Director, Family Enterprise Center
Posting Number NC00141P Quick Link for Position https://jobs.uafs.edu/postings/1750 Working Title Director, Family Enterprise Center Position Number 21-21-0044 Department College of Business - Dean's Office About the University
For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative, hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert faculty to ensure students receive a future-focused education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergone significant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51 bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36 certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for success in the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.
The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is now a vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of cultural activities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtown arts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains, forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits and throughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis.
The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities located on 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who choose to live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes, complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campus apartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campus involvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100 registered student organizations, which includes academic societies, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, and cultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and tennis.
About the College / Department
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB and offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with concentrations in Core, Professional and Public Accounting, Business Economics, Consumer Marketing, Corporate Finance, Digital Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Management, Investments, Management, and Small Enterprise Management. Students may earn corresponding Certificates of Proficiency in most concentrations in order to demonstrate their skills and workplace competencies, and an online completion option is available.
Focused on transforming students into career-ready business professionals who add value to their workplace and communities, the College offers real-world leadership development. Embedded into the curriculum are research projects, internships, and a myriad of co-curricular opportunities including Beta Alpha Psi, Hembree Student Investment Fund, and First Bank Corporation Collegiate Ambassador Board. Through a partnership with the UAFS Babb Center for Student Professional Development, students can actualize their personal and professional potential through career exploration and readiness workshops as well as networking and mentoring with employers.
Balances strategic oversight and day-to-day operations for the Family Enterprise Center ( FEC ) at University of Arkansas Fort Smith ( UAFS ). Provides consulting support and educational opportunities for family business and associate members. Plans and delivers nationally recognized, inclusive programming in family business and small enterprise. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Business.
Summary of Job Duties
•Evaluate and improve current programs, events, publications, outreach activities, and networking opportunities using available technologies.
•Strengthen existing member relationships and provide expanded membership opportunities through diverse programming.
•Design new initiatives that generate value for members.
•Develop and implement a long-term marketing strategy for FEC that attracts regional and national attention to programming.
•Identify and coordinate prospects for collaboration with regionally and nationally recognized family enterprise entities.
•Oversee a budget that generates funding relevant to family enterprising and business development as well as other sources of revenue enhancement.
•Serve as an advocate of family business development, expansion, and retention in the area, thereby becoming a visible leader in the local business community.
•Interact regularly with FEC advisory board and peer groups.
•Create opportunities for faculty and student engagement with FEC stakeholders.
•Engage in public relations activities such as speeches, presentations, active committee participation, and direct discussions
•Represent UAFS at community events and regular attendance at professional association meetings; i.e., Chamber, etc.
•Establish effective working relations with other departments and colleges of the university.
•Communicate with the Dean of the College of Business on a regular basis.
•Attendance and participation in all faculty and administrative meetings, Student Research Symposium, commencement ceremonies, and other meetings/events as required.
•Maintains strong working relationship with faculty and staff.
•Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates.
•Requires consistent on-time attendance.
•Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree with business experience. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.
Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
License(s)/Certifications Preferred Qualifications
•Experience in higher education or coordinating/directing business outreach center.
•Ph.D. in a business-related discipline.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
•High energy, affable, creative, passionate (and compassionate) about family businesses.
•Organized and focused on detail.
•Self-starting, proactive, and able to carry out tasks independently.
•Familiarity with academic institutions and businesses (preferably family business).
•Ability to develop, coordinate, and teach seminars.
•Ability to write grants and fund raise.
•Able to communicate effectively with a diverse population (family business owners, entrepreneurs, practitioners, faculty, staff, and students).
•Willingness to participate in local activities within UAFS and the business community.
•Superior leadership and managerial skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Strong computer skills.
Special Job Dimensions
Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Must be able to travel occasionally. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods. Visual demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.
Routine office hours 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Salary $65,000-$75,000 Benefits
Competitive benefits package.
Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Does this position require a background check? Criminal Background Check, Financial History Background Check, and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check
Open Date 02/04/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Open until filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2021.
Anticipated start date 04/19/2021 EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable employment laws.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment.
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