Program Director (Doha, Qatar)

This is a unique opportunity to impact the entrepreneurial ecosystem of one of the fastest-growing economic powerhouses in the world, Qatar. 

Rainmaking Innovation/ Startupbootcamp is hiring a Program Director to run an innovation and accelerator program based in Doha, Qatar.

You will drive the entire program cycle. From strategic scoping together with our partners to recruiting and selecting the startups. The end result is the delivery of a world-class program, that will accelerate startups to new heights and increases the innovative capabilities and portfolio of our program partners. This really is a once in a lifetime job opportunity.

We’re looking for someone who ticks as many of the following boxes as possible: 
- You are a great match with our strong and value-driven culture (see below)
- You have 4-8 years of experience working with both startups/scaleups and in the corporate world 
- You are familiar with the challenges and opportunities of both the startup and the corporate work environments
- You are an experienced program leader and have managed complex projects
- You have experience running programs such as accelerators, corporate incubators, innovation programs or startup challenges
- You are organized and goal-oriented; you dive into the OKRs set for the program and looking to collaborate with the team to achieve these goals
- You display highly developed networking and communication skills. We work smart & play hard
- You think you are funny. You take your job very seriously, but yourself a little less… 
- The work experience and ability to work with both partners and startups are more important than your degrees
- We do have a preference for educated (msc/bsc) applicants
- The ambition to relocate to one of the most thriving ecosystems in Qatar

What we offer:
- A unique culture focusing on three strong values: being entrepreneurial, being impactful and being kind. Read our culture book here  
- A great deal of independence tied to a strong small company, highly supportive group 
- A great working environment and awesome colleagues 
- A fun and challenging role with lots of room to influence how things get done 
- An opportunity to work with some of the world’s best startups
- A platform designed to create meaningful partnerships between startups and partners of the program 
- A genuine path to be a happy and whole person with flexible and independent work environment so you can have time to carve out for your friends and family

About you:
- You love startups, founders and technology
- You love mentoring and influencing startup founders
- You have empathy for both big companies and government institutions and their strengths and weaknesses
- You like to travel to meet and engage with the promising tech companies
- You are an influencer with advanced communication skills
- You are an independent self-starter… but you enjoy being part of a family
- You can lead a small, effective team towards success.

About Rainmaking Innovation:
- We are the people behind Startupbootcamp, the global accelerator with 75 programs on four continents behind us
- We are a fast-growing innovation execution engine
- We are a partnership of serial entrepreneurs  with a mix of corporate and startup backgrounds
- We started building startups in 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark and have since launched 35 startups
- We are 150+ passionate innovators distributed across 12 offices
- We’ve worked with 100 of the Fortune 500
- We’re at the intersection of startups, corporates, investors and talent
- Read about Rainmaking: