Conductor’s Rural Director

Summary: The Conductor’s Rural Director will collaborate with entrepreneurs and stakeholders to expand the Conductor’s reach to its 10-county footprint, which includes Cleburne County, Conway County, Faulkner County, Johnson County, Logan County, Pope County, Pulaski County, Van Buren County, White County, and Yell County. The Rural Director will be responsible for developing a strategy to pilot the Conductor’s programming in surrounding counties, and will oversee the quality and effectiveness of the programming. This position will be empowered to design and develop new and innovative programming and approaches to reach entrepreneurs across central Arkansas, with a special emphasis on rural entrepreneurs. The Rural Director will work with the Conductor team to change lives through entrepreneurship in central Arkansas and beyond.

Reports to: CEO

Application Period: May 30-June 20

Skills: Understanding of the entrepreneurial and maker movements; ability to think outside the box and dream big; passion for educating and training the community on entrepreneurship/innovation; ability to take initiative and work with autonomy.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing a strategy to expand the Conductor’s offerings to entrepreneurs in Cleburne County, Conway County, Faulkner County, Johnson County, Logan County, Pope County, Pulaski County, Van Buren County, White County, and Yell County.

  • Piloting the Conductor’s programming in rural areas across central Arkansas.

  • Overseeing and managing the Conductor’s programming/offerings in its 10-county footprint.

  • Reducing barriers to entry for entrepreneurs by creating ways for the Conductor’s services to be fully accessible for entrepreneurs in central Arkansas.

  • Working to create an inclusive and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem in central Arkansas.

  • Researching and developing outreach mechanisms to increase awareness about the Conductor throughout central Arkansas.

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Knowledge and/or background in entrepreneurial ecosystem building

  • Background leading trainings and events

  • Passion for spurring economic growth in underserved areas

  • Proficiency Google Drive

  • Proficiency in Eventbrite, Canva

  • Proficiency in social media marketing

  • Leadership/managerial experience

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

Compensation:

  • Competitive pay

  • Employer-sponsored health and dental benefits

  • Flexible vacation policy

About the Conductor:

  • The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, provides entrepreneurial support through consulting, mentorship, access to capital, and maker training and rapid prototyping in a free-of-charge Makerspace.

  • The Conductor’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs, makers and innovators.

  • Our footprint: Cleburne County, Conway County, Faulkner County, Johnson County, Logan County, Pope County, Pulaski County, Van Buren County, White County, Yell County.

  • Our core values: Always do the right thing; be great; take action; go the extra mile; take care of each other; have fun.

The Conductor does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.