The Rusche College of Business (RCOB) at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) seeks a highly qualified and visionary leader to fill a full-time Director position to help launch and grow a newly funded Greg Arnold Center for Entrepreneurship in the College. The function of the Center is to provide resources and support for students, alumni, and the community by developing, launching, administering and evaluating a wide range of entrepreneurial events, activities, and programs. The center will look to serve as the hub of student-oriented entrepreneurial activities directed at both the RCOB as well as the SFA community.The Director will report to the Dean of the RCOB and work closely with other key stakeholders of the RCOB (including the Entrepreneurship Academic Program Director, engaged faculty, and community business partners and/or advisory board) to co-develop and define the strategic vision of the entrepreneurship center.
Essential Job Functions
This is a supervisory position responsible for leading the center whose function is to provide resources and support to students, alumni and the community by developing, launching, managing and evaluating a wide range of entrepreneurial events, activities and programs. Works under general supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Bachelor's degree in business, management, finance, entrepreneurship, public administration or a related field is required.
Required Experience and Training
Five years of experience in facilitating successful startups through an accelerator, incubator, angel network or venture capital fund. Substantial experience in entrepreneurial activity may be substituted for startups facilitation experience. Proven track record of working with industry mentors to support startup and founder development is required. Successful record as a founder of an enterprise, of launching new ideas and/or working in a startup organization is required. Proven experience in engaging stakeholders in academic and corporate cultures to drive innovation outcomes is required.
Master's degree in a related field is preferred. Three or more years of professional experience in university program development and/or entrepreneurship education is preferred. Experience in marketing and communications is preferred.Please visit the following link for more informationStephen F. Austin State University Portal | Director, Greg Arnold Center for Entrepreneurship (sfasu.edu)Thank you,Raymond J. Jones, III, Ph.D.,Entrepreneurship Program DirectorAssistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and StrategyNelson Rusche College of BusinessStephen F. Austin State Universityraymond.firstname.lastname@example.org
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