Student Innovation Program Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Georgia Tech, one of the nation's premiere research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report's Top Ten public universities, invites nominations and applications for the Student Innovation Program Manager at the Center for Academic Enrichment, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education.  The Center provides students with opportunities to collaborate with one another and faculty in research and innovation programs, academic seminars, campus-wide engagement activities, living learning communities and other endeavors in which they can share ideas, explore possibilities and take initiative. 

The Student Innovation Program Manager plans and coordinates student innovation programs within the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE) and is responsible for providing guidance and support to campus-wide student innovation and entrepreneurship programs. Within CAE this includes coordination of the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize and the ACC InVenture Prize and support of the K-12 InVenture Challenge.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director for the Center for Academic Enrichment.


Manage and coordinate student innovation programs associated with the InVenture Prize (60%)

  1. Plan, manage and coordinate new and existing student innovation programs and competitions
  2. Oversee marketing and outreach efforts of programs to various stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, K-12 community, etc.)
  3. Collaborate with on-campus and off-campus partners to ensure support and sustainability of programs.
  4. Plan events, workshops, meetings and other related programming.
  5. Create and implement assessment plans and construct written reports summarizing program impacts

Provide leadership and support in the area of  student innovation and entrepreneurship programs campus-wide (35%)

  1. consult with colleges, schools and other academic units to develop new programs and/or support existing programs that are in alignment with unit, OUE, and Institute strategic goals
  2. establish partnerships, construct synergies and create opportunities which lead to greater student innovation, discovery and entrepreneurship and bridge existing knowledge gaps
  3. monitor best practices and changing needs of the faculty and student population. Uses data and emerging research to stay current with student innovation and entrepreneurship programs.
  4. serve as CAE’s primary contact for student innovation and entrepreneurship
  5. collaborate with Atlanta startup community in manners that will support student initiatives and success.                                                             

Provide support to other CAE and OUE programs (5%)

  1. Serve as a member of the CAE staff, contributing ideas and support to departmental initiatives.
  2. Serve on OUE and CAE Committees, Task Forces and Perform Other Duties as Assigned


Degrees required for this job: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline, business, marketing, communications, education or in a related discipline providing preparation in event planning and program management and/or student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Experience and Skills

This position requires advanced working knowledge and skills in event planning, marketing/communications, program management, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Excellent project management skills, including the ability to track details and manage timelines.
  2. Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work with faculty and staff members on academic programs
  3. Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  4. Attention to detail and accuracy
  5. Demonstrated facility with MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Skills include: 

  1. Professional experience in a research university setting
  2. Experience in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech enrolls approximately 27,000 students (66% undergraduate) every year through its Colleges of Engineering, Computing, Sciences, and Design; Scheller College of Business; and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia Tech maintains a diverse campus and is one of the nation's top producers of women and African-American engineers.

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit Georgia Tech’s OHR website at, requisition number 0175609. Include a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications for this position are in alignment with those requested; a resume/vita; and the names, titles, and contact information (email, phone) for three professional references (references will not be contacted without prior notification. Selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening. 


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