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Position summary: The position is the initial contact for the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (The Center) located in the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development, providing communication between the Center, the MICA community, and the general public.Â
General purpose: Provide major administrative and operational support for The Center program, which includes a busy student-centered office.
Major role functions:Â
Coordinate and develop business and entrepreneurial programs and events
Provide administrative support to The Center and entrepreneurship faculty and courses
Serve as staff liaison for First Year Fellows in Creative Entrepreneurship program
Maintain a student-centered and service-oriented approach
Communicate effectively with both external and internal constituencies
Possess effective organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task
Value the role of the artist in society, and be eager to learn and share about opportunities for artists
Provide logistical support for curricular and co-curricular initiatives for The Center
Manage undergraduate, graduate student and alumni entrepreneurship needs, setting up appointments and making referrals to specific people or resources as appropriate.
Manage Canvas, course syllabus, purchasing, field trip logistics and other support for entrepreneurship coursesÂ
Answer questions about The Center and its policies, services and procedures.Â
Assist in marketing collateral and event design and execution relating to The Center and the UP/Start Venture Competition.
Support First Year Fellows Live Learn Community by creating programming, purchasing supplies, coordinating logistics and providing administrative support.Â Â
Use social media, Constant Contact, events.mica.edu, and other means to promote The Center news, programs, and opportunities weekly.
Create and/or administer surveys, e.g., exit survey, advising and program evaluations.
Assist with The Centerâs budget, and coordinate purchasing.Â
Create, coordinate and lead professional development and entrepreneurial programs and events.
Provide administrative support to The Center, including the preparation of reports.
Utilize Startup Tree platform to gather information and statistics on student/alumni usage of The Center, including assessment of services, to assist in office reports.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Associate's degree with demonstrated years of administrative experience
Experience or interest in entrepreneurship.
Attention to detail, sound judgment, and the ability to multi-task.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organization/planning skills.Â Â
An active commitment to equity in all forms including the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Ability to work independently while part of a team, and take initiative when necessary.
Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as needed, particularly during the UP/Start Venture Program
Bachelor's degree with demonstrated year of administrative experience
Skills including proficiency in InDesign and the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and databases and web research.
Experience in an art and design environment or careers office.
Start-up or entrepreneurial experienceÂ
Experience with event planning.Â Â
Experience working with college students.
Conditions of Employment: Candidate will successfully complete a full background check.
Reporting to this position: n/a
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Â
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R865
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.