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Executive Director, The Idea Center

Miami Dade College
Florida, United States
$97,868.00 - $122,335.00
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Salary Band
$90,000 - $119,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus is now accepting applications for the Executive Director, The Idea Center position. The Executive Director is responsible for the development and implementation of innovation a world-class entrepreneurial hub that addresses economic and social entrepreneurial needs and prepares students to enter the workforce with the necessary skills to gain meaningful employment.  This position provides leadership and a clear strategic direction toward the achievement of program excellence that offers a creative and robust learning environment and provides students and the community with exposure to leading edge innovators and business leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and develops a creative culture of innovation and entrepreneurship for students by providing a clear strategic direction
  • Directs the entrepreneurial education programming for the College and Idea Center that includes the creation of various delivery strategies including continuing education, traditional academic, hybrid, virtual and experiential learning experiences
  • Oversees general operations of the program including staffing, budgeting, service delivery and curriculum
  • Develops a robust mentoring network to support students
  • Designs, develops, and implements clear, concise strategy for Idea Center’s high-quality programming
  • Implements processes and systems that meet student, industry, and community needs
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments and builds strong programmatic connections across the College
  • Coordinates with local businesses and internal programs to support student job placement before and after degree completion
  • Forms and cultivates educational partnerships with leading in-field industries
  • Develops recruitment plan to attract and retain students through completion
  • Supports the work of Resource Development office by preparing grant proposals
  • Directly interacts with entrepreneurs and small business owners to support their endeavor


  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business, Engineering, or related fields and six (6) years of experience and leadership with an established track record of success, bringing new ventures, ideas, products or services to the market.

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