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Job Corner

August 27, 2010

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is seeking an enterprising, energetic and experienced executive director for Innovation and Commercialization. The executive director will be charged to accelerate and strengthen the university's "Innovation Eco-system" that will be recognized and emulated globally by industry, academia and governments. In its vision to become the "Innovation University" RIT is investing heavily in a unique set of academic, research and technological initiatives, programs, and resources. The executive director will be responsible for integrating and mobilizing these critical elements of the innovation eco-system, which include the Simone Center for Entrepreneurship, Student Innovation Center, Venture Creations Incubator, Entrepreneur's House, Design/Rapid Prototyping Lab and the Office of Intellectual Property Management. The successful candidate will bring firsthand experience in the process of innovation and converting ideas into new products and companies; a good understanding of academia and industry, a proven ability to secure seed and venture funding and strong managerial and leadership skills with the ability to think strategically and provide tactical leadership towards identified goals. Apply online at careers@rit.edu, Keyword Search IRC# 42497. Please submit cover letter detailing qualifications and achievements; a vita; a statement of experience with and/or interest in RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

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