Commonwealth of Kentucky

Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship (Cabinet for Economic Development)

Company Description

Thank you for your interest in non-merit (governor appointed) career opportunities with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state's largest employer. Employment with the Commonwealth offers team members a satisfying career in civil service. Whether you are helping to provide essential benefits to children, generating job growth, protecting the most vulnerable or building Kentucky roads and facilities, your contribution is making a difference in the lives of your fellow Kentuckians.

Job Details


  • Provide leadership through strategic direction, day-to-day management and policy creation in support of the state's entrepreneurial community.

  • Cultivate and leverage strategic partnerships to enhance Kentucky's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Manage and improve upon key small business and investor-related programs to bring value to Kentucky's entrepreneurs.

  • Oversee the planning and execution of special events, as well as participate in entrepreneurial activities and speaking engagements across the state.

  • Provide oversight of existing and future contracts put in place to support OOE programs and initiatives.

  • Strengthen Kentucky's image as an entrepreurial powerhouse through branding, marketing and communications efforts, as well as delivering excellent programming, services and client experiences.

  • Monitor state and national trends related to entrepreneurial growth, while also seeking to be a trend setter for the nation.

  • Track and communicate OOE activities and results to clients, legislators, community partners and Cabinet management.


Experience: Preferred experience as a company founder, private equity analyst/partner or venture capital analyst/partner (sufficient professional level administrative experience which would assure the knowledge, skills and abilities to accomplish agency objectives). 

Education: Sufficient education which would assure the knowledge, skills and abilities to accomplish agency objectives.


Location: Frankfort, KY

*Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver’s license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary, it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.
 
The Commonwealth of Kentucky does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. NM.vacancy@ky.gov
 

  • December 15, 2017
  • i/DirEntrepreneurshipCED

Instructions

After reviewing the "Job Details" section on this page, please submit the brief form below. Upon your submission, you will immediately be given the option to complete a one-way video interview using a smartphone, tablet or computer with camera capabilities. You will also receive an email containing a link to navigate back to the one-way video interview, should you wish to complete the interview later.

Separately, if you have not already, please submit an official non-merit application into the state’s database: located here.

We look forward to learning more about you--thank you for your interest in serving the Commonwealth!

(Contact NM.vacancy@ky.gov if you believe you have already completed an applicable one-way video interview.)

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