Overview of Watson Institute
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Watson Institute is a place where rising entrepreneurs and leaders can find their community, discover their calling, and accelerate their careers.
Watson Institute powers Fellowships for partners including Ford Motor Company Fund, Comcast, Google, Western Union Foundation, Truist Foundation, BMO, and several private foundations. Watson Institute’s programs will positively impact approximately 2,400 rising leaders this year.
Alumni of Watson Institute’s Fellowships have raised over $185 million, created over 1,900 paid jobs, and impacted 10 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead. 90% of Watson Institute alums are employed, continuing their education, or building a venture. This is on par with leading business schools, yet all of the Fellowships Watson Institute powers are free. 99% of Watson Institute Alumni use a skill they learned while in a Watson Institute powered program up to 10 years later. Watson Institute’s Alumni have been selected to Y Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship and seven have been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists. Alums continue their education at Harvard University, New York University, and Princeton University, among others.
Programs Manager, Impact Fellowships – Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Programs Manager is to manage and lead all elements of Watson Institute’s Fellowship programs. The goal is for each Fellowship to receive a 9.0/10 or above on the Fellow reviews, meet the key milestones and overall north star goals of each Fellowship.
The Fellowship consists of 4 major programmatic elements:
The Programs Manager will lead the implementation of Watson Institute’s Fellowships with a singular focus on delivering a high quality program for our Fellows and partners. Some of the key elements of this role include: Planning & Implementing all Programmatic Components of the Fellowship (50% of their time), Leading all Fellowship related Communications (20% of their time), Leading Community Outreach and Engagement Initiatives (20% of their time), Curriculum Oversight (5% of their time) and Preceptor Facilitation for Pitch Block & Pitch Coaching (5% of their time).
Detailed Position Breakdown:
Planning & Implementing all Programmatic Components of the Fellowship (50%)
Leading all Communications (20%): The Programs Manager will be responsible for all Fellow communications beginning as soon as the Fellows have been admitted to the program. They will be responsible for hosting consultation calls, conducting on-going communications leading up to the official start of the Fellowship and being the main point of contact throughout the Fellowship until the Fellows have officially completed the program, received their certificate and completed their Basecamps (if applicable).
Leading Community Outreach and Engagement Initiatives (20%): The Programs Manager role is responsible for engaging the local community (when applicable) and engaging our global community in order to meet the Programmatic theme and needs of the partner / Fellow. This includes:
Curriculum Oversight (5%): The Programs Manager will be asked to audit courses to ensure the facilitators are consistently delivering quality content in each session and reporting high level feedback to the Director of Design. They will also be asked to support Preceptors (if needed) with technology, prep and the facilitation of the course. This request will be made in advance.
Pitch Block & Pitch Coaching (5%): Each Programs Manager will be asked to teach one “Block” per Fellowship, which consists of a series of modules related to the specific hardskill. The Programs Manager will specifically lead the Pitch content in preparation for Summit, the culminating pitch event of the Fellowship. The Pitch content consists of four modules, Storytelling, Storytelling to Pitch and two Pitch Labs. All Programs Managers will be presented with content and coaching to ensure that they are set up for success in delivering this critical content.
*New responsibilities may develop as the Programs Manager position evolves.
In order to thrive as the Programs Manager at Watson Institute, a candidate must:
Top candidates should demonstrate: :