Program Associate

Join us at Vera Solutions, where innovation meets purpose. We’re a forward-thinking tech company dedicated to creating digital solutions that drive significant social change. We run on passion, blending diverse skill sets and experiences with a collective mission to help organizations tackle challenges and achieve greater impact. As a social enterprise and certified B Corporation, we reinvest a majority of our profits in our growth and continued pursuit of our mission and vision.

Position Overview

Vera is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Program Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects, ensuring seamless coordination between teams, and maintaining up-to-date statuses across all initiatives. As the Program Associate, you will play a critical role in driving timely deliverables, keeping stakeholders informed, and managing outputs throughout the development /project lifecycle. Additionally, you will also serve as the Scrum Manager, facilitating sprint planning, development cycles, and release management activities.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and timelines.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for project teams, facilitating communication and collaboration between stakeholders.
  • Monitor project progress and identify potential risks or roadblocks, proactively implementing solutions to mitigate issues.
  • Maintain up-to-date project documentation, including schedules, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Conduct regular status meetings with project teams to review progress, address challenges, and ensure clarity on tasks and priorities.
  • Collaborate with Product Owners /Project Owners to define project goals, requirements, and success criteria.
  • Work closely with development teams to prioritize tasks, resolve blockers, and ensure timely delivery of features and enhancements including backlog grooming and roadmap planning.
  • Serve as the Scrum Manager, leading sprint planning sessions, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives ensuring teams meet the sprint goals and objectives.
  • Manage all agile ceremonies, the release process, coordinating with QA teams, deployment specialists, and stakeholders to ensure smooth product launches including JIRA maintenance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related field.
  • Proven experience in Program Management, Project Management or related roles.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, including negotiation skills, conflict management and context switching skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software such as Jira, Confluence, Lucid, Miro, Figma, Trello, Notion, etc.
  • Knowledge of techniques for filling in the gaps in the Scrum approach on a need basis – e.g.: burndown techniques, multiple retrospective formats, bug triaging, PI planning, etc.
  • Agile or Scrum Certification (CSP, PSM).
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

Compensation & Benefits

Vera Solutions offers competitive compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience and cost of living.

Paid Time Off

38 days of paid leave each year, including local and company-wide holidays and a December break.

Health Care

Vera covers medical, dental, and visual plan premiums.


Vera offers a retirement plan and contribution matching to all of its staff.

Wellness Leave

We do not cap sick leave. If you’re sick, we hope you get better!

Student Loans

To help employees with outstanding student loans, Vera offers a Student Loan Benefit.

Child Benefit

In addition to robust paid parental leave, Vera assists with the costs of child care.

How to Apply

To apply, fill out the online application (attaching CV). Please contact with any additional questions.

What makes Vera such a great place to work?

Our Values

In everything we do, we’re guided by our core values: Excellence, Sustainability, Teamwork, Leadership, and Impact

Our Mission

As a certified B Corporation, we meet the highest social and environmental standards in pursuit of our mission.

Our Global Team

Our wonderfully diverse team spans 5 continents and speaks more than 15 different languages.

Growth Opportunities

We are invested in and committed to making training, learning, and development one of Vera’s signature strengths.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value our culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We bring our full selves to work and position each other to thrive.

Rising Leaders Program

We run an annual leadership development initiative for emerging leaders at Vera.