Program Manager, Techstars Scale-Up Program

Techstars Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

Techstars is looking for a Program Manager (PM) who can lead the operations of our Techstars Late Stage Program. The Program Manager is one half of the program team, consisting of one operations-focused Program Manager and a partnership and investment focused Program Director. The PM's focus is program operations: executing on the program playbook and delivering the best possible program experience for companies and our corporate partner.

PMs are responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the program, including partnership execution, project and event management, program scheduling, and recruiting, hiring, training and management of the seasonally hired Associate team. Familiarity with the venture-backed company ecosystem is preferred but not required. Comfort working in a distributed, remote work environment and enthusiasm for tackling new and interesting problems as a self-starter is a must for this role.

In This Role You Will...

  • Partner with the Program Director to develop the program plan, and then own the overall responsibility for the successful execution of the program.

  • Ensure the program is following best practices and executing upon outlined content and curriculum of the program playbook and delivering the best possible experience to companies, mentors, partners and other program stakeholders.

  • Own the overall logistics, operations, administration, scheduling, calendar management and event planning for the program.

  • Continuously improve program curriculum and content by collecting feedback from companies and our corporate partner.

  • Recruit, hire and manage the seasonal Associate team.

  • Represent Techstars in the local community, both actively and passively.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments with a focus on business operations, project or program management.

  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

  • Proven attention to detail through prior work and life experience.

  • Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities we're lean so we all have to roll up our sleeves!

  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations.

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,900 companies with an estimated market cap of over $25 Billion.

Techstars is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Program Manager

Ookla

Posted Yesterday

VIEW JOBS 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-07-02T00:00 <p>We’re Ookla, the team behind Speedtest and Downdetector. We’re passionate about making the internet better and faster for everyone through free internet performance testing. We believe the more information people have about their internet performance, the better they can advocate for speed and service improvements. Every day, millions of people use our services to check their broadband and mobile data performance. This generates an incredible amount of data that ISPs, Mobile Carriers, and Governments rely on to make critical business decisions. We license this data through Speedtest Intelligence, a business intelligence product consisting of raw and aggregated data.</p><p>We are looking for an independent, hands-on, Program Manager to help us manage parts of our Enterprise offerings related to Speedtest Intelligence, like our custom reporting and raw data products. The person who takes this position on will be excited about digging into different areas and utilizing different skill sets depending on the task at hand:</p><ul> <li>For custom reporting, you will be responsible for gathering customer requirements, collaborating with relevant Engineering teams to determine feasibility, level of effort, and timelines, working with Sales on the scope of work and pricing, and managing the development and delivery of the final product. </li> <li>For data feeds and extracts, you will manage and enhance the information delivered based on customer feedback, coordinating with the Software and Data Engineering teams to ensure that they are collecting and providing the right data, working with our Data Taskforce to shepard data initiatives forward, and improve documentation and processes for internal and external audiences. </li> </ul><p>As a Program Manager, you will need to be exceptionally flexible and have a demonstrated ability to solve complex technical and business challenges. The ideal candidate will possess an uncanny ability to multi-task and independently prioritize their time to maximize business and customer benefit. They will be able to interact effectively across a wide range of functional roles and problem spaces, and will possess tremendous attention to detail. They will be able to work in an extremely fast paced, highly ambiguous, rapidly evolving environment. The ideal candidate must be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical people across multiple geographies.</p><p>Responsibilities:</p><ul> <li>Manage delivery of custom client projects, clarifying requirements, scope, and timeline, working with Engineering teams to design, build and test products, and determine ways to scale the program</li> <li>Manage the process for collecting feedback related to the raw data product improvements, including capturing new product requirements and coordinating with Consumer Application and Data and Software Engineering teams to implement updates</li> <li>Manage internal and external communication and documentation regarding raw data product and progress of data improvements</li> <li>Identify and coordinate tasks within an internal data taskforce group, including ongoing data improvement projects for the company</li> <li>Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and prioritize tasks for Web Engineering</li> <li>Facilitate all daily stand-ups, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives for Web Engineering</li> <li>Other projects as needed</li> </ul><p><strong>Requirements</strong></p><ul> <li>Previous project, program, or product management experience; especially experience with technology products</li> <li>Self-starter with ability to work independently</li> <li>Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority</li> <li>Ability to read and write technical documentation</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills</li> <li>Experience with SQL a plus</li> <li>Experience with Jira or other development/project management software a plus</li> <li>Preference for candidate to work from Seattle </li> </ul><p><strong>Benefits</strong></p><p>Ookla prides themselves on company perks and benefits, both practical and unconventional. We offer top-of-market compensation, flexible schedules, on- and off-site happy hours, team activities, provided lunch on Wednesdays and consistently stocked snacks in the office. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes pension, generous paid vacation and sick time, ESPP options, health/dental insurance coverage and a stand-out parental leave. We also provide the best hardware, software and tools available for you to do your work.</p> Ookla Seattle WA

Program Manager, Techstars Scale-Up Program

Techstars