Director, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship
Officer of Administration
Lundquist Center for
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins (updated)
October 11, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following
1. A resume/CV.
2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and if
applicable, preferred qualifications for the position. Please
describe how you have added value in previous roles and how you
would add value in this role.
3. A diversity statement that highlights contributions and
commitment to diversity. The Lundquist College of Business is
committed to creating an equitable learning and working environment
that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What would
that mean to you in this role? How would that inform your
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three
professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone
numbers as part of the application process. Any application missing
the above documents/information may be considered incomplete. In
order to ensure consideration, please submit your application
materials prior to or on the listed review date.
Founded in 1989, the Charles H. Lundquist Center for
Entrepreneurship (LCE) has supported innovative students, faculty,
researchers, and programs for over 30 years. The center's mission
is to serve as the hub of student-oriented entrepreneurial activity
at the University of Oregon. Thus, LCE supports a wide range of
curricular programs for the entire UO student body, including an
undergraduate concentration and minor in entrepreneurship, as well
as a graduate specialization and planned certificate and one-year
Master's. In addition, the center supports student clubs and
student advising, and it facilitates a number of co-curricular
programs and resources such as pitch competitions and seed-funding
opportunities. Together these activities have fostered a number of
successful startup ventures and have dramatically enhanced the
innovation mindset and skill sets of a wide array students.
Although LCE has an explicit cross-campus mission, it is formally
housed in the Lundquist College of Business (LCB). LCB is one of
seven schools housing academic programs on the University of Oregon
campus. The college works cooperatively with other UO Colleges and
Schools to prepare students for a broad range of career
The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship seeks a director with
experience leading entrepreneurial endeavors and a passion for
supporting entrepreneurship among students, faculty, and the
community. The director will be expected to work to refine and
execute the center's strategic objectives including but not limited
1) Working in collaboration with senior leadership in the Lundquist
College of Business and across the UO to identify, build, and
manage student-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship resources,
programs, and opportunities.
2) Managing the center, including the budget, metrics, and
3) Building relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders both
internal and external to UO.
4) Working with students, particularly in the form of
5) Planning and leading programs/events and managing communications
associated with the center.
The director will be expected to leverage their own personal
experience, as well as the knowledge and experiences of academic
and business community partners, to evaluate existing programs and
identify new opportunities that will best prepare students to
succeed in their endeavors. The director will need to understand
the breadth of opportunities and activities within the College and
the University and ensure the Lundquist Center is deeply integrated
with partners across the university. Additionally, the director
will be engaged in cultivating relationships and demonstrating the
impact of the center, which in turn will lead to fundraising
opportunities that advance the center's mission and goals.
The director will need to be a skilled connector and translator
between faculty, students, and business partners, and will also
need to demonstrate a passion for removing barriers to
entrepreneurship so that the entire community may benefit. This
position is part of a highly collaborative team that includes the
Lundquist Dean's office, the Associate VP for Entrepreneurship and
Innovation, several engaged faculty members, and other key
stakeholders across campus.
- Bachelor's degree, AND
- Seven or more years of demonstrated experience that
- Engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, commercialization
and/or venture creation;
- External relations (may include building partnerships,
fundraising, managing volunteers, stakeholder engagements,
strategic communications); and
- Conceptualizing events, programs and/or resources that align
with an organization's strategic goals, and planning and
executing on these events, programs and/or resources
- Experience advising, mentoring and/or teaching students and/or
- Supervision of a team (including but not limited to performance
management, professional development growth, and
development of performance metrics).
- A combination of education and experience (as described above)
totaling 12 years.
- Entrepreneurial leadership: Ability to lead the building and
expansion of student-facing entrepreneurial programs and resources.
Ability to assess effectiveness of these programs and resources and
to adjust accordingly.
- Partnerships: Ability to act as a key team player alongside
other innovation leadership and faculty at the university. Ability
to maintain strong partnerships with on- and off-campus partners to
create and execute on programs and initiatives.
- Higher education and entrepreneurship knowledge: High level of
programmatic and institutional knowledge, including an
understanding of entrepreneurship pedagogy, university-based
entrepreneurship programs, startups, and innovation.
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Ability to interact,
communicate, and work effectively with individuals, recognizing and
respecting the many and varied identities of each person.
Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and
- Communication: Ability to craft a communications strategy,
including timing, content, and channels (e.g., social media,
mailing lists, newsletters, etc.)
- A graduate degree.
- Five years of experience working with or in higher-education
- Volunteer management experience including the ability to
identify, recruit and manage volunteers.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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