Program Coordinator, Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Program Coordinator, Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

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College / VP Area:Lerner College Business & Econ

Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Administrative Support, Full Time, Program/Project Management



Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world. In addition to a general array of curricular and co-curricular programs serving University of Delaware students, Horn Entrepreneurship provides world class entrepreneurship education opportunities for specialty audiences with unique needs, including high school students and other youth.

The program coordinator, working under limited direction from the Assistant Director, Specialty Programs provides operational support and input into strategic decision making for the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, especially its cornerstone component – the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs ( The program coordinator plays a critical role in supporting rapid growth and expanding the positive impact of the Diamond Challenge as well as other complementary offerings (for example, the EntreX Lab dual enrollment program).


Collaborate with the assistant director, specialty programs to set strategic goals, measurable objectives, and relevant budgets; monitor and report on progress toward goal accomplishment.

+ Participate in setting policies/procedures for the Diamond Challenge and other youth programs.

+ Collaborate with Horn Entrepreneurship personnel and other stakeholders to identify programming synergies and develop/execute a comprehensive marketing & communication strategy to establish/maintain key relationships and increase program participation.

+ Plan and execute key aspects of the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs, including the team registration process; mentor recruitment, onboarding and communications; website updates and blog.

+ Lead all aspects of the Diamond Challenge student ambassadors program, including ambassador recruitment, onboarding and communications.

+ Support all fund-raising efforts pertinent to the Diamond Challenge, including grants and event sponsorships.

+ Provide planning and operational support for the annual Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, which includes the semi-final and final rounds of the Diamond Challenge.

+ Maintain accurate and complete records of participation by students, judges and others, as needed for relationship management and impact reporting.

+ Collaborate with the UD Office of Admissions and other stakeholders, as appropriate, to utilize the Diamond Challenge as a UD pipeline offering.

General Responsibilities

+ Represent Horn Entrepreneurship and the Diamond Challenge at local, regional, national, and international events, meetings, and conferences, as necessary, to progress toward the accomplishment of strategic goals.

+ Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, entrepreneurship, business, education or a related field and one to three years of relevant experience (through internships or fulltime employment).

+ Experience in program management, project management, marketing and entrepreneurship strongly preferred.

+ Ability to use customer relationship management software (Salesforce), content management systems (for web editing), spreadsheets and presentation software.

+ Highly desirable knowledge and skills include: strategic planning, analytical thinking, relationship management, website management, event planning, volunteer management and networking.

+ Ability to identify opportunities for collaboration with internal and external constituents in an effort to further the mission of Horn Entrepreneurship.

+ Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

+ Strong written and oral communication skills.

+ Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and re-prioritize; ability to successfully adapt to rapid change.

+ Special requirements: Ability to work a flexible schedule, as the responsibilities of the position will require participation in some evening and weekend activities as well as domestic and international travel.

+ Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.

+ Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC201548980

Posted On: Jan 09, 2022

Updated On: Mar 30, 2022