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Job Title: CONNECT Associate Director
Location: USF Tampa
Dept Number/Name: 0-7905-000 / USF Technology Incubator
College Division: Research-VP
Salary Plan: Administrative
Job Code/Title: 9547 / Associate Director
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $85,000 – $110,000
Position Number: 00027622
ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: The University of South Florida supports economic development in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida with cutting-edge programs that brings together the strengths of the USF System, the Tampa Bay region, and the State of Florida, providing a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The Office of Research & Innovation oversees USF’s Innovation Enterprise comprised of the USF Research Park of Tampa Bay, Technology Transfer, USF Connect, and the Incubation Program, which includes the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) and Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and collectively, has a $395 million dollar a year impact on the economy of the Tampa metropolitan area and the state of Florida according to a recent external economic impact study.
Technology Transfer, USF Connect, and the Incubation Program are led by the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation, who is a direct report to the Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation. The Associate Director for Innovation & Incubation is a direct report to the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of strong leadership capabilities in economic development and incubation at the local, state, and national levels, preferably as an employee of a higher education institution, and a successful record of coordinating activities and programs with personnel responsible for economic development, technology transfer, workforce development, entrepreneurship, business incubation, and community outreach. Candidates should have experience managing or working with grants and economic development funding programs. Knowledge of technology business incubator best practices and structure, as well as economic development metrics collection, reporting, and analysis is important. Successful grant writing and grant administration experience is highly desirable.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation. The responsibilities of the Associate Director include community and industry engagement in concert with local, regional, national, and global economic; development of programs and activities associated with incubation programs. The Associate Director will establish an agenda and implementation strategy for incubation and serve as one of the University’s points-of-contact to facilitate communication and coordination with such community organizations as chambers of commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Bay Partnership, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation to attract new business and industry to the Tampa Bay area and the USF Research Park, in particular. The Associate Director provides momentum for developing and strengthening partnerships with business and industry that have significant impact on the University, the local community, and the State of Florida.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs the Innovation & Incubation Program (USF CONNECT, Tampa Bay Technology Incubator and student incubator); tracks and reports program metrics; program budget responsibility; prepares reports for funding; and builds collaborations with the USF System and community to assist TBTI companies and build relationships.
Leads incubation program in support of assisting and developing incubator companies. Coordinates Executive and Entrepreneurs in Residence program, mentors and coaches TBTI companies; evaluates program based on incubation industry best practices and develops strategy and solutions for program development and expansion; and recruits and directs the activities of associated advisory groups.
Works collaboratively with community partners, funding organizations and the university to assist with the assessment of the community needs. Leads efforts for the recruitment of clients for the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator.
Travels to deliver client services, conduct presentations, and for other purposes as required to support the program. Develops business and research relationships that help to identify and support expanded career opportunities in the local, state, national, and International economies. Expands USF’s local, state, national, and international business relationships in international areas where the university presently operates.
Performs other duties as required to meet the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the program and build public-private partnerships.
MINIMUM: This position requires a master’s degree or higher and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in technology and business incubation, or a bachelor’s degree and five years of progressively responsible technology and business incubation experience. Candidates should have a strong understanding of local and state laws, policies, business incentives, and opportunities that impact economic development.
PREFERRED: The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of strong leadership capabilities in economic development and incubation at the local, state, and national levels, preferably as an employee of a higher education institution, and a successful record of coordinating activities and programs with personnel responsible for economic development, technology transfer, workforce development, entrepreneurship, business incubation, and community outreach. Candidates should have experience managing or working with grants and economic development funding programs. Knowledge of technology business incubator best practices and structure, as well as economic development metrics collection, reporting, and analysis is important. Successful grant writing and grant administration experience is highly desirable.
USF Tampa Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 18704
Posting Date: 10/15/2018
Posting End Date: 10/29/2018
How To Apply: Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. Click here for additional tutorial information.
Equal Employment Opportunity: USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.
Organization: Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA Foundation)
Location: El Paso, Texas
Job Title: Director of Accelerator Programs
Posted: December 21, 2018
About MCA: The MCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization tasked with developing and
growing an innovation ecosystem for the Paso del Norte region’s healthcare and biomedical industries.
Our key initiatives include: startup incubation and acceleration through the MCA Innovation Center,
recipient of a 2018 U.S. Economic Development Administration i6 Challenge Award; development of a
biomedical campus in El Paso; promotion of a regional biomedical industry cluster group; workforce
development for the regional biomedical industry; and strengthening clinical trials infrastructure.
MCA Innovation Center offers two levels of entrepreneurial programming – the Innovator Program and
the Startup Development Program:
- The Innovator Program is designed to help innovators assess the competitive landscape around
their technologies under development, research their markets to develop products and services
that are a strong fit, and develop business models to understand the requirements of a new
enterprise that will pursue the commercialization of their technologies.
- The Startup Development program is designed to provide training and assistance to newly
created tech companies in order to create comprehensive business plans and pitch decks, while
receiving support with business operations, scaling, and fundraising. Companies receive access
to mentors, professional services providers, manufacturing partners, investor introductions, and
opportunities to pitch to investors at Demo Day events.
Participants in both programs (approximately 60% healthcare; more medical device and software than
pharma) receive access to shared workspace, lab space, shared lab equipment, and amenities in the
Cardwell Collaborative, a 60,000 sq. ft. facility located on the Medical Center of the Americas campus at
5130 Gateway Blvd. East, El Paso, TX 79905. The Cardwell Collaborative houses the Medical Center of
the Americas Foundation, MCA Innovation Center, and 20,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art wet labs, dry
labs, shared lab equipment, private offices, open workspaces and conference rooms.
Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Innovation, MCA President, and the MCA Innovation
Center team to provide exceptional innovation ecosystem building, business consulting services and
accelerator programming to technology-based startup companies and small businesses, with a focus on
healthcare and life sciences. The Director of Business Acceleration will:
- Promote MCA Innovation Center programs and events to startup companies and entrepreneurs.
- Co-develop and co-deliver weekly programming (Thursday evenings from October through
- Work with regional universities to grow their translational research programs.
- Provide consulting to program participants and Cardwell Collaborative tenants to support due
diligence, business modeling, customer discovery, business planning, research & development,
operations, fundraising, and customer development.
- Recruit angel investors to MCA Innovation Center network and improve access to venture
- Recruit professional services providers to the MCA Innovation Center Resource Network,
consisting of local providers of legal, accounting, risk management, marketing, web-design, and
public relations firms that may offer flexible terms to startup companies and participate in panel
discussions at the MCA Innovation Center to share their subject matter expertise.
- Develop, promote, and participate in periodic events to foster a regional culture of innovation.
- Assist with MCA efforts to strengthen regional economic development partnerships with the
public and private sectors.
- Continuously evaluate and improve MCA Innovation Center programming to maintain position
as preferred resource for entrepreneurial support in the region.
- Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational
components of the MCA.
- Perform all functions in accordance with the MCA Guiding Principles (below), MCA Governance
requirements, MCA Policies & Procedures and with high ethical standards.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- Baccalaureate in Finance or Business Administration or related topic area, advanced degree
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in tech entrepreneurship, startup management or consulting,
preferably in a life sciences industry.
- Must have strong business acumen and knowledge of best practices in business incubation and
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an effective leader and collaborative team
- Demonstrated strong communication skills (oral and written), as well as public presentation
- Must be highly self-motivated, results-driven and organized.
- Must be able to work independently within a strategic framework.
- Must be able to handle many projects/assignments at the same time.
- Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with LivePlan and Incutrack preferred.
- Spanish proficiency preferred.
- May be required to travel across the US-Mexico border into Juarez, Mexico for site visits to
universities or biomedical manufacturing plants.
- Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse
environmental conditions. Local travel will be frequent. Some non-local travel is required,
possibly to other countries.
Salary and Benefits: Salary based on experience. Fringe benefits: paid time off, major medical health
insurance & dental for the employee. Employer matching contribution to 401-K.
Job Type: Full-time, salary exempt
MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or religion. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of
discrimination and harassment.
- Cover letter
- Names and contact information for three references
To apply, email the required materials to Emma Schwartz, president, at [email protected].
Argonne National Labs is seeking an Entrepreneurial Program Lead.
In this new position, the Entrepreneurial Program Lead for Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) plays a key role in the success and future growth of CRI, working with the innovators and their host scientists on a day-to-day basis as well as developing and implementing CRI’s programming that is focused on helping CRI’s innovators develop the necessary business skilled needed to translate their innovations toward towards market acceptance. The position also requires working with mentors and institutions in the regional innovation ecosystem, in particular with programs similar to CRI focused on entrepreneurship and startups.
- Master’s degree in the physical sciences, material sciences or related field with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in R&D.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop productive collaborations with sponsors, senior management, other academic/scientific organizations, and the private sector
- Proficiency in a scientific area matching those as typical for PhD or Postdoc candidates, preferred not required.
- Understanding of the innovation system and challenges that startups face.
Familiarity with the basic elements of programming commonly found in startup incubators & accelerators.
- Ability in identifying, cultivating and forming relationships, within Argonne and external to Argonne.
- Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
- Ability and willingness to share credit for successes and encourage the integration of others’ ideas and proposals.
- Knowledge of the structure and function of the US national laboratories and the Department of Energy.
- Knowledge of the process for planning and performing research, and the administration of complex scientific programs.
- Skill in the analysis and assessment of technical issues, programs, and policies, and the written and oral communication of ideas, concepts, technical results and aspirations.
- Familiarity with responding to calls for proposals like SBIRs and other solicitations that support small businesses.
- Experience with (in at least one of the following areas):
- Development of energy technologies and maturing them towards commercial applications
- Energy-related manufacturing science & engineering.
- Industry, understanding how market needs drive product innovation in an industrial setting
- Knowledge of research areas in the Argonne portfolio, preferred.
Startups, as either a member of the founding team or as an early employee.
- University-based incubators and similar innovation centers & hubs in the Chicago region and/or nationally.
- Academic, government, and industrial partners or potential partners as their missions and work relates to Argonne technology research strengths.
- Interacting with private industry and/or federal sponsors in the basic and applied science space.
- Experience in either the public, private and/or startup sector
- Education background reflecting those that have obtained a PhD.
- Familiarity with the investment community in the Chicago region and nationally.
- Ability to expand and develop further a robust network of mentors & advisors for energy-related startups.
- Familiarity with the specific challenges faced by hardware-based energy startups in the context of raising funds from private sources to drive both business development and technical development for both commercial success and a successful exit for investors.
To apply please use the following link: http://www.anl.gov/careers/apply-job/external-applicants?locale=en-us&cpUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.peopleclick.com%2Fcareerscp%2Fclient_argonnelab%2Fexternal%2Fen-us%2Fgateway.do%3FfunctionName%3DviewFromLink%26jobPostId%3D6138%26localeCode%3Den-us
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona
and President, Campus Research Corporation
Please see attached document for full job description and background information:
Executive Director position is open for a business incubation and accelerator firm in Wichita, Kansas.
The Executive Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a business incubation system that provides value-added services for the creation, development and growth of new business.
The Executive Director position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as incentive pay, equity participation and applicable benefits.
Include but are not limited to:
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]
SecondMuse Battle Creek Program Director
Location – Battle Creek, MI
We are looking for a Program Director for our Battle Creek-based SecondMuse Cities team that runs business incubation programs. This position will be responsible for leading an innovation challenge program, including initial design, project management, implementation, and client relationship. This is a full-time position based in the City of Battle Creek, MI.
The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and years of experience managing entrepreneurial, civic, and/or innovation projects. This person should bring a proven track record designing new programs, building sustainable initiatives, and/or growing organizations. The goal is to support new businesses and grow existing ones to make Battle Creek a better place to live and work. Specific knowledge of the region, business growth methodologies and/or commercial sectors a plus.
Open up and build 21st century economies in Battle Creek with us! SecondMuse has been at the vanguard of global innovation for over a decade, working with visionary cities, governments, organizations and startups to build financially meaningful and self-sustaining economic systems—what we call “lasting economies.” At the core of our economies are communities and networks, not goods and services. We successfully build economies across borders, industries and mandates because we put people first. From Brooklyn to Bali, our programs span geographies, scales and sectors. What makes us different from other accelerators or innovation agencies? Ours is not a zero-sum game. Our focus is not the next unicorn; we are building economies where everyone succeeds. We invite you to join our Battle Creek team and build with us; to leverage our learnings and approaches to build strong communities and influence local, regional and global networks; and to add your own swagger to our growing team and portfolio of programs.
Key Skills and Capacities
Interested? Here are the Next Steps
Send your resume, one-page cover letter and one-page writing sample – all in pdf format – to [email protected] with ‘Battle Creek Program Director’ in the subject heading. Position is posted January 1, 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Position is available until filled.
Cover Letter (one-page maximum)
Sample Project Plan
SecondMuse is an equal opportunity employer. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.
SecondMuse collaborates with organizations to bring new thinking and solutions to complex issues facing humanity. We use a network-centered innovation approach to understand, identify, develop and propel key innovations to unlock transformational change.
We believe that the key to human prosperity is the coming together of diverse thinking and coordinated action to solve the really tough challenges. We create and facilitate this process. Our team builds capacity in people to think about challenges in a different way and create alternative solutions. We help facilitate this ongoing process using the principles of design thinking, curated collaboration, and open innovation, creating opportunities for change across organizations and industries.
SecondMuse is a certified B Corporation with 45+ employees from NYC to San Francisco, Washington DC to Melbourne, Australia and Bali, Indonesia. Over the past eight years, we have engaged 150,000 participants, prototyping more than 30,000 solutions including both hardware and software. We have screened more than 13,000 entrepreneurs and accelerated over 100 high-impact companies. These companies have raised over 100 million dollars and created a market value of over half a billion dollars. Our clients and partners include: Intel, Google, Nike, eBay, IKEA, NYCEDC, NASA, USAID, UNEP, AustraliaDFAT and the World Bank.
It is a core belief at SecondMuse that diversity is necessary for strong networks to be built and sustained, and we seek to reflect that on our team as well. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to build an inclusive company in service to our mission.
East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, located in the Pocono Mountains, is currently seeking an Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Coordinator.
Req # 1946
Department: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
Type of Position: Temporary Full Time – Contract will be issued for a two year appointment with continuation based on funding.
For more information visit: https://esu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1946
Director, Business Accelerator & New Client Development
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED – applications will be reviewed immediately
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The Director – Business Accelerator & New Client Development – Delaware Innovation Space will be the key leader for driving the on-going development of our science-based business accelerator and related business building programs and competitions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
For more information or to apply visit: https://udjobs.nss.udel.edu:4450/psc/RESUME/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=105752&PostingSeq=1&
The University of Toledo is looking for a Director for the University of Toledo LaunchPad Incubation.
The University of Toledo is seeking a person responsible for providing leadership to UT’s technology incubation programs and directing UT technology incubators including the Nitschke Commercialization Complex, the Lab Incubator Facility, and any incubation space in the Research & Technology Complex 1 facility. The position is to advance the incubation program at the national level and assist incubating companies to establish connections with UT assets and move toward graduation and sustainability, preferably in the Toledo region. The position is responsible in seeking external funding to support the incubation program and supervising a system to collect revenue from incubating tenants and other activities to support the program. The position also requires engagement with community leaders in the area of economic development to promote UT’s incubation programs and raise the profile of UT as the leader in incubation in Northwest Ohio. The Director will serve as the UT lead for the state’s Entrepreneurial Service Provider grant and as the PI on other grants and contracts that support the mission of UT technology incubation. The Director will also represent UT with other regional and statewide economic development organizations including the Northern Ohio Regional Economic Development and the Regional Growth Partnership.
The desired candidate will have:
Communication and other skills:
For more information or to apply visit:
Missouri State University is looking for a Director, Business Incubator.
The Director, Business Incubator is responsible for coordinating the activities of the University’s business incubator by working collaboratively with incubator tenants and clients, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the Management Development Institute (MDI), and Springfield Innovation, Inc., business service providers, economic development entities, and the business community. The Director, Business Incubator writes and administers grants and oversees and facilitates the operation of the business incubator by coordinating services and developing and providing business development assistance to incubator tenants and clients.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required; a Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred.
Experience: At least five years of business development or business counseling experience is required.
Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, knowledge of business management principles, budget formulation and financial management, property management and leasing, and computer literacy are required. The ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and organizations is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The scope of the position requires evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is required. Must be able to lift and transport materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
For more information or to apply visit: https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/41407
TechGROWTH Ohio Business Development Associate (Grant Funded)
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University, Athens, OH
The Business Development Associate is an integral part of the TGO team. The position will assist teams of Executives- and Entrepreneurs-in Residence, will support all aspects of business and venture development assistance and analysis, and will help develop new opportunities for investment consideration. The position will work collaboratively with an internal TGO team of professionals to coordinate entrepreneurial outreach and community engagement across the SE Ohio ESP region in collaboration with TGO’s partners and collaborators and will serve as the first point of contact for entrepreneurs within the SE Ohio ESP region to review and source deal flow for the TGO executive team. This position will: assist in the assessment of new startup opportunities, including evaluation of technology and business opportunities; assist in the research and development of customer and market assessments financial models and projections; assist with competitive analyses and go-to-market strategies in collaboration with EIR teams; assist in the coordination of EIR teams to facilitate client business development and commercialization; manage team deliverables and timelines; assist in coordination of client/team activities and meetings; conduct regional outreach and engagement throughout the 20 county TGO footprint; manage and track inquiries and status; develop, coordinate and participate in regional events; assist with reporting and marketing activities; and other duties as required.
This position is based at Ohio University’s Athens campus.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a grant funded position and is available immediately after the search.
For a complete job description and to apply for the position please visit: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/28424
Position will remain opened until filled; apply by September 30, 2018 for full consideration.
Ohio University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer
Regional Network Coordinator, Ohio University LIGHTS Regional Network
Ohio University seeks a Regional Network Coordinator to manage a network of 10 Innovation Gateways in Ohio and West Virginia.
The position will support the Executive Director for Regional Innovation by organizing with great attention to detail the management of the Network’s: databases; metrics solicitation, collection tracking, and reporting; internal Network communication and processes; event planning and execution; a centralized Network calendar; training curriculum development and scheduling; marketing protocols and oversight; and, the coordination of the aggregated Network budget in concert with individual budget unit managers.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employee and qualified dependents.
To apply, please complete and submit the online quick application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with current contact information, including email addresses.
The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 12, 2018.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation.
Successful applicants must have a B.S. and an earned Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, and a record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in the following skills: oral and written communication, undergraduate/graduate teaching and course development, research and grantsmanship, publication of scholarly activities in peer reviewed journals, academic and professional advising, and work-place cooperation. Duties include developing an externally funded research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, student advising, and service to the university and profession.
Minimum qualifications for a successful candidate include:
Preferred qualifications for a successful candidate include:
The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborations with the College of Business and the Research and Technology Park to enhance the institution’s growing program in entrepreneurship and innovation education and outreach.
The faculty appointment will be made in one of the college’s departments that most closely aligns with the candidate’s basic engineering discipline. The College of Engineering at NDSU offers programs in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Application packages should include a letter of transmittal addressing the above skills, a detailed current curriculum vita, statement of scholarly interests and research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three references. All application materials must be submitted electronically to North Dakota State University’s Human Resource Office at https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/9595. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
NDSU is located in Fargo, rated as one of the best places to live and for family. Fargo, also known as “North of Normal”, has an active business and entrepreneurial community, and was ranked the No. 1 in the 2014 Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes, the Best-performing Small City of 2014 and 2015 by the Milken Institute, and the No. 1 Best Small College Town by the USA Today in 2016. Please check the link https://vimeo.com/119179906 to know more about Fargo. The state of North Dakota was also ranked in the top five states for highest startup activity, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. Such high entrepreneurial activities in the state of North Dakota and a vibrant business and entrepreneurial community in Fargo present an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurship program at NDSU.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. NDSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The search is being conducted in compliance with North Dakota Open Records laws.
Executive Director, Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Case Western Reserve University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Veal Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
The Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) epicenter for the development, leadership and guidance of a wide range of academic programs, co-curricular programming and events to promote and support entrepreneurship among the university’s faculty, staff, students, alumni as well as members of the local community. Leading the Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be an Executive Director reporting to the university’s Provost and Executive Vice President. The Executive Director will assemble and manage cross-disciplinary academic and staff teams to leverage existing and create future programs and services focused on growing entrepreneurship among the university’s constituencies. In addition, the Executive Director will work closely with the Sears think[box] Executive Director and team to advance the Innovation and Entrepreneurship mission of Sears think[box].
The Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will bring together members of the university community, business community, health care industry, applied science fields, among others, and foster partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. These include other universities, regional, national and international innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and local and national and industrial design and manufacturing companies.
The Executive Director of the Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be a recognized leader and an entrepreneur with a commitment to excellence and to sharing their expertise and experiences with others, specifically CWRU students in their own start-up aspirations. The Executive Director will have experience building and growing teams, leveraging resources, and successfully impacting the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, both locally and nationally. The successful candidate will be a visionary and strategic thought leader who will have proven experience and broad knowledge of the innovation ecosystem as it relates to idea generation, early and late stage investments, legal matters, business incubation, etc. The ideal candidate will be a serial entrepreneur, possess an innovative spirit, and be able to work with a variety of constituencies within a complex research university environment, as well as external audiences.
Candidates who have an earned doctorate, or terminal degree, with uniquely transferable experience are preferred.
Nominations and expressions of interest will continue to be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration.
Applications and nominations may be sent to:
Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Victoria Antolini, Senior Associate
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Off Campus Position
Non-Classified (Grant Funded)
Full-Time with Benefits
This is an administrative (non-classified) position reporting to the Vice President for Workforce and Community Development. The Entrepreneurship and Business Coaching Center Program Administrator is responsible for the development and implementation of an entrepreneurial training, coaching, and technical assistance program, modeled after a proven program being utilized in a rural area, designed to help new and/or existing entrepreneurs and small businesses with overall business plan development, strategies, support, training, mentoring, and other identified needs.
Responsibilities: Design, develop, implement, evaluate, modify, and administer a comprehensive entrepreneurial development program to spark and support new and existing entrepreneurs within the region. Implement an entrepreneurship training, coaching and technical assistance program, modeled after a proven program being utilized in a rural area; helping entrepreneurs develop business strategies and mitigate risks around the commercialization of new products, services, and/or processes; develop and implement trainings for new and existing entrepreneurs to assist them in going into businesses and adding to the skills they need to make their businesses more successful. Training activities would include, but are not limited to business financial management, marketing and software training such as Quickbooks, Facebook and other social media marketing, on-line booking and reservations, hospitality training, marketing products development, and business financial literacy; develop and conduct surveys of existing lodging providers, loan applicants, and other businesses in connection to gaps in successful business practices; develop and implement training and coaching schedule/calendar; work closely with the Hatfield McCoy Trail System Executive Director, or their designee, on all grant related activities; manage programs to support entrepreneurs: coordinating roll-out, overseeing partnerships, promoting to prospective participants, and soliciting feedback. Conduct market research and competitive analysis; identify and contact small and medium-sized businesses, assessing their needs, and proposing and delivering solutions to enhance and expand their businesses.
Requirements: A Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and (6) years of progressive management responsibilities in either a private industry, large community, or governmental organization to include experience operating a small business. Masters Degree Preferred. Preference will be given to candidate with experience as entrepreneur, in small start-up settings, or with experience advising new businesses through the start-up process
Submit application, cover letter, resume, and transcript copies by email to [email protected]
Application review will begin on September 21. Position open until filled.