Fellowship Manager—Activate Boston
Open Position: Fellowship Manager - Activate Boston
Activate partners with funders and leading research institutions to support the Activate Fellowship, a new path for top scientists and engineers to transform their discoveries into world-changing technologies. Since 2015, Activate has supported more than 50 innovators developing transformative energy, climate, and manufacturing technologies, resulting in more than 30 new companies that have collectively raised more than $100M to support their work. The two-year Activate Fellowship provides funding, access to world-class research facilities, entrepreneurial mentorship, networking, and education. Activate’s fellowship model was originally developed at Cyclotron Road, our Berkeley location, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The Fellowship Manager will be responsible for the operational and program management of the Activate Fellowship at its Boston site. The Fellowship Manager will oversee local customization and execution of key fellowship elements including fellow selection, educational programming, and program operations.
The Fellowship Manager will be hired as a full time employee of Activate with competitive salary and full benefits. The Fellowship Manager will report to the Boston Managing Director and work closely with the Activate Chief Fellowship Officer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory operations team, and Activate Fellows.
Execute the local fellow selection process, and local fellow onboarding, education, and exit
Design, develop and incorporate local educational programming elements that leverage Boston’s innovation ecosystem
Manage and help scale fellowship site operations including calendar, key meetings, information systems and workflows
Support evaluation of the fellowship site by collecting and analyzing data on the performance of the site, the fellows, and the fellow’s companies
Work with the Managing Director to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment for the Boston team and fellows
Has a keen ability to collect, process, organize, and communicate complex information
Has demonstrated the ability to manage several different projects concurrently while keeping to aggressive deadlines
Is able to quickly and seamlessly transition from working collaboratively as a member of a team to self-motivated individual contribution
Has exceptional relationship skills and the ability to work productively with varied personalities
Has inherent hospitality and a strong mission orientation
Has working knowledge of Boston’s innovation ecosystem
Has a track record of successful program management
Has exceptional communication and relationship building skills
Feels like the world's scientific and entrepreneurial talent should be focused on more serious pursuits than dog-walking apps
Understands that innovation starts with people, not ideas
Is based in the Boston area
Activate is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.