Program Director

Job description

Please note that this position is closed to new candidates.

Uncharted is seeking a Program Director to lead its key programs and initiatives (like the Future Cities Accelerator and Uncharted Food Access). Your job will be to find great organizations tackling the world's toughest problems, then design and deliver programs that help scale their impact.


Are you the right fit?


We don’t expect the person we hire to have ALL of the following (What? You’re not a unicorn?!), but hopefully this gives you a sense of the kinds of experience and skills that would enable you to thrive in this role and on our team:

  • Mission and culture fit: First and foremost - you are committed to the mission and vision of Uncharted and you will do whatever it takes to achieve it. You see this role as an opportunity to exercise your passion and align your values and purpose with the values and purpose of an organization attempting to put a dent in the world’s most pressing problems. You are a culture-creator (not just a consumer), and you believe in the power of creating environments where people can belong and thrive.

  • Demonstrated experience working with entrepreneurs and ventures: You have worked closely with startups, entrepreneurs, and organizations looking to scale. Perhaps you have been an entrepreneur yourself, or you've led an early-stage investment fund, or you’ve spent time mentoring entrepreneurs, or you've worked for another accelerator or organization that supported the growth of ventures. This is familiar territory for you.

  • Skilled facilitator: You are skilled at helping large groups of people align around goals, common agendas, and shared outcomes (and through conflict). You’re comfortable in front of a room and are able to quickly adapt your facilitation to meet the needs of the group.

  • Demonstrated program management experience: You have managed sophisticated programs on tight deadlines. You've designed, coordinated, executed, and followed-through on programs and you have the outcomes to prove it. From metrics to timelines to communication channels to contingency plans, you're comfortable and capable being in charge and managing a program through to completion.

  • Proactive and relentless relationship-builder: You are a natural at building and maintaining relationships in a warm, genuine way. And you don't take no for an answer; you're relentless in your efforts to build relationships or lock up partnerships with even the most famous people in all the land. You can speak to experience of identifying, pursuing, and locking up a partnership or relationship with someone that was elusive and hard to pin down.

  • Strong organizational skills: Your success is built upon a foundation of methodical, personal organization that gives you the confidence to reach deadlines and achieve outcomes even when there are numerous other "priorities" and distractions. At your previous company, you built out and managed systems that helped keep other people organized.

  • Experience in fast-paced, dynamic environments: You have worked for a startup, worked in a startup environment, and/or have worked in supporting startups to grow. You are willing to tackle projects without much guidance/structure. You are the one who builds structure. For example, you have stepped into ambiguous and disorganized situations and built out game-plans and next steps.



Lead program design and implementation for Uncharted programs and initiatives

  • Lead and manage outreach, recruitment, and selection of all ventures and organizations for programs: reviewing applications, interviews, due diligence, etc. For the Future Cities Accelerator, we received over 300 applications from organizations across the country and selected 10 ventures.

  • Actively recruit mentors and partners to participate in programs. Here is a list of mentors for Uncharted Food Access.

  • Serve as primary point person for all ventures throughout the program: mentoring one-on-one, connecting with mentors and funders, working on pitch-decks and communication, strategizing with entrepreneurs about how to make the most of investors, mentors, and partners.

  • Manage relationships with sponsors and clients

Lead Uncharted’s collective impact programs

  • Serve as the primary point person for the collective impact work that Uncharted takes on. Lead the charge with all participating organizations and stakeholders from facilitation, communication, and follow-through.

Contribute in the orchestration and execution of sophisticated office pranks targeted at various members of the team


The Details


Location: Denver, Colorado (office in RiNo)



  • Salary range: $60,000 - $70,000

  • Healthcare, 401k matching, a leadership coach, other cool stuff

  • 5 weeks paid vacation per year + 10 holidays + your birthday off

Apply by June 17th

Start on or around August 6th

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.