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 Ellen Marrison ( | 614.901.1690). The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Consultant - Startup Junkie

A Consultant at Startup Junkie is responsible for helping us achieve our mission of empowering entrepreneurs and innovators. The successful applicant will be consulting with new and existing ventures on all aspects of starting and scaling businesses. Applicants should have the drive to be constantly learning and a passion for sharing that knowledge with others. When not working with clients, consultants are supportive of all other Startup Junkie activities including events, programs, and our own business development. More information is available here.

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Executive Director - CREATE, UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Are you interested in overseeing the operations of a think-and-do tank that disseminates research on topics related to economic development and shared economic prosperity? If so, then consider joining the CREATE team. CREATE is a center at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise that is dedicated to economic development with the aim of improving economic performance and informing policy. CREATE’s Executive Director develops research initiatives and communications; conducts strategic planning; supervises staff; and oversees considerable programmatic, educational, e-services, and external relations, including business development and building relationships in efforts to secure funding to support the initiatives of CREATE. The application deadline is April 10th. See full position details here.

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Program Officer, Entrepreneur Support Organizations, Heartland Strategy - Kauffman Foundation

The Program Officer (PO) manages a broad grant portfolio that addresses systemic inequities that impact equitable entrepreneurial success in the Heartland. Additionally, the Program Officer will manage a diverse, inclusive peer-learning community designed to encourage collaborative, regional entrepreneurship support and strategy development. More information is available here.

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Director of Regional Workforce Strategy - BioSTL

The Director of Regional Workforce Strategy is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational management for BioSTL programs and partnerships that enhance the St. Louis region’s bioscience talent pool. This role will help identify and resolve talent pipeline issues that hinder the growth of St. Louis bioscience companies and help turn the region’s workforce into a magnet that attracts additional companies and growth to St. Louis. Reporting to the Vice President, Programs and collaborating with other key staff members, the Director will design and implement BioSTL’s first formal workforce strategy program. Through the position, BioSTL aims to be a key resource and partner to attract, develop, and retain bioscience and innovation talent to the St. Louis region. More information is available here.

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Smart Communities Manager - US Ignite

US Ignite, a nonprofit public-private partnership based in Washington, DC, seeks a Smart Communities Manager for its several smart and connected community projects headlined by its signature Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) effort. The Smart Communities Manager will be responsible for providing community-building and technical expertise to a portfolio of partners working to improve their community through smart community projects and targeted innovation zones. The manager will support these communities in designing and delivering smart community projects, applications, and services that leverage technology, improve their community, and drive economic activity. More information about the position is available here.

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Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Program Associate - APLU

The IEP Program Associate will provide administrative and programmatic support to the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program in APLU’s Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement. Specific duties include coordination of program logistics and timeline, web-based workshops and activities, event planning and management, website management and supporting program promotion and recruitment efforts, scheduling multi-organizational meetings, coordinating virtual meetings, and contributing to fundraising efforts. Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced environment, have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and possess a keen attention to detail. More information is available here.

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