General Manager

Job description

#About Ironhack

Ironhack is an education startup that was founded to disrupt the way we learn about technology. We think it sucks that we’ve been learning the same way since the Industrial Revolution, so we empower students to find meaningful careers in software development or product design by offering immersive learning experiences to extremely motivated people.

Our higher purpose is to transform the education space by making it more customer-centric and outcomes-driven. Students finish our program with a new way of thinking and approaching problems, resulting in new jobs, companies they’ve built, or promotions at their current jobs.

Some quick facts:

- Founded by Wharton and Harvard grads in the fall of 2013

- Operations in Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Mexico City and Berlin

- 100% YoY Growth (help us to keep it going!)

- Already graduated over 1,200 students

- 50+ global team members + VC-backed


#About the gig

We are looking for someone that will lead our team in Amsterdam, she/he will be responsible for growing our operations in the city and will help us become the #1 accelerated tech school in Netherlands.

The General Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing all operations related aspects of the campus with the goal of providing an amazing student experience according to the Ironhack values

  • Hiring and leading the Amsterdam Campus team, starting with 1 lead instructor and 1 TA, 1 growth manager, 1 admissions manager and 1 program manager. Plenty of room for the team to grow!

  • Creating and executing local marketing strategies to increase Ironhack brand awareness in the Netherlands and attract our first students

  • Developing relationships with companies & other educational institutions that will take our brand to the next level

  • Managing our admissions funnel (for the next few months)

  • Represent the Ironhack brand at events and for prospective students

  • Report to the VP of Expansion but will work closely with the company’s co-founders

  • Crafting the vision and strategic roadmap for the city

  • Negotiating partnerships with employers to provide the best job opportunities for our students


#Is this you?

  • 5+ years worth of solid business experience in startups, consulting, banking or related field (with management experience)

  • Enjoy community building and love connecting people

  • Have managerial experience, but also enjoy getting his/her hands dirty and executing

  • Extremely organized and take an analytical approach to solving any kind of problem

  • Really positive. Smile often and have fun to work with :)

  • The moment you get out of bed, you’re getting stuff done. 100% do-er attitude

  • Strong communication skills. Comfortable both drafting a memo and making a 20 minute presentation to an audience

  • Plus: already have a strong network in the Dutch startup ecosystem



  • Learn to code: this will be the first thing you want to do when you join us!

  • Yearly company off-site

  • Competitive salary + variable compensation

  • Flexible work environment

  • Tons of awesome events with our students and community of instructors