Program Generalist


As a Program Generalist, you will be an essential pivot in the initiation, development, and successful execution of new programs crafted to propel high-growth startups in North Carolina. This unique position requires a delicate balance of acute project management skills and profound interpersonal abilities to liaise effectively between program designers and participants. Your efforts will directly cultivate a vibrant ecosystem where today’s founders and their leadership teams are empowered to provide unparalleled support to the founders of tomorrow.


Liaison Mastery: Act as the primary liaison between seasoned founders/operators (program designers) and enthusiastic entrepreneurs (program participants), ensuring clear, persuasive communication and mutual understanding of program goals and milestones.

Program Implementation & Support: Coordinate and support the rollout of new, innovative programs, including logistics, scheduling, resource allocation, and participant guidance, while ensuring compliance with defined objectives and timelines.

Stakeholder Coordination: Utilize your unique superpower of managing individuals who do not directly report to you, engaging and uniting a diverse range of stakeholders with full-time commitments elsewhere.

Progress Tracking & Reporting: Employ meticulous organization skills to monitor, evaluate, and report on program progress and outcomes, ensuring all parties stay informed, focused, and motivated throughout the program lifecycle.

Feedback & Iteration: Gather and synthesize feedback from various stakeholders, making informed recommendations for program enhancements and ensuring continuous improvement.

Community Engagement & Network Expansion: Build, maintain, and deepen relationships with key players in the startup ecosystem, enhancing collaborative efforts and expanding the network of support for emerging entrepreneurs.


  • 5-7 years of experience in program management, preferably within startup ecosystems or entrepreneurial support roles.
  • Managing new programs with multiple stakeholders, including indirect management.
  • Demonstrated success in go-to-market planning for new initiatives
  • Worked in a EOS environment and keenly aware of the value the power of Traction™
  • Comfortable tracking core KPIs to measure progress
  • Experience challenging status quo in pursuit of an extraordinary outcome
  • Successful building of virtual communities with value enhancers for varied customers
  • Proven ability to merge multiple technologies to create efficient processes clearing a path forward for all constituents


  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with an emphasis on persuasive and motivational dialogue.
  • Tech curious and look to leverage new tech to increase collaboration, productivity and automation. Innate ability to manage and influence individuals without direct authority over them, often referred to as a “superpower” in indirect management.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with an eye for detail and relentless follow-through.
  • Proven problem-solving prowess, with the capacity to work under pressure and within tight deadlines.
  • Adaptable and a strategic thinker, with a passion for the entrepreneurial spirit and community development.


As an essential member of our team, you will be on the front lines of entrepreneurial innovation, playing a key role in shaping a supportive ecosystem for high-growth startups. This is an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on the future of entrepreneurship in North Carolina, facilitating the exchange of expertise and resources among the state’s most promising business minds.

CED is a 501(c) 3 non profit and offers competitive salaries, full company-paid benefits, a flexible work environment, an open PTO policy, and a matching SIMPLE IRA plan.