Who are we?
Our mission is to scale intelligence to serve humanity. We’re training and deploying frontier models for developers and enterprises who are building AI systems to power magical experiences like content generation, semantic search, RAG, and agents. We believe that our work is instrumental to the widespread adoption of AI.
We obsess over what we build. Each one of us is responsible for contributing to increasing the capabilities of our models and the value they drive for our customers. We like to work hard and move fast to do what’s best for our customers.
Cohere is a team of researchers, engineers, designers, and more, who are passionate about their craft. Each person is one of the best in the world at what they do. We believe that a diverse range of perspectives is a requirement for building great products.
Join us on our mission and shape the future!
Why this role?
Cohere For AI (C4AI) is the dedicated research arm of Cohere, and our mission is to lower the barriers to entry to machine learning research and support a community of independent research talent across the world. Cohere For AI has both a full-time research staff which build the next generation of large language models and an open science initiative that support collaborative research across institutions and paths of access for independent researchers.
In this role, you will contribute to Cohere For AI core mission by supporting the lab day-to-day operations, whether that be coordinating the logistics needed to launch new programs or taking ownership of day to day to-do’s. You will work closely with Cohere For AI leads and research staff towards efficient & effective execution across top priorities. As an Operations Associate, you are a driving force behind your team’s logistics coordination and ensure that everything moves forward seamlessly. This presents a unique opportunity to contribute towards shaping programs and offerings that aim to democratize access to AI research.
Please note: This is a contract position.

As Operations Associate, you will:

  • Coordinate C4AI community-building logistics, from organizing and promoting community events, to curating educational materials, and managing speaker invites and attendees.
  • Build relationships with volunteer community leads to collaborate on high-quality program delivery, balancing the priorities of the the volunteers with the C4AI mission.
  • Draft external copy and manage assets for communications (eg. social media, blog, email) to keep the wider AI research community abreast of C4AI activities.
  • Support and help scale Cohere’s educational fellowship program, whether that be coordinating the logistics needed to re-launch and promote applications to the fellowship, or taking ownership of day-to-day to-do’s that make the program a success.
  • Proactively anticipate needs and shape educational outreach programming.
  • Maintain constant communication and work closely with Cohere leads to efficiently & effectively execute across top priorities.

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have completed a post-secondary degree, with 2+ years of experience in program management, administrative lead, communications, or operations role.
  • Are dynamic, highly organized and detail-orientated, and take pride in delivering end-to-end execution.
  • Have excellent end-to-end project management skills, with a passion for process improvement.
  • Have excellent communication skills and can effectively communicate with a diverse range of audiences.
  • Strong writer with the ability to adapt your tone to suit formal and casual relationship-building context equally.
  • Have experience designing and implementing new processes and organization structures, and leading and co-leading events of different magnitudes.
  • Are excited to work closely with senior leadership to execute and take ownership of day-to-day to-do’s.
  • Enjoy moving quickly in a changing environment.
  • Enjoy taking on varied tasks while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Enjoy community-building and taking ownership of the small details that lead to program success.
  • Have a passion for democratizing access to technology.
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.
We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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