Director, Entrepreneurship Center

Vacancy # 13E023
Position # 6867

The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, is seeking a Director for its Entrepreneurship Center (EC). The Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision for the EC and measurable impact in the community as demonstrated by increased business starts and expansion of existing area businesses.  The Director is also responsible for cultivating student entrepreneurs and encouraging faculty entrepreneurs across the University.  The successful candidate will work with the EC Advisory Board and directly interface with local government, business community, economic development entities, faculty, staff, and students.  The Director reports directly to the University’s Chief of Staff.  

Duties and Responsibilities: The director must be a self-starter with a strong operational focus, and possess the ability to make critical judgments.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree required, preferably in business, marketing or related field, with five to ten years of operational management experience.  Prior entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of the region’s business and entrepreneurial environment is highly desirable.

Required skills and attributes include:

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the web at A letter of application, curriculum vita and contact information (including e-mail address) for three current professional references should be addressed to the Entrepreneur Center Search Committee and attached to the online application – not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred. Letters of reference will be required for highly ranked candidates. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at 910.962.3196.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2012.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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