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Director of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Other


Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

UMBC is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to become the next Director of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship. UMBC believes that entrepreneurship is the ability of an individual to identify a goal, provide the leadership, and mobilize the assets necessary to reach that goal. As such, individuals taking the risk to push the envelope in science and technology, break ground in the creative arts, or craft new solutions to society’s problems are all entrepreneurs.  The next Director of The Alex. Brown Center will be passionate educator, committed to supporting students as they explore concepts of entrepreneurship, and develop the skills and networks critical to success in entrepreneurial endeavor.   


The director will be responsible for all elements of the Center’s activities.  Key responsibilities include the following: 

  • Developing and delivering programs that expose students and faculty the concepts of entrepreneurship including speaker series, CEO roundtables, and formal and formal mentoring activities; 
  • Coordinating the work of the Alex. Brown Faculty Fellows, who facilitate the UMBC Entrepreneurship Minor; 
  • Partnering with the Faculty Fellows and academic leadership to award Entrepreneurship and Innovation Curriculum Grants, and to support the development of novel academic courses designed to prepare students for entrepreneurial activity;
  • Coordinating signature Alex. Brown programs including the annual UMBC IDEA Competition, the Cangailosi Business Plan Competition, and the Shattuck Entrepreneurial Internship Program; and developing new programs designed to meet the evolving needs of the UMBC community.  
  • Partnering with campus stakeholders including UMBC’s research and technology park BWtech@UMBC, the Office of Technology Development, colleges, the Career Services Center, the Office of Alumni Engagement to develop programs, build networks that amplify the Center’s work, and secure resources support the on-going work of the Center
  • Manage the day-to-day business affairs of the Alex. Brown Center, including the budget.
Required Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a proven leader and mentor, with a demonstrated record as an entrepreneur or will have played a role in actively supporting and incubating entrepreneurial activity. The ideal candidate will have transferred these experiences into an academic setting, and will have designed and delivered innovative programs and initiatives for students and faculty. He/she will be detail-focused project manager with strong written and verbal communication skills.  A bachelors degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Masters or terminal degree is preferred.
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by November 29, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-Time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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