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EPIC Operations Manager
Job Information
Company: American University of Armenia Location: Armenia, Yerevan
Employment Type: Full Time Open Dates: 13-09-18 00:00 To 05-10-18 17:45
Category: Administrative/Clerical Salary: N/A
Experience: 3 year(s) Preferred Age: --------
Education: Bachelor Degree (BS) Preferred Gender: --------


Job Description
Job Vacancy Announcement

Application deadline: 5:45pm; October 5, 2018

Company: American University of Armenia (AUA), Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Centre (EPIC)

Position: EPIC Operations Manager

Contract type: FT (5 days/40 hours per week)

Job Location: Yerevan, Armenia


The Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center (EPIC) is the business venture and start-up incubator of AUA. Started in 2016, EPIC provides an ecosystem for emerging entrepreneurs from both inside and outside AUA. Twice a year, teams made up of AUA students and outside entrepreneurs compete to enter EPIC where they receive further entrepreneurial education, mentorship, and other resources to grow and advance their start-ups. EPIC also sponsors lectures, startup conferences, hackathons, and maintains a sophisticated prototyping and reverse-engineering laboratory in the basement of AUA’s main building.
This position is responsible for coordinating and facilitating activities, logistics, and initiatives associated with EPIC.


Job Responsibilities
-Daily planning and management of EPIC activities, resources, and operations in consultation with the Director
-Support Pre-EPIC/EPIC incubation program to ensure success of program against EPIC’s intended goals, including overseeing pre-EPIC/EPIC group sourcing, group selection, program focus areas, educational, workshop, meeting, and mentoring programming, network and incubator support and ensuring program is reaching milestones and providing accurate and timely reports
-Help plan the content of workshops/events/seminars/conferences including help to procure high quality speakers. Logistics for events and workshops will be responsibility of EPIC administrative coordinator
-Forge partnerships with other organizations in Armenia and abroad for providing services and support to EPIC stakeholders, including mentoring, liaising with government and industries, incubators/accelerators, investors, and technical and business advisors (all domestic and international) to startup groups
-Cooperate with and engage various internal AUA academic units to support and align incubation and innovation activities throughout AUA. Work directly with AUA full-time and adjunct faculty to identify areas of collaboration among academic activities to promote multidisciplinary collaboration at EPIC
-In coordination with administrative coordinator, marketing and promoting EPIC through implementation of the marketing and promotion plan
-Help to lead and supervise other members of the EPIC staff
-Perform other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor(s)


Required Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree or higher. Master’s degree would be a plus. A degree in business or MBA would be preferred. However, technical backgrounds are acceptable
-At least 3 years of managerial experience in a company or in leading for-profit projects. Experience in an entrepreneurial/innovation environment or with early-stage startups as founder, investor, or senior team member would be a plus
-Experience working overseas would be viewed favorably
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, and support data-driven decision-making
-Acute sense of ownership, drive, and scrappiness is a must. Results orientation
-Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Armenian (knowledge of Russian is an asset)
-Strong management, collaborative, and interpersonal skills and proven ability to interface effectively with diverse teams
-Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems and lead projects of diverse scope as well as to analyze data to recommend business alternatives
-Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office


Application Procedure
A letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to jobs@aua.am with the subject heading “EPIC Operations Manager”. Applications must be received by October 5, 2018 to be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview.
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About Company
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a U.S.-accredited graduate institution affiliated with the University of California. AUA offers Master's level graduate programs that are intended to develop critical analysis and depth of knowledge through advanced coursework, independent study, and research.





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