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Associate Director of Innovate

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Director of Innovate
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170103
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Student Programs (AP Faculty) in the Apex Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will have overall responsibility for student programming in an entrepreneurship Living Learning Community for first year students, and optional residential leadership opportunities for second and third year students. The Associate Director is responsible for successfully managing an innovative partnership between the Pamplin College of Business’ Apex Systems Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Apex CIE) and Division of Student Affairs through which this Living Learning Communinity has grown. The associate director is also responsible for identifying and developing additional student programming that supports the entrepreneurship education and development objectives of the center. In addition, the associate director is expected to teach two three-credit hour classes per year. This is a non-tenure track, full-year (12 month) position. Applicants should possess an advanced degree in business, have evidence of scholarship and practical experience related to entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and be willing to contribute to innovative interdisciplinary scholarship and the wider mission of the Apex CIE at Virginia Tech. The Associate Director of Student Programs reports to the Director of the Apex Systems Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Required Qualifications:

• Attainment of earned master’s degree
• Direct business ownership and/or practical documented experience managing full lifecycle of projects and/or products
• Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email, internet navigation and an understanding of social media
• Must be able to handle numerous, concurrent projects, manage details effectively and prioritize according to needs
• Must be a team player and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and have the ability to manage and handle on-the-spot changes and emergencies in a professional and effective manner
• Exceptional communication skills across various audiences including undergraduate students, faculty and industry stakeholders
• Ability to work closely and effectively with students in an intensive learning environment

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working with entrepreneurial and innovative students at an undergraduate educational setting
• Evidence of teaching excellence in interdisciplinary contexts
• Knowledge of Residential life policies and procedures
• Broad understanding of higher education issues and operations
• Experience working with university governance, and coordinating support activities and programs
• Experience managing both internal and external advisory boards
• Experience seeing the big picture and making difficult decisions based on quantifiable data

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Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit, and search for posting AP0170103.

Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Reviewed Annually
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $70,000-$75,000
Department: CIE (Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F + As Needed
Job Posting Date: 03/29/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/12/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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