Hiram College is seeking a dynamic and committed professional to serve as Director of the Center of Integrated Entrepreneurship. This position provides leadership, planning, and administration of the Hiram College entrepreneurial programs. Candidates may hold the status of a faculty position with some teaching duties in a related field, or be a member of the professional staff. The Director reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College and collaborates closely with the Scarborough School of Business and Communication.
Hiram College, established in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, is a nationally respected private residential liberal arts college located 30 miles from Cleveland in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio. At Hiram, close student-faculty interaction and innovation is routine. The College’s distinctive academic calendar, the Hiram Plan, offers students the opportunity each semester for a 3-week intensive course, study abroad/away program, internship or research experience. It is with great excitement that Hiram College has re-branded with the New Liberal Arts, Tech and Trek, and five new schools wherein all the majors are housed. It is an exciting time to be a Hiram Terrier!
The Director will provide strategic vision and leadership for the faculty, staff and students involved in entrepreneurial programs. The incumbent will have a background in entrepreneurship. She/he maintains contacts in the area and develops new internship opportunities for interested students. The Director will also demonstrate networking skills and provide ample opportunities for students to develop and hone their own skills in the areas of written and oral communication, critical thinking and information literacy. The Director will encourage and support students, faculty and staff in entrepreneurial endeavors (area workshops and contests) and will also have significant grant writing experience. She/he is expected to contribute to the liberal arts curriculum on a regular basis where there is need (first-year program) and/or area of expertise. Naturally creative and curious, the Director will set an example of inclusion and integration of entrepreneurial activities within the context of the New Liberal Arts at Hiram. The incumbent will lead all aspects of the Center’s administration (including long-term planning, budget development and control, outreach, personnel selection and supervision, facilities management, and ongoing assessment of resources).
A Master’s or Ph.D. (preferred) degree from an accredited institution is required. Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse community and demonstrated supervisory experience is required. The incumbent must show a strong understanding of new and developing trends in higher education. Must also show evidence of success in the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, a statement of professional philosophy, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically as a Word, or PDF document(s) to HR@Hiram.edu. The Search Committee will accept applications from qualified individuals until the position is filled.