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VentureWell
Senior Program Officer

 

About VentureWell

VentureWell supports early-stage, socially beneficial science and technology innovators, their ventures, and the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to their success.

Since our founding in 1995, we’ve funded and trained over 1,300 teams of science and technology inventors, and innovators, and nurtured thousands of their startups reaching millions of people in over 50 countries with groundbreaking technological advancements in fields such as biomedicine and healthcare, sustainable energy and materials, and solutions for low-resource settings.

Working at VentureWell

Our team-oriented culture is one of the things we’re most proud of. We take our core values seriously and integrate them into our work, operations, and decision-making. VentureWell provides exceptional benefits; highlights include:

  1. All full-time employees receive four weeks of vacation time plus 12 paid holidays.
  2. VentureWell offers an incredibly generous 403(b) matching program.
  3. Our values drive our work and our culture:  We Collaborate for Impact, Live Innovation, Bring Integrity Always, Delivery Excellence, and Interact with Candor and Consideration.

About the Xcelerator Program

The Xcelerator Training Program provides training and coaching, specifically for Grand Challenges grantees from USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These programs support grantees to advance their innovations along the product - market adoption pipeline. The program prepares innovators to address the complexities of implementing new technologies in the developing world, helping speed up the process by which their ideas are turned into products that can have a real impact and potentially save lives. The Xcelerator program’s success has created the need for an individual to join a small team and expand the program’s capabilities for online engagement, team support, and knowledge management.

 

About the role - Senior Program Officer for Global Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs

The Xcelerator program has been running for over 5 years and as we look to continue its success we want to hire a strong leader to run this program in addition to other areas of growth for VentureWell. The Senior Program Officer will take over leadership of the Xcelerator program and support other new and existing VentureWell initiatives. This role reports to the VP, Programs, Laura Sampath.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

 

We’re looking for someone who is:

 

who brings…

 

HOW WILL WE KNOW YOU’RE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE ROLE?

Please complete the following very simple application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by Wednesday, March 28th; therefore we encourage you to submit yours soon! Candidates that meet the minimum experience will be invited to complete a set of short answer questions.   

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email abe.taleb@rework.jobs. We look forward to learning about you!

 

One Frequently Asked Question.

This job sounds perfect, but I have no plans to move to Hadley, MA, can I work remotely?

We have a strong preference for and will give priority to candidates who will work in our office. Working and living in the beautiful Pioneer Valley/Five College area in Western Massachusetts comes with many advantages:

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