PROGRAM MANAGER-  JOB DESCRIPTION (Can be based in Southern California, Northern California, Austin, Washington D.C.) 

About the Role:

The Program Manager for the naval portfolio is responsible for program execution and operational success of innovation strategy, pipeline, and project execution for engagements that support the naval forces.  This position is technical in nature in that engagements directly support groups within the Naval Research Development and Acquisitions community.  The Program Manager should be familiar with services delivery that pertain to strategy and innovation projects.    Familiarity with design thinking, lean startup and other innovation frameworks is a must.  Familiarity with systems development and agile methods is preferred.  Knowledge of proposals and contracts is desired. 

Throughout the year PMs have the opportunity to work across the BMNT/H4XLabs network, support cross-collaborative projects, focus on professional development and career growth, and work with colleagues from across several different domains.

What You Will Do:

  • Partner with the Director of the Naval Portfolio and Enterprise Services Senior Vice President to ensure all projects within the program execute flawlessly
  • Grow our program base and impact
  • Ensure the program is following best practices and executing on time, with the highest quality in facilitation, written reports and presentations.
  • Coordinates strategic/selective access to problem sponsor/mentor/SME networks; engage with corporates to structure proofs of concept.
  • Deliver the best possible learning and support experience to naval customers and other program stakeholders
  • Own year-round logistics, operations, administration, scheduling, calendar management and event planning for the program, including the alumni program
  • Build relationships across BMNT/H4XLabs by working on cross-collaborative projects and supporting the overall BMNT team
  • While this position is remote, the person must be based in the Northern California, Southern California, Austin, Virginia, or Washington D.C.

What you bring to the role:

  • 10+ years of experience overall
  • 5+ years of experience in a fast-paced environment with a focus on event planning, business operations,
  • 5+ years of operations/project management
  • Can plan and prioritize to meet program and organizational goals
  • Can quickly adapt to different situations, styles and stakeholders
  • Focus on continuous process improvement and operational efficiency
  • Can anticipate the needs and requests of multiple stakeholders
  • Effective communicator and ability to collaborate across departments and audiences
  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; a Masters in Engineering Management or Business Administration a plus

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