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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

For The Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region

Anticipated Opening: October 1, 2022
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region is seeking a talented and innovative Program Director who will be responsible for helping to launch Rutland’s Tech Startup Incubator (RTSI). The Program Director will provide strategic direction for all RTSI programming, will supervise staff, will serve as the liaison to the business community, and is responsible for the Mentor and Investor Networks. The Program Director will oversee financial planning, and will author and administer grants, which will fund and facilitate the operation of the business incubator through coordinated developmental business education, training, and mentorship for incubator participants.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required; a master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred.

Experience: At least five years of business development or business counseling experience is preferred.

Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, knowledge of business management principles, budget formulation and financial management, facility oversight, and computer literacy are required. The ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and organizations is essential. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Rutland’s Tech Startup Incubator (RTSI) will transform a rural economy from one experiencing slow growth in high-skill, high-paying jobs to one that will drive scalable tech entrepreneurship, investment, and job creation. RTSI will develop an ecosystem that:
1. inspires a regional culture and community of tech innovation,
2. creates and implements a scalable technology support program, the Tech Onramp Program (TOP) and,
3. develops a formal mentor and investor network providing tech entrepreneurs with the human and financial capital needed to grow and scale their businesses.

RTSI is located at the Hub CoWorks, a public-private partnership between CEDRR and MKF Properties. Rutland’s Tech Startup Incubator (RTSI), has applied to become a 501 (c) 3 public benefit corporation serving all of Vermont.

For more information and a full description of the position contact Lyle Jepson, Executive Director, Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, at Lyle@rutlandeconomy.com .

Aug 23, 2022
10/31/2022
Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, knowledge of business management principles, budget formulation and financial management, facility oversight, and computer literacy are required. The ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and organizations is essential. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required; a master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred.
Rutland, VT
For more information and a full description of the position contact Lyle Jepson, Executive Director, Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, at Lyle@rutlandeconomy.com .