Program Coordinator Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

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Job Title: Program Coordinator Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8695
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE

Under general direction, the program coordinator for Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship will manage entrepreneurial programming and learning across campus, as well as communication and marketing throughout the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ensure that logistics for the institute’s mission of new venture creation, entrepreneurial programming and learning, and communication is highly successful. Lead meaningful, high quality entrepreneurship initiatives that will connect and develop students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community into the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

The Veale Institute is the university’s preeminent hub for entrepreneurial activity. It is the entry point for those who want to explore opportunities to engage, support or invest--as well as for students, staff and faculty eager to learn, teach and launch new ideas, products, and companies. It works across and beyond campus to develop a comprehensive approach to establishing a culture of entrepreneurial learning, teaching, and new venture creation at Case Western Reserve University.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Serve as the project lead for the Veale Institute’s entrepreneurial programming and learning: 1) curricular initiatives (courses, modules, lifelong learning, executive education, entrepreneurship minor/ concentration breadth electives); 2) co-curricular (internships with startups, treks, speakers, workshops, innovation projects, experiential learning); and 3) extra-curricular programming (clubs, competitions, hackathons, venture capital investment competition, Northeast Ohio student venture fund). Lead the development of the Veale Institute’s Entrepreneurship Series, research and find speakers, determine relatable workshops, open classes, and seminars. Chart out yearly plans, monthly work plans and determine measurable targets. Develop a work plan with key activities, deliverables, and milestones for individuals, program team or organizational unit. Provide the expected results or outputs form each key activity or strategic initiative. Provide analysis of milestones achieved in written and graphic report form to management. (40%)Represent Case Western Reserve University by participating in meetings, conferences, and other events. In collaboration with University Marketing and Communications, develop, design, and manage marketing and communications content for the Veale Institute’s social media, newsletters, CampusGroups, website, Wisr, fliers, etc. Research and develop creative content to market entrepreneurial programming and learning opportunities. Collaborate with the Alumni Association and Development to develop and advertise Case Western Reserve University entrepreneurship and innovation success stories. Develop reports, talking points and presentation slides for the institute. Benchmark and manage coordination of systems to track entrepreneurial data and outcomes. Research and draft funding proposals aimed to advance entrepreneurial programs, courses, and research at CWRU. Build strong, professional relationships with internal and external constituencies to maintain open communication and coordinate joint collaboration. (25%)Manage new venture creation and commerecialization projects for CWRU Community Commercialization initiatives to increase faculty research, student, staff and alumni startups. Manage projects focused on increasing access to capital through Northeast Ohio resources, such as the Innovation Fund, North Coast Angel Fund, CWRU Angel Network/Fund, Jumpstart, VCs, and more. Manage coordination of showcasing resources available to the entrepreneurship ecosystem through CWRU LaunchNet, Mentoring, Fellows, EIRs, Translational Officers, IPVC, and ecosystem partners (JumpStart, MAGNET, BioEnterprise, UH Ventures, Cleveland Clinic Innovations). (15%) Provide administrative expertise in finance, sponsored projects for students, staff and faculty interacting with the institute. Manager correspondence, logistics, contract and other agreements. Prepare detailed financial data and report on income, expenses, and related budgets for the institute’s operations, programming, and marketing. (15%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

CONTACTS

Department: Continuous interaction with Veale Institute team to accomplish the institute’s mission, vision, and goals. Frequent interaction with Provost’s Office staff to complete administrative duties.

University: Continuous interaction with faculty to help connect them with entrepreneurship opportunities at CWRU and to coordinate programming. Frequent interaction with Marketing and Communications to discuss programs, events, and marketing/communication channels. Frequent interaction with School and College entrepreneurship program staff to discuss programs and events. Frequent interaction with Procurement and Accounts Payable to discuss purchase orders, vendors, and payment. Frequent interaction with Alumni Association to discuss alumni outreach activities, marketing, and events.

External: Frequent interaction with alumni and community entrepreneurs to help connect them with the entrepreneurship opportunities at Case Western Reserve University and to develop programming. Frequent interaction with the entrepreneurship ecosystem (Innovation Fund, North Coast Angel Fund, Case Western Reserve University Angel Network/ Fund, Jumpstart, Venture Capitals, etc.), funding agencies, foundations, donors, and nonprofits to collaborate with and represent the university in programs and/or events.

Students: Continuous interaction with undergraduate and graduate students to help connect them with entrepreneurship opportunities at Case Western Reserve University and to facilitate programming.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

No direct supervision of staff employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 2 to 3 years of related experience. An understanding of and experience with entrepreneurship and/or supporting entrepreneurship is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business management and some classes entrepreneurial studies); Master’s degree preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS

    A proven demonstration of developing, delivering, and managing successful programs and events. Project management skills are essential.Ability to synthesize information from various sources with a strong ability in areas of critical thinking and data analysesAbility to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, cultures, and diverse populations, including executives, researchers, academics, students, community, policy makers, and vendorsDemonstrated knowledge of digital communication mediums. Preferred experience with social media, newsletters, websites, Google apps, event management systems, and other digital platforms.Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to experiment and take initiative with little guidanceStrong writing and research skills. Superior time management skills; comfortable with concurrent deadlines and fast turnaround times. Ability to meet consistent attendance. Aptitude for math with a high comfort level working with numbers, formulas, and spreadsheets. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.Ability to engage and motivate students from multiple backgrounds (i.e.: art, business, music, liberal arts, engineering, science) in entrepreneurial learning and programs.Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards within a diverse workplace. Ability to meet consistent attendance.Must demonstrate ability to multi-task and work effectively in fast-paced, rapidly changing, team-based work environment.Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information is essential. Team player. Ability to interact with supervisor, co-workers and customers face to face. Ability to meet consistent attendance.Knowledge of startup ventures and entrepreneurship is helpful.Experience and knowledge of grants is helpfulExperience with graphic design, Drupal, and/or HTML is helpfulEnthusiasm for Cleveland, community, entrepreneurship, and people.

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office environment and could involve some lifting of common office supplies, storage, retrieval of items, or re-arranging of space. May require some travel and evening and weekend work.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Under general direction, the program coordinator for Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship will manage entrepreneurial programming and learning across campus, as well as communication and marketing throughout the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ensure that logistics for the institute’s mission of new venture creation, entrepreneurial programming and learning, and communication is highly successful. Lead meaningful, high quality entrepreneurship initiatives that will connect and develop students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community into the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

The Veale Institute is the university’s preeminent hub for entrepreneurial activity. It is the entry point for those who want to explore opportunities to engage, support or invest--as well as for students, staff and faculty eager to learn, teach and launch new ideas, products, and companies. It works across and beyond campus to develop a comprehensive approach to establishing a culture of entrepreneurial learning, teaching, and new venture creation at Case Western Reserve University.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Serve as the project lead for the Veale Institute’s entrepreneurial programming and learning: 1) curricular initiatives (courses, modules, lifelong learning, executive education, entrepreneurship minor/ concentration breadth electives); 2) co-curricular (internships with startups, treks, speakers, workshops, innovation projects, experiential learning); and 3) extra-curricular programming (clubs, competitions, hackathons, venture capital investment competition, Northeast Ohio student venture fund). Lead the development of the Veale Institute’s Entrepreneurship Series, research and find speakers, determine relatable workshops, open classes, and seminars. Chart out yearly plans, monthly work plans and determine measurable targets. Develop a work plan with key activities, deliverables, and milestones for individuals, program team or organizational unit. Provide the expected results or outputs form each key activity or strategic initiative. Provide analysis of milestones achieved in written and graphic report form to management. (40%)Represent Case Western Reserve University by participating in meetings, conferences, and other events. In collaboration with University Marketing and Communications, develop, design, and manage marketing and communications content for the Veale Institute’s social media, newsletters, CampusGroups, website, Wisr, fliers, etc. Research and develop creative content to market entrepreneurial programming and learning opportunities. Collaborate with the Alumni Association and Development to develop and advertise Case Western Reserve University entrepreneurship and innovation success stories. Develop reports, talking points and presentation slides for the institute. Benchmark and manage coordination of systems to track entrepreneurial data and outcomes. Research and draft funding proposals aimed to advance entrepreneurial programs, courses, and research at CWRU. Build strong, professional relationships with internal and external constituencies to maintain open communication and coordinate joint collaboration. (25%)Manage new venture creation and commerecialization projects for CWRU Community Commercialization initiatives to increase faculty research, student, staff and alumni startups. Manage projects focused on increasing access to capital through Northeast Ohio resources, such as the Innovation Fund, North Coast Angel Fund, CWRU Angel Network/Fund, Jumpstart, VCs, and more. Manage coordination of showcasing resources available to the entrepreneurship ecosystem through CWRU LaunchNet, Mentoring, Fellows, EIRs, Translational Officers, IPVC, and ecosystem partners (JumpStart, MAGNET, BioEnterprise, UH Ventures, Cleveland Clinic Innovations). (15%) Provide administrative expertise in finance, sponsored projects for students, staff and faculty interacting with the institute. Manager correspondence, logistics, contract and other agreements. Prepare detailed financial data and report on income, expenses, and related budgets for the institute’s operations, programming, and marketing. (15%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

CONTACTS

Department: Continuous interaction with Veale Institute team to accomplish the institute’s mission, vision, and goals. Frequent interaction with Provost’s Office staff to complete administrative duties.

University: Continuous interaction with faculty to help connect them with entrepreneurship opportunities at CWRU and to coordinate programming. Frequent interaction with Marketing and Communications to discuss programs, events, and marketing/communication channels. Frequent interaction with School and College entrepreneurship program staff to discuss programs and events. Frequent interaction with Procurement and Accounts Payable to discuss purchase orders, vendors, and payment. Frequent interaction with Alumni Association to discuss alumni outreach activities, marketing, and events.

External: Frequent interaction with alumni and community entrepreneurs to help connect them with the entrepreneurship opportunities at Case Western Reserve University and to develop programming. Frequent interaction with the entrepreneurship ecosystem (Innovation Fund, North Coast Angel Fund, Case Western Reserve University Angel Network/ Fund, Jumpstart, Venture Capitals, etc.), funding agencies, foundations, donors, and nonprofits to collaborate with and represent the university in programs and/or events.

Students: Continuous interaction with undergraduate and graduate students to help connect them with entrepreneurship opportunities at Case Western Reserve University and to facilitate programming.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

No direct supervision of staff employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 2 to 3 years of related experience. An understanding of and experience with entrepreneurship and/or supporting entrepreneurship is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business management and some classes entrepreneurial studies); Master’s degree preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS

    A proven demonstration of developing, delivering, and managing successful programs and events. Project management skills are essential.Ability to synthesize information from various sources with a strong ability in areas of critical thinking and data analysesAbility to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, cultures, and diverse populations, including executives, researchers, academics, students, community, policy makers, and vendorsDemonstrated knowledge of digital communication mediums. Preferred experience with social media, newsletters, websites, Google apps, event management systems, and other digital platforms.Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to experiment and take initiative with little guidanceStrong writing and research skills. Superior time management skills; comfortable with concurrent deadlines and fast turnaround times. Ability to meet consistent attendance. Aptitude for math with a high comfort level working with numbers, formulas, and spreadsheets. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.Ability to engage and motivate students from multiple backgrounds (i.e.: art, business, music, liberal arts, engineering, science) in entrepreneurial learning and programs.Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards within a diverse workplace. Ability to meet consistent attendance.Must demonstrate ability to multi-task and work effectively in fast-paced, rapidly changing, team-based work environment.Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information is essential. Team player. Ability to interact with supervisor, co-workers and customers face to face. Knowledge of startup ventures and entrepreneurship is helpful.Experience and knowledge of grants is helpfulExperience with graphic design, Drupal, and/or HTML is helpfulEnthusiasm for Cleveland, community, entrepreneurship, and people.

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office environment and could involve some lifting of common office supplies, storage, retrieval of items, or re-arranging of space. May require some travel and evening and weekend work.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 3/28/2021
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