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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. 

 

TiE Boston - Executive Director 

Summary

TiE Boston, founded in 1997 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout their lifecycle — from ideation to creation, through growth, wealth creation and ultimately, support of future founders. Our 150+ charter members include successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and senior executives who are committed to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the greater Boston area.  

TiE Boston seeks a skilled and experienced Executive Director to lead the organization to the next level. The successful candidate will play a key role in building and influencing the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem in the New England area. They will have the ability to craft and communicate a compelling vision internally and externally, to establish successful partnerships and collaborations, and should have a track record of success in major fundraising.

We are looking for high potential and/or highly experienced candidates who can engage one-on-one with CEOs, convince top VCs to support our programs and attract more charter members to join us in accomplishing our mission of fostering entrepreneurship. We welcome applications from candidates looking to make a career change from the corporate world or the tech industry.

TiE Boston is made up of a results-driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every idea and the power of entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning to transform the innovation landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where flexibility, cross-cultural understanding and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and celebrated. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director provides leadership, establishes priorities and partnerships and provides strong administrative implementation of TiE Boston initiatives including the ScaleUp program, a seed to series A accelerator; the Angels program where our members invest in a carefully curated set of companies; the annual TiE-Con conference which brings all players of the entrepreneurial ecosystem together; and the TYE youth program which prepares high schoolers for entrepreneurship. The ideal candidate will provide thought leadership and bring in the right partners and collaborators to make the programs successful. The ED will have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and is responsible for representing and advocating for TiE Boston within and outside of the organization. The ED will work closely with the TiE Boston President and the Board of Directors and Charter Members.

The successful candidate will have a forward-thinking, collaborative leadership style and the ability to actively engage others in implementing an ambitious long-term vision for TiE Boston. A mature and confident leader, the ED will be a natural communicator and connector with the ability to identify new growth opportunities to advance TiE Boston goals. The ED will have deep experience with an unwavering commitment to the values that drive and guide TiE Boston’s work. 

 

Desired qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree desirable); 

  • 7+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a corporate setting, startup, fund and/or non-profit focused on economic or community development; 

  • 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. 

 

Supervision Exercised

Provide direct supervision of 2 staff members (ScaleUp Program Manager, Membership Coordinator) and 2 Part-time Staff and serve as a resource to one additional full time staff member. May supervise additional staff.

 

Position Details

  • The position will be based out of our office in Kendall Square which is currently closed due to the pandemic. It is likely that this position will be remote on the start date. We are open to discussing work-from-home preferences balanced with in-office responsibilities.

  • Evenings and weekends will be required for events. 

  • This is a full time, exempt position.


 

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter with desired salary requirements to TiE Boston President, Anu Chitrapu, at anu.chitrapu@boston.tie.org. 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.

CAREERS

TiE Boston - ScaleUp Program Manager

 

Position Summary: 

 

Are you passionate about helping startups rapidly scale and making an impact in Boston’s startup community?

 

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

 

A program of TiE Boston, TiE ScaleUp helps the teams of "Seed+ to Series A" companies overcome typical barriers to growth by helping them to optimize their strategic positioning, operations, sales and competitive advantage.

 

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

 

TiE Boston is made up of a fun, diverse, results-driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every idea and the power of entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning to transform the innovation landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where flexibility, cross-cultural understanding and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. For more information, please visit www.tiescaleup.org

Position Overview:

 

The Program Manager (PM) provides overall management for the ScaleUp program including coordinating the programming between participants and speakers, managing the budget, and participating in the sourcing of new partners to grow the scope and impact of the program. The PM takes the lead with the ScaleUp Taskforce to ensure the smooth delivery of high-quality curricula, engagement of founders, mentors and alumni with continued improvement of these programs.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

 

Programming

  • Manage the day-to-day operations for the ScaleUp program; 

  • Build out, maintain, and improve upon ScaleUp offerings and leveraging resources from the organization

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

 

Logistics and Metrics Management

  • Proactively propose and implement improvements to programming; 

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

  • Ensure smooth coordination between ScaleUp and the TiE Boston team, leveraging and building out on office systems; 

  • Design, implement, and improve upon on programmatic metrics that align with overall chapter strategy; and

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

 

Marketing and Communications

  • 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. 

 

Relationship Development and Management

  • Use external presence and relationships to emphasize the value of TiE Boston and programs in order to attract more entrepreneurs, mentors and sponsors; 

  • Maintain strong relationships with program partners; and

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

 

Recruiting 

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; 

  • 1-3 years of experience working in education, economic development or community development; 

  • 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. 

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

 

  • Initiative - Proactively create and/or follow through on new ideas and strategies; 

 

  • Attention to Detail - Accomplish a task with a thorough and precise focus on every component of the project, no matter how small or time-consuming; 

 

  • Written Communication - Excellent written communication skills and ability to accurately convey background and interests of funders, ideally associating their interests with TiE Boston’s organizational needs and priorities; 

 

  • Interpersonal Skills - Use a variety of techniques, as appropriate, to connect with others to build positive relationships and be a true team player; 

 

  • Stakeholder Engagement – Anticipate and respond promptly and professionally to requests and needs from all key stakeholders and set clear expectations while taking other perspectives into account

 

  • Multi-tasking – Move seamlessly between any number of prioritized tasks and functions while effectively managing time

 

  • Forward Thinking – Anticipate the implications and after effects of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible outcomes. 


 

Position Details:

  • The position will be based out of our office in Kendall Square which is currently closed due to the pandemic. It is likely that this position will be remote on the start date. We are open to discussing work from home preferences balanced with in-office responsibilities.

  • Evenings may be required, at times, when the program is in session. 

  • This is a full time, exempt position.

 

Application Instructions:

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter with desired salary requirements to TiE ScaleUp Program Administrator, Lori Paglia, at lori@tieboston.org. TiE Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.