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Program Manager 79729BR

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Program Manager


Off-Campus: Scottsdale

Job Description

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute's (Edson E+I) Venture Development team serves to support all ASU students, faculty, staff, and community-based entrepreneurs to catalyze the entrepreneurial success of founders by connecting them with mentorship, training, co-collaborative spaces, and targeted resources.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Venture Development, the Program Manager, Venture Development serves as primary lead and directs activities and functions of venture development, including our signature program, Venture Devils. The Program Manager supports the activities of the Venture Development team and ensures that the goals and objectives of the program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations, or other specifications.

This position may be supported in whole or in part by grants or philanthropic funding and may be contingent on availability of funding.

Job Family


Department Name

Entrepreneurship + Innovation



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$48,960 - $55,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

Strategic (10%)

Collaborate with the Assistant Director, Venture Development, to strategically evolve the Venture Devils program, including the Venture Mentor program, to best support ventures in all stages of development, across all verticals and industries; leveraging the mentor's skill sets, backgrounds, and networks to better align with participating venture's needs.
Lead the data/evaluation strategy to inform of progress, gaps, growth, and resource allocation.
Lead external communication strategies to increase the imprint of Venture Development involvement in external funding and visibility.
Actively engage across Edson E+I.
Liaise directly with stakeholders to communicate updates, progress, and impact of programmatic support.

Managerial (30%)

Supervise the activities of direct reports.
Mentor and develop direct reports through weekly check-in and quarterly development conversations.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director, Venture Development, to hire, develop and retain valuable staff.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director, Venture Development to set the vision and direction of Edson E+I Venture Development.
Co-create an onboarding and training system.
Create and deploy a functioning system for task/project delegation.

Programmatic (50%)

Create and manage new program tracks including arts/creative, social impact, and in support of strategic initiatives.
Manage software platform to implement new strategies with mentor matching, content delivery, and program support.
Evolve recruitment strategies to foster diversity and inclusion.
Iterate the Venture Mentor program to scale and ensure appropriate human capital allocation.
Develop and articulate Edson E+I Training + Development Resource strategy and execution of content across program continuums.
Lead program continuum for designated areas/programs including managing Venture Mentor leads for program tracks.
Developing relationships within the entrepreneurial community (external), internal and external programs, deepening relationships with Venture Mentors in service of strengthening program offerings.
Mapping out and implementing resources and training opportunities within each program to strengthen offering and impact.
Establishing outcomes for program efficacy and tracking.
Lead programming development in our placed-based innovation spaces to elevate innovative districts with a focus on Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, and Scottsdale.
Deepen relationships with internal/external entrepreneurial communities and organizations to build out additional resources/opportunities for ventures and to establish Edson E+I/venture development representation (ASU academic/non-academic units, #YesPHX, ACA/Venture Ready, SBA, BBB, Pitch In).

Other (10%)

Supporting other ASU or community initiatives that align with the goals and mission of Edson E+I.
Knowledge of budgeting processes.
Represent Edson E+I and/or Venture Development and serve on various department, unit, and university committees as requested.
Other duties as assigned by Associate Director, Venture Development.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Project management experience.
Experience in program construct and management with effective resource identification and allocation.
Knowledge of the arts/creative community including funding mechanisms.
Knowledge of the social impact environment, including applicable research.

Working Environment

Work duties are performed in diverse settings including ASU SkySong (Scottsdale, AZ), and various event/program locations.
Activities include use of office equipment including a laptop computer; subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Some travel to various campus, partner locations, and Edson E+I project sites may be required.
May require a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate events, projects, and initiatives.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Regular communication to perform essential duties.
Receive regular review of completed tasks.

Department Statement

For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative university in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all seven years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute supports connections and collaborations across ASU and its partner communities to make entrepreneurship accessible to everyone by providing material support and resources for entrepreneurship while advancing ASU's national and international reputation as an entrepreneurial institution of higher education. Edson E+I is a dynamic and fast-paced working environment with a team of interdisciplinary colleagues supporting an extensive suite of programs that provide outreach, engagement, and training opportunities to promote an inclusive and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic growth.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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