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 VentureLab Overview

 

At VentureLab, we’re creating the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. That’s why we intentionally design programs where students can actually practice the kind of innovating that entrepreneurs do to bring their creative ideas to life.

 

Our programs include fun, hands-on, experiential learning that focuses on strengthening kids’ entrepreneurial thinking, ingenuity, creativity, and confidence. They encourage young people, and especially girls, to be independent thinkers—to venture outside the box and create unique, norm-defying solutions for the challenges they are passionate about solving. 

 

Our Approach to Entrepreneurship Education

 

Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies; it is a skillset and a way of thinking. The core of entrepreneurship is building a solution to a problem. It involves identifying needs, brainstorming creative solutions, innovating, and taking calculated risks. In short, it’s about having a vision and making it a reality.

 

That’s why at VentureLab we believe the true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship lies in nurturing and growing an overall mindset and skillset – the ability to be confident and creative, to learn from failure, and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life. Our fun, innovative programs help create courageous, enterprising youths, especially girls, who dare to dream and do!

See current full time opportunities:

Program Manager

VentureLab is searching for a dynamic team member to enhance our ability to bring youth entrepreneurship education across the globe. At VentureLab we believe the true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship lies in nurturing and growing an overall entrepreneurial mindset and skillset – the ability to be confident and creative, to learn from failure, and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life. Our innovative programs help create courageous, enterprising youths, especially girls, who dare to dream and do!

The Program Manager plays a central role in the development, management, and coordination of VentureLab’s programmatic activities. The Program Manager works independently and collaboratively with the VentureLab team to plan, manage, and implement activities in the following areas: curriculum development, professional development, Spark Mentorship program, and new initiatives. The Program Manager position requires strong project management, curriculum development knowledge and experience, as well as excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills, and independent judgment.

This person will be managed by the Executive Director and work closely with the Chief Innovation Officer and the Director of Education and Training.

Program Management and Delivery

• Organize programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization

• Participate in long and short-term program development and planning

• Implement and manage recommended changes to ensure quality programming

• Manage existing programs and support the development of new programs that align to the strategic direction of the organization

• Assist with program budget and operating plan for programs

• Plan, track, and report on program deliverables throughout program life cycle

• Facilitate program evaluations to participants

• Assess assigned program’s strengths and identify areas for improvement

• Collect and report partner impact data, demographics, numbers served, etc.

• Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables

• Direct program delivery to youth when appropriate

More specifically by program: 

Curriculum Development 

• Oversee curriculum development process and timelines (to include supervising contract writers, consultants, interns, and volunteers)

• Develop and update curriculum and resources as needed

Create content such as social media posts, blogs, activities as needed

Professional Development Trainings and Presentations 

• Deliver VentureLab trainings for a variety of audiences as needed

• Work with Director of Education to customize trainings as needed

Spark Mentorship Program Management

• Oversee the Spark Mentorship Program

• Oversee Spark participant recruitment and selection process 

• Manage communication with all Spark Program participants

• Recruit and train Spark mentors (college and professional)

• Oversee Spark participant selection process

• Coordinate AMA (ask me anything) entrepreneurs session for each student

• Facilitate materials distribution to participating Spark Youth

Summer Camp Programs

• Oversee VentureLab Virtual Summer Camp Program (4 weeks, 2hrs/day)

• Recruit and train summer camp staff

• Oversee delivery of summer camp programming 

Community Outreach 

Support VentureLab’s community outreach efforts to increase awareness of programs and services including: 

• Conferences 

• Global users and communities

• Spanish speaking communities (Fluent Spanish Speaker preferred but not required.)

• Identify partnership opportunities and promote relationship-building among VentureLab and other organizations, agencies, and/or individuals

Preferred but not required:

Spanish Curriculum and Training

• Oversee Spanish translation of curriculum and resources

• Lead VentureLab trainings with a specific focus on Spanish speaking audiences and countries

Qualifications:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Experience writing and editing educational materials, curriculum, and resources

• Embrace the organization’s vision and commitment and be passionate about preparing today’s youth with the mindset and skillset they need to succeed in 21st century jobs.   

• Have a demonstrated commitment to advancing girls, helping prepare them to be confident, innovative leaders particularly in entrepreneurship and STEM

• Have experience writing or teaching youth programs as well as creating and running professional development workshops and developing relevant materials

• Ability to develop curriculum with diverse audiences in mind anticipate needs of those with little to no teaching experience

• Comfort with engaging diverse members of the public around VentureLab’s work

• A collaborative spirit, attention to detail, and work style

• Self directed; able to work independently and in a team.

Requirements:

• College graduate 

• 5+ years experience leading educational programs with a focus on STEM 

• 3+ years experience project management in the educational space

• Experience with professional development, curriculum development and leading educational programs

• Proven ability to facilitate small and large-group educator trainings.

• Willingness to travel and conduct workshops outside of standard business hours (weekends and/or week nights)

• VentureLab is located in Austin, Texas but this position is remote-friendly

To apply, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Program Manager.” Please include resume, cover letter, and desired salary range.

See current contract opportunities:

Curriculum Writer

We are seeking a Curriculum Writer responsible for developing, creating, and editing a variety of educational and assessment materials. The ideal candidate will be creative and resourceful, must be able to collaborate effectively within a team-oriented environment, and is technology savvy. The candidate must share the company’s vision and commitment to publish high-quality educational content. Experience in Entrepreneurship & STEAM or standards-based education is desirable. This is a short term contract. Hourly contractor rate commensurate with experience and ability.

Ideal candidates will:

• Minimum 2 years of experience in curriculum writing
• Minimum 2 years of teaching experience
• Experience writing K-12 content
• Experience with ESTEAM & Technology is a plus

Responsibilities:

• Develop original activities around entrepreneurship and financial literacy

• Collaborate with other curriculum writers 

• Respond to and implement feedback from VentureLab team in a timely manner

• Consistently meet assigned deadlines

 

Note

VentureLab is located in Austin, TX.  This is a remote position/can be done from anywhere.

 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and one sample of your work to VentureLab at [email protected].

Contract Content Developer (Financial Literacy & Business Finance)

We are seeking an educator who has experience in financial literacy, specifically business finance at the middle and/or high school level. You will be responsible for creating a tool that youth can use to create a working business plan to determine basic cost, revenue, and profit.

This is a short term contract. Hourly contractor rate commensurate with experience and ability.

Requirements:

• Experience teaching high school students (in school or afterschool setting)
• Knowledge of basic spreadsheets functions and formatting

Ideal candidates will:

• Have experience working with middle school and high school students

Responsibilities:

• Develop original activities around entrepreneurship and financial literacy

• Collaborate with other curriculum writers 

• Respond to and implement feedback from VentureLab team in a timely manner

• Consistently meet assigned deadlines

Note

VentureLab is located in Austin, TX.  This is a remote position/can be done from anywhere.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and one sample of your work to VentureLab at [email protected].

Contract Content Developer (Career & Technical Education)

We are seeking someone with experience in career and technical education, specifically in teaching entrepreneurship and/or administrating CTE programs. You will be responsible for creating a curriculum that will allow youth to apply the entrepreneurial mindset and process of innovation within the context of the career pathway they are pursuing. Hourly contractor rate commensurate with experience and ability.

Requirements:

• Experience teaching high school students (in school or afterschool setting)
• Experience in curriculum design
• Strong writing skills

Responsibilities:

• Develop original activities around entrepreneurship

• Collaborate with other curriculum writers 

• Respond to and implement feedback from VentureLab team in a timely manner

• Consistently meet assigned deadlines

Note

VentureLab is located in Austin, TX.  This is a remote position/can be done from anywhere.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and one sample of your work to VentureLab at [email protected].

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