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Director, Center for L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship)

Apply now Job no: 502504
Department: Entrepreneurship
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Director, Center for L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship)


Job Summary:

Entrepreneurship: The Director, Center for Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) will have a range of responsibilities related to advancing academic research, teaching, and practice related to the Center for L.I.F.E. This includes executing the strategy and tactics related to research, teaching, and practice of the Center for L.I.F.E. It includes actively engaging with stakeholders inside and outside of Miami University, including partners, other universities, and funding organizations. This includes the oversight of all operational issues related to the Center for L.I.F.E., as well as active engagement with the faith and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Finally, this includes the management of marketing and communications related to the Center for L.I.F.E. and the management of the Associate Director.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Director will be responsible for advancing current and new initiatives related to research and teaching; building and executing current / new events such as research and teaching conferences; increasing engagement with Miami alumni and donors related to L.I.F.E.; managing external communications to relevant stakeholders; executing the scaling of research and teaching related to faith and entrepreneurship; overseeing all activities and personnel for the ongoing development of L.I.F.E., including research activities and student experiences; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Master’s degree in business, entrepreneurship, religious studies or closely related field with 3 years of experience in business, entrepreneurship, religious studies or some combination; OR Bachelor’s degree in business, entrepreneurship, religious studies or closely related field with 8 years of experience in business, entrepreneurship, religious studies or some combination; experience and understanding of entrepreneurship (as demonstrated by coursework or professional experience); experience managing a new or growing enterprise. Ability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends; and ability to travel.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree, Ph.D. or D.B.A.; at least 10 years of business, entrepreneurship, management, religious studies, and / or higher education experience; experience in higher education; experience with faith and entrepreneurship ecosystem; and experience developing and promoting new programs or events, excellent written / oral presentation skills and attention to detail.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Brett Smith at 

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applicants will begin November 28, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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