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199211 - Manager - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

Clark University, Graduate School of Management

Job Title: 199211 - Manager - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program
Reference Code: 199211
Job Location: Worcester , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Academic administration & affairs
Date Posted: 2018-07-10
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

199211 - Manager - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program
Clark University

Clark University
Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Job Code 199211
Graduate School of Management
Full time, 40 hours, 11 month position

Clark University’s Graduate School of Management seeks to fill the position of Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Reporting to the Associate Dean, the successful candidate will provide leadership for the I&E program, oversees co-curricular activities and manages all operational activities that support the program, including course development and planning, faculty coverage, and management of student ventures.

Primary responsibilities for this position are to work with the GSOM dean, associate dean and program review committees to maintain, update as needed, and implement a strategic plan for the program; provide input to associate dean of GSOM on I&E course offerings and hiring of part-time faculty; work with Entrepreneurship faculty to maintain academic rigor and integrity of the program; advises current and prospective students interested in the I&E minor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages academic components of the I&E program
  • Serve on Undergraduate Program Review Committee, providing feedback, relevant program and benchmarking information on the I&E minor.
  • Work with GSOM deans and the UG PRC committee on curriculum oversight and continuous improvement efforts for the I&E minor; contributes to developing and implementing a strategic plan for the program within the context of GSOM’s strategic plan.
  • Assist with the development and processing of new course proposals.
  • Develop and implements student exit surveys for the minor.
  • Contribute to GSOM alumni strategies and activities, particularly for I&E minor alumni.
  • Track I&E student outcomes post-graduation.
  • Make recommendations to GSOM deans regarding hiring of part-time faculty, course assignments, course creation and syllabi preparation.
  • Support and monitor quality of teaching within the I&E program, including monitoring and analysis of all UWTE evaluations.
  • Work with University registrar and GSOM deans on course scheduling and classroom space considerations.
  • Track and report to GSOM deans all relevant data for I&E program, including course enrollments, co-curricular attendance levels and UWTE responses.
  • Actively develop external partnerships to assist students with entrepreneurial skill development.

Manages and develops student run ventures

  • Manage I&E program budget, including all items relevant to the student run ventures such as payroll, P/L reporting, payment processing, inventory reporting.
  • Manage hiring, supervision and oversight of all student employees, including projections for student staffing.
  • Monitor and report all financial transactions within University policies and guidelines.
  • Oversee all internal operational needs, strategic planning and finances for student ventures; provide leadership to student staffs regarding goals and priorities, including the setting of action items.
  • Meet regularly with student leadership teams.
  • Troubleshoot all financial concerns, including deposit issues and/or petty cash items.
  • Monitor space requirements for all student ventures; liaison with University regarding space requests.
  • Troubleshoot any challenges or issues raised by faculty, administrators or students.

Support co-curricular I&E activities

  • Manage co-curricular activities/events including: Ureka Big Idea Challenge and the ENT mentoring program
  • Ureka Big Idea Challenge:
    • Identify, recruit and coordinate alumni and faculty mentors and judges
    • Supervise student project coordinators
    • Plan annual Ureka event, including budget, space, marketing and coordinating efforts
    • Facilitate event
    • Conduct follow-up activities/marketing as appropriate
  • ENT mentoring program
    • Maintain established partnerships with Worcester Technical High School and the High School for Fashion Industries in NYC
    • Oversee mentoring programs between Clark students and high school students; develop and present curriculum; coordinate campus visits with mentoring sites as required;
    • Participate in NFTE regional competition each May and attend NFTE fall conference

Student advising

  • Provide academic advising to all students minoring in I&E or interested in the ENT minor.
  • Act as advisor to ENT club
  • Oversee all minor tracking, graduation clearance signatures, course substitutions and approvals.
  • Approve directed study requests and monitor progression of directed studies as needed

Additional Duties

  • Participate in relevant fundraising efforts.
  • Communicate with current and prospective students, administrators, department heads, faculty, round table members and alumni.
  • Represent the I&E program at University open houses and recruiting events.
  • Provide support for orientation activities.
  • Contribute to GSOM strategic planning, specifically as it relates to I&E.
  • Attend professional development activities, represent the program, GSOM, and Clark University at external functions.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in a University environment directly working with both undergraduate and graduate populations.
  • Teaching experience, preferred.
  • Previous experience in a business, preferable a start-up organization, preferred.
  • Supervisory experience recommended.
    Required knowledge skills or abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, prioritize and problem-solve within a fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Knowledge of the for-profit sector and local business community.
  • Knowledgeable about start-up environments and entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Proven ability to work with students.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations.
  • Ability to analyze and address the educational, personal and professional needs to students.
  • Experience with database-related software and student information systems.
  • Available to work some nights and weekends.

Information and Application Process Instructions

This is a full-time,40 hours per week, 11 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, generous vacation and retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Application Materials:
Review of applications will begin July 31, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to resumes@clarku.edu. Applicants must reference Job code 199211 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

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E-Mail: resumes@clarku.edu

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