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Venture Central is hiring a Project Manager to support our Regional Investment Strategy project. This position can be full-time or part-time (minimum 20 hours) through the end of 2024. It is a great 'foot in the door' to the growing Central Virginia entrepreneur support organizations that are assisting with this project. This position will not only meet our regions' exciting entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders, but will get to work with the, Community Investment Collaborative and SBDC teams. If you are a detail-oriented person with great communication skills we hope you will consider this role!

Program Manager

CIC and Venture Central are leading the development of a Regional Entrepreneurial Investment (REI) Strategy for GO Virginia Region 9. Venture Central seeks a program manager who will be responsible for managing the REI Strategy development and delivery. 


Note: the REI Strategy grant will fund the program manager position for approximately 10 months (through December 2024). Continuation of the program manager position thereafter will be subject to the identification of an ongoing business need and secured funding. 


Job Summary


The program manager will be responsible for organizing the planning and execution of the development of the REI Strategy for GO Virginia Region 9 under the supervision of the President of CIC and in close consultation with the Managing Director of Venture Central. The program manager is responsible for ensuring that the REI Strategy is developed according to the proposed and approved budget and timeline and that the REI Strategy achieves the promised deliverables.


Duties and Responsibilities


Within the limits of the CIC’s programs, policies, procedures, and budget, the program manager is responsible for and has authority to perform the duties listed below:

  • Support partners, consultants, and staff in the development of the REI Strategy for GO Virginia Region 9

  • Organize and arrange documentation of project components to ensure timely achievement of milestones and deliverables

  • Coordinate the administration of a survey and convene regional stakeholders to gather the input required to inform the REI Strategy fully

  • Manage project budget, deliverables, and grant reporting

  • Convene entrepreneurs and partners that work within Region 9’s target sectors

  • Support the development of follow-up local ecosystem integration plans

  • Engage with and update the GO Virginia Region 9 Council, economic development partners, and other entrepreneur support organizations as needed

  • Arrange meetings and events as needed to support the outreach, engagement, and input needed for development of the REI Strategy


Required Qualifications

  • Experience in project management and/or formal education or certification in project management

  • Self-starter with the ability to manage goals, time, and deadlines effectively

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to plan several aspects of a project by supervising team members and maintaining the planning schedule

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Reliable transportation


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with grant administration and reporting

  • Ability to facilitate meetings

  • Knowledge of entrepreneurial ecosystem building




Compensation is $60,000 - $70,000 annually with health insurance and a retirement plan for a full time position. A part time role may be considered. 


TO APPLY: please send a cover letter and resume to and Priority consideration is given to resumes received by January 15, and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. The target start date is on February 1, 2024.


This position offers remote work, in-office opportunities at 300 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, and limited regional travel. Go Virginia Region 9 includes the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Madison, Greene, Orange, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Fluvanna, Fauquier and Louisa. Mileage will be reimbursed for work travel beyond 10 miles from the Charlottesville office. The recipient of the role will be joining the growing Venture Central and Community Investment Collaborative teams, which include the programs of and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center.

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