Accelerator Program Manager

Accelerator Program Manager will be working with UCLA Biodesign's Hub Director,
co-Executive Directors, and UCLA Health leadership to establish and manage the
Los Angeles Response-to-COVID Accelerator (R2C) and assist UCLA Biodesign's
team across all initiatives to foster leadership and innovation development
utilizing the full capabilities of the UCLA ecosystem. As background, UCLA Biodesign hosts an annual
innovators boot-camp, pitch competition, and year-long Accelerator and Discovery
Fellowship program.

In this role, you will manage projects with clinicians and
administrators at UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, in addition,
with stakeholders from the broader community as well as manage events, workshops,
grant reporting and tracking, mentors, a website to showcase the accelerator's efforts,
and overall accelerator operations.

  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
  • 2-4 years progressive grant and
    or program management experience
  • 2+ plus years of experience in project
    & event management required.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop (or equivalent graphic
    design software), MS Office, HTML and CMS, Experience with Project
  • Management
    Software (eg MS Project;
  • Experience with Web-based initiatives of all
    sizes, particularly with healthcare-related projects
  • Experience developing and maintaining a full
    range of project documentation, including project plans, functional
    requirements, communications plans and project status reports
  • Ability to manage a
    cross-functional team, including remote contributors, creative contributors,
    including understanding of creative terminology and asset types across
    multiple media types and experience managing these individuals for time,
    scope, and budget
  • High level of aptitude for understanding
    technical systems and functionality
  • Excellent communication, presentation and
    problem solving skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to
    assess requirements from grant application announcements and condense into
    concrete and concise reports, checklists, and to-do lists.
  • Skill in recognizing and analyzing information to recommend
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing material and information in a
    systematic and accurate way to minimize errors, maintain detailed and
    accurate records for reporting purposes.
  • Working knowledge of grant application processes
    at UCLA preferred
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management
    Professional (PMP) certification a plus preferred

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.