Emerson Launch Director
Emerson Launch Director
Emerson Launch is a program at Emerson College that provides space, modest funding, mentoring, and other forms of expertise for student innovators and entrepreneurs. The program, originally an Accelerator, was developed as part of President Lee Pelton's innovation initiative.
The part-time Director leads the effort, advised by volunteers including the two Emerson alumni who founded the original program, other Emerson alumni, and mentors who work directly with students.
The Director should know innovation methods, have experience solving problems through innovation, and be prepared to collaborate within and outside Emerson to strengthen the College's innovation skills and reputation.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
-Bachelor’s degree required
-Strong passion for—and understanding of—Emerson College, its community,
and the education the college offers
-Knowledge of, and passion for, innovation/entrepreneurialism in Boston and
-Demonstrated leadership ability
-Capacity to work empathetically and effectively with others
-Strong speaking and writing skills
-Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to implement plans
-Familiarity with standard office software programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)
-Flexible schedule that can prioritize the advancement of Emerson Launch
-Experience working in entrepreneurial and innovative environments -Track record of innovation success using creative problem solving skills -Knowledge of methods used to cultivate innovative thinking/creative problem solving
Required Prior Work Experience:
Expected credentials include 7-10 years of experience related to entrepreneurialism and innovation or a related discipline, of which 3-5 years is progressive management experience.
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Classification Title: Expert IC
Salary Grade: 18
Job Family: Individual Contributor
To apply, please visit: www.emerson.edu