Director, Randall Lewis Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

University of La Verne
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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University of La Verne

Director, Randall Lewis Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact

Job Description Summary:
The Director for Randall Lewis Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact (RLCESI) is responsible for leading and managing the center to meet its mission of providing essential entrepreneurial and innovative training and education to students, alumni, and the community. Guide the center in its mission to create social impact in Southern California aligned with the university's status as an Hispanic Serving Institution.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
  • Create and promote programing and offerings through the center to attract and educate all members of our various communities with a focus on the underrepresented populations in the Inland Empire and LA County. Works closely with the provost’s office and the four colleges on partnering and delivering programming and services.

  • Create networks and mentoring relationship that will further the mission of the center with key business leaders, supportive partners, and municipal governments.

  • Working in tandem with University Advancement, develop prospects and donors who will philanthropically support the work of the center.

  • Communicate clearly, orally, and in writing, the mission, vision, and impact of the center to internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience managing a broad network of status holders and partners.
  • Experience developing programming and training to a diverse population.
  • Experience coaching / developing in a business and/or education setting.
  • Knowledge in providing entrepreneurial programming.
  • Clear demonstration of success in developing relationships in support of the mission of an organization.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Creating a complex volunteer structure to support a wide variety of training programs.
  • 4 years of experience in higher education.
  • 2 or more years of economic development at the community level.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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