Coordinator Venture Creation

Website TU Incubator

Job Purpose

The Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Towson University is accepting applications for a Coordinator Venture Creation. This position will coordinate the daily operations of the TU Incubator and foster an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to advance programmatic outcomes; deliver entrepreneurship and innovative activities by coordinating programs and resources relevant to both existing members as well as new incubator companies; organize and assist the Assistant Director and Executive Director, Entrepreneurship with the development of signature Incubator programs and events; support general and program-orientated stakeholder engagement and TU Incubator marketing, communication, mentorship, and other community-building activities related to Venture Creation.

Description

The Coordinator Venture Creation handles initial membership inquiries and follow-up with prospects. Coordinates the on-boarding of new members, and handles administrative requests from member companies i.e. booking and setting up meeting and conference rooms, manages the workflow tools (primarily Trello, Slack, Zoom, Salesforce), arranges member review sessions with staff, mentors and members, provides advice on pitch decks and other member collateral and on social media activities.
Handles inquiries from potential new mentors, coordinates on-boarding of new mentors, arranges mentoring introductions between mentors and member companies, and documents mentor activities.

Works closely with the Office of Partnerships and Outreach (OPO) to create social media content for the incubator accounts. Provides input and advice on venture creation marketing collateral and infographics and support for and attends incubator events and workshops, working closely with the OPO on marketing efforts.

Coordinates recruitment and inquiries from students, arranges on-boarding and access for new interns, arranges bi-weekly intern review meeting with Assistant Director, maintains internship records. Maintains the membership database and inputs new members, collects information and prepares reports on incubator membership, events and marketing activities on a quarterly basis.

Organizes stakeholder meetings and communications and participate in local economic develop support organizations. Coordinates Advisory Board meeting, carries out Edtech industry research as required and helps maintain the Edtech industry map with CGIS, and supports other division activities as required.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two years experience in administrative staff work. Candidate must have experience working in an entrepreneurial environment and event coordination; strong communication and organizational skills; ability to work with limited supervision; and the ability to independently coordinate a variety of projects while ensuring appropriate tracking, quality control, and follow-up necessary to meet multiple deadlines. Experience working with entrepreneurs, small businesses or in a business incubator preferred.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits

$18.32 per hour and an annually renewable contract with subsidized benefits. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

To apply for this job email your details to incubator@towson.edu