Manager, 26 West Community Engagement and Partnerships

Posted: 07/24/2022

Manager, 26 West
Community Engagement and Partnerships
Join our SCF 26 West Entrepreneurship Center Team!
SCF offers many benefits to our employees: tuition scholarship for employees and eligible dependents, paid Life Insurance, matching Florida Retirement System (FRS) contribution, complimentary access to Wellness activities, paid sick and vacation time, access for eligible dependents to our on-campus Collegiate School, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and many more!
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Job Summary: The 26 West Entrepreneurship Center offers a suite of business services that are available to the public. Candidate will be responsible for generating revenue in every area of the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center by renting office space, selling programming, identifying clients for The Digital Collective and Creative Studio, selling event space, creating and managing partnerships, and securing grants, sponsorships and donations. The candidate must have a proven track record of generating sales and building and maximizing relationships in the Bradenton-Sarasota community.

Job Description
Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties:
1. Develop a pipeline and actively recruit prospective clients for the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center businesses by building relations with local Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations, SCORE, SBDC, GrowFL and other workforce development and entrepreneurial entities in the region.
2. Attend local networking events to identify prospective clients and represent the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center.
3. Actively identify, reach out, and follow up with prospective clients of all businesses of the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center to close sales to meet revenue goals.
4. Develop, write, and follow up on proposals to prospective clients in all areas of the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center. Process all signed contracts.
5. Plan and implement regular events and networking for the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center community to connect them to like-minded professionals, entrepreneurs, service providers, and potential investors and give prospective clients a reason to visit the 26 West Center.
6. Develop and implement office operations and procedures to maximize effectiveness and organizational efficiencies in the Business Growth Lab.
7. Develop and execute plan to deliver agreed upon revenue goals for all areas of the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center.
8. Regularly monitor the competitive set and continue to establish and communicate the value proposition of the 26 West Center.
9. Manage sales and corresponding expense budget for all areas of the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center.
10. Identify and secure funding opportunities for all businesses in the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center through grants, donations, partnerships, and sponsorships.
11. Maintain contact database (HubSpot) including all prospects and clients.
12. Perform other duties deemed necessary and to fulfill grant obligations.

Minimum Qualifications
• Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or comparable relevant experience) and four years of sales experience with a proven track record, preferably in a service industry in the Bradenton-Sarasota area; and has strong organizational skills and ability to network with a broad array of internal and external constituents.
• Certificates and Licenses: Valid Florida driver’s license. Work will require travel throughout service area.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college. This position is not eligible for veteran preference. Please contact Human Resources at (941) 752-5375 if you have any questions. Pre-Employment Screenings Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Department Name: Entrepreneurship Center
Campus: Bradenton
Work Schedule: 12 month
Total Hours Per Week: 37.5
Requested Start Date: ASAP
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hiring Range: $41,453-$65,495
Job Open Date: 07/28/2022

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Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $41,000 - $60,000/year

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