Center Director


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionThe WISE WBC director will lead programmatic efforts including developing and providing entrepreneurship education and business ownership training, coordinating the efforts of the WBC staff and counseling team, offering counseling and assistance to the clients of the WBC, and providing budgetary and administrative oversight. Much of the programmatic focus is on serving those who are socially and economically disadvantaged, underrepresented minority groups, and veteran and service-disabled veterans in the community. There is a strong and committed advisory board in place for the WBC and a national reputation for providing cutting edge education and support programming to women business owners in Central New York.QualificationsA Bachelors degree in a relevant area and a minimum of five years of industry experience.A graduate degree, preferably an MBA, is desirable.Job Specific QualificationsVery strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to provide high-level coaching and business ownership guidance to others.Strong organizational and administrative capabilities as well as leadership and training skillsDemonstrable attention to detail and with a care for deadlines.Experience with grants (applying for and managing) is highly desirableA self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively with different sets of stakeholders in the community and across Syracuse University campusEntrepreneurial experience in start-up businesses and/or strong entrepreneurial knowledge and management skills honed in small- and growth-businesses are highly desirableResponsibilitiesOrganizational leadership of the WISE WBCOversee the entire operation of the WISE WBC, in collaboration with the Whitman School of Management and its entrepreneurship programDevelop and devise relevant and appropriate educational, networking and mentoring opportunities needed to help women entrepreneurs and business owners be successfulManage the WISE WBC staff and counselors towards established goals in regards to business starts, development of new ventures, serving under-represented minority groups, and other financial and customer service-related metricsCoordinate the efforts of the WISE WBC to provide support via mentoring, internships, networking and learning opportunities to student entrepreneurs at the Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University more broadlyServe as a representative of the WISE WBC and the Whitman School in the community, developing and maintaining relationships with key agencies and stakeholders. Includes appearing and speaking on behalf of the WISE WBC at events.Drive marketing strategy for the WISE WBC, including advertising and public relations, networking and media exposure, with support from the Whitman School.Collaborate with the WISE WBC Board of Advisors to ensure relevance to the business community, financial support and feasibility\"Counsel and assist WISE WBC clientsProvide entrepreneurship and business management training and skills to support women entrepreneurs and business ownersCoordinate marketing efforts to effectively identify, attract and recruit new clients to the WISE WBCProvide connections to other resource and support providers in the community, as appropriateAdministrative and budgetary oversightCollaborate with the appropriate administrative offices at the Whitman School and Syracuse University Office of Sponsored Programs to ensure timely budgets and administrative reporting are developed and maintained, in line with federal and university policies. May involve required training, meetings, and group communications to ensure compliance with federal grants and University policies.Engage in efforts to support the long-term financial sustainability of the WISE WBC, such as the preparation and submission of grant and funding applications in coordination with Syracuse UniversityEnsure the maintenance of data collection efforts in order to provide reports and analyses about the WISE WBC clients and performanceApplication InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Associated topics: administrative assistant, administrative officer, administrative staff, assist, assistant, asso, associate, food, operational assistant, support * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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