Position TitleDirector, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Executive Director, Business Development Resources, The Mill
DepartmentThe Mill Entrepreneurship Center
Position TypeNew position
Starting SalaryBased on qualifications
Job Open Date05/05/2022
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Review Date05/11/2022
The Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has primary responsibility for the goals and objectives as outlined by the Goldman Sachs Foundation grant. Director has responsibility for overseeing staff charged with outreach and recruitment, monitoring and evaluation. Director is responsible for budget, grant renewal, program deliverables, execution and management of the curriculum. Director is the primary interface to Goldman Sachs and Babson College personnel, is responsible for ensuring completion of weekly reporting. The Director is responsible for recruiting and managing the program site team including Business Advisors, Program Managers, Alumni Director, Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Adjunct Mod Faculty. Director is the leader, problem solver, collaborator and communicator for any 10KSB-related issues and is accountable for the program outcomes of job creation and revenue generation. Director is the public spokesperson for partnership and sponsorship events in the community as well as all activities related to sustainability and continuation for the program. This includes actively marketing and raising brand awareness throughout the state and with internal College leadership through speaking engagements and partner communications.
*This position is at-will.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Manage and oversee all aspects of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses grant and grant compliance, scholar application process, program execution and budget. Assist with the national program and act as primary local point person with all stakeholders, partners and program sponsors such as Goldman Sachs Corporate, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Babson College, ICIC (Initiative for Competitive Inner City), staff, recruit, administer and conduct training and education for three annual cohorts of 30-40 business scholars. Review and interview all scholar finalist applications per cohort (50-75). Oversee training and education curriculum, workshops, program logistics, budget reports, data collection and program analysis & evaluations. Develop targeted marketing, outreach and recruitment. Oversee 3 cohorts per year, alumni activities such as national programs, workshops, networking events, lectures, and reunions. Lead the continuous development and improvement of innovative and practical solutions to address the needs of small businesses in the realm of curriculum, services, technical assistance & networking.
Provide oversight and direction for day to day operations of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 , including classroom management, course coordination, scheduling, reporting, grant renewal, and partner management. Hire, train and manage personnel. Provide direction and communication regarding 10KSB to staff, partners and stakeholders. Plan and hold staff meetings. Attend national program Director meetings. Respond to daily program needs.
Build community awareness through public speaking, event attendance, sponsorship and marketing. Participate in community events to recruit students, raise awareness, and be the face of GS10KSB at Chamber and partner events. Hire new staff and faculty as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Exposure or experience with small business.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience consisting of: evidence of a successful career at a leadership level in business, industry, or government. Experience working as an administrator in higher education or business.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including collaboration and organizational skills in a team setting comprised of diverse backgrounds and interests. Ability to lead and adapt to change. Ability to manage resources and oversee grant deliverables, budget and reports. Experience owning and operating a small business.
Knowledge of how a comprehensive community college functions within the system of higher education in support of academic programs as well as economic development and community outreach. Demonstrated ability to solve problems effectively through sound decision-making processes. Knowledge of social media, web design, and marketing communication .
Commitment to and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship and community partnership building. Demonstrated leadership skills using an innovative and flexible management style, creativity, assertiveness, sensitivity, and motivation.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.
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Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.