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36 Degrees North Program Manager

 

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and growing the next generation of startups in Tulsa? 36 Degrees North (36°N) is looking for a program manager with the entrepreneurship background, connection driven mindset, and drive to help grow companies in our newest initiative, an in-house incubator for scalable startups. Working alongside 20-30 companies, the program manager will help provide our members an unfair advantage in their startup development through regular advisory meetings and program curation. If you are an experienced startup leader looking to join a tight-knit, mission-driven, and world-class team to impact the future of entrepreneurship in Tulsa, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

About Us

36 Degrees North (36°N) is Tulsa’s basecamp for entrepreneurs, startups and innovators. It’s the best place to find the high-quality workspace, helpful resources and diverse community needed to build growing companies that drive economic impact in the Tulsa region. Over the past three years, 36°N has had an economic impact of $238 million in Tulsa. Through the addition of the incubator program, 36°N has the goal of achieving a five-year rolling economic impact of one billion dollars by 2030 while creating a vibrant, inclusive entrepreneurial community in the process.

Company Values:

  • Put people first

  • Empathize with entrepreneurs

  • See it and do it

  • Be the best

Role Characteristics:

  • Naturally creates connections and builds relationships

  • Willingness to solve any problem

  • Collaborative, team player and community builder

  • Outstanding communication and public speaking skills

  • Understanding of startups and their complex needs

Duties + Responsibilities: 

Incubator Development

  • Accountable for overall 36°N incubator growth, occupancy, curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of programs

  • Act as a passionate ambassador for entrepreneurship working with partners across the entrepreneurial ecosystem to expand the incubator’s network

  • Drive a growing stream of income generation by actively recruiting new incubator members and sponsors for events and opportunities in the incubator

  • Build a recruitment pipeline of program participants through generating qualified founder leads, developing an interviewing and vetting process, and conducting information sessions

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with 36°N partners, members and local entrepreneurs to maintain up to date knowledge of Tulsa’s startup scene and potential connections

  • Assess and monitor best practices in the incubator and startup building world to understand what is and isn’t working and ensure we’re pioneering a best-in-class program design

  • Develop and maintain deep ties within the Tulsa entrepreneurship community, and frequently attend and participate in community events to build connections for members

Incubator Program Ops

  • Provide strategic and technical oversight of program and services including the development and management of a program management tool

  • Meet regularly with member companies to help evaluate their needs in order to scale, advise, and create the next connection needed to growth their business

  • Curate an active programming schedule within incubator to provide opportunities for members to learn, connect, and receive guidance

  • Identify metrics to track data on a weekly and quarterly basis on member companies that reflect economic growth and progress on goals

  • Create an alumni support program to foster relationships between former and current participants and provide ongoing resources.

Other Programs

  • Work with the leadership team to ensure that 36°N has a suite of services and programming that meets the needs of entrepreneurs across a wide array of industries and stages

  • Identify gaps in existing program offerings and collaborate with 36°N partners to develop opportunities to expand existing programs and create new programs

  • Identify critical community partnerships and new partnership opportunities for the organization

  • Manage implementation of all programming and perform regular audits to ensure all programs are helping to reach the organization’s strategic goals

  • Maintain an active advisor program for 36°N members, creating connections to  high-quality advisors for all members across a wide array of industries and stages of business

  • Serve as a connector between members, program partners, and local resources

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job

Requirements:

  • Experience working with incubators or accelerators helping companies scale, or within startups helping them scale (Founder or leadership team member who’s scaled a growth-stage company, run an entrepreneurship program, etc.)

  • A founder-friendly approach and broad knowledge of entrepreneurial ecosystem and community in Tulsa and statewide

  • At least 5 years of entrepreneurship and/or program creation/implementation experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field

  • Excellent communication, relationship management, multitasking, and organizational skills

  • Ability to assess local entrepreneur needs to create and run programs that help support their growth, and the growth of jobs in Tulsa

  • Must know how to use Gmail, Google Docs, and macOS

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and positive attitude

Additional Qualifications:  

  • You have a passion for the entrepreneurship community and tech-enabled startups

  • You take projects and programs from concept to completion

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and can take initiative during down time

  • You anticipate needs, think outside the box, and innovate at every turn

  • You adapt quickly to new technologies

  • Professional presentation and ability to communicate clearly with team

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity

  • Ability to work in professional office environment

Physical Demands: 

  • Regular demands include talking, hearing, seeing, typing, sitting, and standing.

  • Occasional demands include lifting up to fifty pounds, walking, reaching with arms and hands, balancing, and stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.

Work Environment: 

  • This position operates full time (40 hrs/wk), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

  • Occasional need to utilize personal transportation, must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance

  • Indoors with moderate noise level with passage of others through work area, occasionally outdoors

Benefits:

  • Exposure to the most exciting new startups in Tulsa

  • 36°N 24/7 coworking membership

  • Neighborhood parking pass

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Term life insurance

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k match eligibility after six months

Questions? Email Sarah Stephenson at [email protected] Use the subject line “36°N Program Manager.”

To Apply: https://www.36degreesnorth.co/jobpostings/2020/11/18/36n-program-manager