University of Dayton — Greater West Dayton Incubator Director

The GWDI Director is responsible for helping to develop and implement the University of Dayton’s strategy for a neighborhood incubation site in West Dayton. The director will engage with UD students and faculty to help support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Greater West Dayton. This includes connecting businesses and entrepreneurs to resources at UD and in the broader community, as well promoting the GWDI initiative to UD students and faculty to build engagement. The director will also support the Crotty Center/SBA’a DE&I initiatives in alignment with the university’s anti-racism policy. This position will be located primarily at 1105 West Third Street (the Greater West Dayton Incubator) and will require driving to various locations within the Dayton community. The position reports to the Director of UD’s Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leader

Minimum Qualifications:
Operates with an Entrepreneurial Mindset and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Experience in organizational leadership
  • Familiarity with the Greater West Dayton community needs
  • Excellent relationship building and cultivation skills
  • Successful fundraising experience, including support of donor development programs, grants,
    etc.
  • Experience coaching and supporting small businesses
  • 3 plus years professional experience in business or a community non-profit
  • Service mentality demonstrated through professional experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong evidence of cultural intelligence and a demonstrated ability to effectively establish cross-
    cultural relationships across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race,
    gender, gender identity, cognitive and physical disabilities, class, religious perspectives, and
    Sexual orientation.
  • Valid driver’s license with low risk driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will
bring many of the following:
Master’s Degree in a related field

  • 3 plus years leadership or supervision experience in nonprofit or entrepreneurial business
  • Some sales/service experience and familiarity with CRM systems (Salesforce, ACT)
  • Experience working with disadvantaged businesses or startups or other groups
  • Experience working in or for a business incubation space

Proposed Closing Date: August 13, 2021

Direct URL to Apply: https://employment.udayton.edu/en-us/job/498995/greater-west-dayton-incubator-director

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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