Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Lecturer

Worcester, Massachusetts
Jul 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) is responsible for developing new entrepreneurial opportunities and expanding the existing entrepreneurship community at Holy Cross.  The EIR has teaching and programmatic responsibilities, and reports to the Director of the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies. Responsibilities include:

  • Teach one entrepreneurship course in the fall semester.
  • Manage the Holy Cross SaderSandBox Program.
  • Direct program activities in collaboration with the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Coordinate brainstorming sessions for students to generate ideas that may be developed into products and services.
  • Offer workshops for students to (a) develop their ideas into viable business plans and (b) effectively present their business plans to an audience.
  • Manage the annual Holy Cross shark tank competition
  • Establish a network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors who could mentor students beyond the shark tank competition.
  • Track and report for stakeholders all programmatic activity and the status of student entrepreneurs coming through the program.
  • Monitor companies funded by shark tank monies to assure successful and timely accomplishment of milestones.

Promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across campus by coaching and advising students as they construct the building blocks of their businesses.  Work in collaboration with the Center for Liberal Arts and the World to support student-designed project and with various student groups, e.g. Holy Cross Entrepreneurship Group.

Connect Holy Cross with the entrepreneurial community in the Greater Worcester/Boston areas by collaborating with incubators, accelerators, maker spaces, and other entrepreneurial resources to support students and alumni.

Collaborate with Center for Career Development and Alumni Office to create opportunities for students to connect with alumni who share common interests in entrepreneurship.


Master's degree and/or equivalent experience.  Experience in entrepreneurial management roles (founder or employee in a startup). Experience teaching at the collegiate level. Strong willingness to engage constituents on and off campus. Familiarity with entrepreneurship programs/resources in Massachusetts. Ability to travel for programming efforts. Excellent communication and organization skills, including the ability to engage in multiple tasks. Strong social media skills and understanding of mobile and Internet technologies/trends. A collegial and collaborative attitude in working with colleagues and an openness to new challenges as they relate to entrepreneurship at Holy Cross. Highly self-motivated.

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