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Associate Director, Creative Entrepreneurship
Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland
Date Posted 01/18/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Welcome to the official site for employment opportunities at MICA. At MICA, we value diversity and empower our employees to use their talent in a variety of ways. We are pleased that you are interested in career opportunities offered at MICA.

Position summary: Shares responsibilities with the Co-Directors for the leadership of The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (The Center), a joint Student Affairs and Academic Affairs partnership, with an emphasis on co-curricular programming, external partnership building and resource development.

General purpose: The Associate Director for Entrepreneurship infuses entrepreneurship and business skills as integral elements of education at MICA through programming, training, internal and external partnership building and resource development. A major vehicle that this position oversees is the annual UP/Start Venture Competition that includes the Pop Up & Pitch Day.

Major role functions:

  • Serve as the primary campus resource for The Center’s co-curricular programming in terms of information, recruitment, refinement, marketing and implementation

  • Partner with the Director and faculty leadership on the overall vision and day-to-day efforts of The Center

  • Work collaboratively with campus leaders to develop a vision for MICA’s co-curricular entrepreneurship programming that complements curricular offerings

  • Develop and maintain a network of community partners, mentors, and internship sites that support entrepreneurial students and alumni

  • Advise students and alumni in career counseling appointments related to entrepreneurship and business

  • Maintain a student-centered and service-oriented approach

Position responsibilities:

  • Grow the breadth and depth of current entrepreneurship focused co-curricular offerings

  • Serve as the primary campus resource and organizer of UP/Start and UP/Start Lite – generate interest, build resources, provide expert coaching, identify mentors and judges, design and implement curriculum, collect progress reports and develop and manage all critical processes from application to competition

  • Lead UP/Start accelerator cohort with Entrepreneur in Residence

  • Develop, coordinate and lead innovative programs, workshops and events educating the MICA community on entrepreneurship including the Business Matters, Finances for Artists, Artist as an Entrepreneur, Financial Literacy, etc.

  • Develop and lead in-class workshops to expand the Career Development “Take-Out Menu” offerings to faculty around entrepreneurial topics

  • Develop and lead professional development workshops and events to support the MICA community including MICAmade sellers

  • Develop partnerships with Baltimore, national and international creative economy

  • Work with entrepreneurs in the Baltimore community to determine the strengths and challenges of MICA candidates, providing feedback to enhance student outcomes. Develop and maintain a roster of mentors, judges, speakers, panels and community partners.

  • Coach and advise current students and alumni in appointments related to entrepreneurship, freelance, and business

  • Develop resources for students and alumni to connect to local and national business support structures

  • Partner with BCAN to support entrepreneurial alumni

  • Serve as faculty for students completing an entrepreneurship internship for credit, grade assignments, conduct internship final presentation meetings with groups of students and visit internship sites, to ensure students make the most of their experiential education

  • Develop, assess and create reporting for The Center’s co-curricular programming

  • Participate in Student Affairs division and planning committees, and related programs

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Background in business development including necessary resources for business planning

  • Background in program administration and event management

  • Knowledge of art and design fields

  • Experience generating and giving presentations and pitches

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents

  • Excellent oral and written communication and organization/planning skills

  • An active commitment to equity in all forms including the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style with a high level of maturity, professionalism, and diplomacy

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, promote teamwork, problem solve and be a dynamic thinker

  • Proficiency with Windows and/or MAC operating systems, including Microsoft Office

Minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business or related field

  • Experience: Relevant experience including business generation, project management, event planning

  • Experience: Previous experience with small business advisement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s Degree, preferably in business or related field

  • Experience working with college students or in an educational setting

  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite

Conditions of Employment:

  • Conditions: Background Check

  • Position will require some evening and/or weekend work

Reporting to this position: no direct reports

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.

Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.

Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.

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