Interim Director for the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative
Saint Mary's College
April 16, 2018
Notre Dame, Indiana
Higher Education Institution
Saint Mary’s College seeks an Interim Director for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative within the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), May 1 to December 31, 2018. The Interim Director administers the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), partnering with community businesses, non-profits, and organizations to provide targeted financial and business support services to women aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, many of whom will need to overcome social and economic barriers to be successful. This person exercises supervision of community volunteers, assigned interns, and student workers, and is supported by a shared administrative assistant. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Implementation of SPARK classes each academic year, in addition to graduation ceremony planning and execution; participant recruitment; program marketing; and management of a 52-volunteer base to run the 11-week entrepreneurship program
Execution of on-going support for SPARK grads through Rekindle the Flame—a once-a-month educational component and peer-to-peer review held via a 2-hour meeting
Field supervision of SMC business student internships related to SPARK classes in collaboration with the College’s Business Administration and Economics department
Coordination of the annual SPARK mentor/facilitator appreciation breakfast
Management of business-oriented workshops/seminars conducted in partnership with several community partners
Management of the community-based SPARK Action Group comprised of 13 members and the 9-member WEI Advisory Board, plus community networking to maintain and expand the SPARK mentor/facilitator base
Management and day-to-day successful execution of WEI’s fundraising/development plan, which includes annual support from individuals and community partners, in conjunction with the College’s Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations to ensure WEI has sustainable resources to support its mission
Coordination of the WEI signature event, THRIVE Engaging Women Conference, in co-sponsorship with First Source Bank
Teaching or co-teaching entrepreneurship related courses
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in business, microenterprise, community economic development or a related field is required. Additional requirements include: a passion for and professional experience in micro-enterprise, community economic development or a related field; an understanding of business operations (accounting, finance, marketing, business use of the internet, management, etc.) in a small business context; proven ability to multi-task, balancing both strategic and tactical responsibilities; ability to establish collaborative and cooperative relationships with diverse constituencies and teams, including partners and volunteers within the local community; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience; commitment to Saint Mary’s College, CWIL and the WEI mission; a proven successful background fundraising from individuals, businesses, foundations, special fundraising events, endowment initiatives, and planned giving; ability to use multiple technology tools including word processing, database/spreadsheet, power point and video conferencing programs; excellent coordination and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality; detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines; and a willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S. Mail to Saint Mary’s College, Office of Human Resources, 104 Facilities Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary’s College is an all-women’s Catholic institution located just north of South Bend, Indiana, on 100 acres of trees, gardens, and manicured lawns. It is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association with more than 30 undergraduate majors, 4 graduate programs, and approximately 1,600 students. The tradition of empowering women through excellent academic programs and spiritual support began with its founding in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Saint Mary’s College has practiced its core values of learning, community, faith/spirituality, and justice for more than 170 years. The College continues to grow and prosper, with approximately 20,000 living alumnae.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.