Program Manager Entrepreneurship 60% – ZHAW

Website Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Are you excited to shape the future and help build something new?

Are you excited to shape the future and help build something new? ZHAW entrepreneurship is looking for a program manager to help deliver creative programs and operationalize ambitious and visionary formats as part of the recently launched university wide strategic initiative.

The mission of the ZHAW entrepreneurship initiative is to inspire the hearts and minds who want to boldly shape the future. Our team is expanding with the implementation of the university wide initiative, which aims to foster entrepreneurial thinking and acting. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join us on this journey as a program manager. You will draw on your experience with project management and community building. We are looking for a great team player with a passion for entrepreneurship and a track record at delivering creative programs including multiple stakeholders as well as at conceptualizing unconventional learning activities. 
Your mission: 

  • You will ensure that the larger goals and objectives of the initiative are fulfilled.
  • You will coordinate the activities between a variety of projects contributing to the larger goals, where you ensure that they stay on schedule, on budget and contribute to the overall success.
  • To drive innovation, we aim to launch pilot projects with an experimental character. You will help run and manage these pilot projects with cross-functional teams and conceptualize the next steps.
  • You will help build and continuously excite an entrepreneurship community with stakeholders at ZHAW and external partners from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in addition to fostering knowledge sharing across teams.
  • In the initial phase your will launch and coordinate activities to build a strong community and engage in building the basis to manage the program. Over time the focus of the activities will shift as the strategic initiative progresses
  • You have excellent project management skills. 
  • You have 5+ years of experience in running complex projects or programs. 
  • You are excited about the opportunity to build something new and to grow together with the initiative. 
  • You thrive when you can work on several projects in parallel and your ability to prioritize keeps you focused on what is the most important. 
  • You are self-motivated and drive results; you spot opportunities and creatively find solutions to problems arising on the way. 
  •  You have the entrepreneurial mindset to create resourceful solutions to drive projects with an experimental character. 
  • Inspiring others and getting people onboard comes naturally to you and you are equally comfortable interacting with students, professors and people from industry or the entrepreneurship ecosystem. 
  • You are fluent in English and German and are experienced using a variety of common collaboration and communication tools.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14’000 students and 3’400 faculty and staff.

The ZHAW entrepreneurship initiative is an opportunity to create activities that bring together students and change makers across disciplines and organizations to expand the entrepreneurial mindset, engage in visionary project and thrive as entrepreneurial thinkers and co-creators of the future.

Sabrina Leu
Recruiting Manager

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