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Director, Student Entrepreneurship

Job Description






The Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation and making connections to support university entrepreneurs and the local startup community.


Innompic Ecosystem

Innompic Games

Business Design

Innovation A-Z/360




The Director, Student Entrepreneurship is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, design, implementation and assessment of University's wide array of programs in support of student entrepreneurship.



Would-be Entrepreneur




Vadim Koelnikov personal logo

Smart & Fast

Innovative Entrepreneur






Supports the Office of Entrepreneurship's mission of innovation, education, venture creation, and connections for student entrepreneurship.



Venturepreneurial Flight




Sets strategy, designs and directs initiatives to engage and support undergraduate and graduate students in entrepreneurial activities at all university schools through the New Venture Competition, Summer Startup Accelerator, Innovation Exchange, and other student entrepreneurship programs.

Specifies calendar, submission and evaluation criteria, and acts as the representative and decision maker for the competition.

Raises funds annually in cooperation with the Department of Development and Alumni Relations from internal and external cash and in-kind sponsors, including University's 10 Schools and Colleges, corporations, foundations, and individuals.

Annual fund raising target exceeds $300,000.

Recruits, instructs, manages and evaluates volunteer mentors and judges (currently over 100) as well as data system for evaluation of submissions (consistently over 100).


Customer Experience Management


Customer Experience as a Love Story



Strategic Design Thinking

Product Design

Strategic Achievement




Serves as a clearing house to introduce prospective co-founders, mentors and investors to entrants in the New Venture Competition.

Maintains records of all participants, including mentors, judges and other networked resources.

Manages revenue and expense budgets.




Manages the distribution of $100,000+ in cash prizes and $100,000+ in in-kind prizes.


Innompic Games







Support implementation and communication planning to drive change management efforts to ensure successful roll-out of all initiatives; support Communication plan and Change Management strategy for all initiatives.


Change Management


Learning SWOT Questions




Responsible for supporting leadership updates and executive level presentations to keep sponsors informed of progress, and for leading internal education sessions to keep sales operations aligned on all Product Showcase Initiatives.


Presentation Format

Manage Expectations

Marketing: Synergize Art and Science




Ability to design Product Roadmaps that define new product and service initiatives.


Innovation Strategies: Road-Mapping




Support accurate tracking and reporting of initiative milestones and spend against budget.


Measuring Performance




Project management principles, budgeting and reporting financial spend.

Strategic planning and decision making.


Business Systems Approach to Project Management




Ability to work with cross functional groups.

Strong relationship building skills.

Problem resolution and strong communication skills.

Ability to motivate, drive vision and provide leadership and strategic alignment.


People Skills

Leader 360

Building Trust

Solving People Problems




The ability to lead stakeholders through complex planning and implementation of initiatives


Business Communication




MBA / Masters Degree

Knowledge of other internal business groups

Project management experience

Operational experience

Experience leading teams and driving complex change


Creative Director Digital Experience Design

Customer Experience & Innovation Consulting







MBA makes you eligible.

MBS makes you desirable