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  Communications & Administrative Coordinator, Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Centre (EPIC)

 

Application deadline:  September 20, 2021

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.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate the development, evaluation and implementation of various projects goals, objectives, and activities of the center;
  • Plan and implement various workshops/events/webinars/talks;
  • Manage incubator facilities, interns and work/studies, support staff, and associated budget;
  • With operations manager, help to coordinate and supervise activities of EPIC mentors, advisors, academics, educators;
  • Administer and monitor EPIC grants, contracts, and subcontracts;
  • Serve as a liaison between EPIC and AUA departments and administration as well as other internal and external collaborators, partners, and stakeholders;
  • Conduct research, gather data and prepare reports, as necessary;
  • Oversee preparation of information and data tracking applications (including KPIs) for EPIC activities – student groups, visitors, beneficiaries, collaborators, advisors;
  • Provide administrative coordination in scheduling and maintaining appointment calendar, capturing meeting minutes, collecting background information, and oversee briefing/debriefing;
  • Coordinate travel;
  • Represent EPIC to the public when necessary;
  • Oversee public relations for EPIC in coordination with AUA Communications department;
  • Establish and maintain media archiving database for internal and public events;
  • Oversee all communications and promotion programs – including collateral, videos, website, and social media;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor(s).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree. A degree in business or a MBA would be a plus.
  • 2 years of executive-level management in a fast-paced, complex environment.
  • Work experience or foreign studies would be a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in marketing and specifically, social media marketing is necessary.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.

 

How to apply:  A letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading “EPIC Communications & Administrative Coordinator”. Applications must be received by September 20, 2021 to be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview.

 

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