Role: Platform Director
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dreamit is looking for a dynamic leader to guide its Platform Team in the execution of startup acceleration cycles across multiple industry verticals and cities. The right candidate is capable of wearing several hats and juggling simultaneous responsibilities without breaking a sweat. You are an expert in managing teams and working in a cross-functional organization. You have the diplomatic skills necessary so the team appreciates your guidance while helping them perform to their fullest, removing obstacles, and constantly evolving processes and best practices. You are a highly detailed and process-oriented thinker who can break down large projects into manageable tasks and execute flawlessly on each component.
In this role, you’d be responsible for:
Overseeing all components of Dreamit’s 14 week acceleration programs from selection of startups through completion of the startups’ next funding rounds
Looking to always improve our tracking systems and communications outreach for interaction with customer partners, investors, and other critical constituents
Supervising a team of 3+ professionals In New York City and Philadelphia
Coordinating with the marketing and recruiting teams to find and select exceptional startups for upcoming programs. Scaling processes to connect startups into the vast Dreamit network of advisors, industry experts, interns, industry customers, investors, business services, and more
Supporting efforts to further presence and thought leadership within Dreamit’s industry verticals (Healthcare, UrbanTech)
Acting as a sounding board and advisor to help the rest of the team make decisions
Providing high level project management to help coordinate efforts across cycles, identify areas for improvement, etc.
Ensuring the platform team is well organized, efficient, and meeting or exceeding well defined goals
Your success will be determined by the extent to which you:
Serve as the hub for all aspects of acceleration by relentless communication and proactive outreach that leads to well-oiled collaboration
Take the initiative for solving loosely defined problems with little guidance
Ensure that team members have the tools and resources to be highly functioning and extremely efficient
Anticipate the needs of team members and proactively volunteer to assist with critical initiatives
Provide high-touch service to all stakeholders ranging from current cohort companies, alumni, corporate partners, investors, advisors, and the broader startup community
We’re looking for someone who:
Someone who is gregarious, confident, smart, experienced, tough and has a positive mental attitude
Who has 2+ years of experience in business development, venture capital, or other relevant fields
Who wants to be part of an entrepreneurial environment and can thrive under unpredictability and remain calm under pressure, as well as a love and appreciation for startups and what it takes for them to succeed.
Someone who is extremely adept technically.