Summary of Essential Functions:
The BCAN Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow is the organizational wizard supporting BCAN’s Program Director in the development of programmatic innovations for the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network, a city-wide initiative advancing the economic empowerment of Baltimore creatives by providing holistic and strategic entrepreneurship support. The position requires a strategic, creative and community-minded organizer with a strong creative eye and a futuristic approach to creating systems.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Project Management (50%)
Support Program Director by providing management, coordination, planning and logistical support for BCAN special events and educational programs including the BCAN Founder Fellowship, BCAN Pilot, BCAN Mobile, BCAN Connect, and BCAN Help Desk
Manage the recruitment and coordination of mentors, guest experts, and entrepreneurs in residence
Book and schedule one-on-one coaching
Conduct program evaluations including developing pre and post surveys
Conduct business assessments, intake and customer relationship management
Assist establishment and implementation of on the ground engagement and recruitment strategies for BCAN programs via community meetings and events, informational presentations, and direct outreach
Community Building (30%)
Collaboratively develop and grow the BCAN community by establishing and operationalizing innovative membership, alumni, volunteer, co-working and event hosting programs including tiered pricing, perks, space use, engagement, and networking opportunities
Resource Management (10%)
Assist with maintaining BCAN’s headquarters, inventory, and office hours ensuring a welcoming, inspiring, and motivational environment that grows in reputation as an oasis for creatives
Creative Team Player (10%)
Contribute to the creative and strategic direction of BCAN and its programs as an active and collaborative thought partner and member of the BCAN team
Support Executive Director and Program Director in activating strategic partnerships and ecosystem building initiatives, in collaboration with Program Director
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
WILLING TO LEARN
Able to work independently and consistently
Strategic, creative, and community-minded
Strong creative eye and ability to bring that vision to life with input and system creation
An organizational wizard who is able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience working with freelancers
Understand the challenges of systematic impacts of racism on Black, Indigenous and People of Color
Commitment to creating a culture of accountability, respect and reciprocity
Straight-forward communicator; detailed oriented and doesn’t mess around with deadlines
Out of the box thinker; willing to be imaginative and futuristic in your approach
Demonstrated self-starter, comfortable setting priorities and goals
Pursuit of Financial understanding through budgeting and projections
Interest and potential pursuit of creative industries and entrepreneurship
Proficiency with Asana, Gsuite, Eventbrite and Customer Relationship Management
Strong business acumen and familiarity with creative entrepreneurship
Impeccable organizational and time management
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
3-5 years professional experience working in an organizing capacity with Baltimore City creatives, entrepreneurs, and / or community organizations
Education: BA in Entrepreneurship, Business, Arts Administration or equivalent experience
Love for Baltimore and its creative community
Passion for entrepreneurship
Education: MA / MBA in Entrepreneurship, Business, Arts Administration or equivalent experience
The BCAN Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow is the organizational wizard supporting BCAN’s Program Director in the development of programmatic innovations to help propel and empower Baltimore’s creative community!
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Reports to: Program Director
Position Type: Hybrid (face-to-face + remote)
Salary range: $40,500-$45,000 with benefits
*This role is a one year fellowship position.
Priority Deadline: August 16
We seek to provide the types of jobs where people can be themselves. We are committed to creating an environment where we can work hard and go home, not always carrying work around. We aim to create and collaborate in a welcoming, comfortable space, to provide important benefits, to allow breathing room for emergencies, and to prioritize a culture of kindness and inclusivity.
We believe that creativity is everywhere. We look beyond gallery walls and arts districts to expand traditional definitions of artists and creatives.
We are intentionally inclusive. We are 100% committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity.
We center people, and meet them where they are. We must be nimble in our methods and tailor the way we educate and support our community.
Success must be self-defined. We provide tools that help creatives define success for themselves so they can build a future of their own design.
We liberate resources. We acknowledge that access is power, so we actively work to make trusted resources, information, and opportunities across sectors more accessible, visible, and attainable to Baltimore creative entrepreneurs.
We acknowledge our history, and work toward a better future. We honor those who came before us, acknowledge the systemic oppression that continues to create the inequitable conditions we live in today, and work toward an equitable future.