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Senior Program Associate - Makati

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Key Responsibilities

Project Management & Capacity Building
  • Ideate, plan, and execute projects related to the growth and expansion of the startup ecosystem, both locally and regionally
  • Work with the Ecosystem Development team and company's partners to design, develop, coordinate,execute and complete startup ecosystem-related programming (such as hackathons, networking sessions, demo days, pitching competitions, workshops, acceleration programs, etc.)
  • Ensure consistency with overall strategy, timely and efficient implementation with respect to commitments and goals; coordinate and ensure successful and timely delivery and full implementation of assigned projects
  • Ensure execution of marketing and communication initiatives are aligned with brand and communication objectives
  • Stay updated on new approaches, tools and best practices on startup growth and development
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Coordinate and ensure smooth communication between the company and its partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems that will ensure tracking of project results, provide regular and timely updates and reports to team and management on project progress
  • Monitor and evaluate startups and their performance, recommend quality improvement measurements and action plan, craft future programs based on startup needs
Relationship Management & Development
  • Identify and process on-boarding of potential or new community partners and develop existing community partner relationships.
  • Facilitate interactions with organizations that support or create a favorable environment for startup ventures and build relationships with partners and startups
  • Participate in events and activities with local and international accelerators, government, corporates, universities, foundations, and other organizations that promote the company mission and the greater Philippine startup ecosystem
Fundraising & Sustainability Initiatives
  • Create, maintain, assess and recommend strategic initiatives for company’s sustainable business model
  • Research on potential partners, grants and inbound investment opportunities, prepare supporting applications and reporting materials, including applications, budgets, pitch decks, etc.
  • Develop and execute on initiatives pertaining to new areas of grow, especially on fundraising programs that generate investments, grants and other financial and resource support for the company to improve its long-term viability
Preferred Competencies and Required Skills
  • Familiarity and interest in the innovation and entrepreneurship sector, and excited about working with tech startups, and startup ecosystem partners!
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines. Advanced degrees are advantages
  • Minimum 2 years work experience
  • Project management, implementation and monitoring experience or demonstrated skills in prioritization, organization, logistical coordination, and efficient resource utilization are advantages
  • Related experience in business development, partnerships, fundraising, consulting, corporate development or venture capital would be advantages.
  • Exhibits attention to detail in executing projects, including preparing reports, monitoring status updates, completing project documentation and managing budgets
  • Comfortable with public speaking and facilitating group activities
  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Filipino to a variety of audiences by expressing facts, ideas, or directions in an accurate, clear, and organized manner;
  • Ability to communicate in a secondary language or Filipino dialect are advantages
  • Previous leadership roles; Strong interpersonal skills; Able to cultivate good working relationships with colleagues and partners; interface, negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Previous experience working in the startup community, and especially in incubator/accelerator organizations and/or with academic institutions is a plus
  • Background in tech startups, project management experience, technical skills (ie coding, photography, growth marketing, etc), would be advantages.
  • Self-starter and flexible/skilled at handling multiple tasks