Program Officer
Health Commercialization
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

51-200 employees

Fosters STEM entrepreneurship through training, funding, and networking.
Company Overview
VentureWell stands out as a nurturing hub for STEM innovators and entrepreneurs, providing comprehensive support through funding, training, and mentorship to transform ideas into impactful solutions. Their commitment to fostering collaboration and promoting institutional change is evident in their extensive network-building efforts and programs that empower faculty and students alike. This focus on holistic development, coupled with their mission to solve the world's most pressing challenges, makes VentureWell a dynamic and purposeful place to work.
Venture Capital

Company Stage


Total Funding





Hadley, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Customer Success & Support
  • BS/BA required
  • Minimum 3 years related experience including project management or program administration, with domain experience in fields related to VentureWell program areas, specifically with training or experience in healthcare commercialization, medtech, or related fields
  • Prior experience supporting innovative health technologies from the lab to the market and working with a number of different partners and institutions (research, academic, industry, regulatory, etc.) as part of a network/consortium strongly preferred to set this position up for success
  • Demonstrated history of success using project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Highly adaptable and comfortable working with a degree of ambiguity
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively across multiple content areas and stakeholder groups, both internally and externally
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with an ability to articulate and synthesize information in a compelling, organized manner
  • Ability to extract key information and data to recommend solutions
  • Ability to understand and apply appropriate tools and technologies used in the workplace; ease with adapting new technologies as needed
  • High degree of digital fluency using cloud-based office tools such as GSuite, CRMs, team collaboration tools, and other web-based applications; ability to incorporate these tools into day to day work
  • Are able to succeed and thrive in an environment with competing and changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Have track records of and ability to build solid collaborative working relationships, and are proven team players who enjoy a “customer service” orientation to collaboration
  • Are committed to embedding equity in our internal practices and culture and in our programs in order to live and achieve our mission
  • Bring openness and engagement to personal, professional, and organization-wide learning on race, class, gender, justice, and equity
  • Are curious and committed to issues of environmental sustainability
  • Are self-starters with excellent attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work
  • Are active learners who independently learn new tools and work processes quickly
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • It's our aim for our employees in this position to not work more than a 40-hour workweek
  • 20 paid vacation days PLUS the week off between Christmas and New Years
  • 12 paid wellness days
  • Act independently as program liaison with the partner organizations in the ARPA-H program; tactfully deliver timely information between partner organizations and staff; represent organization and program interests during meetings, events, and conversations with partners, consultants, and vendors
  • Translate high-level proposals and awards into tangible and practical work plans
  • Manage activities, contracts, and sub-contracts to ensure compliance with award deliverables, rules, and obligations
  • Support new award opportunities and develop new programming for VentureWell and contribute leadership to health commercialization strategy development, working closely with the Growth Strategy and Development Team and Program staff
  • Leverage healthcare commercialization or medical technology domain experience to coordinate and implement new and existing program offerings with guidance from manager, including continually learning from evaluation findings to recommend program improvements and implementing process improvements while systems are “in motion”
  • Work within defined program direction with funders and partners for successful program implementation, including creative problem-solving and “customer service” approach to deliver on funder and partner needs within time and budget constraints
  • Prepare and synthesize written material for proposals and reports to funder
  • Design, plan, and facilitate effective meetings
  • Play a leadership role in the fundraising, branding, promotion, and marketing of programs as well as the reporting of program outcomes. Prepare and synthesize written material for proposals and reports to funders
  • Work closely with the Learning and Evaluation team to ensure relevant assessment metrics are used for evaluating programs and documenting learning, knowledge, and impact
  • Source and manage professional services consultants and vendors assigned to the program and provide leadership to cross-organizational colleagues partnering on programs
  • Work closely with colleagues in Contracts and Finance to support external contracts relevant to the work