Program Manager-Venture Mentoring Network

Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Program Manager-Venture Mentoring Network

Requisition Number: STFR003801

Division/College: D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Venture Mentoring Network (VMN) Program Manager will be responsible for:
- Managing the ongoing operations of the Venture Mentoring Network, including organizing and running all events, lunches, and meetings; onboarding new ventures and mentors; administering training sessions; or any other operational requirement s/he feels is required.
- Growing the participation in the Mentoring Network through enhancing the experience mentors and ventures have working within VMN mentor
- Developing the scope of the network through new program offerings, engagement opportunities, and collaboration with University Colleges
- Expanding the collaboration of the network with University Advancement

Strong communication and relationship management skills are critical for this position combined with a mastery of operational details. Mentors are high priority individuals for NUCEE and the University. Building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with mentors is an important function of the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network. Mentors expect to be treated professionally and value follow-up and strong operational capabilities.

The Program Manager has a dotted line reporting relationship to the Director of VMN, who has overall strategic and operational responsibility for all of VMN programming. The Program Manager has a direct reporting line to the Director of Operations for the Northeastern Center for Entrepreneurship Education (NUCEE) due to the importance of VMN's operational excellence.

The Program Manager will work directly with NUCEE, University Staff and Faculty, VMN contacts and mentors, NEU-affiliated ventures, and stakeholders and prospects involved in University advancement.


Undergraduate degree, Masters degree either in hand or in process, preferably a Business Administration or a related field; strong management, organizational, communications (written and oral), interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills (Microsoft Office suite); Detail oriented; High level of self-confidence and enthusiasm; Ability to be entrepreneurial and a self-starter; Strong customer service focus; Ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with mentors, ventures, alumni, students, staff, faculty, vendors and external entities; Ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time. The candidate needs a proven record of effective stakeholder management in a large organization, as well as managing logistics needed large-scale events.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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