Director of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship

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Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship

Saint Louis University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship. The Director is the primary spokesperson for the Center, and will play a significant role in the design, development and implementation of university-wide entrepreneurship programming, events, competitions and other entrepreneurial related activities. The Director will fulfill the mission of the center by driving the on-going development and growth of the program and will leverage the extensive network of SLU faculty, staff, alumni, industry partners and St. Louis community stakeholders.

SLU is located in the middle of St. Louis which is home to nine Fortune 500 companies and is also a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship which is why St. Louis is one of the top start-up cities in America. An easy drive from more than 300 cities, it is easy to see campus in a day, or spend an entire weekend getting to know SLU and the city of St. Louis. SLU has 17 programs ranked in the top 50 for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report and the business programs are ranked number 87 overall.

The Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship (CCEC) was one of the first twenty-five centers of its kind in the world. Reporting directly to the Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business, Mark Higgins, the Director is expected to work closely with the Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders as the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship moves towards its goal of becoming a key university-wide resource.

This position requires a bachelor's degree (master's preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 10 years related professional experience. Significant experience with new venture development, including startup, growth, maturity, and exit is a must.

The Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship Director search committee will evaluate the applicant pool immediately. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by April 12, 2019. Saint Louis University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck, Pimentel and Associates, for additional information, please contact:

Mr. Tom Fitch, Partner

Ms. Kenna Boyd, Sr. Associate

Storbeck/ Pimentel & Associates, LP


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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors.