Website Innovate Hampton Roads

Associate Director Innovate Hampton Roads/REaKTOR

Job Title: Associate Director Innovate Hampton Roads/REaKTOR

Company: Innovate Hampton Roads

Location: Hampton Roads, VA

 Job Type: Full-Time

About Innovate Hampton Roads:

Innovate Hampton Roads is a regional 501(c)(3) technology innovation organization. Our mission is to cultivate the growth of the technology sector, inspire a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and advance education in these areas within the Hampton Roads community.

 Job Description:

The Associate Director will play a crucial role in our organization, supporting the Executive Director in driving the strategic vision, direction, and growth of the organization. This position is ideal for a leader (or aspiring leader) with experience in the technology sector, a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and startup culture, a passion for innovation, and a commitment to community engagement and educational advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Support: Assist the Executive Director in setting the overall strategic direction for Innovate Hampton Roads. Participate in the development of a forward-thinking roadmap to position Hampton Roads as a thriving technology, innovation, and educational hub.
  2. Operational Management: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, ensuring that all initiatives and programs are running smoothly and effectively.
  3. Community Engagement & Communication: Support the Executive Director in promoting the organization’s mission, activities, and educational programs to the broader community, stakeholders, partners, and the media.
  4. Digital Media Management: Ability to edit audio and video for various initiatives, including the organization’s weekly podcast and manage multiple social media accounts across platforms and develop marketing campaigns to expand reach
  5. Website Maintenance: Make basic WordPress website updates to ensure the organization’s online presence remains up-to-date and relevant.
  6. Partnership Development & Management: Cultivate relationships with various stakeholders, including early-stage startups, tech companies, investors, academic institutions, government entities, and other regional and national innovation organizations.
  7. Fundraising & Financial Stewardship: Assist in driving fundraising efforts, including grant writing and management, and help manage financial resources to ensure the sustainability and growth of the organization.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology, Education, or a related field
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within a technology-focused organization, startup, or educational institution.
  • Excellent understanding of the technology landscape, startups, innovation trends, and educational program development.
  • Deep understanding of entrepreneurship and startup culture.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, operational management, and financial stewardship.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to produce a podcast and edit audio and video in post-production.
  • Proficiency in WordPress and the capability to make basic website updates.
  • Ability to travel regionally for meetings and events as needed.
  • A forward thinker who is willing to take initiative.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities throughout the week.
  • Familiarity with Notion and Google Drive suite.

Desired Character Traits (or Nice if have)

  • Organized
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Hard-Working
  • Innovative
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Motivated
  • Adaptability

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to the provided email address. The position will remain open until filled. Innovate Hampton Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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