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!
- 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
- 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
- Communicate clearly, orally, and in writing, the mission,
vision, and impact of the center to internal and external
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience managing a broad network of status holders and
- Experience developing programming and training to a diverse
- Experience coaching / developing in a business and/or education
- Knowledge in providing entrepreneurial programming.
- Clear demonstration of success in developing relationships in
support of the mission of an organization.
- 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
La Verne Central Campus
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu
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