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MEC Business Incubator Director

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA64Ez at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Mason Enterprise Center
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
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Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title MEC Business Incubator Director
Working Title MEC Business Incubator Director
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA64Ez
Recruit Number Faculty - 7065
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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MEC Business Incubator Director

The George Mason University Mason Enterprise Center is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for a new position, the MEC Business Incubator Director. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) provides a comprehensive suite of business assistance services supporting Mason’s regional and statewide economic development engagement. Formal program services, available to all businesses, include emerging business incubators, Mentor-Protégé Program, Virginia Small Business Development Center Network, Virginia Procurement and Technical Assistance Program, and Community Business Partnership. These services are provided by professional staff, volunteers, and interns through a network of MEC regional and statewide programs.


The Business Incubator Director will oversee the day-to-day management of the MEC-Fairfax facility and incubator-related events and programming. This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing a coordinated strategy for the MEC incubators in Fairfax, Leesburg and Fauquier. Duties will include:

  • Plan, organize, and manage the daily operations of the MEC-Fairfax 30,000 square foot incubator;
  • Recruit and select client companies who demonstrate the willingness and capacity to engage with advising and mentoring offered by MEC programs;
  • Develop and deploy a process from client recruitment to graduation;
  • Oversee facility management to maintain a profitable vacancy level; ensure that rental offices, common areas, shared conference rooms, and training spaces are adequately furnished and maintained; maintain adequate technology and infrastructure to support clients and MEC employees; and, achieve overall efficient space utilization;
  • Identify and secure additional revenue sources (beyond office rental income) to support incubator operations;
  • Oversee MEC regional incubators; and
  • Collaborate with city and county partners to support targeted business retention and attraction efforts in MEC incubator communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or a related field;
  • Substantial demonstrated (at least five years is preferred) experience with business incubation, business counseling, or related experience;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Excellent sales and networking skills;
  • Knowledge of business management principles, budget formulation and financial management, and property management and leasing;
  • Computer literacy; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and organizations.

The scope of the position requires occasional evening and possible weekend work.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA64Ez at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: June 20, 2017
Posting Date 05/23/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents