Creativity & Innovation Associate

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Requisition Information

Position Information

Posted with Limited Access Yes Limited Access Period Ending Date Title Creativity & Innovation Associate Posting Number S01264 Full-Time/Part-Time Full-time Typical Hours Per Week 38.75 Regular, Temporary or Term Term If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date 06/30/2020 Benefits Eligible? Yes Hourly/Salaried Hourly Band/Level SP1 Hiring Minimum $15.68 Department Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship Location Middlebury, VT Campus Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening Criminal Background Check Position Summary

Position Summary

The creativity and innovation associate at Middlebury College is charged with providing operational and technical support for the implementation of programs and outreach efforts to support campus activities related to creativity and innovation. The associate will also be responsible for communicating initiatives and success stories of individuals and groups to internal and external audiences through writing, speaking, video, and managing the website and social media. They will manage several student-run initiatives and programs as well as perform administrative tasks for overall programs.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

This posting is currently accepting internal applicants only. Internal applicants are active Middlebury College employees and their spouse or partner.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

This is a 1 year term position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

Develop, implement and support programs to inform and inspire creativity and innovation at Middlebury. Verify and report the effectiveness of these programs.

Support, coordinate, train and motivate students to build successful creativity and innovation initiatives through mentorship and advising, the facilitation of grant programs, and event support.

Produce and direct video and multimedia stories about the efforts of Middlebury students, faculty and staff that demonstrate leadership and learning about creativity and innovation.

Serve as a conduit for communication between students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and Middlebury community members, including the development and maintenance of a database of contacts.

Serve as the administrative liaison for Middlebury’s partnership with local and state entrepreneurial organizations like LaunchVT, VCET, Fresh Tracks, and economic development organizations.

Write copy and other documentation for distribution to internal and external audiences.

Speak publicly about the creativity and innovation programs.

Compile news and event announcements into weekly electronic newsletter. Maintain strong C and I social media presence.

Take, edit and place photos and videos. Film and edit speaker events.

Maintain the website, including blog and media updates – keep content current

Support the management of annual budgets that mirror program needs, vouchers and reimbursements.

Direct supervision of undergraduate interns.

General Responsibilities

Support, as needed, the other programs that fall under the Center for Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree is required, some work experience is helpful, must have experience in the field of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong theoretical and quantitative research skills

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and marketing skills

A person who strives, takes charge, defines the process, and makes things happen in a largely unstructured setting

Highly motivated and goal-oriented personality

Ability to work independently and flexibly, ability to set priorities; ability to solve problems quickly and creatively

Excellent computer and software skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, HTML, Adobe Publisher, Banner or Hyperion a plus

Flexibility to support, encourage and respond to program growth during upcoming targeted efforts

Experience

Experience in the field of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Candidates who are familiar with both the College and Addison County, most desirable.

Physical Demands Posting Information

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting is currently accepting internal applicants only. Internal applicants are active Middlebury College employees and their spouse or partner.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

This is a 1 year term position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

Recommendations

Some postings require contact information for reference providers for confidential letters of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter Requirements Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you (or your spouse/partner) an active Middlebury College Employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please enter the College ID number of the active Middlebury College employee (you or your spouse or partner) if applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Document Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 4/30/2019
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