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Assistant Director

Apply now Job no: 493453
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Crummer Graduate School of Business
Division: Academic Affairs

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Benefits & Perks:

  • 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • Free On-Campus Parking
  • Free Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • Free Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • Free E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers a competitive salary. 
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The Crummer Graduate School of Business Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE) at Rollins College is seeking an Assistant Director! The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE) serves as the area resource responsible for positioning Rollins and the Crummer Graduate School of Business as a vital part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in greater Orlando, strategically aligned to support and promote entrepreneurial interest and activities within Rollins. The Assistant Director works with the Director to help create, manage and fulfill all programs that encompass the CFAE plan of work.

The primary purpose of the CFAE is to be a gateway to the "real world" of entrepreneurial business for students at Crummer. The CFAE educates and connects students with successful entrepreneurs, and likewise, does the same for entrepreneurs with each other. To supplement traditional classroom teaching, the CFAE is a bridge to the entrepreneurial marketplace for students, providing a variety of practical experiences, including workshops, competitions, mentoring programs, internships, consulting engagements with companies, innovative workspace, and speakers both in and out of the classroom. These programs are made possible through the active involvement of successful entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support organizations in the community. In exchange, the CFAE provides significant benefits and programs to the entrepreneurial community, including a pool of talented MBA graduates and advanced entrepreneurship learning opportunities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Programming and Engagement
    • Manage all aspects of CFAE programming and initiatives, including:
    • Assist with the development of strategies and yearly goals for all core programs of CFAE.
    • Plan, manage, and track budgets for all programs of CFAE.
    • Create and execute marketing and communication plans including working with internal and/or outside resources.
    • Administration of grant dollars and required reports in conjunction with Crummer development team
    • Manage team responsible for execution and logistics of onsite CFAE events.
    • Manage Entrepreneurial Growth Series Program including sponsor prospecting and solicitation, fundraising, and selling of the program to participant business owners/CEOs.
    • Represent CFAE on the Athena PowerLink (APL) Governing Body.
    • Manage APL application and selection process.
    • Design and delivery of program orientation for new clients and volunteers of APL program.
    • Serve as a key advisor and/or lead on all APL client panels.
    • Represent CFAE on the venVelo II Board of Directors.
    • Manage Venture Plan and Elevator Pitch Competitions.
    • Support Venture Plan and Elevator Pitch Competition participants.
    • Advise the Crummer Entrepreneurship Association.
    • Manage the Entrepreneurial Scholar of Distinction Program.
    • Serve as advisor to Crummer and greater Rollins students, alumni and community entrepreneurs in relation to their entrepreneurial goals and objectives.
    • Utilize the entrepreneurial network to identify guest speakers, mentors, panelists, judges and potential candidates for Crummer’s degreed and non-degreed offerings.
    • Ensure alignment with Crummer operational practices, events and networking opportunities, and communications with students, alumni and business partners.
  • Advocacy
    • Assist with the governance of the CFAE Advisory Board and its initiatives. The board is comprised of successful entrepreneurs representing a cross-section of companies and industries in Central Florida.
    • Represent CFAE in key entrepreneurial sectors including the startup and technology communities. This encompasses networking and assuming leadership positions in a variety of community organizations (e.g., Starter Studio, Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando, Orange County Advisory Board).
    • Educate current and graduating students about CFAE benefits and engage them in programs.
  • Cultivation
    • Cultivate strong relationships with all entrepreneurial-minded students, alumni, organizations, and other constituents of CFAE and the school.
    • Collaboration with the Director, the Dean and Advancement to build relationships and cultivation of high-capacity entrepreneurs.
    • Collaborate with Advancement to incorporate fundraising efforts into CFAE strategic engagements and communications. 
    • Supervise the tracking and reporting (coding) of entrepreneur data (e.g., biographical and contact) and engagement through providing updates to relevant databases (e.g., CFAE mailing list, Banner) or similar systems. Generate reports as requested. Seek to enhance the depth of data available and work across Crummer to share and optimize the strategic use of the data.
  • General
    • Manage all fundraising, sponsorship, and activities of the CFAE and its programs.
    • Manage and mentor program manager and graduate assistants.
    • Develop a working relationship with all departments at Crummer and throughout Rollins College in delivering the mission of the school through the assets and resources of CFAE.
    • Collaborate with Admissions to involve CFAE in the admissions process.
    • Represent CFAE in various management meetings, committees, and initiatives at Crummer.
    • Collaborate with and serve as a liaison to undergraduate entrepreneurial programs.
    • Collaborate with other areas within the Student Success cluster (Career Resource Center, Student Services, and Leadership Development) ensuring alignment with operational practices, events and networking opportunities, and communications with students, alumni, and business partners.
    • Attend conferences as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications
& Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent entrepreneurial/business experience with a degree.
  • Knowledge of greater Orlando entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Several years of related work experience.
  • Ability to advise early-stage and growth-stage entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing strategic marketing and brand strategy plans that lead to specific, measurable results aligned with the organization’s goals.
  • Thorough computer and technology literacy with the ability to manipulate complex data sets and generate meaningful representations.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and acceptable MVR are required.


  • Master's Degree
  • Knowledge of CFAE, Crummer, and Rollins
  • Supervisory and budgetary experience

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to represent CFAE and Crummer in a positive, customer-friendly manner
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to handle management responsibility for many programs occurring simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to positively interact with individuals on all levels to achieve common goals (faculty, staff, vendors, students, alumni, and other constituents) Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Analytical and financial proficiency
  • Ability to use tact and good judgment in resolving work problems and dealing with the public, students, and staff
  • Professional appearance
  • Initiative
  • Self-starter
  • Business focus
  • Creative thinker
  • Risk-taker
  • Confident
  • Ability to contribute ideas to improving internal processes

Work Environment:

  • Campus-based, front-facing customer service position, working in an office environment.
  • Regular use of a computer and databases.
  • Travel and participate in various work-related events (local, domestic, and international).
  • Flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends, may be required on an “as needed” basis.
  • Ability to lift to 20lbs.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About the Crummer
Graduate School of Business:

The mission of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College is to develop global business leaders and innovators through a high quality, integrated, experiential education that prepares them to add significant value to their organizations and communities. Through their drive to bring this mission to life, the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College has been recognized nationally and internationally by some of the most well-respected organizations in the business world. A graduate business degree should do more than provide you with credentials. It should equip you with connections and resources for life - that is the Crummer Advantage. 

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About Rollins College:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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