Administrative Director - Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship

New York, NY
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reporting to the Academic Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs at Baruch College, the Administrative Director is responsible for the oversight of all fiscal, operational and administrative aspects of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. In conjunction with the Academic Director and/or the Management Department Chair, Administrative Director will also contribute to the strategic direction of all the entrepreneurship research and academic activities.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops and implements strategy to ensure Field Center programming reflects the priorities of the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship and supports CUNY's efforts to establish itself as a leader in entrepreneurship; develops and implements a cohesive marketing and promotions strategy.
  • Directs Center's daily operations including management and supervision of all staff, Field Mentors and Field Fellows; oversees the Field Mentors' program to ensure College support and continuation; and supervises the coordination of teaching reassignment time.
  • Oversees and manages daily operations for CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise and ensures programmatic and fiscal compliance with NSF's grant requirements; oversees and manages the MakerHub initiative to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Maintains strategic relationship with the NYS Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration; provides strategic liaison and coordination for program planning with the Baruch SBDC, CUNY IVE and the CUNY Startups for all entrepreneurial initiatives; manages and participates in Field Center Advisory Board efforts and liaisons with other Baruch offices; and networks with key entities in the New York City entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Represents the Field Center and oversees research initiatives with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) partnership with Babson College.
  • Responsible for the facilitation and integration of Entrepreneurship faculty research outputs into current outreach programming and practice.
  • Researches and implements a campus-wide data collection system to track all entrepreneurial outputs; develops and presents reports (budget, stewardship, and programmatic) for all entities that provide funds to the Center.
  • Actively participates in fund raising activities in conjunction with other Baruch offices.

The Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship use a unique and comprehensive model for entrepreneurship that is guided by our vision of providing high quality teaching, service and research. The Field Programs bring together faculty, staff, students, consultants, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to provide degree programs and outreach activities as well as conduct and disseminate research. We are an important catalyst of activity in the New York City entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Field Programs are housed in Baruch's nationally ranked Zicklin School of Business. As one of the largest AACSB-accredited business schools in the country, Zicklin has earned a worldwide reputation for its excellence. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked our entrepreneurship programs nine of the last ten years, most recently 6th and 9th respectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship (Field Center) dedicates its efforts to developing and supporting entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, within any industry, offering any product or service.

Our mission is to be a global business incubation hub dedicated to fostering community wealth creation and economic health by adding value to a highly diverse clientele of students, entrepreneurs, policy makers and institutions through a unique blend of entrepreneurship education, research and outreach. We create and disseminate knowledge to facilitate innovation and enrich the futures of all those we serve.

The Field Center has its own portfolio of programs and houses several other programs (including the Baruch Small Business Development Center and the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise) which support the entrepreneurial efforts of Baruch and CUNY students and New York City entrepreneurs. We also work closely with the CUNY Startups. We strive to provide our stakeholders with excellent resources and support in building and developing their businesses.


Bachelor's degree and minimum of eight years full-time work experience required; master's degree and experience in an entrepreneurial programming managerial capacity preferred. Prior experience with grants management and budgeting. Experience as an entrepreneur or working for an entrepreneurial firm is a plus. Excellent presentation and writing skills required.


As a senior staff member in a large academic or administrative department, division, or school, manages operations and administration, participates in planning and setting priorities, and oversees related projects to ensure their success.

  • Works with management to create short- and long-term business plans, including operational, organization, and financial aspects.
  • Works with management and others to develop and implement operating policies and procedures.
  • Manages the ongoing financial, operational, and staffing activities of the department.
  • Manages operating budget and performs analysis and reporting to support decision-making.
  • Oversees legal, safety, fiscal, and other compliance requirements.
  • Oversees facilities, technology, and materials utilized in the department, coordinating with appropriate Campus services.
  • Works with other Campus or University units to coordinate and plan fund-raising, grants, marketing, communications, and outreach activities.
  • Independently carries out a portfolio of responsibilities under the department's purview, such as managing committees, securing approvals, and providing communications.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Administrative Officer


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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May 11, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Baruch College

Job Title: Administrative Director - Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship

Job ID: 16639

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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