Are you our next Programs Coordinator?

Meet BlueChilli.

“BlueChilli builds startups. Our accelerator programs remove the biggest barriers to startup success, like building products, finding the first customers, partners, people and raising capital.”

Day-in-a-Life of our Programs Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is a central role in our growth and innovation team, assisting the development and execution of our corporate-backed accelerator programs, innovation campaigns and ecosystem activities. The objective of the role is to ensure our programs and campaigns run seamlessly and successfully, delivering exceptional results for both our partners and our startup founders.You will be working as the link between the Accelerator Manager (founder-facing) and the Program Director (partner-facing). 

Your role is to be the glue that brings all these components of a program together, ensuring they are executed in an organised, smooth and effective manner. You will have a challenging, diverse and very rewarding role to support the ongoing growth of BlueChilli, working as an integral part of the team and across a variety of tasks in program delivery including operations, campaign coordination, account management, communications and events.

Type of projects you’ll be working on…

BlueChilli runs a number of accelerator programs, with two programs normally running concurrently. Current programs include:

Typical tasks…

  • Coordinating and ensuring the successful execution of timelines and deliverables of our accelerator programs, as per budget and ensuring all program goals are met.
  • Developing and reviewing, under the direction of the Program Director and Accelerator Manager, the program calendar and outcomes.
  • Coordinating, managing and planning logistics and execution of the programs’ as pertaining to workshops and events. This includes managing external contractors, speakers, timelines, budgets, venues, training collateral, AV, participant on-boarding and founder office space.
  • Prepare and review reports, submissions and feedback on the progress of accelerator programs
  • Organising, participating and analysing the results of program retrospectives to provide the business with feedback on program outcomes, as requested by the Program Director or Accelerator Manager.
  • Managing up by alerting the Program Director, or any member of the Leadership Team, on matters requiring its attention and implement their decisions, both regarding individual Founders and the delivery of the programs.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day administration of the programs and associated activities, responding to inquiries, resolving problems and managing the paperwork concerning the programs and startups (founder agreements, contracts, among others).


You are…

  • A problem-solver – comfortable with making decisions around prioritisation and program execution details in a daily context. 
  • Super organised – you are able to take abstract ideas and turn them into easily-understandable documents and materials.
  • A quick learner – you love learning new things, and quickly figuring out to do things for the first time.
  • A collaborator – you enjoy communicating and collaborating in a professional, approachable and effective manner with a range of stakeholders.
  • Calm in the storm – we’re a high-energy team often operating on last minute opportunities. Knowing you’ve got things covered will help keep us calm and in control!

It would be extra awesome if you also had…

  • A clear passion and curiosity for the startup and innovation ecosystem.
  • An ability to use (or quickly learn how to) a range of technology platforms and tools, so you can help navigate new technology as it is brought into our business.
  • The ability to travel, as a number of our programs have national and international components.

If you do a good job…

This role works at the intersection of our growth and innovation team, our accelerators team, our marketing team and our operations team. There is plenty of opportunity to use this role as a platform to spring into any of those areas as you discover what you love doing best. This means you could end up stepping into partnerships and growth, running one of our next programs yourself in the future, designing workshops as you learn what works effectively for founder education, or working on campaigns and events for the broader BlueChilli group.

Maybe this role is not for you if….

  • You easily get overwhelmed by working on a number of projects at the same time
  • You prefer working alone rather than as part of a team

We have… 

FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT – We have very deliberately built the dream team of innovation heavyhitters. We take this task seriously! Everyone in the team is so fantastic that they could choose to work anywhere they please. We take great pride that they choose to do their best work here. It is our job to make sure that this choice is the easiest one they have to make!

AWESOME OFFICES – The BlueChilli office is the veritable wishlist of any startup founder or tech pro. The Sydney headquarters is decked out with everything you could need to boost creative confidence and experimentation. Our workspace welcomes four-legged companions, too!

FREEDOM & AUTONOMY – Work-life balance is crucial at BlueChilli. The team has taken big steps to ensure everyone can bring their best selves to work. Starting with  flexible work environments, including both complete flexible hours and the ability to work from home at a moment’s notice. Giving everybody the freedom to own their time, we ensure that each and everyone in our team is working from the place that makes him or her the happiest.

AWESOME DAY BlueChilli gives everyone a yearly AwesomeDay – a whole day free to use on anything they choose to. This day doesn’t count against annual or sick leave. It’s a free day to use for inspiration, recharging or simply enjoying life!

INCENTIVE PROGRAM BlueChilli is making investments in ensuring the the team and broader ecosystem is the best in the world.

Interested? Great! Apply here.