SSTI Job Corner

Have an open position? Let us post your position or RFP listing — it's free for SSTI Members/$95 for all others. Postings stay active on our website for 45 days and a brief mention is included in the SSTI Weekly Digest. Please use our listing submission form or send the position title, description, and any other relevant information to Susan Niple (niple@ssti.org | 614.901.1690). The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Director of Business Development - University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is looking for a Director of Business Development who will, as part of the Innovation and Economic Impact (IEI) team within the Office of the Vice President for Research, be responsible for generating a pipeline of potential new partnering opportunities pertaining to intellectual property and corporate sponsored research, with the objective of advancing UT research through partnering. You can read a detailed description and apply here.

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Director of Intellectual Property - University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a Director of Intellectual Property who, as part of the Innovation and Economic Impact (IEI) team within the Office of the Vice President for Research, will be responsible for the active management of UT Austin’s portfolio of inventions, patent applications, patents, copyrighted works, and tangible results of research to achieve the objective of creating commercially relevant IP that has a pathway to partnering with industry and startups. For a detailed description and instructions to apply, click here.

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CEO - Downtown Denver Partnership

The Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is a visionary leader, skilled relationship builder, change agent, and an expert business and financial executive. The CEO will convene and lead diverse stakeholders invested in a vibrant, economically resilient center city to address the special urban challenges of today while planning, innovating, and leading for the future. CEO will be an action-oriented, results-driven, collaborative leader who is passionate about building an authentic, sustainable international downtown that serves as the economic and cultural engine for the city and the region. B.S. degree required; Masters preferred. Corporate and/or board background related to community and economic development experience desirable. You can view more info and apply for the position here.

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Head of Sales Operations - Startup Space

StartUp Space is looking for a talented and experienced director of sales to lead its sales department and is in need of a self-motivated professional with proven managerial experience and an outstanding track record in sales. This position requires strong sales skills with experience working in economic development. In this position, you will be responsible for meeting annual sales targets within assigned regions and accounts. Duties will include motivating a growing sales team, designing strategic sales plans, and assessing costs and competition. In addition to being an excellent communicator, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate exceptional negotiation and leadership skills. For more information click here.

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Grant Manager - LaunchTN

A skilled writer of federal and corporate foundation grants, this position communicates a need that inspires action and secures funds. You are a dependable, approachable, flexible, detail-oriented person who excels at project and calendar management, and who works well both collaboratively and independently. You are energized by your work, understand your significance within the strategic priorities of LaunchTN. You can read a detailed description and apply to the position here.

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Technology Advancement Manager - LaunchTN

This position is responsible for the execution of a statewide effort to support early-stage science and technology ventures and is responsible for LaunchTN’s role to assist with commercializing technology and advancing tech-based business. By establishing meaningful and systematic market-focused collaborations around Tennessee’s technology assets among our Mentor Networks, Network Partners, and other stakeholders, this position ensures the connection of advanced technology and research to the appropriate stakeholders to build innovation capabilities in our ecosystem. You can find more information here.

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Entrepreneurship Program Manager - University of Texas at Austin

The Entrepreneurship Program Manager is responsible for the development and execution of the operational plans for programs. The position also represents the Innovation and Economic Impact team in public forums and outreach engagements, so public speaking will be part of the job. This position will focus on management of six programs and systems which support UT-affiliated startups, strengthen the startup pipeline, and educate faculty and staff on entrepreneurial matters. The role also will entail engaging with stakeholders to ensure alignment of these programs with the needs of its stakeholders. For more details and to apply, click here.

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Grants Compliance Manager - University City Science Center

The University City Science Center is seeking a Grants and Compliance Manager to assist the organization in growing the federal fundraising capacity at the Science Center. This position will work under the direction of the Director, Government and Capital Engagement and will be responsible for proactively conducting federal grant prospect research, maintaining, and implementing the Federal Grant Submission and Management Process with cognizant departments, ensure compliance with guidelines and reporting on grants submitted and secured. The successful candidate will have 3-5+ years of demonstrated experience in grant writing, managing grant requirements, and interfacing with key donors. Experience with writing and managing applications for federal and state grants is a plus. Experience working with a university-sponsored research office preferred. For the full job description and to apply, visit here.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Innovation - Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) seeks a senior policy analyst for its clean energy innovation policy program. The successful candidate will analyze and develop recommendations for domestic and international policies that have the potential to accelerate or impede climate and clean energy innovation. The duties will include authoring original and secondary research in multiple formats and presenting findings at public events and in private settings. The analyst will be an active member of the policy and advocacy community through collaboration with other organizations and personal networking. More information on the opening and directions to apply is available here.

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Division Director, Divison of Social and Economic Sciences - National Science Foundation

The division is located within NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate. The Division Director serves as a member of the directorate’s leadership team and as a principal NSF spokesperson for social and economic sciences. The Division Director works with the Deputy Division Director to provide leadership for the Social and Economic Sciences Division which is responsible for funding research and related activities. aimed at advancing our fundamental understanding of how people live, work, and cooperate with one another. The evidence and insight that researchers generate with the division’s support help improve quality of life, institutional effectiveness, and economic prosperity for the U.S. The Division Director provides overall management for a staff of approximately 30 employees and a fiscal year 2021 budget over $110 million. The Division Director assesses needs and trends in the social and economic sciences and implements overall strategic planning and policy creation for the division. Applications must be received by Aug. 6. More information is available here.

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