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Program Manager

Job Description

100%, Unlimited


Who are we? 

Talent Kick is a Swiss-wide entrepreneurial program that supports the best global talents in forming interdisciplinary teams across Swiss universities and getting hands-on experience as entrepreneurs during their studies. 


Growing from 1 to 2 batches per year, we are looking for a highly motivated  Program Manager 100% - (f/m/d) to lead all our program activities. 


Your mission

As a Program Manager, you will have a crucial role in coordinating and executing the program, making a significant contribution to the success of each batch. In this position, you'll be responsible for managing all our program components, including workshops, boot camps, celebrations, coaching sessions, and active support and communication with our students and teams. Your role will also be pivotal in optimizing and enhancing the program in collaboration with the rest of the team.


Who we are looking for?

Do you have experience in running startup programs and supporting startups on their journey to success? You are a proactive self-starter, are comfortable with autonomy, have excellent event-management and organizational skills, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges in a start-up-like environment? You are motivated to facilitate, improve, and grow an established program to enable young entrepreneurs to make a positive impact in society? 

In this public-private initiative, you will work closely with our talents and teams as well as experienced entrepreneurs and partners to boost entrepreneurial excellence in Switzerland.

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, organization, and execution of the program, ensuring alignment with the organization's objectives and supporting participants' success, including: 

    • Plan, organize, and execute program’s workshops, bootcamps, and events (incl. moderation and facilitation of key events)

    • Communicate and follow up with students and teams and coordinate 1:1 sessions incl. Coaching, Goal-setting, Reflection & mini board sessions

    • Update internal systems with team progress


  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, organize and lead reviews with the Talent Kick team, and suggest and implement necessary adjustments to enhance the program outcome and participant satisfaction

  • Identifying program growth opportunities, preparing, and supporting their implementation

  • Foster a collaborative and inspiring environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and personal growth among participants.


What we offer:

  • High degree of self-organization and flexible remote and in-person combi workstyle at top innovation hotspots in Switzerland 

  • You are always very warmly invited to shape the organization as whole proactively, participate in strategic and operational discussions and take active ownership of new projects you would like to initiate and shape

  • A chance to make an impact in young people’s lives by creating a strong support community for their journey

  • Driven, supportive, and empowering team environment with team members working with each other closely and having fun while making an impact 

  • Active support in growing personally and professionally


Ideal profile

  • Several years of experience in program management, preferably in an accelerator, incubator, or in entrepreneurship education

  • Strong leadership and event-management skills in a startup-like environment, strong entrepreneurial drive, and strong motivation to make an impact by supporting and closely working with young talents, teams, and entrepreneurs

  • Growth mindset, can-do attitude, proactive hands-on leadership style, willingness to learn, and excited to evolve with us and the tasks. Curiosity to get acquainted with various business models and industries

  • Team player with excellent analytical skills and excellent communication in English. (French or German is a plus)

  • Master's degree in business, education, or related fields (ideally at a Swiss University) and willingness to travel within Switzerland frequently for bootcamps, events, and team meetings


How to apply

If you would like to work in our stimulating environment and feel like you are a good fit for the role, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English as well as copies of your work certificates and diplomas).

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