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Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024



Campus: Downtown Phoenix


Job Description

Under general direction, responsible for the development and implementation of entrepreneurship programs serving targeted populations, with a focus on expanding resources and opportunities within Tribal communities in Arizona. This position has primary responsibility for developing and executing a strategy to expand DreamBuilder programming in targeted communities. Provides additional support to the broader portfolio of Native American programs, including but not limited to: DreamCatcher, mobile labs, conference events, and other programming as assigned. Works collaboratively with Global Development and the Freeport staff responsible for Native American programs and the DreamBuilder platform, managing and implementing all aspects of program operations for the delivery of successful, high-quality programs. Manages project risks, expectations, and change through identification of the budget, time, and resources. This person is responsible for managing contractors, interns, student workers and also supervises volunteers. This position will be supervised by the Sr. Director of Global Development.

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Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$49,140 - $60,000 per year; DOE

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Essential Duties

  • Oversees the implementation of Global Development’s commitments for the targeted Native American programs related to DreamBuilder, an entrepreneurship training program for women entrepreneurs.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to managing funder relationships, managing relationships with partner organizations, processing all reporting and payments, managing external vendors, working with technology vendor on program development, and achieving all promised program milestones.
  • Develops program strategy and successfully implements programs as conceptualized in partnership with the funder and conducts appropriate program evaluation to support strategic recommendations for future funding.
  • Develops relationships and partnership with key leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions and other organizations within targeted Native American/Tribal communities to ensure the successful delivery of entrepreneurship programming to serve members of those communities.
  • Coordinates the activities of faculty assigned to support the delivery of educational content and executes appropriate paperwork in accordance with Thunderbird and ASU policies.
  • Supports efforts to coordinate activities across the broad portfolio of DreamBuilder programs to ensure continuity with respect to program brand management, program delivery and evaluation.
  • Works to ensure accurate data is being collected and analyzed for the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the programs.
  • Provides reporting and other supporting materials to program funders and partners, governmental agencies, and various nonprofit partner organizations, including annual reports and quarterly reports. Works closely with ASU administrative departments to provide all necessary information for adherence to grant requirements.
  • Manages the budgets for projects and programs. Responsible for managing payments and change orders as well as making budget adjustments, as necessary.
  • Develops and manages marketing and promotional materials, including collateral, external website, and social media. Supports department level social media and marketing needs.
  • Hires, manages and evaluates contractors and student workers.
  • Represents Thunderbird, Global Development, and associated programs at conferences and networking events.
  • Frequent travel required to cultivate relationships, work with program partners, or represent Global Development at events.
  • As necessary, supports other Global Development projects and department activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND five (5) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Nine (9) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in Tribal communities and knowledge of the unique business environments within those contexts is strongly desired.
  • Evidence of a MBA or Master’s Degree in business related field.
  • Experience in entrepreneurial initiatives and/or entrepreneurship training.
  • Experience in gender related work, development, or education.
  • Proven record of managing project execution and delivering results.
  • Successful professional experience providing creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Knowledge of grants, contracts or similarly complex documents within a university environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to regularly changing priorities and strict deadlines requiring regular follow through of activities within assigned work.
  • Skill in budget preparation and forecasting.
  • Evidence of both verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to lead by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institution’s programs.
  • Skill in effectively interfacing with people from different cultures.
  • Ability to work independently and to learn quickly.
  • Skill in simultaneously managing and appropriately prioritizing multiple projects and tasks in a dynamic work environment.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse .
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.
  • Frequent travel required to cultivate relationships, work with program partners, or represent Global Development at events.

Department Statement

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University is one of the finest global leadership and global management schools in the world with both graduate and undergraduate students. Solutions for the planet mean developing problem‐solvers from around the globe. From our world‐renowned faculty representing six continents to hundreds of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the Thunderbird School of Global Management encourages quality and great value. It is one of the top global leadership and global management schools in the country, highly ranked for academics, practical research, and student outcomes.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.