Clean Tech Center Program Manager

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The Clean Tech Program Manager for The Tech Garden is responsible for the management of the NYSERDA funded Clean Tech Center Accelerator for the Central New York Region. The position provides direct staff support to CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity‘s Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Essential Duties

- Deliver Entrepreneurship programming: Execute the Clean Tech Center Accelerator Program to deliver value amongst innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and the business community primarily in the 12-county region of CenterState CEO, but also state, national and international audiences

- Recruit and Identify appropriate startups for Clean Tech Center enrollment

- Day-to-day engagement with cohort startups, mentors and partners

- Manage activities required to support startups through regular assessments, monthly meetings and events

- Track business model activities through regular deliverables for submission to funder

- Manage, execute, budget, deliver, track and report activities for the Clean Tech Center bi-annually, utilizing NYSERDA’s portal and SalesForce

- Establish, maintain and leverage ecosystem partners to engage resources for cohort’s business needs

- Liaise with the Marketing Team to provide team content for social media, website, press releases and other communications

- Seek feedback (surveys, exit interviews, social media) on current programming to affect continuous improvement

- Work collaboratively with fellow staff, consultants, and be an active participant within the business community to augment program management

General Responsibilities

- Manage services that offset administration costs and deliver maximum value to Tech Garden tenants, clients, and the broader business community

- Support the Tech Garden’s VP for Innovation with other duties as assigned

- Perform all duties with the highest ethical and professional standards, often including strict confidentiality

- Participate as an active and eager member of a larger team

Job Performance Metrics:

- Number of participants per year, and status: enrolled, terminated, graduated

- Outcome metrics to meet funder’s and The Tech Garden’s measure of success and expectations

- Reporting of program status

- Reporting of program financial status

- Ensuring member satisfaction


Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

- 10+ years of experience

- Valid driver license



Responsibilities include frequent communication with team members and incubator clients. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

- Positive attitude

- Action oriented and thorough with follow-up procedures

- Technical proficiency, Microsoft Office proficiency, familiarity with Salesforce

- Ability to master video conference technology


Physical and Mental Requirements:

- Close mental and visual attention required to perform work dealing primarily with preparing, analyzing, and interpreting data and figures, using a computer terminal, and/or extensive reading

- General office equipment is used.


Work Environment:

There is no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Work is performed in a typical office work environment with outside travel as needed.


Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Nancy Premo, Vice President of Human Resources at CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity, 115 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York 13202 or