Director of Kelley Center

akota Wesleyan University

Job Description

Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for the full-time, twelve-month position of Director of the University’s Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship. This is a faculty position that carries significant course release time for overseeing the Center’s portfolio of responsibilities.

As the Kelley Center approaches the twentieth anniversary of its founding, the new director is challenged with continuing to realize a bolder and more expansive vision for the Center. This vision includes embracing and advocating for an understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship that is both expansive and inclusive, and that impacts not only the university community, but the Great Plains region as well. The start date is flexible, but no later than August 16, 2023. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The university’s new School of Business, Innovation and Leadership opened on campus in the spring of 2022. The new building offers state-of-the-art technology to enhance teaching and learning. The DWU Business program has been redesigned to offer students a highly relevant, project-oriented curriculum and the business faculty have emerged as leaders in piloting new student learning environments. A spirit of entrepreneurial thinking permeates the business program and the broader university community. The Director of the Center will work collaboratively with the business program where the agendas and programming of the Center and the business program align but will also pursue an agenda that transcends the business program.

Benefits include health, vision, dental and life insurance, access to campus wellness program and facilities, vacation, sick and holiday pay, tuition reimbursement and retirement.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a graduate degree (or the equivalent—with a possible exception for individuals with extensive, successful, documented professional experience).
  • Have relevant, successful, professional experience working in one or more business environments.
  • Have an expansive understanding of innovation and problem solving and recognize the importance of creative thinking across a wide variety academic disciplines and human endeavors.

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Dakota Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and provider. DWU is a tobacco free campus.

Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) is a private, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church granting both bachelor's and master's degrees. The University's mission is to provide a transformative learning experience that cultivates enduring intellectual growth, ethically grounded leadership, intentional faith exploration, and meaningful service.

DWU is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, a town of 14,000, nestled in the heart of one of the country's finest outdoor recreation areas. The University is within six hours of several major metropolitan areas (Sioux Falls, SD; Omaha, NB; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO).

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