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Executive Director of Innovation & Partnership Development

Employer
Northern Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details


Primary Function

Northern Illinois University’s College of Business is seeking a dynamic, articulate, and energetic leader to fill the role of Executive Director of Innovation & Partnership Development. The Executive Director will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute mission-relevant business strategies and foster partnerships to advance College of Business initiatives relating to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

The Executive Director will be responsible executing mission-relevant business strategies and fostering partnerships to advance the College’s initiatives related to innovation and entrepreneurship. This will include:

• Engage faculty, staff, students, and community partners through direct interactions, lectures, workshops, and digital media.
• Design and execute programs to educate participants on the process of starting from an idea and bringing it to market.
• Cultivate and manage partnerships to create sustainable funding to support strategic goals in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.
• Work with internal stakeholders to manage financial resources.
• Collaborate on the communication and marketing of the College’s emphasis on building an entrepreneurial mindset in students across all colleges at NIU .
• Build and nurture a strong entrepreneurship-related business and alumni network.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. Bachelor’s degree in education, business, technology, or engineering or a related field.

2. A total of five (5) years (60 months) working in an entrepreneurial capacity.
Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

1. Master’s degree in education, business, technology, or engineering preferred.
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

1. Evidence of strong project management skills

2. Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with partners and key stakeholders

3. Demonstrated ability to work independently in an unstructured environment

4. Demonstrated experience and comfort working with executives and people across reporting structures
Working Hours
M-F 8:00-4:30 pm
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$5,833.33/monthly
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Posting Date
07/29/2021
Closing Date
08/13/2021
Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.




  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.


  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.


  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.


  • We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.


  • The Civil Service examination for this classification is a Credentials Assessment, and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.


  • Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System rule 250.60(h)(10) .


  • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting a Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.


  • Click on Program Director for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.




  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.


Link to Department Homepage
https://www.cob.niu.edu
Physical Demands

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560
Is Background Check Required
Yes
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at ada@niu.edu .

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

Quick Link
https://employment.niu.edu/postings/58193
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * Have you attached transcripts to support the degree(s) you are submitting for consideration with this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How many years of experience you possess related to this type of position?
    • 0-2
    • 2-3
    • 4 or more
  4. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veteran's Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
  2. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  3. Other


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