Bunker Labs Chief Programs Officer Position

Bunker Labs NFP, Inc. is seeking a Chief Programs Officer.  This is a permanent, full-time position with an annual salary range of $115,000-$125,000.

The Chief Programs Officer (CPO) is responsible for overseeing the design, performance, and growth of Bunker Labs' three major programs and supporting initiatives. The Veterans in Residence program is for early-stage entrepreneurs, CEOcircle is for companies looking to scale, and the Ambassador program is a fellowship program for Bunker Labs community volunteers. The CPO is responsible for the design, execution, and measurements of these programs ensuring a “founders first” approach resonates throughout.

The CPO supervises three Directors (remotely distributed) who, with their staff, are responsible for executing the programs nationally. The CPO is also responsible for developing and maintaining a budget to design, execute, and evaluate the programs. The right candidate must be able to adapt in a fast-paced environment, eager for the challenge, willing to find creative solutions to achieve the right outcomes, and reflect the professionalism, ethics, humility, and culture of the team of military veterans and milspouses who are working for and with the Bunker Labs organization. The CPO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Primary Responsibilities

Directly oversee the performance and growth of the Bunker Labs programs

Drive consistency in experience for all program participants

Ensure all communities are building long-term stable relationships with ecosystem partners

Oversee execution of nationally coordinated events to support the Veterans in Residence, CEOcircle, and Ambassador cohorts

Identify and help coordinate relationships within local communities with resources, partnerships, affiliates, SMEs, etc. to help the community become a valuable hub for entrepreneurship

Oversee the consistent implementation of performance tracking, reporting, and metrics capture systems to measure the impact of the programs

Ensure capture and delivery of all grant requirements associated with programming

Partner across the organization with other Leadership Team members, staff members, and contractors on initiatives and execution to ensure dependencies are understood and addressed

Provide thought leadership, feedback, and support to Bunker Labs Leadership Team to drive continuous improvement of Bunker Labs programmatic initiatives and experiences


Qualifications for Role


Strategic perspective

Excellent leadership and management with the ability to develop high-performance teams in a geographically distributed environment

Ability to set strategic objectives and translate to operational direction

Exceptional analytical and written communication skills

Ability to work with diverse stakeholders such as partner organizations, board of directors, local community leaders, the general public, and staff

Financial management

Type of experience:

Demonstrated strategic leadership and management in a multi-layer organization

Design, development, & execution of entrepreneurial programs

Financial management and accounting, ideally in the non-profit sector, including legal, compliance, budget, and resource development

Working knowledge of startup ecosystems, entrepreneurship, general business operations, accelerator, and mentorship programs

Coaching and staff development

Familiarity with veteran service organizations and/or entrepreneurship service organizations

Remote/distributed workforce management a plus

Highly motivated with some entrepreneurial accomplishments

Military experience or military spouse a big plus

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree desired


Benefits of Working for Bunker Labs

Location agnostic

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Disability/Life Insurance

Paid holidays

Matching 401k

Unlimited PTO


Apply here.