. You will work closely with the business development team and the leads of the other units. You are comfortable working with both young startups and large organisations, incl. governments, and you have experience as a facilitator of events and workshops.  

The next project you will work on is the Circular Innovation Collective program where we accelerate the transition to circular chains together with innovative startups & SMEs, financiers, circular experts and municipalities. The first one will be focussed on circular textile in the MRA region. Your role is to spot new potential clients who would like to start a similar project in another region than MRA or another sector than circular textile. 

In addition, you manage the 5-month Accelerator program. Through this accelerator, the businesses selected to participate in the accelerator will: receive business training, develop impact-driven growth strategies, develop circular business models, receive leadership training skills, and receive tailored mentorship in strategy, impact measurement, legal and more.


Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Business development: finding and converting leads into programs. Clients are mainly governments, municipalities and funds. Therefore it is important you have experience with researching potential grants and writing the proposals to potential funders.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with strategic partners
  • Co-responsible for Accelerate unit strategy 
  • Program design, execution and quality

In addition, you will be:

  • A sparring/diagnostic partner for (alumni) impact entrepreneurs
  • Bringing in content (speakers, experts) for programs, alumni network, community and events
  • Supporting junior team members in planning & quality
  • Designing and/or facilitating accelerator workshops


  • 5+ years of working experience
  • Experience in working with impact startups (strategy, financials, etc.)
  • Track record in business development, across corporate partners, foundations and public funding.
  • Established network in the Netherlands, ideally in the field of impact startups, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Experience managing small teams
  • Experience facilitating workshops/events is a plus
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to self-direct planning and manage work across different work streams
  • Ability to work with deadlines and under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Available for 32-40 hours per week (0,8-1fte)


  • Part of our Impact Hub Amsterdam team of 20+, and entrepreneurial impact makers (700+ worldwide)
  • You get access to events and exclusive learning opportunities of our partners.
  • Work from an inspiring location in Amsterdam at the Oosterpark.

Please send your CV + brief motivation by 18 September to