Akron, OH – Intern in Entrepreneurship & Innovation- University of Akron Research Foundation

AkronLawJobs No. 9851 Job Summary: Provides assistance to supervisors in the administration of entrepreneurship programs or activities. Directs and executes marketing operations pertaining to company programs and procedures. Relieves management of non-routine and routine marketing, finance, and administrative duties. Exercises independent judgment in resolving issues or concerns related to company projects, programs, policies, and procedures.

Essential Functions: 20% Researches, collects, and interprets data for the purpose of providing information to management, developing programs, making recommendations, and preparing materials. Evaluates programs, provides input in the decision-making process, and administers new programs.

20% Works with management to develop a marketing strategy, collect and interpret metrics and customer feedback. Works closely with UA and community groups to develop and monitor value propositions based on market feedback to build brand awareness, promote events, and maximize the potential of programs and startups. 30% Organizes meetings, coordinates special events and composes correspondence. Updates and manages computer databases and file systems. Utilizes software packages and computer applications to create spreadsheets and documents for the completion of projects. 15% Monitors budgets, researches products, vendors, and prices to properly appropriate funds for the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies. 15% Coordinates public relations activities for the purpose of responding to inquiries and complaints, furnishing information to the public, and providing explanations. Acts as a liaison between the company and the community to build brand awareness and recognition.

Education: Requires an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and coursework leading to completing a graduate degree.  Law or Business is preferred.

Experience: Interest in technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and/or economic development. Strong leadership, interpersonal, problem solving, critical thinking, and research skills are required. Requires experience in office procedures. Ability to coordinate programs, work in a fast-paced environment, and utilize new technology as required. Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software packages are required.

Leadership: Self-starter with abilities to think at a high level to answer inquiries in a way that advances the company’s image and brand.

Physical Requirements: The job is physically comfortable; the individual is normally seated and has discretion about walking, standing, etc. May occasionally lift objects up to 50 pounds.

Hours: Expected to work 15-20 hours per week.

Salary: $12.50 per hour.

How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Elyse Ball at eball@uakron.edu

Deadline:  January 18, 2019