Initiate activities and programs geared towards fostering a sense of community, with the Harvard Innovation Labs as its center, for student entrepreneurs and innovators pursuing ideas in need of IT sector.
Develop technology-centric programming to support the teams across the Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.
Put the latest technology at the center of the Harvard Innovation Labs value equation for all constituents by being a compelling, collaborative leader, guide and catalyst
Primary Responsibilities (Programming and Support)
Serve as the primary liaison to students, selected faculty, and administrative staff from across Harvard schools working on technology ventures
Initiate activities and programming that build the i-lab as a community for student entrepreneurs and innovators pursuing technology-driven ideas.
Leverage networks and relationships to identify and secure tech-centric speakers, panelists etc. to participate in programming activities.
Participate in the Venture Incubation Program application review process each semester
Serve as host and guide for all tech-centric programming, ensuring that all events meet or exceed quality standards and Net Promoter Score averages
Provide ongoing counsel to students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship in the technology driven sectors via office hours and ad hoc guidance
Work with the Marketing staff to optimize programming awareness and attendance
Work with the Operations staff to optimize programming delivery (quality and efficiency)
Please Note: This is a 1 year term appointment through June 30, 2017 with a possibility of reappointment.
Harvard Business School is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum 5 years of experience leading or growing a technology industry focused startup or in a technology organization.
Experience Advising/Mentoring early stage entrepreneurs
Strong understanding of and passion for the latest technologies and technology trends; website development experience a must
Strong diplomacy, organizational and communication skills (verbal, written)
Significant experience leading projects requiring collaboration across teams of diverse people to achieve 'above and beyond' results.
Proven ability to deliver results with minimal oversight (self-starter)
Excellent local network in the technology space
Skilled in PowerPoint and Excel
Experience working with university students
The position requires a high level of organization and deadline orientation as well as problem-solving skills. The ability to work occasional extra hours, including evenings and weekends, to meet deadlines and oversee and/or attend events
Agility, gravitas, and high EQ are valued attributes.
Services all labs constituents
Provides support to Centralized Marketing, Programming and Operations and Vertical Product Marketing
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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