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Assistant Coordinator for Start:ME

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number TMP00112PO17
Classification Title Administrative Assistant
Internal Title Assistant Coordinator for Start:ME
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Johnson College of Business and Economics
Salary $12.00 - $15.00 per hour
Location of Vacancy Spartanburg
Part/Full Time Part Time
Hours per week 20 hours per week
Work Schedule
Type of Temporary Position Temporary Staff
Job Search Category Administrative

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Assist the Start:ME Spartanburg team with the development, operation, and execution of the Start:ME program. Specific activities will include, but are not limited to: planning, preparing, budgeting, coordinating, presenting, and organizing the Start:ME curriculum. Additionally, there will also be communication with, and coordination of, stakeholders involved in the Start:ME program.

Designing and implementing communications plan (including content / materials) to connect stakeholders in the Spartanburg area with the Start:ME program
2. Coordinating and managing weekly session facility and material needs
3. Producing, revising, and delivering program content for key program sessions
4. Overseeing the recruiting and onboarding process for new Start:ME mentors
5. Working with program stakeholders to market the program to promising entrepreneurs
6. Overseeing the selection process for new Start:ME entrepreneurs
7. Collecting data on past Start:ME program participants to evaluate program effectiveness in partnership with key stakeholders

Duties include housekeeping and event set-up/take-down.


High school diploma and 2 or more years in non-profit enterprises, event planning, project management, or other related experience. Successful background check is required.

Outstanding people and organizational skills; Highly skilled with MS Office programs; Detail oriented; comfortable with meeting deadlines; Good communication skills – written and verbal; able to interact with multiple stakeholders simultaneously both within USC Upstate and the outside community; and experience in event planning.

Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2017
Proposed End Date
Job Open Date 07/25/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have at least two years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Supporting Documents
  3. Resume
  4. List of References and Contact Information