Program & Curriculum Coordinator, The Hatchery Chicago

The Hatchery is a non-profit startup incubator that helps food & beverage entrepreneurs grow their businesses. It is a one-stop-shop aiming to solve three major challenges in the industry: access to production space, financing, and resources. The Hatchery is housed in one of the largest food & beverage incubators in the US and is among the first to be built from the ground up.

We are looking for a highly organized and creative individual who is passionate about the food & beverage industry as well as education. You will have the exciting opportunity to help us build out programming designed to support local entrepreneurs. This role includes content creation, coordinating workshops, seminars, and classes, providing member support, and outreach to industry experts. The role also includes responding to inbound requests about The Hatchery and overseeing communications with Hatchery Members.

This is a highly creative role that involves engaging entrepreneurs, partners, and community residents. We are looking for someone who is a great culture fit with strong communication skills and enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment. Ability to grow within the organization over time.


Programming and Other Hatchery Events

  • Build upon a robust and clear plan for The Hatchery’s curriculum
  • Create new content
  • Coordinate and manage Hatchery events, including seminars, workshops, classes, and networking events
  • Coordinate and manage coaching sessions between industry experts and entrepreneurs
  • Manage evaluations and extract lessons learned to continuously improve offerings
  • Research trends and insights to help develop new, relevant programming content
  • Connect with industry experts to speak at events and courses
  • Develop and implement new curriculum strategies
  • Market and promote classes and workshops to the community
  • Order necessary supplies for events

Member Relations

  • Answer all inquiries around programming and membership
  • Develop newsletters and marketing materials for programming and member events
  • Track and record data
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Maintain contact lists


  • Proven experience as an instructor, event coordinator, planner, and/or PR
  • High energy
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting
  • Strong PowerPoint skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in particular)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multitask efficiently
  • Passionate about food and helping create sustainable economic growth in local communities
  • Tech-savvy, comfortable using different and new kinds of technology
  • College degree
  • Experience in the food and/or education industry a bonus
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and WordPress a plus

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

Subject heading should read: “Application: Hatchery Program & Curriculum Coordinator”


Full-time position

Salary: $43,000-$48,000 plus benefits