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Entrepreneur in Residence

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0600533
Position Title: Entrepreneur in Residence
FLSA: Exempt
Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Term: 12 Months
Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates): approximately 17.5 hours per week
Academic Year Schedule (dates):
Faculty Term:
Position Type: Staff
Department: President's Office
Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Entrepreneur in Residence serves as a mentor, coach, liaison and resource to both student entrepreneurs and the faculty and staff engaged in such initiatives. This position is highly visible on campus, encouraging students to engage in entrepreneurship-related activities and helping faculty increase the coverage of entrepreneurship in the curriculum.

Specifically, the Entrepreneur in Residence will assist student entrepreneurs with critical issues such as exploring business models and strategy; technology, commercialization and product development plans; go-to-market plans and strategies; evaluating funding needs and identifying financing options; forming strategic partnerships; and talent acquisition and compensation strategies.

Responsibilities of the Entrepreneur in Residence include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Collaborate with incubators, accelerators and other entrepreneurial support organizations to provide the campus with resources.
• Find, meet, track, and monitor a pipeline of prospective companies that could be good candidates for support.
• Work with the College President to further develop the vision of the institution around this field and for future donor opportunities to sustain the initiative.
• Work with the Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Programs and High School Enrichment Activities to create programmatic opportunities on and off campus and to assist with managing a physical “start-up” space designed for collaboration and idea development.
• Work with the Director of Alumnae/i Relations to build a network of resources within the College’s 16,000+ alumnae/i.
• Work with various faculty members to connect students and curriculum ideas that support social entrepreneurship.
• Work with student clubs and organizations, including the Social Entrepreneurship Club and the Business Management Club.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and extensive experience with startup opportunities and go-to market strategies required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work on campus for the equivalent of 2-3 days/evenings per week to meet needs of students, faculty and staff looking to engage in this area.
• Extensive background in startup experience.
• Understanding of the landscape of the greater Boston area.
• Access to social change organizations.
• Access to an established network of contacts in fields related to social entrepreneurship.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Physical Demands
ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have 1,600 undergraduates from 39 US States and 72 countries. More than 23.7% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 13.9% are international students. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Posting Date: 09/05/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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