Fellowship Manager—Boston

  • Activate Global
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Nov 16, 2021
Full time role Project Manager

Job Description

About Activate Global
Activate empowers scientists to reinvent our world and address climate change by bringing their research to market. We partner with leading funders and research institutions to offer the Activate Fellowship, providing the funding, technical support, networking, community, and time that scientists need at the outset of their entrepreneurial journey.

Activate Fellows have launched 74 new companies since 2015. These companies have raised more than $370M in follow-on funding, created more than 360 U.S.-based high-tech jobs, reached scientific breakthroughs, and defined new market categories. Activate supports fellows in Berkeley, CA, Boston, MA, New York, NY, and now supports fellows across the U.S. through Activate Anywhere.

Activate exists to create a better future, for all. In service of this purpose, we are building a foundation of equity and inclusivity across our business, including our operations, our fellowship, our partnerships, and our brand.

Position Summary
The Fellowship Manager is responsible for the operational and program management of the Activate Fellowship in Boston. This person oversees local customization and execution of key fellowship elements including fellow selection, educational programming, and fellowship operations and evaluation. 

The Fellowship Manager reports to the Managing Director of Activate Boston, and work closely with the Chief Fellowship Officer and a growing fellowship team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Boston-based fellow selection process 

  • Plan and execute fellow onboarding, education, and exit

  • Manage fellowship operations, including program calendar, key meetings, information systems, and workflows, for the Boston community team

  • Help plan, lead, and facilitate dynamic, interactive sessions between the fellows and the broader community

  • Support fellowship evaluation by collecting and analyzing data on the performance of the fellowship site, the fellows, and the fellows’ companies

  • Work with the Managing Director to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment for the fellows

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has a keen ability to collect, process, organize, and communicate complex information.

  • Has a track record of successful program management in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment.

  • Can quickly and seamlessly transition from working collaboratively as a member of a team to self-motivated individual contribution.

  • Has exceptional communication, facilitation, and relationship skills, and the ability to work productively with varied personalities.

  • Believes in the power of science innovation to combat climate change and create a more sustainable, resilient, equitable global economy.

  • Has 3-5 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Is familiar with early-stage startups and Boston’s hard-tech ecosystem.

  • Has a passion for improving data collection and analysis processes.

  • Understands that innovation starts with people, not ideas.

About the Role
This is a full-time position based in the Boston, MA area with a competitive salary and a comprehensive suite of benefit offerings.

Activate’s culture is built around the following values:

  • We put people first through mutual support, respect, and continuous improvement

  • We live in trust, acting with authenticity, integrity, and a presumption of good intention 

  • We appreciate experimentation, using data to improve, and accepting that failure and discomfort are necessary for growth

  • We create value through connection and building community

  • We are guided by intention and are purpose-driven to improve society

Activate Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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