Department: Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Brief Summary of Work for this position:
This Program Manager position serves as the Entrepreneurship Program Manager, with responsibility for leading, supporting, and managing a portfolio of innovation and entrepreneurship programs and activities for community entrepreneurs and UNCW students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The Program Manager develops, executes, and assesses programs practices, creates and implements program goals and objectives, including those in transition from old to new; implements quality monitoring and performance improvement issues for CIE programs and events; reviews and approves marketing information and written reports about CIE programs and events; ensures program policies, procedures, rules and regulations are interpreted correctly; supervises and mentors student employees and interns assigned to specific program support; works with university and external communities using knowledge and experience in higher education, economic development, customer service, programming event planning, and management; develops contacts and relationships with the local government, the business community, economic development entities, faculty, staff, and students in achieving program goals; program budget oversight; collaborates with the CIE director and various campus organizations, businesses, government agencies and investors to leverage and nurture the entrepreneurship in Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. Represents the CIE on behalf of the Director at meetings and events as needed. Evaluates programs to assess their value for participants.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Minimum of three years in higher education and/or public administration (or equivalent work experience) with an understanding of community engagement, technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture funding is preferred. Prior entrepreneurial experience and/or knowledge of the region's business and entrepreneurial environment are highly desirable.
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) houses UNCW's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC), and Seahawk Innovation. The CIE serves as an accelerator with space and services for academic and entrepreneurial pursuits where start-ups, small businesses, new ideas and ventures from faculty, staff and students grow. This primary function also includes community engagement for economic development and entrepreneurship through collaborations with community businesses, organizations, and government.
This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.
PLEASENOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the 'Work History' section before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.