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Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Mindset Development

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Economic and Business Development

Posting Number: req10035

Department: Arizona FORGE

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Arizona FORGE at the University of Arizona is in search of a Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Mindset Development (Student Support Coordinator II). In this new role the Coordinator for Entrepreneurial Mindset Development will manage all aspects of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Development programming area of FORGE Student Venture Pathways. In this new position, the primarily focus will be on developing, implementing, and evaluating events, workshops, and resources that help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and activate their curiosity for problem-solving. The Coordinator will supervise a team of student leaders, seek funds to support and grow the sustainability of programs and activities of Arizona FORGE Student Venture Pathways, and develop relationships and collaboration across campus that support entrepreneurial mindset development among students. Lastly the Coordinator will manage the staffing and operation of various FORGE campus locations.

Desired characteristics of an ideal candidate is a student-centered professional with experience developing and implementing programs in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, the ideal candidate is equity-minded and competent in designing opportunities that appeal to diverse student audiences and are inclusive. Lastly, an ideal candidate will be adept in managing ambiguity and embrace working in a startup environment with emerging structures and goals.

At the University of Arizona, Finding Opportunities and Resources to Grow Entrepreneurs (FORGE) is a unit of Research, Innovation, and Impact. It has three missions, known as the 3 C's:

  • Campus - Inspire and cultivate entrepreneurial thinking (FORGE Student Venture Pathways)
  • Community - Advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem (FORGE at Roy Place)
  • Capital - Drive scale-up/launch acceleration (FORGE Ahead)

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and assess programs for undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurial mindset development. This will include working with faculty and staff to integrate programming into existing curriculum.
  • Develop relationships and collaborations across campus with faculty, staff, departments, and offices and in the community with nonprofit, corporate, and government partners.
  • Manage and staff campus partner locations and central FORGE campus office location.
  • Seek and apply for funding opportunities through grants, foundations, donors, and corporate partners.
  • Manage a team of student staff and interns. This includes recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating student staff.
  • Communicate and market programs, opportunities, and activities across campus and in the community in partnership with departmental and campus marketing and communication staff.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Knowledge of student development theory and practice.
  • Ability to design, implement and assess programs for diverse student audiences.
  • Skilled in managing a team of student leaders.
  • Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders and units across campus.
  • Is competent in all job functions and has general understanding of the industry practices, techniques and standards.
  • Work is performed with moderate guidance. Some work may be reviewed for soundness of judgment, accuracy, and alignment with overall objectives.
  • A record of personal and professional integrity
    with a work style that promotes creativity, teamwork, and strategic thinking.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • Experience developing and implementing programs in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Student Support

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Paul Valdez


Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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