SSTI Job Corner

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The following positions are available:

Innovation Strategist (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) – Limited Duration/Job Rotation Opportunity - Business Oregon

Business Oregon is the economic development agency for the state of Oregon whose mission is to invest in Oregon’s businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy, all carried out with an agency strategic plan. Business Oregon is currently hiring one limited duration position or job rotation option for an Innovation Strategist (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) within the Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) division. This position is expected to last through Dec. 31, 2022. The role will support the development and execution of the state’s innovation agenda through partnership with the Future’s Commission, the Oregon Innovation Council, the Oregon Growth Board and other partners. You may read more information and apply for the position here.

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 Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement - APLU

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is seeking a Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement to oversee the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Designation (IEP) program and serve as the primary point of contact for the Commission on Economic and Community Engagement (CECE). The Director may also design and implement funded projects within the Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement that support the priorities of CECE and work with other APLU offices across APLU to contribute to the association’s work on advancing institutional transformation, student success, policy development, and advocacy agendas. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. Employees are working remotely from locations within DC, MD, VA through April 1, 2022 due to COVID-19. Employees of APLU must reside in DC, MD, or VA. You can view a more detailed desciption of, and find instructions to apply for the position here .

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Center Director & CEO - Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

VMEC is seeking a new CEO. Patricia Giavara, the Interim Director & CEO, will be retiring in 2022 and she and the VMEC Advisory Board are seeking candidates to lead the organization. As the Center Director & CEO of VMEC, the incumbent will play a leading role in developing and implementing a strategy for strengthening and modernizing Vermont’s manufacturing sector. The CEO will, in consultation and cooperation with the VMEC Staff and Advisory Board: formulate policies, programs, and evaluation criteria in support of the organization’s goals; develop and implement strategic and business plans; and report to key stakeholders and the Advisory Board on their implementation. Please visit this page and scroll to “Current Staff Openings: Full Time” to view the complete position description and apply. Applicants are asked to upload a Cover Letter and Resume, and should apply by November 30, 2021.

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Chief Executive Officer - LaunchTN

LaunchTN is seeking an inspiring, collaborative leader to join their high-performing team as Chief Executive Officer.  This position will lead LaunchTN by working with public and private sectors throughout the state to support public and private capital investment, as well as entrepreneur support for Tennessee’s most promising startups – truly being an advocate and connector for Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successfully growing an organization, working with a broad and diverse set of stakeholders, and executing across multiple priorities. More information is available here.

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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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