Programs Data and Operations Associate

Do you love data and creating efficient processes? Are you constantly on the lookout for a better solution and ready to build one? Are you excited to learn the ins and outs of program management?  

Venture For America is seeking a logistical powerhouse for our Programs team— which is responsible for the fellowship experience and manages many hallmark programs. As the Programs Data and Operations Associate, you will manage fellowship data, Fellow and Alumni surveys, impact evaluation, and provide operational support to the Programs team. 

This position will ideally work out of a VFA office in either New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit or Baltimore with the potential to work out of any VFA city for the right candidate. 


What you’ll do:

  • Manage the data integrity for the entire Fellow and Alumni community through the use of Salesforce and Airtable

  • Support the Entrepreneurship team in managing and analyzing our Fellow founder data 

  • Deliver and analyze Fellow surveys (3x/year) and Alumni survey (1x/year) data to provide insights into how best to support our Fellows and Alumni

  • Provide vital operational and logistics support for National Programming including managing the backend of the VFA’s Mentorship Network, HR Sift platform, Fellow & Alumni Slack, and email aliases/listservs

  • Generate impact evaluation reports for Senior Leadership Team including the CEO/COO on a regular basis that tell the story of our Fellows, Alumni, and programs and empower the team at large to make data-driven decisions 

  • Be the take-on-anything, right-hand support for the VFA Programs team that works closely with our community of 1000+ Fellows and Alumni

  • Be a core member of our Training Camp team, spending 5-weeks on Wayne State University’s campus in Detroit, focused on executing the programming and bringing our signature program to life

  • Participate in VFA recruitment and selection events on an ongoing basis, as is expected of all Team members



  • Have a B.A./B.S. and 1-3 years of experience working with data and preferably in an operations role

  • Are a natural problem-solver, have a mind for process and logistics, and can think through every aspect of a problem while developing a solution

  • Have experience working with Google Sheets, Excel, Airtable and Salesforce 

  • Are exceptionally organized and detail-oriented -- you can multitask without dropping anything, and never miss a deadline

  • Demonstrate next-level communication skills, and are adept at balancing multiple people’s needs

  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and take initiative to solve problems before being asked


The good stuff:

  • High performers at VFA are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop

  • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience

  • We offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and gym, tech, and professional development stipends

  • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays

  • VFA is a dynamic startup environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)

  • You’ll work alongside a team of exceptionally motivated, high-caliber people 


About Venture for America:

Venture for America is a nonprofit fellowship program that recruits, selects, and trains highly talented recent college grads places them at startups in emerging US cities for two years of hands-on experience and provides them with access to the network and resources to become company builders and job creators. The Fellowship is highly selective, as is our team, and we’re looking for people who can jump in and make a huge impact.


How to apply:

To apply, please fill out our application. If you seem like a good fit, we will contact you with next steps.

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