Launch NY Seeking Director of Operations



Are you an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial spirit?

Can you coordinate with high-level leaders to execute strategies?

Do you have a passion for the startup community in Upstate New York?


If so, you may be our next Director of Operations. 


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business (or equivalent combo of education and work experience)
  • 7+ years’ experience in operations management, including activities in:
    • Accounting and budget management
    • Internal communications
    • Staff management
    • Fund management
    • HR matters (such as recruiting, hiring, and onboarding)
    • CRM systems
    • Grant writing 
    • Marketing 
  • 5+ years’ proficiency with accounting software, especially QuickBooks
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and communication abilities


Here’s what we prefer, but do not require:

  • MBA, CPA, or other relevant advanced degree 
  • Experience managing processes in a grant-supported environment
  • Experience managing entrepreneurship or business support programs
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Experience in product launch and development
  • Experience in strategic organizational planning in a relevant setting
  • Passion for and experience in overcoming challenges specific to startups and nonprofits
  • Comfort in creating and revising organizational structure, processes, and policies


Here’s what you’d do:


  • Coordinate with President & CEO to strategize the organization’s growth


  • Conduct or oversee job functions of outsourced accounting partners
  • Provide board-level reporting
  • Direct manager of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence processes
  • Manage staff of other entrepreneurship programs
  • Coordinate with Fund Manager to manage investment programs and supervise staff
  • Collaborate with the team to develop new entrepreneurial services and funding sources
  • Lead continuing development of CRM system
  • Oversee implementation of IT services and solutions
  • Manage grant, contract, donation, and sponsorship activities
  • Manage staff responsible for daily office functions
  • Build and maintain entrepreneurial ecosystem partnerships
  • Support marketing and communications
  • Interface with legal counsel
  • Manage other personnel and perform other duties as needed


Here’s who we are:


  • A thriving nonprofit venture development organization
  • The most active seed fund in New York State
  • Bridge between local entrepreneurs and investors in Upstate New York
  • Collection of the best and brightest business leaders in our region
  • Proven entrepreneurs who provide mentorship to emerging business owners
  • Lovers of startups, networking opportunities, and popular technologies
  • A fun team of fresh thinkers, movers, and doers
  • Believers in balancing hard work with good vibes
  • Interested in your positive energy and strong work ethic
  • Excited to hear from you!


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