NC State Entrepreneurship Alliance Event & Marketing Coordinator

Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106304

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Entrepreneurship Initiative's role within the Office of the Provost is to build a culture of entrepreneurship at NC State. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we foster and teach innovation and entrepreneurship by providing resources and real-world experiences for students across the university. These include but are not limited to the Garage, a co-working facility that provides resources for student start-ups, an academic course within the General Education curriculum that focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, and co-curricular activities such as the Lulu eGames student startup competition.

Essential Job Duties: This position is responsible for providing marketing and event support for NC State Entrepreneurship, an alliance of programs representing entrepreneurship-related offerings at North Carolina State University. The ideal candidate plays a critical role in the implementation of marketing strategies and large-scale events, with a background in marketing or event management. The position will report to the Senior Brand Manager of NC State Entrepreneurship. Responsibilities include: * Handles the intake of Alliance marketing requests, produces timelines for the marketing team and tracks progress * Liaises with members of the Alliance to ensure marketing needs are being met, under the guidance of the Senior Brand Manager * Tracks goals within the editorial calendar, ensures projects are on-schedule and adjusts timelines accordingly * Provides logistical support for major events that support entrepreneurship (Lulu eGames, Entrepalooza); included by not limited to: venue, catering, speakers, participants, volunteers, other vendors * Responsible for post event follow-up, including assessment, invoice tracking and "thank you" notes * Provides meeting support for the Alliance, Advisory Board and Steering Committee; including but not limited to: reserving meeting location, preparing meeting agendas, taking and distributing minutes * Assists in the planning of annual startup trips for students * Manages application process, engaging the Alliance in the student selection process * Serves as the student contact; maintains relationships with company contacts * Assists Senior Brand Manager with implementation of marketing strategies and production of marketing materials * Assists in writing and curating stories about NC State Entrepreneurship * Assists in publishing social media marketing messages * Understands AP-style guidelines * Help publicize NC State and community events related to entrepreneurship * Understands the many entrepreneurship programs and offerings at NC State * Able to clearly articulate the entrepreneurial landscape to a variety of audiences * Understands the strategic goals of the university and how they relate to the Alliance * Familiar with NC State's branding standards * Fields inquiries to general phone line and email address * Serves as the first point-of-contact for the community for general inquiries * Builds and maintains strong working relationships with on and off-campus partners * Represents NC State Entrepreneurship at campus events * Meets deadlines imposed by vendors when planning events and establishes good working relationships * Produces and maintains up-to-date lists of entrepreneurship resources and their appropriate on-campus contact * Assists in the collection of data for surveys and annual reports * Maintains media library of resources for Alliance members *Please note that this is a time-limited position for a maximum of 3 years.*

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * Excellent interpersonal skills * Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team * Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once with strong attention to detail * Must have flexibility to work extended hours when required. * Familiarity with Wordpress content management system or similar software * Familiarity with social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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