University Program Specialist
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CIE ) houses UNCW’s Small Business and Technology Development Center ( SBTDC ), Office of Innovation and Commercialization ( OIC ), and Seahawk Innovation. The CIE serves as an accelerator with space and services for academic and entrepreneurial pursuits where start-ups, small businesses, new ideas and ventures from faculty, staff and students grow. This primary function also includes community engagement for economic development and entrepreneurship through collaborations with community businesses, organizations, and government.
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CIE ) Program Manager develops, executes, and assesses programs practices, creates and implements program goals and objectives, including those in transition from old to new; implements quality monitoring and performance improvement issues for CIE programs and events; reviews and approves marketing information and written reports about CIE programs and events; ensures program policies, procedures, rules and regulations are interpreted correctly; supervises and mentors student employees and interns assigned to specific program support; works with university and external communities using knowledge and experience in higher education, economic development, customer service, programming event planning, and management; develops contacts and relationships with the local government, the business community, economic development entities, faculty, staff, and students in achieving program goals; program budget oversight; collaborates with the CIE director and various campus organizations, businesses, government agencies and investors to leverage and nurture the entrepreneurship in Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. Represents the CIE on behalf of the Director at meetings and events as needed. Evaluates programs to assess their value for participants.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred education, professional skills and experience
Minimum of three years in higher education and/or public administration (or equivalent work experience) with an understanding of community engagement, technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture funding is preferred
Prior entrepreneurial experience and/or knowledge of the region’s business and entrepreneurial environment are highly desirable
Required Certifications or licensure
$46,250 - $50,000
1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year
Monday - Friday, but may include some weekends
Type of Position
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited
Job Posting Date
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants
This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.
PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
External Link to Posting
- Cover Letter
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- Curriculum Vita
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