Program Manager

The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by TechstarsOther 6-8 Years

Job Description

The Accelerator is looking to add a Program Manager to the team who will be working with each program's startups and founders, along with developing great working relationships with other stakeholders. This person will help with sourcing, screening and leading the event planning and logistics of the Program itself. They seek an individual who has a strong interest in working with startups, has an entrepreneurial/creative mindset, and enjoys no two days being the same. This person will work hand in hand with the Managing Director and will be mentored by them to help the cohort truly get the best possible experience during the program.

This position is based on-site in Indianapolis, IN. Qualified candidates must currently reside in the Indianapolis area or be willing to relocate.

Duties And Responsibilities

Partner with the Managing Director to support the program plan and the overall responsibility for the successful execution of the accelerator
Manage expectations of Stakeholders and provide the best possible experience for founders
Develop relationships with The Center staff, AV/IT, THG mentors, and with the Indianapolis community at large
Manage all logistics, administration, scheduling, and calendar/event management throughout the year
Co-Lead pilot committee with the Platform Manager to help identify and define possible pilots in advance of the program
During Program: This is a large part of the experience for the founders, and the value is in what they learn and the network they build.
Support relationship management with Program Director, mentors, and founders. This includes facilitating introductions and networking opportunities for the founders.
Plan and execute on-site and off-site events for the founders and staff
Plan out workshops, team meetings, and learning curriculum for the program based on the needs of the cohort
Lead and manage the social media outreach during the program to increase visibility with our network and local partners
Demo Day: The whole program leads up to this. It is important that Demo Day meets and beats founder and THG expectations.
Lead communication with key attendees, and business leads across The Heritage Group
Coordinate marketing/PR in order to optimize attendance
Lead planning and execution of Demo day with The Center Staff and facilities. This includes preparation for the founders, ordering, and distribution of swag, and logistics
What you bring to the role:

Bachelor's degree
5+ years of experience in fast-paced environments with a focus on project management, relationship management and logistics/operations
Experience working with technical resources would be preferred
Experience working with a start-up or a vertical company is strongly preferred
Effective communicator and ability collaborate across stakeholders and audiences
Can plan and prioritize to meet program and organizational goals
Must be able to take the lead, work autonomously and be okay with some ambiguity
Can do creative problem solving for continuous process improvement
Can anticipate the needs and requests of multiple stakeholders
Must be willing to "roll-up sleeves" to do all levels of work from making big business decisions to administrative tasks
The Heritage Group welcomes the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all to work together to accomplish our goals

Posted On

January 4, 2022