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Aug 31, 2017

London - Kentucky Innovation Network Assistant Director


Edited: Aug 31, 2017

The Kentucky Innovation Network in London, Kentucky is seeking an individual with excellent writing and communication skills to join our team. Will provide business counseling to entrepreneurs and business owners in analyzing, planning, and managing a business, conduct entrepreneurial group training activities, help develop new programs to assist clients, and report results of these efforts. Must have valid state driver’s license. This role will support the Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network London office at KHIC. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business, Information Technology or a related field required. Five years business experience required, preferably with business development or startup experience including leadership, supervisory, financial, or facilitation experience. Email resume and cover letter to KHIC 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.


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