Program Officer
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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source : Academic Media Group International AB

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .

It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

University of Luxembourg Incubator is looking to hire a Program Officer to help lead an exciting new startup accelerator.

Started in 2018, the University of Luxembourg Incubator (ULI) has led to creation of over 30+ companies and has made its mark in the Luxembourg startup ecosystem with mutiple of startups making it to the finals of the Fit4Start program.

Coupled with the incubation, the ULI offers training and mentoring to startups via the UL venture mentoring service. As a next step towards fueling the growth of ULI startups, we are preparing to launch a startup accelerator and we're looking for a Program Officer to take on a key role alongside our founder in leading the accelerator.

Prior experience with another startup accelerator or incubator, or startup is strongly preferred.

About the Accelerator

Funded by the National Research Foundation of Luxembourg via a Knowledge and Innovation Transfer (KITS) grant, the ULI is piloting the acceleration program over the next two years.

The goal is to support startups ready to fundraise an immersive experience in the US and Israeli startup ecosystems with the support of partners at the University of North Carolina and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Experience with other accelerators is highly preferred, or at least experience in the startup / venture capital ecosystem or other experience you think lends well to this role.

Event planning experience is welcome too but not required. A willingness to learn and tackle new problems is great.

You will play a key role running the day to day programs for our founders (including mentoring startups, organizing talks by outside mentors, lining up meetings with angel + VC investors, handling administrative / logistical duties as needed , supporting the recruitment of more mentors / partners / investors, helping hire / train / manage seasonally hired interns and any other staff, and doing other roles as needed (we're a lean team so we all get the fun of doing everything!).

Your Role...

The Program Officer (PO) role is an exciting role with the main responsibility of helping run the accelerator and helping our portfolio of startups grow to be the next big thing.

You will implement the accelerator playbook, creating the best possible experiences and growth opportunities for our founders.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Together with the Head of the Incubator and Project Lead, continuously refine the accelerator program plan and then own the overall responsibility for the successful execution of the accelerator program.
  • Implement best practices from other comparable accelerators for helping our startups succeed, overseeing implementation of a curriculum helping founders grow their companies, and overseeing help connecting founders with investors, partners, and experts to help them grow
  • Own the overall programming agenda, including scheduling mentors, speakers, investor visits, and other events
  • Create and track metrics of the program (how well startups are doing, how they view our programs and how we can improve, etc)
  • Relationship management with internal and external stakeholders
  • Help improve the recruiting pipeline of startups for the program
  • Help hire and manage interns / any other staff
  • Engage with the local community, and plan broader outreach events / programs to showcase the accelerator program and its success stories
  • Build a marketing and communication strategy for the accelerator together with in-house communication teams and leverage the various established channels to communicate outcomes of the program.
  • Help in branding and positioning the accelerator in Luxembourg.
  • Help with budget, bookkeeping, office management tasks as needed.
  • Other tasks as needed by the extended team. This role may evolve and change.
  • Support the accelerator alumni on as needed basis.
  • Enjoy a collaborative work environment with the ULI colleagues who will care about your professional and personal needs and development.
  • What we expect from you

    Even if you don't fit completely do apply if there is some overlap :

  • Prior accelerator / incubator / startup experience strongly preferred. (Or if not, just make the case why your background is related.)
  • Customer oriented. We believe in doing the right thing and treating people well.
  • We are flexible on your number of years of experience. The more the better, but talented applicants with less experience are also welcome!
  • Some understanding of Luxembourg startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and comfort with change and things moving fast at times.
  • Strong interest in startups / venture capital / technology / entrepreneurship.
  • Detail and goal oriented.
  • Good interpersonal and public skills a plus.
  • Experience in event planning and logistics is welcome but not required
  • Willingness to do work outside of your job description and support the team we're lean so we all have to roll up our sleeves!
  • Self-Directed. Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction or supervision but high expectations
  • Good people skills and friendly personality. Caring, kind, nice to work with, adaptable, creative, supportive.
  • College degree, or beyond.
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Internal Title : Project officer
  • Job Reference : UOL04045
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