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Senior Program Officer, Biomedical Engineering Hadley


VentureWell Hadley MA United States

1 month ago

About The Role:

VentureWell is growing and has an exciting opportunity to hire a Senior Program Officer to work with existing and new programs. Candidates must bring domain experience in fields related to VentureWell program areas, such as biomedical engineering, diagnostic and medical device development and commercialization, science and technology innovation, entrepreneurship, or related... fields. We also seek staff who bring experience (work or lived) with groups identifying as marginalized by racism, sexism, or classism.

The ideal candidate for this role has experience in diagnostic and/or medical device design, development, or commercialization and is an experienced outward-facing relationship manager. The person in this role will take a programmatic leadership position in VentureWell’s Neuro MedTech Blueprint program and will also support strategic development and pursuit of new opportunities leveraging our work as an infrastructure support partner for NIH on the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) programs. This person joins our Biomedical Engineering team with a high proportion of time spent on the Neuro MedTech Blueprint program and other Biomedical Engineering team programs such as the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, with up to 10% travel as needed for program delivery and partner and funder engagement. If you are someone with at least seven years of highly related experience, including relationship and network building, this may be a great role for you.

• Oversee the planning, development, and execution of Biomedical Engineering programs, specifically VentureWell’s role as the Resource Subaward Core for the Neuro Blueprint MedTech program.
• Set and oversee program budgets and deliver programs within budget constraints. Manage activities, contracts, and sub-contracts to ensure compliance with award deliverables, rules, and obligations.
• Act independently as program liaison with the partner organizations in the Neuro Medtech Blueprint program; tactfully deliver timely information between partner organizations and staff; represent organization and program interests during meetings, events, and conversations with partners, consultants, and vendors.
• Translate high-level proposals and awards into tangible and practical work plans.
• Seek new funding opportunities and develop new programming for VentureWell and contribute leadership to Biomedical Engineering strategy development, working closely with the Growth Strategy and Development Team and Program staff.
• Play a leadership role in the fundraising, branding, promotion, and marketing of programs as well as the reporting of program outcomes. Prepare and synthesize written material for proposals and reports to funders.
• Work closely with the Learning and Evaluation team to ensure relevant assessment metrics are used for evaluating programs and documenting learning, knowledge, and impact.
• Source and manage professional services consultants and vendors assigned to the program and provide leadership to cross-organizational colleagues partnering on programs.
• Contribute relevant expertise to program area, leverage domain knowledge to develop content for new offerings, synthesize lessons learned into program design evolution, and provide thought leadership across the Program team.
• Work towards effectively advancing equity in the scope of individual performance goals, and broader contributions to VentureWell’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Purposefully participate in internal collaboration and communication to ensure program success through the use of project management tools and practices including project kick-off and ongoing management.

What You Bring:
• MS or equivalent in relevant discipline required
• Minimum 5 years of related experience including program design and administration, with domain experience in fields related to VentureWell program areas (biomedical engineering, diagnostic and medical device development and commercialization, science and technology innovation, entrepreneurship, or related fields)
• Significant experience in collaborating with government agency funding staff and/or delivering on federal contracts a plus
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills with an ability to articulate and synthesize information in a compelling and organized manner; Effective and skilled presenter
• Ability to extract key information and data to solve problems and inform decision making
• Experience (work or lived) with groups identifying as marginalized by racism, sexism, or classism
• Demonstrated history of success utilizing project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks with a wide range of stakeholders
• Comfort and experience representing an organization in partner leadership meetings online and in person
• Ability to understand and apply appropriate tools and technologies used in the workplace; ease with adapting new technologies as needed
• High degree of digital fluency using cloud-based office tools such as GSuite, CRMs, team collaboration tools, and other web-based applications; ability to incorporate these tools into day-to-day work

Across the Board, VentureWell Staff:
• Are able to succeed and thrive in an environment with competing and changing priorities and tight deadlines
• Have track records of and ability to build solid collaborative working relationships, and are proven team players who enjoy a “customer service” orientation to collaboration
• Are committed to embedding equity in our internal practices and culture and in our programs in order to live and achieve our mission
• Bring openness and engagement to personal, professional, and organization-wide learning on race, class, gender, justice, and equity
• Are curious and committed to issues of environmental sustainability
• Are self-starters with excellent attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work
• Are active learners who independently learn new tools and work processes quickly
• Have excellent written and oral communication skills

Our Benefits:
• An attractive and equitable compensation package, including:
• a salary commensurate with experience and internal equity
• 403(b) with 200% match up to a maximum contribution from VentureWell of 10% when the employee puts it 5% (eligible after one year of service for the match)
• Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
• $1,000 home office stipend upon hire
• A true focus on work-life balance with work weeks that reflect that
• It’s our aim for our employees in this position to work on average a 40 hour work week with some flex up and down
• 20 paid vacation days PLUS the week off between Christmas and New Years
• 12 paid wellness days

What We Offer:
• A culture where people work intentionally and collaboratively in pursuit of our mission
• Values we believe in
• A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

About VentureWell:

At VentureWell, it is our mission to cultivate an ecosystem of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing science-and technology-based solutions to the world’s most intractable challenges in areas like biotechnology, healthcare, and sustainable energy and materials. We aim to create spaces that increase access to education, employment, and entrepreneurial pathways for historically marginalized communities.

We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential. The innovations developed by the 3,000+ early-stage innovator teams that have benefitted from our funding and training have reached millions of people across the globe and the resulting 850+ ventures have raised over $2.6 billion in investment funding.

We aspire to create an inclusive organization where each unique member of our community can learn, develop, and flourish. We know that diverse views and ideas lead to better work, which is why we celebrate our differences, value intentional inclusion, and center equity. We are committed to hiring talented, unique team members with diverse perspectives and experiences who can be their authentic selves at work. We want and encourage people across a multitude of backgrounds to apply and join us on this journey.

Our teams are open to new ideas, embrace change, and are eager to make an impact on the world. Meet the VentureWell team
Hadley MA USA

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