Harvard Business School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is now accepting applications for the role of Associate Director, Student Programs. HBS has a long history of supporting entrepreneurship, and it was one of the first business schools to create a faculty unit (Entrepreneurial Management) dedicated to entrepreneurship. In 2003, pioneering venture capitalist Arthur Rock (MBA '51) made a generous donation to HBS to create The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. The Rock Center's mission is to provide entrepreneurial students and alumni with the inspiration, skills, tools, and support needed to create ventures with substantial impact.
In this pivotal role, the Associate Director's duties and responsibilities include:
Oversee the MBA student engagement strategy to capitalize on and respond to student interest and build community within a dynamically evolving landscape.
Manage a portfolio of MBA student-facing programs, including:
oThe business track New Venture Competition, including competition policies and procedures, early-stage feedback, educational programming, judging platform, judge recruitment and retention.
oThe Rock Accelerator, a competitive year-long program that provides 20 founding teams with seed capital, coaches, and facilitated peer exchange as they work towards building their ventures.
oThe Rock Venture Partner program that provides a deep learning experience for students interested in venture capital investing.
oThe Rock Incubator program- Early stage feedback program to help students in the initial stages of their venture or idea.
oRock Forums—a facilitated, community building approach to support first-year students in navigating the entrepreneurial ecosystem at HBS and beyond.
oThe Rock Summer Fellows program, enabling students to explore their entrepreneurial path, both as founders and as those interested in joining early-stage startups.
oThe HBS Rock Center Loan Reduction for Entrepreneurs, for graduating MBA students who have founded a for-profit venture and are pursuing this full-time.
oEship Day- Execution of the event to demonstrate school wide resources for MBA students focused exploring entrepreneurship.
Act as a primary liaison to and collaborate with MBA Admissions, Baker Library, MBA Career and Professional Development to address the needs of entrepreneurial students. Develop and maintain integrated work streams where mutually advantageous to deliver programming and events.
Envision, design, and support Rock events, mixers, speakers to support and enhance Rock programming.
Engage with student clubs and provide one-on-one student consultations.
Support the development and implementation of the Rock Center's student-facing communications and digital marketing strategy including print, web, social media and calendar
Develop and manage a dashboard of data related to student participation.
Periodically oversee work of support staff, students, and/or temp staff
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA/BS, 7-10 years of experience in concept to execution of student programs.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment within a complex environment, with excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills. S/he will be a self-starter and have a passion for and experience in the field of entrepreneurship, preferably with experience in operating within or funding entrepreneurial ventures. The candidate should have proven ability as an operational manager who can build on existing strengths and develop new approaches through an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management. The candidate must be self-motivated and creative and have the ability to work independently while establishing strong, collaborative team relationships—including building collaborative relationships across HBS and the University, as well as with members of the business and venture capital communities. S/he should be an analytic and decisive decision maker with strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a customer-service orientation. Knowledge and familiarity with Harvard Business School a plus. MBA preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48582BR
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