Program Manager, Accelerator - Lehman College

· New York, New York
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job Title: Program Manager, Accelerator - Lehman College

Location: New York, NY

Employment Type: Full-time

Start Date: August 2022

To Apply: Submit your application here. Send any questions to (applications submitted via email will not be accepted).

About Braven

We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. We empower promising college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.  Learn more about Braven’s impact:

Braven was named one of America’s Best Startup Employers 2022 by Forbes! We’re proud to be a nonprofit organization that values its employees and has always been committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that mirrors our country.

About the Role

Braven is seeking a program whiz and masterful facilitator with a demonstrated ability to win over others to join our Lehman College team as Program Manager, Accelerator (PMA). This role has the opportunity to grow a regional program and accelerate Braven’s national impact. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the PMA will be responsible for facilitating and fully leading the execution of the Braven Leadership and Career Accelerator course for ~225 students in the fall 2022 semester and up to ~1,050 students within two years, increasing their likelihood of graduating college with a strong first job or getting into graduate school.

The strongest candidates for this role have prior instructional or education experience and are extremely entrepreneurial. They are energized by public speaking and facilitation, thrive on human interaction and enjoy the challenge of meeting new people, “hosting others,” and serving as an ambassador. They enjoy planning events and executing on processes and initiatives and always have alternative solutions to offer in order to provide top-notch service to stakeholders. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Fully managing the facilitation and execution of the Braven Accelerator course at CCNY and lightly supporting the post-course experience. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Execute and facilitate the Braven Accelerator course, in-person and virtually on weekdays, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET (2 days/week for 15 weeks per semester) along with 1-2 special events per semester typically held on Saturdays
  • Operate with complete ownership over student outcomes; troubleshooting obstacles, utilizing data reports, and implementing solutions to maximize impact 
  • Manage a team of Teaching Assistants to monitor students’ progress; track, analyze, and identify appropriate student interventions to ensure strong course outcomes tied to attendance, content engagement, and content mastery. 
  • Hire, train, manage, and develop up to two student interns per semester to assist with the above responsibilities
  • Craft compelling weekly communications through email, text and Discord that encourages student engagement, builds community, and ensures a high satisfaction and quality experience

Qualifications & Skills: Braven is looking for a dynamic facilitator, who is keen on developing strong relationships and quick to solve problems as they arise. You are bringing experiences and strengths like these:

  • 2-4 years of experience in education, non-profit, or private sector with a verifiable track record of achieving excellence and successful outcomes
  • Extreme comfort and experience with public speaking and facilitation 
  • Proven ability to operationalize and manage project plans, solving complex problems, strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Track record of using data and metrics to drive decisions and measure performance
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and cultural competence
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree

Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to apply.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work in-person in New York City
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and have received the Booster vaccination against COVID-19 and provide proof of such by the date of hire. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Exempted individuals will be subject to weekly testing if they engage in any in-person work activities.   

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your demonstrated fit for the role, will likely be between $55,700 - $69,600. Braven offers competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size, with opportunities for salary growth over time. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, Braven does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

Braven also provides competitive, comprehensive benefits, recognition, and career development. While Braven reserves the right to change benefits at any time, current benefits include: 

  • Unlimited vacation time in addition to three team-wide, week-long shutdowns in Spring, Summer, and Winter
  • Match of your 401K contribution up to 5% of your base annual salary, starting your first full month
  • Coverage of 85% of health insurance premium 
  • A one month paid sabbatical after 4 years on staff


When social distancing is not in place, we gather in the office three days a week. Therefore, we require teammates to live within commuting distance of New York City. Each teammate will have two flex days to work remotely. We believe in the magic, connection, and collaboration that happens when people work together face-to-face and we believe in giving people flexibility to focus, balance personal priorities, and save themselves two commutes per week. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.  

Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.  We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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