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Position summary: Shares responsibilities with the Co-Directors for the leadership of The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (The Center), a joint Student Affairs and Academic Affairs partnership, with an emphasis on co-curricular programming, external partnership building and resource development.Â Â
General purpose: Â The Associate Director for Entrepreneurship infuses entrepreneurship and business skills as integral elements of education at MICA through programming, training, internal and external partnership building and resource development. A major vehicle that this position oversees is the annual UP/Start Venture Competition that includes the Pop Up & Pitch Day.Â
Major role functions:Â
Serve as the primary campus resource for The Centerâs co-curricular programming in terms of information, recruitment, refinement, marketing and implementation
Partner with the Director and faculty leadership on the overall vision and day-to-day efforts of The Center
Work collaboratively with campus leaders to develop a vision for MICAâs co-curricular entrepreneurship programming that complements curricular offerings
Develop and maintain a network of community partners, mentors, and internship sites that support entrepreneurial students and alumni
Advise students and alumni in career counseling appointments related to entrepreneurship and business
Maintain a student-centered and service-oriented approach
Grow the breadth and depth of current entrepreneurship focused co-curricular offerings
Serve as the primary campus resource and organizer of UP/Start and UP/Start Lite â generate interest, build resources, provide expert coaching, identify mentors and judges, design and implement curriculum, collect progress reports and develop and manage all critical processes from application to competition
Lead UP/Start accelerator cohort with Entrepreneur in ResidenceÂ
Develop, coordinate and lead innovative programs, workshops and events educating the MICA community on entrepreneurship including the Business Matters, Finances for Artists, Artist as an Entrepreneur, Financial Literacy, etc.
Develop and lead in-class workshops to expand the Career Development âTake-Out Menuâ offerings to faculty around entrepreneurial topics
Develop and lead professional development workshops and events to support the MICA community including MICAmade sellers
Develop partnerships with Baltimore, national and international creative economy
Work with entrepreneurs in the Baltimore community to determine the strengths and challenges of MICA candidates, providing feedback to enhance student outcomes.Â Develop and maintain a roster of mentors, judges, speakers, panels and community partners.Â Â
Coach and advise current students and alumni in appointments related to entrepreneurship, freelance, and business
Develop resources for students and alumni to connect to local and national business support structures
Partner with BCAN to support entrepreneurial alumni
Serve as faculty for students completing an entrepreneurship internship for credit, grade assignments, conduct internship final presentation meetings with groups of students and visit internship sites, to ensure students make the most of their experiential education
Develop, assess and create reporting for The Centerâs co-curricular programmingÂ Â
Participate in Student Affairs division and planning committees, and related programs
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Background in business development including necessary resources for business planningÂ
Background in program administration and event management
Knowledge of art and design fields
Experience generating and giving presentations and pitches
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents
Excellent oral and written communication and organization/planning skillsÂ
An active commitment to equity in all forms including the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style with a high level of maturity, professionalism, and diplomacy
Ability to communicate effectively with others, promote teamwork, problem solve and be a dynamic thinker
Proficiency with Windows and/or MAC operating systems, including Microsoft OfficeÂ
Education: Bachelorâs Degree, preferably in business or related fieldÂ
Experience: Relevant experience including business generation, project management, event planning
Experience: Previous experience with small business advisement
Education: Masterâs Degree, preferably in business or related field
Experience working with college students or in an educational setting
Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite
Conditions of Employment:
Conditions: Background Check
Position will require some evening and/or weekend work
Reporting to this position:no direct reports
Physical demands and work environment:The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
âÂ Â Â Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
âÂ Â Â Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
âÂ Â Â Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1167
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.