The Outreach Coordinator & Venture Consultant works under the supervision of the Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Programs to accelerate the outreach and engagement of Startup UCLA with the UCLA community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc.) and to provide venture coaching to the UCLA community. This position is a member of the Startup UCLA team working cohesively together to advance the Startup UCLA mission.
Major duties include promoting Startup UCLA programs across campus and exploring strategic partnerships with UCLA offices, programs, and student groups; work with community members to develop co-sponsored events to enhance outreach and engagement; provide invaluable coaching and referral services for student entrepreneurs by using the Blackstone LaunchPad coaching philosophy; create and present workshops to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas; and, special projects as assigned.
This part-time position (up to 17 hours/week) provides a high level of direct customer service to students, faculty, staff, and on-campus partners. This position requires scheduling flexibility with the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Candidates need to be willing to adjust the work schedule accordingly.
The Startup UCLA unit is under the Division of Undergraduate Education and currently has two co-curricular programs: Summer Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad at UCLA. These programs provide entrepreneurial resources to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Outreach Coordinator & Venture Consultant supports the mission of Startup UCLA including core values focused on student success, diversity and inclusion, an inquiry-based and experiential learning approach, being a community partner, and promoting interdisciplinary efforts across campus.
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu. Reference UCLA REQ. # 27007
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
Demonstrated skill and ability in coordinating projects and activities as demonstrated by creating ideas, determining procedures or courses of action, selecting methods and implementation and prioritizing program objectives and tasks.
Excellent organizational, multitasking and problem solving skills to facilitate and coordinate planning efforts from idea conception through implementation.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively, efficiently and independently, following through on assignments with minimal direction and supervision, with the ability to make independent judgments and/or decisions and to discern when action of a higher level is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, email and other internet systems to manage, access, analyze, and format data for a variety of internal and external purposes.
Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to establish, foster, and maintain effective working relationships with alumni, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, students, campus units, the public and other referral sources in the entrepreneurial, corporate, and non-profit communities and of various social, cultural and educational backgrounds.
Highly effective speaker and ability to clearly convey information in both one-on-one and large group settings to persons of various cultural and academic backgrounds.
Ability to learn the Blackstone LaunchPad methodology in counseling students regarding entrepreneurship. Must sign non disclosure agreement for Blackstone Launchpad.
Ability to be flexible and comfortable with changes as the program evolves and effectively adapt to changes.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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