Manage the day-to-day operations of the Venture Lab and supervise student staff; Introduce and facilitate budding entrepreneurial teams; guide ventures in identifying and executing plans that analyze opportunities and build effective business models. Coordinate and facilitate relationships between RU entrepreneurs and external mentors; Manage programming for venture development with assistance from Advisory Team, integrated entrepreneurship curriculum, and external counselors; Participate in strengthening the RU culture of innovation, helping to develop the Venture Lab reputation and visibility on campus and the New River Valley (eventually into Eastern US/Canada). Manage the promotion and communication processes for the center with the assistance from student support team, advisory team and consultants; Report to the Director of Innovation agreed upon metrics and operational results of the Lab.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline (E.g. business, computer science, communications, information systems, design, product development, industrial design), Demonstrated/proven experience in business development, Ability to motivate nascent entrepreneurs, Ability to lead and coach innovation teams, Strong communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills, Reliability in following through on ideas, handling details, and meeting deadlines
Master's degree in relevant discipline, Demonstrated understanding of digital platforms and technologies, Experience working within a university infrastructure, Existing knowledge and contacts with the business community.
Work Location: Radford
Posting Number: W00044P
Position Number: W03030
Department: Provost, Office of the-11001
Application Review Date: 08/30/2019
Internal Number: 7729
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Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Radford University is committed to creating and supporting a highly productive, diverse and qualified workforce. As one of the largest employers in the region, Radford University seeks employees who support teaching, research and the public service mission of the university.