Coordinator in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Small Business Development
Al Ain University
United Arab Emirates

Coordinator, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Small Business Development Center (EISBDC)

Closure Date: Sep 01,2022

Reference Number: 208

Qualification: MBA or Any other Masters in Business/Entrepreneurship/Engineering Management.

Location: Abu Dhabi Campus

Job Description :

  • Lead and manage the day-to-day activities of AAU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (strategy, policy, plans, schedules, priorities, monitoring, and follow up).
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate conferences, workshops, fairs, events, and meetings (responding, planning, prioritization, preparation, communications, and presentations).
  • Coordinate with the Deans of the Colleges to implement a comprehensive innovation/ entrepreneurship education program serving and collaborating with all academic and student services departments, external stakeholders, and entrepreneurs.
  • Support the efforts of AAU related to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Work closely with AAU Colleges and other Incubation Centers to develop relationships with innovators and entrepreneurs to encourage and support new business startups.
  • Develop the Center's scholarships/fellowships plan for attracting entrepreneurs/innovators (How AAU and external funders contribute to the Center's activities and success)
  • Publicly recognize student achievement
  • Report on KPIs
  • Develop and manage programs to promote creative, innovative ideas.
  • Manage and administer the Center's offices and staff on a day-to-day basis.
  • Develop and conduct necessary training for AAU students in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Help students with understanding the financials issues for startups, feasibility analysis, and business model canvas by having workshops /training sessions.
  • Manage all necessary documentation for the Center: writing, printing, distributing, and marketing reports (e.g., reports on economic impact, technology, inventions)
  • Coordinate plans for and manage Center's events (e.g., technology events, science fairs, inventor of the year, Khalifa Fund Awards).
  • Help develop and coordinate an entrepreneurship and innovation calendar (development, review, follow-up).
  • Develop a process for Innovation center and programs assessment.
  • Work on student engagement, mentoring, and follow-up.

General Conditions

  • Experience in managing education/educational institutions, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Bilingual with good command of both English & Arabic spoken and written
  • Excellent knowledge of computer skills, particularly MS office programs

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