College of Business Innovation Center Manager

Clayton State University
Clayton State University

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Job Title: College of Business Innovation Center Manager
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 234008
About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Job Summary The Innovation Center is a pivotal strategic resource for the College of Business (COB) housing creative technology and offering flexible arrangements that will serve multiple audiences. The Manager is responsible for coordination/implementation of activities/events in the facility and will assist with COB external outreach initiatives. The Manager will support the Directors of Centers -- Center for Research on Economic Sustainability and Trends (CREST); Center for Supply Chain Management (CSCM); Center for Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CSISE); Center for Women in Leadership (CWL) -- and faculty directing the Career/Analytics Spine, LifeVest Summer Program, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to engage campus and community participants. The Manager will interact with the Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chairs, COB administrators, staff, faculty, as well as diverse external and internal constituencies.

    Manage Innovation Center physical space for efficient day-to-day operations Provide daily coverage of front office and maintain positive first impressions; occasional evening coverage may be scheduledEnsure facility is properly equipped and configured for scheduled activitiesWork with Dean’s Executive Assistant in coordinating purchase and storage of COB suppliesMaintain up-to-date inventory of Innovation Center assets and select College of Business facility assetsSupervise and coordinate special projects/events; conferences and meetings; visits and presentations by guests and speakers including (but not limited to): Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Jim Wood Speaker Series, Student Competitions (Elevator Pitch/Perfect Pitch), corporate visitors and partnership sessions, Honors Convocations, international exchange students, COB Town Halls, Graduate Programs Ceremonies, Alumni WeekSupport the Directors of Centers (CREST, CSCM, CSISE, CIBN, CWL) and faculty directing the Career/Analytics Spine, LifeVest Summer Program, and VITA ProgramAudit COB website to ensure currency and accuracy; gain familiarity with COB academic degree programs Support the Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chairs, faculty and staff; serve on University committees, work groups, and institutional projects as appropriate
Required Qualifications
    While a Master’s degree in Business, Education, Counseling, or a related field is preferred, a bachelor’s degree with the relevant work experience will be considered. Experience with entrepreneurship and innovation programs preferred.
Required Qualifications
    Bachelors degree required.Five (5) years experience with facilities management or higher education administration required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Bachelors degree or equivalent required.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Demonstrated financial/ budget management skills.Thorough understanding and operational abilities with Microsoft Office 365 and focus on Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams.Substantial understanding or prior experience managing shared calendars and/or resources, such as conference rooms.Effective organizational, time management, and project management practicesProven teamwork and multitasking abilities.Demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments and deadlines and to work independently.Knowledge of higher education or entrepreneurship/ innovation center operation and administration.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.


As an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University has come a long way since its inception 40 years ago.clayton_state_university1.jpg

The University first opened in September 1969 as Clayton Junior College with Dr. Harry S. Downs as founding president and an enrollment of 942 students. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia elevated it to baccalaureate status as Clayton State College in 1986 and university status as Clayton College & State University in 1996. The school’s current designation as Clayton State University was approved in 2005.

clayton_state_university2.jpgSince Downs’ retirement in January 1994, the University has had two presidents; Dr. Richard A. Skinner, who took office upon Downs’ retirement, and Dr. Thomas K. Harden, who took office in June 2000. When Harden was named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr., was appointed interim president, starting on May 18, 2009. The current enrollment is in excess of 6,000 students and the school provides a multitude of undergraduate degree credit programs that—in the words of the university’s mission statement—provides "career-oriented education with a solid liberal arts foundation."

In addition to more than doubling its undergraduate degrees over the past 10 years, Clayton State also has added seven graduate programs in the past three years. The first, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, began in 2006. Since then, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Health Administration and the Master of Business Administration all began in 2007, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs, MAT - English and MAT - Mathematics, in 2009. The Master of Archival Studies is scheduled to begin in 2010.

The past five years at Clayton State have also been highlighted by the establishment of the first joint state and federal archives facilities adjacent to campus, the institution of a comprehensive strategic planning process, the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the opening of the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site in Peachtree City. In a six week period between August and October 2008, the University dedicated three new buildings; the University’s first student housing, the Student Activities Center and a new building for the AACSB-accredited School of Business.


Clayton State is also home to Spivey Hall, the finest small performance facility in the Southeast. First opened in 1991, Spivey Hall is known locally, nationally and internationally for presenting the best in jazz and classical music as well as an education outreach program that serves tens of thousands of school children from throughout metro Atlanta annually.

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