GENIUS NY Program Coordinator

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The Program Coordinator for GENIUS NY is responsible for supporting the operations of the GENIUS NY business accelerator. The accelerator is a New York State funded economic development program operated by CenterState CEO, now in its fourth year of operation. Each year a cohort of five teams is accepted into the accelerator to compete for $3 million in funding. The accelerator is a one-year in-residence program housed in The Tech Garden (TTG) in downtown Syracuse, New York.  

Position Title: GENIUS NY Program Coordinator

Position Reports To: Director of GENIUS NY

FLSA/Status: Exempt/Full-Time

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to CenterState CEO Vice President of Human Resources Monifa Wilcox at

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for scheduling and record keeping for the GENIUS NY program.
  • Responsible for administrative reporting of program activities and outcomes.
  • Assist program director in performance tracking of GENIUS NY companies.
  • Coordinate as needed with GENIUS NY staff to facilitate delivery of programming, events and resources.
  • Support GENIUS NY program marketing, applicant recruitment and application review, as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, support, and integrate the GENIUS NY program into TTG activities and operations.
  • Coordinate GENIUS NY program and activities with CenterState CEO programing and operations.
  • Integrate the GENIUS NY accelerator and its programs into the larger CNY innovation ecosystem.
  • Support the Director of GENIUS NY with other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties with the highest ethical and professional standards, often including strict confidentiality.
  • Participate as an active and eager member of a larger team, cooperating and supporting colleagues’ duties as directed.

Education Requirements:

One to three years’ experience with startups, business accelerators or incubators, or economic development programs preferred. Strong program and operations experience is essential. A track record of meeting performance goals and executing complex operations is also essential. 


Responsibilities include frequent communication with team members and GENIUS NY clients. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Action oriented and thorough with follow-up procedures.
  • Technical proficiency, Microsoft Office proficiency, familiarity with Salesforce and Zoom.
  • Ability to master video conference technology.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Close mental and visual attention required to perform work dealing primarily with preparing, analyzing, and interpreting data and figures, using a computer terminal, and/or extensive reading. General office equipment is used.

Work Environment:

There is no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Work is performed in a typical office work environment with outside travel as needed.


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. 
  • The company reserves the right to add to or revise an employee's job duties at any time at its sole discretion.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

CenterState CEO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, creed, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, military status or veteran's status.