The ITEN Operations Manager reports to the Director of Operations with a heavy emphasis on company interaction, tracking and communication. The Ops Manager will become knowledgeable about all ITEN programming and value delivery with a focus on the intake of new companies into the network and their progression through ITEN curriculum. The Operations Manager position will also be community focused with an emphasis on raising the awareness and effectiveness of ITEN’s Special Interest Groups (SIGS) by managing collaborations with other entrepreneurial support organizations in both the for profit and non profit arenas.
Duties include new company intake, effective administration and tracking of the Concept Development Program, assisting the Director of Operations with the administration and tracking of the ITEN Business Model Validation program, and representing ITEN at community events including the 1 Million Cups program. Additionally, the Operations Manager will work with the Director of Operations and Executive Director on further opportunities to foster Mentor Training and Education with an emphasis on facilitating and tracking company-Mentor connections. This position will also assist ITEN Entrepreneurs In Residence with the selection process of finding companies interested in the ITEN EIR opportunity and tracking the significant outcomes of those collaborations.
Ideal qualifications include, but are not limited to the following: Strong knowledge of the St. Louis regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, with an emphasis on tech business development. Applicant should be able to work independently and have skills and experience in program management and community engagement. Applicant should have strong communication and presentation skills. Experience with Salesforce is preferred as is entrepreneurial experience in a tech startup. Bachelor’s degree required.