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Director of Implementation-Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (VWIEC)

Director of Implementation-Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (VWIEC)

Hampton University Staff

This position will plan, organize and manage activities related to the implementation of placement and support programs, services, and resources. This position will participate in the overall quality and continuous process improvement for VWIEC implemented programs and assist, as needed, in the development of instructional and experiential content to include staff and participant education. Further responsibilities will include post-testing placement, provision of support and technical assistance, connection to needed resources and expansion and management of partnership initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct placements in multiple business-line implementation teams simultaneously, and advise the VWIEC on standard implementation models, tools and processes.
  • Participate in the development of business implementation strategies including identification, engagement and maintenance of key resources to support projects and resources (current and ongoing).
  • Establish, maintain and measure approved metrics for placement and tracking outcomes.
  • Assurance of internal collaborations with all roles in the VWIEC.
  • Assist participants with the completion of their business plans
  • Create Pitch portions of the program.
  • Assure accurate and evidence-based outcomes from participants’ post-tests.
  • Identify, assess and resolve implementation issues across functional areas.
  • Increase opportunities for cross-area collaboration and external networking.
  • Expansion and management of external partnership initiatives.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of standard models and tools for the implementation approach.
  • Provide input into operating models, standard corporate functional and information system models performance metrics, expected outcomes and plan impacts.
  • Oversee and direct the efforts of other departmental resources assigned to support the business implementation project.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Outstanding organizational and follow-up skills with attention to details.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all external business contacts.
  • Ability to expand those contacts and placement sites.
  • Assists in the development of other programs that facilitate the transition participants to work and entrepreneurial settings.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and summarize general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and key stakeholders.
  • Must have a deep understanding of business innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Ideally, this individual would have owned a business previously, or worked in a family-owned business setting, but not an absolute requirement.
  • Must have experience necessary to assist in continuous quality improvement processes as a resource to the facility.
  • Assists with Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and case studies as needed.
  • Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and able to multi-task and is self-motivated.
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally with VWIEC colleagues.
  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance.
  • Basic computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Conversational knowledge of related business terms. Required Experience:
Requirements :
  • Master’s degree in a business related field. Master’s degree preferred. 3+ years of experience in multiple areas of business operations or experience leading a cross functional team in implementation of a new, start-up business, business function or integration of an acquired business.
  • Experience with project management, including use and understanding of project management methodologies and tools (i.e., integrated schedules, work breakdown structures, risk management, executive/scorecard reporting, project budgeting, project staffing, issue management and change management).
  • Previous management experience including responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of staff.
  • Previous management experience including responsibilities for maneuvering in existing networks and for managing external business and entrepreneurial network member relationships.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment via email at or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
***No phone calls

Visit Human Resources – Hampton University Human Resources to retrieve the educational support staff employment application and other supplemental application materials.

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