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Fellowship Manager, Berkeley - Activate

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Job Title
Fellowship Manager, Berkeley
Job Location
Berkeley, CA
Job Description

About Activate Global 

Activate empowers scientists to reinvent our world and address climate change by bringing their research to market. We partner with leading funders and research institutions—including a groundbreaking new partnership with the National Science Foundation—to offer the Activate Fellowship, providing the funding, technical support, networking, community, and time that scientists need at the outset of their entrepreneurial journey. 

The results are game changing: Activate Fellows have launched 147 new companies since 2015. These companies have raised nearly $1.9B in follow-on funding, created more than 1,800 U.S.-based high-tech jobs, reached scientific breakthroughs, and defined new market categories. Activate supports fellows in Berkeley, CA; Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; Houston, TX; and across the U.S. through Activate Anywhere.

Activate exists to create a better future, for all. In service of this purpose, we are building a foundation of equity and inclusivity across our business, including our operations, our fellowship, our partnerships, and our brand.

Position Summary

Our Berkeley team is looking for a new Fellowship Manager to manage our existing Berkeley Activate community. At Activate, Fellowship Managers are responsible for the operational and program management of our community hubs - whether in Berkeley, Cambridge, New York, Houston or for our virtual Anywhere community. In this role, you will oversee local customization and execution of key fellowship elements including fellow selection, educational programming, and program operations and evaluation. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to work closely with deep-tech science entrepreneurs throughout their Activate fellowship journey as they work to address climate change and other global challenges.

The Fellowship Manager will report to the Managing Director of Activate Berkeley, and work closely with the Chief Fellowship Officer, VP of Program Experience, and a growing fellowship team, as well as the Cyclotron Road team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Berkeley-based fellow selection process 
  • Responsible for planning and execution of fellow onboarding, education, and exit
  • Manage fellowship operations, including program calendar, key ongoing meetings, data systems we have in place, and workflows, and more for the Berkeley site team
  • Facilitate and lead dynamic, interactive sessions between the fellows and the broader community to grow our fellowship community and develop our fellows
  • Direct Activate Berkeley fellows to internal and external resources as needed
  • Support the continuous evaluation of the fellowship by collecting and analyzing data on the performance of the fellowship site, the fellows, and the fellows’ companies
  • Work with the Berkeley Managing Director and Fellowship Associate to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment for the fellows  

Ideal Candidate

  • Has a keen ability to collect, process, organize, and communicate complex information
  • Pays attention to detail and enjoys analyzing data for programmatic decision making
  • Has a track record of successful program management in a dynamic and evolving work environment
  • Is able to quickly and seamlessly transition from working collaboratively as a member of a team to self-motivated individual contribution
  • Has exceptional communication, facilitation, and relationship skills, and the ability to work productively with varied personalities
  • Believes in the power of science innovation to combat climate change and create a sustainable, resilient, equitable economy
  • Has experience as a manager or desire to grow their managerial skillset
  • Understands that innovation starts with people, not ideas
  • Mission oriented, passionate about solving global challenges and is relentless in clearing hurdles for our Fellows
  • Is based in, or can relocate to, the SF Bay Area
  • Background in science is a nice to have

About The Role

This is a full-time position based in Berkeley, CA with a competitive salary starting at $90K/year with a generous benefits package that includes professional development, $2,000 in annual wellness funds, unlimited paid time off, healthcare premiums covered for employees and dependents at 90%, and the opportunity to join a retirement plan with a 3% match beginning after 3 months at Activate.

Values

Activate’s culture is built around the following values:

  • We put people first through mutual support, respect, and continuous improvement
  • We live in trust, acting with authenticity, integrity, and a presumption of good intention
  • We appreciate experimentation, using data to improve, and accepting that failure and discomfort are necessary for growth
  • We create value through connection and building community
  • We are guided by intention and are purpose-driven to improve society

Activate Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Encouraging Applications from All Backgrounds 

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Activate Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Activate Headquarters Location

Chicago, IL

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Activate Company Size

Between 5 - 10 employees

Activate Founded Year

2016

Activate Total Amount Raised

$3,000,000

Activate Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $3,000,000 USD

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