Venture For America is changing the face of entrepreneurship. We scour the country for talented recent college grads who are eager to make a meaningful impact in their careers and in the community. We then place them in startups – in industries from edtech and clean energy to consumer goods – in cities across the U.S. and help unlock their limitless potential as creators and builders by providing access to programming, funding resources, and an expansive network. Visit our website to learn more.

As the Learning Management Systems Associate, you will manage Venture For America’s learning management system (LMS), mentorship program, networking platforms and conduct ongoing data collection and analysis. Location Preference: VFA city

What you’ll do:


Systems and Data Management (70%)

  • Manage all aspects of the learning, and networking platforms such as Sift, Qooper, and Google sites 

  • Manage the implementation and ongoing maintenance of VFA’s learning management system

  • Establish connections between system technical support, team members, Fellows, course authors, and subject matter experts

  • Define user roles and manage those roles within the LMS and mentorship platform 

  • Manage VFA’s ongoing experience surveys to Fellows and alumni

  • Support program evaluation strategies and reporting in platforms such as Salesforce and FormAssembly

  • Conduct data analysis for Fellow and alumni experience surveys and post-program evaluations in Salesforce

  • Manage and update external Fellow-facing website with resources and important updates

  • Primary contact for courses and content, including user and manager support; adding and managing courses and training sessions (instructor-led; virtual); and computer-based training/ e-Learning

  • Develop, maintain, and track training records through a Learning Management System

  • Assesses current and proposed programs; recommends appropriate changes

Content Design and Management (20%)

  • Creates materials for new training programs

  • Design, develop, implement and manage VFA’s mentorship program

  • Support the integrity and implementation of VFA’s Fellow competency framework 

  • Assists with identification of external resources, including training programs and/or experts that may be appropriate

  • Recognize and resolve the issues that may appear when it comes to course design, its configuration, or infrastructure


Fellow Recruitment and Selection and other internal projects (10%)

In addition to the responsibilities unique to this role described above, all VFA team members devote a portion of their time to Fellow recruitment and selection, which occurs on an ongoing basis between August and March, as well as other internal strategic projects. Activities include:

  • Participating in local recruitment events

  • Evaluating written fellowship applications, conducting candidate interviews, and facilitating Selection Days

  • Support the execution and evaluation of Fellow and Alumni engagement opportunities, including Training Camp typically hosted in Detroit, MI

  • Hosting Selection Days in your city as necessary, including fundraising for the event, securing a venue, and recruiting Selection Day judges

  • Taking part in VFA working groups, strategic projects, and steering committees. Current strategic working groups include: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Impact Assessment; City Expansion

  • You will also support VFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, as is expected of all team members.


What you may have already done:

  • Worked for 2+ years in content and learning systems management

  • Have developed and implemented courses and evaluations

  • Tracked effectiveness of learning programs 

  • Conducted ongoing data management in Salesforce or another data management type tool

  • Achieved results while working autonomously with little to no direction

  • Worked for a startup or in an organization supporting startups and/or have experience supporting diverse entrepreneurs

  • Able to work efficiently and effectively while meeting deadlines on multiple concurrent projects


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 an inclusive team of exceptionally motivated, high-caliber people