Director, Duree Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership & Information Technology Entrepreneurial

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Director, Duree Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership & Information Technology Entrepreneurial Network

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Dean, Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Positions Supervised: Manager, Information Technology Entrepreneurial Network

Job Summary

The director is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of Duree Center and Information Technology Entrepreneurial Network (ITEN) programming and operations to include developing strong community partnerships and relationships with entrepreneurs and funders to support and grow entrepreneurial programs and the pursuit of the entrepreneurial mindset. This position collaborates with the Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s (PSBE’s) academic administrators and faculty on curriculum planning to assist students’ academic learning.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of annual strategic planning and goal setting for the organization and staff
  • Oversees all operations of ITEN, including program design and implementation, hiring and managing staff, budgeting and service/program delivery
  • Engages in membership and leadership roles for various entrepreneurship and start-up entities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for public speaking engagements, media inquiries and interviews
  • Attracts traditional and non-traditional entrepreneurs to engage in university initiatives and ITEN programming, deploying a dedicated effort to increase the diversity in the volunteer and entrepreneurial community
  • Leads efforts to secure funding and/or value-added resources from economic development organizations, foundations and corporations
  • Leads efforts to secure additional Corporate Innovation Program (CIP) partners and manages key relations
  • Establishes goals and direction and provides leadership for all faculty and staff in the division and program
  • Teaches a course load as appointed by the college dean
  • Identifies, tracks and reports key performance measurements that demonstrate the Duree Center and ITEN’s impact on its community and St. Louis’ regional economy
  • Engages in recruitment and retention of students and adjunct instructors
  • Reviews requests for substitutions for course requirements
  • Coordinates new student enrollment and meets with prospective students

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork

Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Collaborates with dean and other administrators on academic and curriculum initiatives, ensuring comprehensive contributions to program review, improvement initiatives, assessment and accreditation
  • Coordinates student enrollment and meets with prospective students
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative partnerships with local, regional and national resource and support organizations that share the Duree Center and ITEN’s mission
  • Creates and fosters productive relationships with local chambers, economic development organizations, corporations and other entrepreneurship support organizations
  • Collaborates with the offices of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement and Communications on matters related to marketing and grant writing

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Master’s degree relevant to the subject area
  • Minimum of 10 years’ related professional experience in business development and entrepreneurial practices
  • Terminal degree preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Working knowledge for profit and loss management
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Leadership, creativity and initiative
  • Ability to meet with “C” suite executives to build relationships/partnerships
  • Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient technological skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Student Information Systems (SIS), Student 360 and Workday

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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