Director, BEACON

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, BEACON

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences.

The Business, Economic, and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business is seeking applications for the position of Director. This is a 12-month position.

Primary Job Duties: The Director is responsible for all operations of BEACON including the generation of grants and sponsored research projects; marketing BEACON and its services; developing business and community relationships; and promoting BEACON’s image internally and externally. The Director will manage all BEACON activity involving grants, sponsored research, student research projects, consulting work, expert testimony, publishing, data collection, information-based development, and other revenue generation activities. The Director is responsible for the fiscal soundness of BEACON which is expected to be self-supporting within three years.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Business or related field (e.g., Industrial-Organizational Psychology) and 5-7 years of related experience. Experience with Small Business Development, Economic Development or related initiatives. Previous responsibility for generating revenues to sustain a business unit.

Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree in business-related field preferred; a degree outside of business is acceptable with appropriate experience.

This is a full-time, exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by August 15, 2021 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.