VP of Administration at 16 Tech Innovation District | Powderkeg

The 16 Tech Innovation District is a growing destination for innovation and entrepreneurship and a driver
of the tech enablement of the life-sciences and advanced manufacturing industries key to Indiana's
economy. Connected to diverse neighborhoods in downtown Indianapolis and intentionally resourced
with facilities and programs to foster innovation, 16 Tech is home today to three buildings with 200+
innovation related entities that employ more than 800 people. Over the next ten years, 16 Tech is
projected to grow to 13 mixed-use buildings and create 3,000+ jobs.
The nonprofit 16 Tech Community Corporation is responsible for the physical and programmatic
development of the 16 Tech Innovation District. 16 Tech Community Corporation's mission is to create an
inclusive innovation community for Indianapolis, and its role as an entrepreneurial service organization
and workforce partner contribute directly to the value proposition of the district. 16 Tech seeks team
members who are motivated by and embody its values:
• Innovation and entrepreneurship: We believe innovation is vital.
• Personal Connection: We believe places bring people together.
• Inclusivity: We believe everyone can be an innovator.
• Collaboration: We believe collaboration is a winning strategy.
• Community: We believe it's important to be good neighbors.
16 Tech Community Corporation is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive
work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People
of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and
identities are encouraged to apply.

The VP of Administration is a new role responsible for establishing, leading, and continuously improving
the internal operations of 16 Tech Community Corporation. Reporting to the CEO, the VP of
Administration will drive the development and execution of strategies and capabilities across key areas of
the organization, including annual planning, talent development, grants and project management,
internal communications, and technology. An internal leadership role, this position is critical to driving
employee engagement and the culture of the organization while enhancing the operational efficiency of a
dynamic non-profit organization.

Internal Operations:
• Work with the CEO and functional leaders to deliver, monitor and communicate progress towards
16 Tech's strategic plan including developing and tracking key performance indicators to
measuring progress towards organizational goals and objectives.
• Lead organization wide annual and quarterly planning efforts working closely and collaboratively
with the CFO and functional leaders to ensure clear and aligned priorities.
• Identify, develop and implement organization-wide policies and standards to ensure consistent
operations across the organization.
• Spearhead the development of new capabilities, processes, and procedures to keep pace with
the current and future needs of a dynamic organization.
• Responsible for developing, managing, and overseeing the grants management function, to
ensure the timely completion and submission of all grant applications and grant reports.

People Operations and Employee Engagement:
• Oversee the full life cycle of the employee experience from talent acquisition, onboarding, to
performance management and talent development to offboarding.
• Responsible for leading and measuring employee engagement to enhance the overall employee
experience; identify, lead and manage staff training needs, individual development plans as well
as annual staff and team retreats.
• Lead internal communications to foster company culture and employee engagement, including
ways to recognize employee contributions.
• Oversee 16 Tech's PEO strategy and relationship including the solicitation of consultants or
brokers to assist in evaluation of various benefits related programs, policies and partners.
• Coordinate the recruitment of 16TCC interns and help manage intern experience across

Project Management and IT:
• Foster a culture of project management to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of crossfunctional projects.
• Oversee the technology strategy used to collect, measure and use data for program evaluation,
decision-making and demonstrating 16 Tech's impact. Manage the identification and evaluation
of outsourced IT partners to ensure software platforms lead to efficient and smooth workflow.
• Direct and facilitate procurement activities for technical services and consulting support,
managing vendor selection (RFPs) through to contract execution.
• Oversee third-party vendors and consultants.

Board & Corporate Governance:
• Lead the planning of board agendas and board materials.
• Ensure that various 16 Tech entities are up to date in corporate governance.
• Manage bi-annual board surveys including administering annual conflict of interest policy.|

• Coordinate the office operations of 16 Tech Community Corporation.
• Other duties as requested.

• At least 7-10 years of experience in a leadership position that supports the planning, execution,
and operations of a dynamic or matrixed organization.
• Well-rounded, forward-looking leader with a track-record of optimizing operational performance
and implementing cross-functional strategies.
• Knowledge of the principles and current concepts of organizational and program design and
• Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and
communicating effectively between diverse internal stakeholders.
• Experience in negotiation, conflict resolution, and consensus building with diverse groups to solve
complex and sensitive problems.
• Understanding of staff development, supervision, and team building. Employee life cycle
management experience.
• Experience managing and evaluating third-party partners.

• Bachelor's Degree required

• 100% paid healthcare and dental premiums for both individuals and families
• Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous match. 5% contribution by the employer
regardless of employee contribution and up to an additional 5% employee voluntary contribution
eligible to be matched by the employer
• Paid Group Life, Short-Term, and Long-Term disability insurance benefits
• Paid Time Off (PTO), including 17 holidays
• Free parking

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@16tech.com. Applications will be reviewed
and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
More information is available at https://www.16tech.com/

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