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[JOB] Program Coordinator, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Background: In 2010, NYU launched the Innovation Venture Fund to increase the level of support for students, faculty and researchers in pursuit of entrepreneurial ventures. While investment capital can be the catalyst that transforms a new idea into an entrepreneurial venture, funding alone does not turn a discovery into a thriving startup. Though direct investment in startups is a key role for the Fund, it has also actively promoted and supported entrepreneurship across NYU via a variety of extracurricular programs, events and resources. In 2012, NYU created the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute to develop a more comprehensive pan-University entrepreneurial ecosystem to attract and support our students, faculty and research staff. The Institute is leading the creation of a network of programs, events, best practices and resources to inspire, educate, accelerate and connect entrepreneurs within NYU, as well as with the larger New York startup ecosystem. In September of 2014, the University took the next step in expanding NYU’s support of entrepreneurship with the creation of a new ~6,000 square foot pan-NYU Entrepreneurs Lab where aspiring entrepreneurs from across all NYU schools can come together to connect and collaborate on entrepreneurial ventures and other related initiatives. The Leslie eLab, as it is called, helps foster a strong entrepreneurship community at NYU, providing a living laboratory for nurturing promising ventures and connecting NYU entrepreneurs with both resources (EIRs, mentors, training and other programming) and with the broader New York City startup and venture capital communities.

Overview: The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is seeking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. His/her responsibilities will include planning and supporting entrepreneurship events and programs, helping to promote entrepreneurship across the NYU campus, and providing administrative support for Entrepreneurial Institute activities. He/she will report directly to the Senior Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, and will work closely with all members of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute staff.

Responsibilities: Duties include:

35% Manage and support Institute programming and events, including defining scope, executing logistics, and ensuring they are on schedule, on budget, and meeting objectives. Manage vendors, contracts, and agreements. Coordinate publicity and equipment needs.

40% Manage the staff calendars, travel arrangements and expense reports.

10% Act as administrative liaison with other school and University offices, students, and faculty.

15% Provide other assistance to the Executive Director and Senior Director and team as needed.

Qualifications and Skills: All candidates must have:

• Bachelor’s degree

• 2-5 years’ relevant experience or an equivalent combination

• Experience planning and implementing administrative activities and event planning, preferably in a higher education environment

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

• Ability to market programs, solve problems and interact with individuals at all levels

• Strong proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service and organizational skills

• Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-profile environment

Start Date: As soon as possible

Availability: 1-year contract

Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume to Lindsey Gray, Senior Director at