SSTI Job Corner

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The following positions are available:


The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and Illinois Science and Technology Institute are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead both non-profit corporations. The CEO will be a self-motivated leader with an entrepreneurial streak and experience managing not-for-profit corporations, who is prepared to be responsible for growing the programs and operations of the corporations and advocating on behalf of their members and the Illinois research and technology community more broadly.  More information is available here.

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Communications Director - ITIF

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) seeks a communications director to increase its exposure in the press, expand its social media footprint, and enhance its reputation as the world’s most influential science and technology think tank. This position reports to ITIF’s chief operating officer. The communications director is responsible for planning and executing an ongoing communications program that enhances ITIF's reputation as a thought leader among policymakers through proactive and reactive media outreach; partnering with the COO to manage the editorial calendar and workflow; drive promotion of ITIF reports and build press interest; promote and execute public events; and more. 

More information about the position and qualifications may be found here.

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Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services - NIST

The Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services (ADIIS) is a member of the Director’s senior leadership team, advising the Director on strategic issues and matters affecting the entire organization and is the principal executive officer responsible for partnerships with industry including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, the Office of Advanced Manufacturing, and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.  The ADIIS has the responsibility to oversee NIST’s and the federal inter-agency technology transfer activities through the Technology Partnerships Office, NIST’s Office of Research and Technology Applications.
The ADIIS works closely with the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) to enhance coordination between NIST’s extramural partnership programs and the intramural laboratory programs to amplify the impact of the scientific research and with the Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR) to ensure efficient and effective collaboration with operations, personnel, financial and budget, procurement and grants management services.
The ADIIS represents NIST to the Department of Commerce, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Congress and similar entities on matters pertaining to these programs. The position is SES Career Reserved. More information is available here.

Capital Strategist - Business Oregon

Business Oregon is looking for a Capital Strategist to work closely with the Oregon Growth Board.  The Capital Strategist, on behalf of the Board, plays an integral role in managing contracts entered into by Business Oregon, works with potential Oregon Growth Account (OGA) and Oregon Growth Fund (OGF) applicants and provides recommendations and reporting to the Board on investments.  Business Oregon is currently hiring a Capital Strategist (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) within the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section of the Economic Development Division. The full description can be found here.

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Deputy Director - Manufacturing Extension Partnership ( MEP)

The Deputy Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program serves as the focal point for Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) contacts with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) on MEP program matters; the incumbent directs the overall program planning function to ensure the effective development and presentation of the unit’s programs, and to ensure MEP fully meets the needs and requirements of NIST, DOC and Congress. The incumbent is also responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all MEP programs, to ensure that they are executed in a manner consistent with the policy decisions of NIST and DOC, and with the general management policies and procedures of the federal government. The incumbent recommends to the Director, MEP, programmatic changes as needed with the resources allocated, and assists the Director in reprogramming of allocated resources needed to support programmatic changes.

More information on the responsibilities and requirements for the job may be found here.

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