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Your Impact

As a Program Director, you’ll change lives. At scale.

David Hoang
David Hoang
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David Hoang, ODW1
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I’m so glad I decided to do @beondeck’s writing fellowship. The weekly writing workshops are so helpful. In addition to the writing, it’s great connecting with other writers and brainstorming.

One idea is called “Design Management: Year One.”

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Andrew Rea
Andrew Rea
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Andrew Rea,
@andrew__rea

I walk away from every @beondeck All Hands so inspired.

What we're building is so meaningful and we're just getting started. Grateful to be a part of this team and this mission. 🙏🏼 🚀

Nick Singh
Nick Singh
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Nick Singh, ODF1
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On Deck helped me realize that writing was a viable career. As a Software Engineer in SV, thought founding a tech startup was the only path. Then ODF1 happened.

12 months later, and I got a book on the way & a newsletter with 44k subscribers. Big fans of @david__booth & team!

What is a Program Director?

On Deck Program Directors own the direction and execution of our core Fellowships. As a Program Director, you will…

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Define the vision for your new Fellowship, architect the learning journey for your Fellows, then build it from the ground up

Community

Curate a roster of the most talented, thoughtful people in your field. Bring them together and foster a supportive, self-organizing community

Experience

Own the end-to-end Fellow journey, from the moment they first interact with On Deck. Deliver a mind-blowing experience unlike anything they’ve  ever experienced

Scale

Continuously improve your Fellowship, create new offerings, and assemble a high-performing team to grow your Fellowship into a mature business unit within On Deck

Your future colleagues

Our Program Directors (and your future colleagues) are a unique bunch. But one thing unites them all – a strong spirit of service.
Nathan Cheng
Program Director, Longevity Biotech Fellowship

Nathan Cheng

Nathan Cheng is a physicist, PhD dropout, and solo backpacker. Nathan spends his energy bringing together the smartest people in the world to work on one of the most important problems facing humanity today – aging. Nathan is the founder of Longevity List, The Longevity Biotech Show, and Healthspan Capital.

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Abhijeet Patra
Program Director, Deep Tech Fellowship

Abhijeet Patra

Abhijeet Patra is a foodie, musician, and photographer. Before On Deck, Abhijeet worked at the intersection of biotech and nanotech – spinning out 3 startups, publishing 20 papers, and completing a PhD. All at the same time.

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Charlie Taibi
Program Director, EdTech Fellowship

Charlie Taibi

Charlie Taibi is an amateur interior designer, expert sleeper, and Oxford Comma devotee. After teaching English in China, Charlie caught the education bug, which pushed him to found Year On, a VC-backed EdTech company. Now, Charlie is using his learnings as a teacher and a founder to create "the room where it happens" for leaders in the EdTech space.

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Clara Ma
Program Director, Chief of Staff Fellowship

Clara Ma

Clara Ma (formerly known as "Miss Dance America") worked in Ops at AngelList and as Chief of Staff at Hugging Face. Before joining On Deck, Clara was a Fellow in the Chief of Staff Fellowship, which she now leads. Two of Clara's favorite foods are ice cream and potatoes (separately).

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Kelly Hook
Program Director, Customer Success Fellowship

Kelly Hook

Kelly Hook talks fast and is generally a goofball. Before On Deck, she scaled Prezi’s global PR efforts, navigated the depths of IBM, and built the CS function for an a16z startup. In her free time, Kelly and her partner run an outfitting company that does seasonal horseback riding and guiding in the Montana wilderness.

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Andrew Yu
Program Director, Product Management Fellowship

Andrew Yu

Andrew Yu is a teacher, a product leader, and is trained in as many instruments as he has fingers. Andrew led the Presidential Inauguration for Joe Biden, worked on AI at LinkedIn, and writes about Growth on his blog.

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Sam Huleatt
Program Director, On Deck Angels Fellowship

Sam Huleatt

Of all the investments Sam Huleatt has made (Slack, OneSignal, Levels and many more) On Deck is the only company where he decided to go ’all-in” on and hop along for the ride. Before On Deck, Sam co-founded two companies (exited one) and spent time as an EIR. Word on the street is that Sam is a fantastic squash player and has stood on the summit of Kilimanjaro.

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Sar Haribhakti
Program Director, FinTech Fellowship

Sar Haribhakti

After a childhood shrouded in mystery, Sar Haribhakti moved to the States and where he worked in a variety of roles across growth, investing, and business development. Most recently, Sar served as the GM for the fintech division of Slice, a marketplace for independent pizza merchants. When Sar's not thinking deeply about fintech, you can find him going viral on twitter.

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Ty Walrod
Program Director, On Deck Scale

Ty Walrod

Ty Walrod cofounded two companies – one facilitated more than $100M in philanthropic transactions and the other became the largest LGBT employee resource group in the world. If Ty isn’t responding to your Slack messages, he's likely on a mountain somewhere. Hiking up it, snowboarding down it, or camping on the side of it.

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Tom White
Program Director, ODI

Tom White

Tom White inhales books, loathes slow walkers, and loves a bit of cheeky banter. Before On Deck, Tom worked at Google, ran a startup into the ground, and donated his bone marrow to a stranger in Brazil. Tom's non-financial investments include (overly) emotional investments in the NY Islanders, Notre Dame, and the NY Yankees.

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Shriya Nevatia
Program Director, Catalyst Fellowship

Shriya Nevatia

Our resident expert in community building. Shriya founded The Violet Society, worked in Ops at Reforge, and Community at Assembled. When she’s not organizing matchmaking parties on Twitter, she's likely trying new vegetarian recipes or dancing to her favorite Bollywood bangers.

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Owen Willis
Program Director, Healthcare

Owen Willis

Owen Willis began his career as special education teacher through Teach for America. After leaving the classroom,Owen consulted for philanthropic groups including the Gates and Dell Foundations, spent a short stint at Disney in Shanghai, and served as the COO for a medical education startup. Owen loves soccer, brunching across NYC, and playing with Teddy, his puppy.

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Mindaugas Petrutis
Program Director, Designer Fellowship

Mindaugas Petrutis

Mindaugas Petrutis is a central node in the design community, despite not being a designer himself. Before On Deck, Mindaugas helped scale design teams at companies like MasterCard, Frontend.com, and Accenture. And way, way before that, Mindaugas worked in hospitality after accidentally flying to the wrong island in the Canaries.

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Candice Ammori
Program Director, ClimateTech

Candice Ammori

Candice Ammori is an early-riser, yoga-enthusiast, and author. Candice was on the founding team of a VR startup, motorbiked the 2nd highest motorable road in the world (during a trip won off Twitter), and studied AI Ethics at UMich (where Candice may or may not have used their 60+ first cousins as a dataset).

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Anthony Nardini
Program Director, On Deck First 50

Anthony Nardini

Infectious smiler and lover of a good walking meeting. In a previous life, Anthony spent a decade in Chief of Staff and COO roles at Goldman Sachs. Anthony's first experience with On Deck was as a Fellow in the Founder Fellowship. 4 years ago, he and his husband swapped grey London for sunny LA and haven't looked back since.

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FAQ

What will my day-to-day look like as a Program Director?

The day-to-day activities of a PD changes as a the program evolves. In the first phase, you're like an early-stage founder. You're building a new program from scratch, recruiting teammates, and closing Fellows. In the second phase, you collect feedback from Fellows and make improvements to help them better achieve their goals. In the third phase, your community is established and your programming is refined. Here, you'll scale up your team and explore opportunities for growth.

Who's not the right fit to be a Program Director?

If you were to join On Deck, we'd want you to truly love it! This role may not be a fit for you if you're not a natural community builder and mentor, if you enjoy following hierarchy and hesitate to tackle new tasks, or if you prefer a predictable day-to-day environment. See our non-values page for reasons not to join On Deck.

What happens if the Program doesn't work out as expected?

On Deck programs are like startups inside of a startup. Not every startup finds product market fit and if yours doesn't, we'll do our best to find a new opportunity for you at On Deck and/or support you in the next phase of your journey.

What are the opportunities for growth?

Program Directors own their vertical inside of On Deck and have the potential to grow by creating new program offerings. For example, the Program Director for the Design Fellowship can grow by creating programs for different seniority levels or across sub- categories of design.

What is the Program team structure?

Every Program Director starts with a Program Associate who serves as their right-hand for support with operations and experience. Program Directors can choose to have a Program Partner to support with curriculum development and mentoring Fellows. Alongside their own team, Program Directors interface with functional units at On Deck such as Growth, Candidates, and Launch which help Program Directors get their program off the ground.

What is the compensation package?

This role comes with a competitive salary, stock options, unlimited PTO, and employee benefits, including generous healthcare.

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