Listed on: Oct 06, 2022


Build in Tulsa: Programming Manager

Build in Tulsa Background:

The mission of Build in Tulsa is to close the racial wealth gap in America by catalyzing multi-generational Black wealth through tech and entrepreneurship. Build in Tulsa is dedicated to providing Black entrepreneurs with the human, social, and financial capital needed for success in commercializing new products and services into the marketplace. Central to our work is our network of accelerators including ACT Tulsa, Lightship and Techstars, designed to meet underrepresented Black and Brown entrepreneurs wherever they are in their journey. Build in Tulsa helps entrepreneurs build skills, build networks, and build capital to take their businesses to the next level. Build in Tulsa is providing a suite of services including training and workshops to get founders accelerator-ready, mentoring and networking events to introduce entrepreneurs to each other as well as strategic partners, and connecting entrepreneurs to potential sources of capital. Build in Tulsa is also addressing some of the barriers that many Black entrepreneurs face by providing free coworking space, cost of living assistance, funding for technology and other microgrants.

Build in Tulsa Team Values:

Innovation: Taking a forward-thinking approach to how BIT operates to uniquely support our community.

Resilience: Adapting quickly and evolving continuously to ensure that BIT will endure and thrive beyond whatever we may encounter in an unknown tomorrow.

Collaboration: Being a partner to our Black entrepreneur and business community, whether that means mentor, supporter, side-by-side problem solver, idea bouncer, connection maker, or whatever else it takes to help them succeed.

Respect: Honoring the history that BIT is rooted in, and honoring the intelligence, hard work, and dedication that each BIT community member puts into building their business.

Position Summary:

Build in Tulsa is looking for an experienced programming manager who can help launch a new accelerator program targeting Black female entrepreneurs. The accelerator, WE Build, is a comprehensive program that will not only provide business education, non-dilutive grants, but wraparound services to support Black female entrepreneurs. The best candidate for this position can breathe life into this program by detailing the accelerator schedule, sourcing facilitators, and recruiting entrepreneurs. Additionally, you will provide support for other Build in Tulsa programs. This position will report to the Director of Programming. You can be a part of a close-knit team, working in a fast-paced environment, executing a big vision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

WE Build

  • Develop an application and recruitment process centering Black women for enrolment into a comprehensive accelerator program
  • Recruit and schedule potential speakers and workshop leaders
  • Coordinate program materials including drafting briefs, worksheets, and other collateral materials for Build in Tulsa programs.
  • Conduct pre- and post-program evaluation and follow-up in coordination with the Director of Programming, monitoring data collection, and summarizing key insights from program evaluation for Build in Tulsa leadership and team.
  • Manage data and CRM systems to provide comprehensive and up to date entrepreneur information including tracking of notes, documents, milestones, and other important information.
  • Manage and track expenses for Build in Tulsa WE Build accelerator and other programming as assigned.

Other Programming & Events

  • Conduct in-take and entrepreneur evaluation as needed as part of the Programs Team.
  • Assist in facility set-up and breakdown for programs and events.
  • Coordinate with the Events and Marketing team around WE Build accelerator logistics including booking venues, catering, A/V, photography/videography, speakers, décor and additional vendors.
  • Promote Build in Tulsa’s mission at Build in Tulsa events and other events throughout the ecosystem.

Data Management

  • Track programming development via Asana and keep the Build in Tulsa team abreast of event developments.
  • Collect stories of impact from Build in Tulsa entrepreneurs and others in the Build in Tulsa network for use on the web, social, and e-newsletter.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with Build in Tulsa partners and throughout the tech ecosystem.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of programming experience
  • Experience leading a business accelerator or incubator preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly adept at personal and professional relationship management and can handle a crisis with a smile
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Experience with Gmail, Google Docs, Asana, Slack, Eventbrite

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25lbs., for lifting supplies and materials, as needed
  • Position continually requires the ability to talk and hear both in person and over the phone, visual acuity; ability to operate equipment, read, and use a keyboard
  • Position requires sitting, or standing, and working with a computer for extended periods of time

Work Schedule and Location Requirements:

  • This position operates full time (40 hrs/wk), Monday-Friday
  • Ability to occasionally work hours outside of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for events
  • Occasional need to utilize personal transportation, must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance