Sr. Program Manager - Climate & AI Incubator

The Roux Institute at Northeastern University | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 3/25/2024

About the Opportunity

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The Roux Institute’s Venture Creation and Acceleration platform supports high-growth ventures and founders that have the potential to fundamentally alter the way we live and work for the better.

As part of our mission to catalyze and grow the Clean Energy sector in Maine, we have partnered with the Governor’s Energy Office to launch the state’s first Climate Incubator, located on the Roux Institute’s state-of-the-art campus in Portland, Maine. The incubator will focus support on startups that are harnessing the power of AI and Data Science to solve our world’s most pressing climate challenges.

The Senior Program Manager, Climate & AI Incubator will be responsible for working with the Director to turn the bold vision we have outlined into a thriving and world-class incubator for clean energy companies. You will work closely with our partners to manage a suite of services, programming, and equipment that align with the needs of Clean Energy start-ups. You will assist in company recruitment, ensuring we have high levels of membership in the incubator as well as strong company retention. You will be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day of the Incubator runs smoothly.



  • Background in Clean Energy and/or Artificial Intelligence preferred
  • Unwavering attention to detail, with exceptional project management skills
  • Understanding of the start-up ecosystem and the challenges faced by early-stage companies.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to design engaging programs and activities.
  • Self-motivated and proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.
  • Bachelors Degree, Advanced Degree Preferred.


Event Operations 30%

Coordinate on the execution of weekly events with partners as well as ad-hoc events that include but aren’t limited to workshops, speaker series, and conferences.

Marketing and Recruitment 30%

Support the marketing and recruitment of the program to ensure full utilization of the program. This includes attracting companies, investors, and strategic partners to the incubator.

Member Engagement 30%

Develop strong relationships with all members of the Incubator and be the “go-to” for any opportunities, questions, or concerns with the members of the incubator.

Reporting & Optimizations 10%

Manage all aspects of reporting required for successful delivery of program and the grant that funds the work. Consistent evaluation of how to improve and optimize.

Position Type

Academic Administration

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Job Type
Education | Management

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