Senior Coordinator, Student Entrepreneurship Ecosystem at Ashesi University

Full time @Ashesi University
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  • Post Date : November 25, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 26, 2023
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  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Ashesi’s mission is to propel an African renaissance by educating ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. Located in Ghana, this private, non-profit university combines a rigorous multidisciplinary core with degree programs in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and Engineering. A student-led honors code, integrated community service, diverse internships, and real-world projects prepare students to develop innovative solutions for the challenges facing their individual communities, countries, and the continent at large.

The Senior Coordinator for Student Entrepreneurship Ecosystem will be a key facilitator in shaping the entrepreneurial landscape on campus, which includesĀ building and managing a vibrant ecosystem that empowers students to ideate, innovate, and transform their ideas into successful ventures. You will collaborate with various stakeholders to provide resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to aspiring student entrepreneurs.

Reports To:Ā  Assistant Director, Ashesi Entrepreneurship Centre

Key Responsibilities:

ProgramĀ Management:

  • Develop and manageĀ a portfolio of co-curricular and extra-curricular programsĀ tailored to studentsā€™ needs and aspirations andĀ aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial skills and innovation among students.
  • Foster strategic partnerships with alumni, external organizations, start-ups, investors, and industry leaders to enhance resources, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities for student entrepreneurs.
  • Employ data-driven insights to continuously improve existing programs and explore new initiatives, ensuring they remain aligned with the evolving needs of student entrepreneurs and the dynamic landscape of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Drive the promotion of entrepreneurship programs offered by the Ashesi Entrepreneurship Center, to attract a diverse and talented pool of student entrepreneurs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate a wide range of events, including pitch competitions, demo days, and industry displays, providing student entrepreneurs opportunities to gain valuable exposure within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Serve as an in-house mentor for undergraduate and graduate student ventures; provide one-on-one guidance and coaching to student entrepreneurs, helping them refine their business ideas, develop viable business models, and navigate the start-up ecosystem.

Resource Management:

  • Identify, curate, and maintain a central repository of resources, including funding opportunities and mentorship programs accessible to student entrepreneurs.
  • Coordinate the allocation of resources, including physical spaces, funding, and access to mentors, to support student-led start-ups and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with relevant departments to ensure students have access to the tools and resources necessary for their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Financial Management:

  • Manage program budgets, monitor expenditures, track financial performance, and provide periodic reports to the Assistant Director of the Ashesi Entrepreneurship Center and other internal stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization and revenue generation to sustain and expand entrepreneurship programs.

Impact Assessment and Reporting:

  • Design assessment tools, surveys, and data collection methods to gather relevant data and insights for program evaluation.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations that highlight insights, outcomes, impact, and areas of improvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelorā€™s degree in business, Entrepreneurship, or a related field.
  • 2- 3 years progressive experience in program management, stakeholder engagement, and entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
  • Demonstrate experience in developing and implementing successful entrepreneurship-related programs and activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Experience working directly with university students and a deep understanding of their needs and challenges is highly desirable.

Ashesi is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a faculty and staff committed to excellence and equity and encourages applications from people who value same.

 

Disability Confident: Ashesi University is committed to taking positive steps to employ, keep and develop the abilities of staff with disabilities.

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