Program Manager - Blackstone Launch Pad

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Program Manager - Blackstone Launch Pad

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Program Manager - Blackstone Launch Pad
Position Number 717460
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The NCCU School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five percent of business schools around the world have earned this level of recognition, cementing our commitment to exceptional business education. The School provides a unique, professional environment that enables students to obtain a top-notch business school education. Internship opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and within the university community, along with professional development activities enhance student success. Our graduates are well positioned to become business and entrepreneurial leaders throughout the Triangle, United States and the world.
Primary Purpose of Position
As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, creators, innovators, and leaders striving to shape the future in the entrepreneurship world. NCCU is seeking to hire a Program Manager who will coordinate and manage the programs associated with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development which are designed to expose students to entrepreneurship and cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit. As Program Manager, this role will assist with building entrepreneurship skills and develop innovator resources (such as mentoring networks, content, learning tools and events) to assist beginning and experienced student entrepreneurs in learning about entrepreneurship and starting and growing new enterprises at NCCU.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General Skill Requirements.
  • A strong commitment to student success.
  • Proficiency in grant writing is a plus, but not required.
  • At least two years of experience with student or adult programming.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Some travel is expected.
  • At least two years of experience either in leading entrepreneurship or similar programs and/or as a successful entrepreneur is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Event planning and management experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience educating and supporting students in a university setting.
Interpersonal Skills.
  • Presence and experience in interfacing with the community.
  • Must be proficient at working with people across teams to implement programs.
  • A demonstrated capacity to establish, cultivate and manage professional relationships.
  • Ability to work with students, faculty, staff and administrators across the university in a collaborative manner.
Minimum Education/Experience
Bachelor or graduate degree (preferred) in business administration or
equivalent experience combination of training and experience. Higher
education experiencein teaching is also preferred.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
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  • Produce semi-annual reports.
Function Administrative
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Strategic Planning
  • Assist the Executive Director for Entrepreneurship in planning, marketing, and implementing events, competitions, and other initiatives.
Function Administrative
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Student Services
  • Promote entrepreneurship resources and opportunities to students across NCCU campus.
  • Provide entrepreneurial coaching to NCCU students as well as monitor student learning and venture development efforts.
  • Attract and engage external stakeholders and resources to support students as well as the financial sustainability of the program.
Function Information Technology
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  • Enroll students in activities and implement pre (diagnostic) and post self-evaluation to measure progress in entrepreneurial skill-building.
  • Regularly communicate with students via newsletter or other channels to promote campus entrepreneurship programming and content.
  • Track data of program utilization by venture, including venture profile and any resulting growth (economic or otherwise) as a proxy for program impact.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA02864P
Open Date 06/14/2023
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 07/05/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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