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Director of Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA)

The GSEA Director has the opportunity to touch and positively influence the entire GSEA community, including students, judges, EO members, and external partners.  The role oversees the execution of GSEA’s strategic goals, including geographic reach, participant community, and overall operations to ensure competitions are globally consistent and efficiently run.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Operations:

  • - Oversee global competition calendar to ensure that:
  • - Target number of countries necessary for Finals is achieved
  • - All competitions receive sufficient support from GSEA staff, with clear communications and quality control, with all GSEA guidelines followed
  • - All relevant materials are collected from competitions, including applications, photos, videos, winner information, details for GSEA social media, etc.
  • - The targeted number of applicants and competitions is achieved, demonstrating program growth
  • - The EO community continues to receive value from its support of GSEA
  • - Support strategic enhancements for the coming year, including
  • - Rollout and management of new website, with future support on enhancements
  • - Ensuring all competitions are shifting to use GSEA resources and process
  • - Help with build out of new sponsorship and PR plans
  • - Work with GSEA team on strategic shift from "competition to community" with possible tie to EO youth initiative
  • - Identifying opportunities to build out replicable processes to support smart scaling

External Engagement: 

  • - Seek out external partners, NGOs, incubators, startup hubs, etc that could be GSEA competition hosts or provide resources to GSEA or support EO's external engagement
  • - Occasionally represent GSEA at externally-hosted conferences, or help host a competition in a strategic location
  • - Identify ways for GSEA to support EO strategic goals, such as chapter launches, external awareness and partnerships

Global Finals:

  • - Work collaboratively with the team to ensure a successful overall event
  • - Build team processes around student travel, information collection, judge sourcing
  • - Manage pre-event programs, including learning webinars and mentorship
  • - Run overall operations on-site, alongside Events lead

Effectively manage Program team:

  • - Ensure team is delivering exceptional member service, with well-run calls, responsive communications and sufficient support of local efforts
  • - Ensure team is meeting metrics around number of competitions and applications
  • - Schedule weekly one-on-one meetings to review and debrief on all program progress, updates, development and execution (other items as necessary);
  • - Create agenda for weekly meetings and manage meeting time effectively;
  • - Research and suggest professional skills development courses/trainings
  • - Create, provide and explain documents/templates for the team to use to ensure communication with members, staff, partners, et. al, are professional, clear and concise;  
  • - Review and evaluate the progress of the team bi-yearly (at 6 and 12 months), and provide discussion, explanation and tools that will help to sustain, improve and/or bolster the successful completion of tasks/projects.


  • - Serve as a leader on the External Engagement team, supporting ad hoc projects, conferences and travel as necessary
  • - Maintain awareness of other competitions, ecosystem contributors, and innovations to keep GSEA relevant and innovative

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the “Essential Duties”) satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Required:
  • > Bachelor's degree
  • > 5+ years of project management and execution experience
  • > Experience running events, including budget management 
  • > Experience with database and excel management
  • > Experience coordinating with other departments
  • > Exceptional communications skills both internally and externally
  • > Exceptional customer service

  • Preferred:
  • > Computer software skills training
  • > Personal development training

  • Other Skills and Abilities:
  • In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:
  • > Excellent organizational skills
  • > Ability to interact with entrepreneurs with tact diplomacy and poise
  • > Excellent attention to detail
  • > Promote quality through continuous performance improvement
  • > The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • > Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • > Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • > A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • > Exercises confidentiality and discretion

Language Skills:  Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing members, staff, managers, clients, and the public.  Ability to understand oral instructions and to ask for clarification when necessary.  

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure using whole numbers and calculate figures and amounts such as fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions and ratios to practical situations

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and/or oral form.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, and controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  Required to occasionally lift and/or move up to  lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and abilities to adjust focus to read and type documents on a computer screen.

Additional hours may be required during periods of heavy workload.  Flexibility is required in the daily work schedule to accommodate tasks

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the Essential Duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties

The employee is normally required to work in a high-rise building equipped with elevators in an environment where the noise level is usually moderate

May be assigned to an internal work space without windows to the outside, located in close proximity to other office personnel. 

Professional workplace where business and business casual attire is required.

Ability to work in a fast pace and high pressure environment

Nothing contained in this job description, or conveyed during any interview which may be granted or during any period of employment (if hired) with Entrepreneurs’ Organization, is intended to create an employment contract with any employee or prospective employee of the Firm for any specified period of time.  Work rules and benefits in effect are subject to change from time to time, according to the needs of the organization.  Any and all employment with Entrepreneurs’ Organization is “at will,” that is, for no definite or determinable period and subject to termination at any time, with or without cause and with or without prior notice, at the option of either the employee or the organization

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