Larta Institute

Entrepreneurial Assistance Associate/Senior Associate

Employment type
Full Time
13 days ago
Los Angeles

About Larta

Larta Institute is where ideas are energized. Founded in 1993 in Los Angeles, Larta Institute is an internationally-recognized technology accelerator that has helped more than 10,000 companies transform ideas into socially beneficial innovations available in the marketplace. Our team helps commercialize innovations that “feed, fuel and heal” the world. With a global network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, industry leaders, research institution, government agencies and support organizations, Larta conducts commercialization assistance programs throughout the U.S. and in more than 20 countries. Joining the Larta team means being part of a small, hardworking core where individual’s ideas have the opportunity to flourish. We’re proud of our team, our network and our mission. Join us and help keep Larta energized. For more information, please go to and check out our blog, VOX, at

Program Associate - Job Description

Program Associates assist the organization in all aspects of planning, development and delivery of Larta’s Commercialization Accelerator Programs™ (CAPs). Larta runs CAPs for US Federal Agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Agriculture, and National Science Foundation, as well as international governments and multilateral organizations. These programs are designed to help innovative entrepreneurs and university researchers with the launch of their technologies to market; they involve one-on-one business consulting, IP assessment, training workshops, development of relationships with industry and investment representatives, and showcase events.

Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Program Manager, Program Associates primarily assist with program management, which includes communicating with outside entrepreneur/researchers & advisors, planning and executing events, and developing necessary reports & deliverables.

  • Assists Program Manager with day-to-day activities including managing and coordinating all logistical requirements of all programs, including:
    • Administrative activities and program reports, as well as documenting and updating program action items/issues logs;
    • Coordinating and conducting various program surveys and tracking and extracting data for analysis and interpretation.
    • Communications with participating entrepreneurs, mentors, and industry representatives;
    • Visual aid materials design and preparation; and
    • Event marketing and management
  • Required Skills and Experience
    • Undergraduate degree (preferably in business, economics, or any other business related field).
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
      • Able to perform data extraction and analysis on Excel
      • Ability to prepare reports involve presenting data with charts, graphs, and other tools
    • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills
    • Experience with event management, planning and logistics
    • Ability to work well under pressure and simultaneously manage multiple projects  
    • Strong interest in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Other Desirable Skill
    • Adobe Creative Suite experience

Salary range: $48,000 -$60,000

Additional Information on Benefits

  • Full-time employment with a growing company whose management is committed to job stability
  • Opportunities dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Formal new hire orientation to position you for success
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Annual performance bonus potential
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance coverage for employees
  • 401(k) matching
  • Opportunity to promote from within
  • Monthly social activities
  • Subsidized parking or transportation
  • Monthly reimbursement on data package for mobile phone

We are open to H1-B applicants. As a non-profit organization, Larta is exempt from annual caps.

To apply

Please submit a resume with your qualifications, work history, and minimum salary requirement to [email protected]. Please highlight relevant experience. Also submit a one-page cover letter outlining your background and suitability for this position, and our organization.