Build where you are! Program Manager Remote · Full time

The Program Manager will oversee operations for multiple incubator learning experiences and provide leadership in building out a replicable strategy. The Program Manager will work closely with the Programs Director to ensure entrepreneurial success during and after ESO programming.



  • Lead recruitment, operations and evaluation of ESO incubator programs in California
  • Act as Community Manager in 2022; facilitate weekly cohort sessions, send participant communications and collect relevant data
  • Develop scalable programmatic model for recruiting, onboarding and supporting regional Community Managers. 
  • Partner with coaches, advisors and faculty to ensure all incubator programs reach their learning goals, operate effectively, and create welcoming and engaging experiences for entrepreneurs.
  • Lead internal incubator program execution and communications
  • Provide feedback on content design - curriculum and instructional
  • Drive program evaluation, analysis to ensure effectiveness
  • Partner with Growth Manager to source and disseminate entrepreneurial resource allocation (e.g., workshops, complementary programs, funding opportunities)
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with various debt and equity focused product and business teams.
  • Represent the organization at functions, public meetings, and industry events
  • Support project management, partner relationships, and overall management and direction of programs when necessary


  •  5+ years experience in community development and program management, specifically supporting Black, Brown or underinvested communities.
  • 5+ years experience with initiatives requiring community outreach and connectivity.
  • Experience managing a budget and overseeing payroll/administration for interns or contractors.
  • Experience developing and facilitating program partnerships and interacting with senior-level leaders at partner organizations.
  • Experience managing staff, interns or contractors.
  • Ability to manage multiple programs through demonstrated strong skills in strategy, implementation/operations, and program review and assessment.
  • Ability to develop and nurture program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in an area of specialization.

Nice to have:

  • Experience starting a business, participating in an incubator or teaching entrepreneurship.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.


  • Adaptability and strong problem-solving skills;
  • Exceptional presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills required; 
  • Proven ability to work well across multiple disciplines within the organization;
  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills with great attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage and communicate in a large organization;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).

What We Offer

  • An opportunity to build where you are 
  • An environment that values your work
  • A team that invests in your development
  • An inclusive decision-making model
  • A compensation philosophy designed to pay fairly for equal work and competencies
  • A strong commitment to wellness
  • A comprehensive health, vision and dental benefit program
  • Unlimited PTO
  • No meetings Fridays

ESO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ applicants to apply. 


$85,000 - $100,000 per year