Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Job no: 802288
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Eli Broad College Of Business
Department: Burgess Inst Entrepreneurship Innovation 40001109
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Alumni Ventures Specialist

Position Summary


  • Strategize, implement, and maintain program initiatives that adhere to program objectives.

  • Develop program assessment methods for evaluation and improvement.

  • Maintain a high-level of satisfaction, quality, and performance

  • Managing the flow of communications and information through dedicated processes and systems will be crucial. The Alumni Ventures Specialist Manager will develop many of these processes and systems, respectively.

  • Maintain and continuously expand upon a network of functional practitioners, consultants, alumni, investors, and others who are beneficial to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Develop goals and processes to achieve network expansion.

  • Field various inquiries from Alumni entrepreneurs. Often, inquiries will be unique, and the development of a novel response may be required.

  • Evaluate and assess Alumni Venture Support Program to enable continuous improvement and evaluation.

  • Stay current with entrepreneurship trends at the university, in the region and state, and trending innovation topics.

  • Stay connected with student entrepreneurs who plan to continue developing their idea/startup beyond graduation.

  • Monitor and oversee projects related to the Burgess Alumni Venture Support Program in some cases, work through others to reach a successful outcome.

  • Utilize and maintain project-tracking software individually and as part of a team.

  • Ability to travel at least 10%.

  • Skills

  • Ability to schedule and manage tasks effectively

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Organizational and multitasking

  • Exceptional in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be able to work at a computer for long periods

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree


    Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree with 5 or more years of related experience in working with startups and/or early stage companies.

  • Master's degree preferred with at least 3-5 years of professional experience in related areas.

  • Required Application Materials

    CV, Letters of Reference

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Special Instructions

    CV and Letters of Reference required.

    Review of Applications Begins On




    Department Statement

    Michigan State University is the destination where students launch high-impact, entrepreneurial journeys. The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation administers a Top 20 nationally ranked program that empowers students to learn through action by providing campus-wide programs, courses, and resources to test ideas, foster an entrepreneurial mindset, develop empathy, and create new ventures

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Aug 18, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Aug 18, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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