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The following positions are available:


Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager - Business Oregon

Business Oregon is currently recruiting a permanent, full time Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager at Business Oregon will manage a team of eight professional staff to implement Oregon’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) strategy. They will lead the execution of Oregon’s 10 Year Innovation plan.This plan includes implementation of a suite of I&E programs that will ensure Oregon is both competitive and resilient.The I&E Manager will provide oversight for the state’s venture capital investments and business and ecosystem grant programs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.They will build and maintain strong relationships with external partners to ensure a comprehensive state strategy to support entrepreneurs and innovators across Oregon. You may learn more about the position and apply here.

Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer - Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative

The Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative was re-launched in 2021 to capitalize on a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Southwest Pennsylvania to lead the nation and globe in expanding its robotics and autonomy cluster. The Collaborative was one of 529 regions to apply for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and is one of just 21 regions to win. The Collaborative will receive a $62.7 million federal grant over the next four years.

Leading the Collaborative will be the inaugural Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer (RECO). The RECO will guide the grant’s strategy, working as a convener and collaborator to harness the capacity of our diverse Collaborative and ensuring that each of the grant’s five projects achieves its goals individually and collectively. The RECO will lead development of an annual summit to share progress with a broad set of community partners and ensure adherence to the grant’s requirements and recommendations. The RECO will coordinate with the EDA to ensure the grant’s successful execution.

Candidates for this position will be evaluated by Jorgenson Consulting. Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the job responsibilities and organizational focus will be invited to participate in the interview process. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Todd Jorgenson at More information is available here.

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Executive Director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) and Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Industry Partnerships - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks an experienced and collaborative leader to serve as the new Executive Director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) and Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Industry Partnerships (ED/AVC). Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, the Executive Director/Associate Vice Chancellor will be the first in this newly elevated and expanded role, overseeing the development and operations of NIC, while leading and expanding industry relations efforts at the University. You can read more about the position and apply here.

Executive Director STAR Park/Co-Director MARC - Texas State University

Texas State University is currently seeking an Executive Director STAR Park/Co-Director MARC. The Executive Director of the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park will bear primary responsibility for managing the development of the current 58-acre research park, operation of the STAR One technology business incubator and development of new physical research assets located outside of the main academic campus in San Marcos.

The Materials Application Research Center (MARC) is a university level innovation center created to establish Texas State as a leader in the formation of integrated strategies furthering creation of an innovation led ecosystem through applied research, engagement and entrepreneurial activities. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Research Officer, the Co-Directors of MARC undertake activities which include development of a university wide platform for identifying and implementing new multi-disciplinary strategies supporting Texas State’s goal of achieving R1 research classification and supporting a seamless structure for support of critical research resources in the form of shared equipment/instrumentation/core facilities. Examples of activities include the launch of the New Ventures entrepreneurship program (now transferred to a separate center) and the Connected Infrastructure for Education and Applied Research (CIEDAR) university/industry SMART infrastructure research consortium. For more details and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Director National Center for Toxicological Research - Health and Human Services - Food And Drug Administration

FDA HQ is conducting a search for a new Director of the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in the Office of Chief Scientist (OCS) conducts and publishes peer-reviewed scientific research that supports and anticipates the FDA's current and future regulatory needs involving fundamental and applied research specifically designed to define the biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA. To view the open position and apply please go here.

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Director of Program Development - Waymaker Group

Waymaker Group is looking for a new team member to join their fast-growing consulting firm of dynamic individuals working to expand innovation districts across the heartland. The Director of Program Development will work with senior leadership teams in public and private industry environments designing new cluster programming, guiding program implementation, and developing partnership startegies to fund innovation districts. The candidate will lead strategic planning initiatives to identify, build and match federal, state and local funding efforts with municipal, higher education and non profit clients throughout middle throughout the middle U.S. With billions of dollars targeted towards technology clusters in the middle U.S. through federal programs like the CHIPS and Science Act, there has never been a better time to be involved with heartland economic development. For more details and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Entrepreneur in Residence (Life Sciences), Discovery to Impact - The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an Entrepreneur in Residence. As a part-time member of the Discovery to Impact team, Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) will provide active, fractional management services and hands-on operational support for UT Austin affiliated startups in the Life Sciences. One of the most significant challenges faculty and graduate student-based startups face is attracting seasoned entrepreneurial management who can establish the business foundation needed for long-term viability of the company. The EIRs address this need directly. You can learn more about the job opening and apply here.

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Business Development Specialist - Computer Sciences/Electrical Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin

Discovery to Impact is charged with bringing products and services to the market based on UT Austin’s research enterprise to benefit the world. Discovery to Impact manages the university’s intellectual property, corporate sponsored research, and support for UT-affiliated startups.

The University of Texas at austin is seeking a business development specialist that will be responsible for cultivating new relationships and fostering existing relationships with businesses of all sizes to identify solutions to industry needs through intellectual property available for licensing, UT Austin’s research capabilities and infrastructure, and other resources available throughout the institution and ecosystem. For more details, and to apply, please go here.

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Investment Analyst - SSBCI (Investment Analyst 2) - Business Oregon

Business Oregon is currently hiring for a permanent, full time Investment Analyst (Investment Analyst 2) position, who is interested in using their investment experience to help local small businesses grow and gaining portfolio experience while supporting underrepresented startups.

This role will be part of Innovation and Entrepreneurship team within the Economic Development Department for Business Oregon agency. The person in this position will support Business Oregon’s program to deploy capital from the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). This position is responsible for administrating the venture capital portion of the SSBCI program, which will provide approximately $30 million in federal funding to the state of Oregon to invest in local small businesses through venture capital. For more details and to apply for the position, please go here.

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NSF Engines Program Director - National Science Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program seeks candidates to apply for the role of a program director to lead the program’s evaluation efforts. The program director in this role will design evaluation methodologies and support a range of studies using innovative evaluation designs to assess short- and long-term progress on individual NSF Engines awards and the program overall.

The deadline for applications is November 16, 2022. You may view a more detailed description and find instructions to apply here.

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