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Associate Director of Entrepreneurship (Miami)

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Miami Beach, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

The Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship at Northeastern Miami plays a pivotal role in supporting and advancing the university's commitment to fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and the growth of startups in the region. This dynamic position involves collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem within Northeastern Miami. The Assistant Director will report to the AVP of Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation and design, implement, and oversee programs and initiatives that empower aspiring entrepreneurs and facilitate the development of new ventures as well as help students and individuals develop entrepreneurial skills.


  • Program Development: Design and execute innovative programs, workshops, and events that promote entrepreneurship and innovation among Northeastern Miami students and the broader community. Including, but not limited to, the Miami Innovators Academy, Entrepreneurship Trek, and Community Programs.
  • Networking and Partnerships: Build and maintain relationships with local entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, and other key stakeholders to foster collaboration and opportunities for Northeastern Miami's entrepreneurial community.
  • Educational Workshops: Organize and lead workshops, seminars, and training sessions on various aspects of entrepreneurship, such as ideation, market research, funding, and business development.
  • Resource Allocation: Assist in the allocation of resources, including grants, funding opportunities, and co-working spaces, to support early-stage startups and innovative projects.
  • Student Engagement: Develop strategies to engage and educate students from diverse academic backgrounds in entrepreneurship and innovation, creating a culture of entrepreneurial thinking on campus.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Collect and analyze data related to program outcomes, startup success stories, and entrepreneurial activities to assess program effectiveness and make data-driven improvements.
  • Marketing and Outreach: Promote entrepreneurship programs and events through marketing and communication channels, both within the university and externally, to attract participants and raise awareness of Northeastern Miami's entrepreneurial offerings.


  • 3 - 7 years Prior experience in entrepreneurship, startup development, or innovation ecosystems.
  • Experience concepting, developing, and managing programs
  • Strong understanding of the local entrepreneurial landscape Miami.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and networking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.
  • Passion for fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education.
  • Experience engaging with funders, philanthropy, or sponsorships preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent career experience in business, entrepreneurship, or a related field (Master's preferred).
  • Ability to self manage


  • Program Development & Management: Develop and manage multiple programs end to end including logistics, fundraising, marketing, budget management and execution.(60%)
  • Partner Development, Engagement, Management: Work in coordination with multiple internal stakeholders to develop and manage programs to engage partners across the startup and venture capital ecosystems. Additionally work with internal partners and resources to engage local alumni. (25%)
  • Fundraising & Enrollment: Secure the appropriate funding and enrollment to support Entrepreneurship Initiatives in Miami.(15%)

Position Type

General Administration

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see