After two years of operations SOURCE River West (SOURCE RW) was incorporated as a State of Indiana Charity in 2018, with a University reporting line to the Office of Community of Engagement. IU provides fiscal management, operational, communication, and staffing support to SOURCE RW. The Executive Director takes strategic direction from the SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Board of Directors, made up of entrepreneurs and business experts, community stakeholders, and IUPUI faculty and staff.SOURCE RW is an entrepreneurship and small business hub that provides foundational business programming in Indy's Great Places 2020 neighborhoods, through on site programs and referrals to business development partners.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of SOURCE RW including leadership, management, staff supervision, revenue generation, and coordination of SOURCE and partner services and programming. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that SOURCE RW education programs and business services meet client needs through programs provided on site at SOURCE RW, in other Great Places neighborhoods, and at partner sites. To meet this goal the Executive Director plans and implements communication strategies to promote SOURCE RW; identifies business development partners; cultivates corporate and community funders; secures and manages grants; and oversees day-to-day center operations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: This position is grant funded.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree, plus 5 years of experience in non-profit management, program development, business development, and/or community outreach.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange information, including good customer service and people skills, and strong writing. Ability to work as a leader and team member, including problem-solving, and flexibility. Strong computer knowledge. Demonstrated experience managing a budget, writing business plans or proposals and success in revenue generation. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in working effectively across, in and with diverse and under-represented neighborhoods, communities, and areas. Must be able to work outside normal business hours.
Advanced Degree. Experience as an entrepreneur and/or supporting small business start-ups and development.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Must be able to move up to 25 pounds. Remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.