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TiE Boston was founded on the basis of creating a community within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Knowing that entrepreneurship can be a lonely road, the founders envisioned TiE Boston as community hub that would enable entrepreneurs of all levels to connect and to help the next generation of entrepreneurs to succeed. 

 

Job Title: Program Manager, TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE)

Nature of Employment: Full time

Reporting to: ED

Location: Kendall Square, Cambridge

Apply by: May 30, 2022

We are looking for a Program Manager to play a significant role in the growth of our TYE  program. 

Are you passionate about helping high school youth on their entrepreneurial journey, from turning a great start-up idea into a business plan, developing a product, perfecting elevator pitch and becoming successful at managing a company?

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a 6-months program that helps high school youth to create real start-ups, through team-based peer collaboration and STEM-based project learning. On completion, the teams compete for $20K in seed-funding. 

Additionally, the TYE Summer Bootcamp, is a week-long immersive program for students from Grades 7-9, designed to spark an early interest in STEM, business and entrepreneurship.

The Program Manager (PM) provides overall management for the TYE program including recruitment, programming, creating and managing the operational budget, and participating in fundraising and partnership development to grow the scope and impact of the program.

You will be one of TiE Boston’s leading ambassadors by engaging with educational institutions, mentors, educators, sponsors, and investors to support the TYE Program. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Programming (45%)

  • Create the operational plan and manage the day-to-day operations for the TYE program

  • Recruitment of the incoming class, run the application and selection process

  • Build out, maintain, and improve upon TYE offerings and leverage resources from the organization

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, including the introduction and maintenance of systems and metrics to track progress and measure successes.

  • Fundraise: source and execute grants; engage with corporations, family foundations and individual donors for sponsorships and charitable allocations

  • Support in the recruitment of mentors, speakers, and teachers 

  • Develop and maintain good rapport with the local entrepreneurial and academic communities

  • Contribute to building a strong Alumni network and induct the outgoing cohort into the Alumni network

  • Attend and speak at external events to talk about the program.  

 

Logistics and Metrics Management (30%)

  • Maintain up-to-date records of curricula, classes, relevant contacts, etc.

  • Design, implement, and improve upon on programmatic metrics that align with overall TiE Boston strategy

  • Coordinate as needed with external vendors and site managers to support classes and program events.

 

Marketing and Communications (25%)

  • Collaborate with team as needed to support programmatic communications and social media posts; and

  • Provide supporting content for outreach and collaborate to support polished final product, when applicable. 

  • Maintain strong relationships with members/teachers/mentors/alumni, actively engaging and energizing them to participate in programming. 

 

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; 

  • 5+ years, with relevant experience working in education, entrepreneurship development, economic development or community development; 

  • High potential aspirational candidates are welcome to apply;

  • An understanding of the entrepreneurial life cycle and enthusiasm for TiE’s mission; 

  • Excellent program and project management and organizational skills; and

  • Strong relationship management skills. 

  • Strong computation skills in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Able to learn new data management and software quickly and effectively.

  • Ability to travel as and when required.

 

POSITION DETAILS:

  • The position will be based out of our office in Kendall Square, Cambridge MA; option to work remote during the week if needed

  • TYE classes are held on Saturdays in Kendall Square;   Presence required during classes which run approximately September through April

  • TYE Summer Bootcamp runs during the week in August 9AM-5PM;  presence required during sessions

  • Evenings may be required for some events during recruitment season

  • This is a full time, exempt position

 

COMPENSATION:

Health benefits and market competitive salary

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to TiE Boston Executive Director Rowena Mascarenhas, at rowena@tieboston.org by May 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open till filled.

 

TiE Boston is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. TiE Boston seeks to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.

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