GSBI Program Manager

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University
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Program Direction and Management (45%)

•             Provide strategic direction and create implementation plans for the specific GSBI programs assigned to them. 

•             Review and update curriculum for each iteration of their designated program(s)

•             Work with staff, GSBI partners, and social entrepreneurs directly to source applicants into GSBI programs

•             Coordinate applicant review process and selection of program participants

•             Collaborate with Mentor Network Director on the pairing of mentors to program participants

•             Manage program communications to all stakeholders (entrepreneurs, mentors, presenters, and program team)

•             Provide assistance to GSBI Network partners in adapting GSBI content for use in their programs

•             Provide program updates (written and verbal) for program sponsors

•             Monitor trends in social entrepreneurship to ensure the ongoing relevancy of GSBI programs.

•             Contribute to the development of strategic goals for GSBI and to the ongoing refinement of all GSBI programs.

2.            Program Administration (35%)

•             Administer the online collaboration platform; provide technical support in use of the online collaboration platform

•             Ensure modules and videos are posted in timely manner and that webinars are scheduled and delivered; communicate to SEs and track their participation

•             Maintain accuracy of information about their program(s) on the Center website

•             Maintain a database of applicants, alumni, mentors for their designated program(s).

•             Provide support to entrepreneurs (e.g. writing letters in support of visa applications, give advice and assistance where needed for participant travel arrangements)

3.            Event Logistics (20%)

•             Recommend and plan specific events needed for the successful execution of their designated programs and for the success of other GSBI activities

•             Coordinate event logistics for GSBI events including team meetings, mentor trainings, GSBI in-residence sessions, participant travel and in-country partner workshops


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s in Business Administration degree or similar coursework preferred
  • At least one year of experience in the field of social enterprise
  • A minimum of two years progressively responsible work experience, including program management activities
  • Ability to work effectively with social entrepreneurs, volunteer mentors, staff of other social enterprise accelerators, and other members of the social enterprise ecosystem.
  • Experience living and working in the developing world, ideally working directly with a social enterprise, preferred
  • Experience participating in, or working in, a capacity development training program desirable
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow-through; ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of performance in a fast-paced multicultural environment