Office Manager - Brook T. Smith LaunchPad

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Ranked consistently as one of the best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

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Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. But we also have research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston.

Office Manager - Brook T. Smith LaunchPad



Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?



Clemson University is looking for an Office Manager for their Brook T Smith LaunchPad to fulfill the following duties:

  • Provides office management, administrative support and program coordination for the Clemson University Brook T. Smith Launchpad, Clemson's Entrepreneurial Hub. 
  • Serves as the main point of contact for the Director of the Brook T. Smith Launchpad.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



50% - Essential - Program Support: 
Leads the administrative support to Director of the Launchpad program. Areas of support include website maintenance, calendar management, scheduling meetings & events, designing and developing materials for meetings & events, expense reimbursements, coordinating travel, procurement and management of supplies, invoices, managing incoming and outgoing mail and packages, photocopying and management of photocopiers, scanning, filing, maintenance requests for facility, onboarding & HR requirements including OnBase Performance & Hiring.

30% - Essential - Customer Management:
Welcomes and manages reception area for all visitors and callers. Manages and coordinates all inquiries from visitors, both internal and external, as well as directs all visitors to the appropriate contact for all meetings and events within the program. Ensures efficient operation of facility and activities. Provides guidance to staff concerning program issues.

20% - Essential - Operations Coordination:
Assists Director and other managers with developmental and administrative tasks for interns, symposiums, seminars, summer camps, boot camps, competitions, social events, and study tours. Serves as point person for room scheduling. Attends and assists with Launchpad events as needed.



Education -  Bachelor's Degree 

Work Experience - 5+ Years of relevant program office management and/or administrative assistance..



Education -  Master's Degree 

Work Experience - Knowledge of entrepreneurship and start-ups preferred.



Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

Supervises Student Workers only - Supervises Student workers only

Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation.



   - Stand for prolonged period
   - Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
   - Walk or move about
   - Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
   - Move, transport, raise or lower up to 25lbs



 Night and Weekend Work - Required Periodically



Standard Hrs: 37.5 Hours / Week



Band: 06 ($ 45,530.00 - $ 60,000.00)

Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.




Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.



Clemson, SC



July 22, 2024 @ 11:59 PM



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