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Acceleration Program Manager (On-Site)

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We are seeking an energetic and proactive Program Manager to join our team in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

As the Program Manager, you will play a crucial role in the successful execution of our pre-seed edtech startup acceleration program. Your responsibilities will encompass event management, operations coordination, partnership development, and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. This position requires on-site presence and a strong background in managing diverse aspects of program implementation.

This position is for a 4 month role that could lead to a long term role in 2024 depending on achieving relevant metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deputize for BLDR leadership team on the ground and act as key point of contact with organising partners
  • Oversee the end-to-end execution of the acceleration program, ensuring all activities run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute program events, workshops, and webinars in Riyadh, managing logistics, scheduling, and participant communication.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for program participants, mentors, and guest speakers, providing support and guidance throughout the program duration.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to promote program events and activities to the target audience effectively.
  • Stay up-to-date with local and national legislation related to startup acceleration and ensure program compliance
  • Identify and resolve any challenges or obstacles that may arise during the program's implementation.
  • Continuously seek feedback from participants, mentors, and partners to assess program effectiveness and drive program enhancements for future iterations.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with relevant stakeholders in coordinating with the BLDR team, including educational institutions, governmental organizations, and industry players, to enhance program impact and reach.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Background in Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field.
  • Over 3 years of experience in program management, event management, and operations, with a track record of successful project execution.
  • Familiarity with the local startup ecosystem in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia, including relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Strong networking and partnership-building skills to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities, with the capacity to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to address challenges and seize opportunities proactively.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, enabling seamless interaction with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and lead cross-functional efforts.
  • Clear and demonstrated passion for the future of work and learning space is big plus
  • Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

Note: As the Program Manager role requires on-site presence in Riyadh, candidates must be based in or willing to relocate to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There is currently no possibility of providing sponsorship for this role.

Please email if you are interested in the role with a copy of your resume or link to your LinkedIn profile

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