Dan Speer Center for Entrepreneurship
As the only four-year school in South Central Tennessee, Martin Methodist College is committed to strengthening our rural communities. The Turner Center at Martin Methodist College serves as the intersection of Martin Methodist’s commitment to our surrounding community. By connecting the resources of our college to faith communities, business leaders, and civic leaders, the Turner Center will become a national model for leading rural economic and community development, and help rewrite the narrative that surrounds rural communities.
The Dan Speer Center for Entrepreneurship will support entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the region through a non-degree certification program, skills and technical training, regular education opportunities to discuss important topics facing rural communities, and other events and programmed.
We are seeking a founding director to lead the development of this center, and serve as faculty in the business school at Martin Methodist College. The director of the Dan Speer Center for Entrepreneurship will report to the executive director of the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College. This position will also include responsibilities to the business school, accounting for 25% of their position. It is anticipated that the director will teach at least 1 course per semester, reporting to the chair of the business faculty.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and retirement.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
• Craft a strategic plan that aligns with the vision of the key stakeholders, The Turner Center, and Martin Methodist College.
• Oversee the day to day administration of the center, including the formation of a clear budget.
• Assist the executive director and college advancement team in fundraising and grant-writing, and managing existing grants.
• Creating and implementing programs and events that spark innovation and entrepreneurship within the business, non-profit, and faith community of Giles County and South Central Tennessee.
• Cultivating relationships with community leaders.
• Teach one course per semester, as determined by the chair of the business faculty.
• Have a passion for the potential of rural communities.
• Creativity and imagination around the possibilities for expansion and growth.
• Demonstrated ability to lead change through collaboration
• A master’s degree in business, entrepreneurship, organizational leadership, or a related field is preferred.
• 2 years’ experience and/or relevant coursework.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Director Search.”