Director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden Sydney, VA

ID: 7252943
Posted: June 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hampden-Sydney College, a liberal arts college in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for its next director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This is an on-site leadership role, anticipated to start in late summer 2024.

The director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI) plays an integral role in supporting the distinct mission of Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC). H-SC is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (founded in 1775) and is the oldest of the country's few remaining private colleges specializing in educating and developing young men. Reporting to the dean of the faculty, the director supports the mission of the college by designing, implementing, and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the FCEI and developing and implementing the center's vision for the future. In collaboration and partnership with affiliated faculty, staff, and external partners, the director will work to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation across the college. The director is responsible for planning and implementing all of the center's initiatives, including workshops, competitions, interdisciplinary curriculum development, outreach, and programs. The director encourages and supports student entrepreneurship through advising, mentoring, and providing resources. The director provides financial oversight for the center and develops and implements strategic plans to advance the college's goals in entrepreneurship and innovation.

A bachelor’s degree and significant experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, business development, or a related field is required. An advanced degree that qualifies the candidate to teach, teaching experience, and experience in higher education or a similar educational environment are preferred. In addition, experience developing and managing programs, documented experience building relationships with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, alumni, and other stakeholders on behalf of students; knowledge of strategic planning, fiscal management, and assessment; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are all required qualifications. To be successful in this dynamic work environment, candidates should be creative, organized, capable of handling details effectively, and possess strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills.

Application and Nomination
Hampden-Sydney College has selected Spelman Johnson, a premier executive search firm, to assist with leading this search. Review of applications will begin July 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Submit a resume and cover letter via

• Contact Anne-Marie Kenney at [email protected] for confidential inquiries, nominations, and salary information.

• Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected].

Visit the Hampden-Sydney College website at

Hampden-Sydney is one of three liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men. Our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.