Designed out of rapidly growing student interest, this position will bridge the Centennial Center for Leadership’s (CCL) co-curricular programming and the curricular focus of a new entrepreneurship studies (ENTR) minor for the Colleges. Although housed within the CCL, the fellow will support entrepreneurial leadership programming from the CCL as well as the growing needs of the ENTR minor. The successful candidate will coordinate projects and responsibilities with the Director of the Centennial Center and a team of faculty from the Entrepreneurial Studies Program to develop a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship education program serving and collaborating with all academic and student services departments, external stakeholders, and entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow develops local, statewide and national relationships with educators, service providers, entrepreneurs and funders to support and grow entrepreneurial programs that comport with the Colleges' learning outcomes. While working as a team member, the fellow will have the opportunity to design new programs, advise students, facilitate workshops, schedule alumni speakers, develop a database of mentors, and coordinate large- and small-scale entrepreneurial events on campus. The development of an incubator space is in process where the fellow will provide a professional environment that supports student projects.
Ideal candidates will have a true passion for entrepreneurship and a clear vision for the value of entrepreneurial studies within a liberal arts curriculum and be able to articulate that vision to students, faculty, parents, alumni, and community partners. These candidates will also display a zeal for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Develop local, statewide and national relationships with educators, service providers, Chamber of Commerce, economic development agencies, and entrepreneurs to support and grow entrepreneurial programs that reinforce the Colleges’s learning outcomes.
Provide leadership, oversight, and advice regarding best practices for all aspects of the entrepreneurial leadership education activities.
Partner with various campus offices to promote innovative program and recruitment plans to attract students to the entrepreneurship programs.
Create new and innovative programming grounded in entrepreneurial leadership best practices and successful implementations at other higher education institutions.
Support and coordinate the minor capstone experiences, such as guest speakers and campus events.
Assist with coordination of programs that span across departments and centers of campus that related to entrepreneurship to develop relationships with campus and community constituents.
Directly support and assist students with advising for the entrepreneurship minor, independent research projects, internship placements, tracking registration and course completion, and reporting on enrollment concerns or needs.
Assist and/or coach the student entrepreneurships club with event planning.
Create and maintain a database of local entrepreneurs, HWS alums and parents who are willing to mentor students and/or support entrepreneurship programs to help grow relationships.
Coordinate outreach and marketing for the entrepreneurial studies minor and entrepreneurial leadership programming.
Develop and implement new programs, as well as, continue to run existing programs such as student entrepreneurial contests, hackathons, startup accelerators, and student idea labs.
Support administrative tasks such as budget, strategic planning and annual reports.
Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Entrepreneurial Studies, Business Management, Government Relations, Public Administration or related field with 3-5 years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to construct an integrated entrepreneurship education program focused on ideation, innovation, technology, and on-site business accelerator programs to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In-depth knowledge and practical experience of small business growth strategies and delivery options.
Attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving, project planning and program management skills, and effective electronic, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate leadership and creative accomplishments.
Demonstrated ability and experience identifying and writing effective grant proposals to support program needs.
Knowledge of college educational philosophy college curricula and instructional programs.
Ability to manage multiple, on-going and complex work tasks and meet deadlines.
Proven ability to create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in a wide range of business, industry and community partners.
Practical knowledge of diversity and inclusion best practices, and the ability to interact with a diverse population of community members, students, staff, and faculty.
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Typical hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some occasional nights and weekends. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
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