Development Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Feb 2021

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk, is leading the way to a better future. Our higher education institution focuses on responsible wellbeing, technology and creative industries.  Our campus is the world - the bases are located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. Our forward-looking education inspires and encourages learning and discovery, creating new professions and skills and generating new entrepreneurship.

At Xamk, effective research and development is carried out in four focus areas: Digital Economy, Forest, the Environment and Energy, Sustainable Wellbeing, and Logistics and Seafaring.

Our international activities create expertise, attract international workforce and open up cooperation and business opportunities in the regions of Kymenlaakso and South Savo.

Xamk is recruiting DEVELOPMENT MANAGER for Unit of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UEI) from 1.3.2021 (or by mutual agreement) indefinitely.

The Development Manager of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Unit will be established tasks include, in particular, the systematic development of the university's entrepreneurship activities (including performance, quality and effectiveness), national and international stakeholder cooperation, and the development of integrations between the research and education sectors. The focus is on measures to develop entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on strengthening co-operation between the business community and students in the area of ​​operation, and on utilizing the results of RDI activities in business.

 We require an appropriate master's degree from the applicant. Strong entrepreneurship, understanding and experience of entrepreneurship and Start Up activities. Ability to build business cooperation with various industries and the university. Strong knowledge of stakeholder work and the ability to motivate and inspire students to become entrepreneurs.

The chosen one must have international co-operation as a natural part of the working methods, English also as a working language. Good communication skills as well as social media skills in developing cooperation are considered an advantage.

 A doctoral or licentiate degree and pedagogical qualification are considered an advantage in performing the task. Successful completion of the task requires a goal-oriented approach, good organizational skills and fluent English language skills. In addition, we value the University of Applied Sciences' knowledge of RDI activities and their understanding of university-level entrepreneurship studies.

We are looking for a new expert to join our team. We have an opening for the full time position of

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER at our Kouvola campus starting on 1.3.2021(or by mutual agreement) and continuing until further notice.

Pay and other employment contract terms are determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Private Education Sector issued by the Finnish Education Employers. Final appointment to the position is subject to the successful completion of a probationary period.

We only accept applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system. Essential degree and employment certificates must be attached to the application.

We offer our staff challenging and versatile tasks in an inspiring working environment, with comprehensive employee benefits.


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