Program Coordinator, St. Paul - $1,500 signing bonus

(Work 2 days in office and 3 days Remote in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area)

Founders First Capital Partners (FFCP), a small business accelerator, providing mentorship and flexible loans to companies run by diverse leaders, is looking for a detailed-oriented Program Coordinator to join our team!

As a member of the FFCP team, the ideal candidate will be responsible in aiding us in coordinating and delivering accelerator programs to talented entrepreneurs, enabling them to create premium-wage jobs and helping close the wealth gap that minority-owned businesses face.

The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, organized, have excellent communication skills and most importantly, be comfortable operating independently as this role will be a primarily remote role. This position will also provide backup support to the other regional coordinators.

The responsibilities for this role include:

  • Coordinating and managing the assigned accelerator program

  • Overseeing accelerator program logistics and the educational sessions including the orientation and onboarding sessions.

  • Supporting facilitators/coaches and subject matter experts; scheduling program sessions and maintaining open communication.

  • Coordinating program pitch day events by organizing all logistics and activities, including working with vendors, volunteers and speakers.

  • Reviewing and organizing regional grant applications, including fielding questions and following up with grant applicants.

  • Maintaining program participant data, ensuring all data is input and/or uploaded to our CRM.

  • Advancing the operations of FFCP by developing and maintaining effective management of our information in SalesForce

  • Assisting with developing and maintaining strong customer service relationships with program participants, facilitators, coaches, and subject matter experts.

  • Collaborating with other FFCP department heads and team members.

  • Contributing to the work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, development of skills that engage and encourage those from diverse communities and cultures, or backgrounds.

  • Remaining competent and current through self-directed professional reading, attending professional development courses, and attending webinars/conferences/courses/training.

  • Contributing to the overall success of FFCP and other duties as assigned.

This is a perfect role for someone who is:

  • A strong oral and written communicator

  • Reliable, diligent and able to work independently

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and programs in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment

  • Comfortable working in a fully remote environment

  • Interested in working in a strongly mission driven organization

  • A self-starter with can-do attitude and ability to work with little or no supervision

  • Professional and has a pleasant demeanor

  • Ok with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities


  • A Bachelor of Business Administration degree or related discipline.


  • Prior experience working as a program assistant or coordinator in a relevant field

  • Prior experience coordinating special events

  • Experienced in working with SalesForce, email, text, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive internet, and social media

Salary: $50,000 to $65,000 and $1,500 signing bonus + potential annual bonuses, access to benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, 401k and stock options

Work Location: Work 2 days in office and 3 days Remote in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

COVID Policy: All employees must be fully vaccinated per company policy. 

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply! For more information please see:

About Us

Founders First Capital is a small business accelerator, providing mentorship and flexible loans to $250K-$5M service-based companies run by diverse leaders such as women, minorities, veterans, LGBT+, and those living in low and moderate-income areas. Despite the economic downturn, we are a fast-growing, exciting business with an important mission: to provide opportunity and growth acceleration to companies led by founders from groups who have been routinely and structurally underserved for mentoring and financing programs. We have relationships with large financial institutions like the Consumer Technology Association, Kaufman Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.

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