SSTI Job Corner

Have an open position? Let us post your job listing — it's free for SSTI Members/$95 for all others. Job postings stay active on our website for 45 days and a brief mention is included in the SSTI Weekly Digest. Please send the position title, description, and any other relevant information to Jason Rittenberg or use the submission form. The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Director of Operations - Kentucky Office of Entrepreneurship

The Kentucky Office of Entrepreneurship is seeking a dynamic leader who will contribute to the exciting re-imagining and re-energizing of the commonwealth’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. We are looking for an experienced Director of Operations to organize and oversee the daily operations of our office. This position will report directly to the Deputy Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship. The ideal candidate must be competent and able to plan many different kinds of operational activities. He/She must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient way to run the operation. The Director will lead the execution of key initiatives as well as provide oversight for operational and administrative functions through rigorous program management. He/She will contribute to the evaluation of partnership and vendor proposals, business plans from companies seeking equity, financial statements and progress reports to help monitor grant compliance and generally support the technical service providers, funders and startups.

More information is available here.

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Advanced Technology Development Center Director - Georgia Institute of Technology

This position primarily provides direction and leadership for the Atlanta-based Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology, ATDC is one of the largest and most successful university-affiliated technology incubators in the United States. The primary mission of ATDC is to help Georgia entrepreneurs succeed in the creation of scalable disruptive technology startups. The successful candidate will leverage a track record of attracting and developing startups within the larger context the Georgia startup ecosystem. The Director will lead Georgia Tech’s overall outreach services for technology entrepreneurship and will represent ATDC to internal and external stakeholders. These stakeholders include, but are not limited to, founders, investors, VCs, and technology community leaders. Incumbent in this role will serve to promote strong connections between Georgia Tech and the Georgia entrepreneurial community. This position reports directly to the Vice President of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech’s Economic Development and Business Outreach Organization. 

More information is available here.

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State Director SBDC - University of Kentucky

The State Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Centers provides strategic leadership and management of the network. The State Director is responsible for establishing strategic priorities; securing annual funding to sustain the program; cultivating relationships with stakeholders and partners; fulfilling grant obligations; maximizing financial resources; setting expectations and policies to achieve performance results; internal and external communications; managing staff; and more. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creation and fulfillment of the Kentucky SBDC network strategic plan; overall planning, direction and results of the Kentucky SBDC network; aligning the SBDC principles with federal regulations and national accreditation criteria; assuring SBDC compliance; negotiating and implementing the annual Cooperative Agreement with the SBA; developing and managing the SBDC Lead Center annual budget; supervising Lead Center staff; managing regional centers; serving as the program liaison with the national Association of SBDCs, and SBA national, regional and district offices; championing the roll-out and on-going promotion of the SBDC brand in cooperation with the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), and Cooperative Extension; developing and maintaining close working relationships with statewide small business and professional organizations, universities, incubators and tech parks, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Kentucky Association for Economic Development, local and regional chambers of commerce, and other organizations serving small businesses; developing opportunities to promote student involvement (internships, class projects, etc.) and research opportunities through SBDC engagement; and more.

The full job posting can be found here.

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Associate Director for Laboratory Programs - NIST

The Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) represents the Director both inside and outside the Institute and assists the Director in accomplishing the Institute's mission. The ADLP is primarily responsible for representing, coordinating and overseeing the NIST Laboratory Programs.  NIST’s laboratories serve as the National Metrology Institute for the United States, providing traceability to the SI within the U.S., and coordinating internationally through the Treaty of the Meter, and the ADLP carries out this unique mission. The ADLP serves as primary point of contact for NIST laboratory programs with the Director's Office and is responsible for programmatic and operational direction of the labs.  

Learn more about the position and apply here.

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Venture Investment Manager - University of Maryland

UM Ventures requires a hard working, dynamic Venture Investment Manager to identify, recruit, screen & coach seed stage investment opportunities for the Dingman Center Angels and the Maryland Momentum Fund. He/she will also manage the angel network, build a pipeline of UMD and regional entrepreneurs, provide support for faculty led startups and serve as a subject matter expert for a course for student venture associates. The Venture Investment Manager must be interested in working with startups or in venture capital and enjoy the combination of a fast paced, startup environment in an academic setting.

More information on the job posting is available here.

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President & Chief Executive Officer - Iowa Innovation Corporation

The Iowa Innovation Corporation is hiring a Chief Executive Officer to lead the Corporation as its mission pivots to becoming the Iowa Bioscience Development Center (IBDC). This is a key role in leading Iowa’s effort to adopt a more aggressive, formalized approach to organizing for bioscience sector development and establish the IBDC, a public/private partnership, to serve as a catalyst for research, innovation, and commercialization of technologies and companies from the biobased chemicals, precision and digital agriculture, vaccines and immunotherapeutics and medical devices platforms. The successful CEO is expected to maintain working relationships with industry leaders, university leaders and researchers, government stakeholders, such as the Governor and legislators, as well as the team, Board and ecosystem partners. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in leading and managing multiple projects in situations involving complex decision-making with a range of corporate, university and public stakeholders, partners to achieve preferred results. 

The full job posting is available HERE.

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President & Chief Executive Officer - Launch Tennessee

Launch Tennessee is hiring a Chief Executive Officer to take Tennessee entrepreneurship to the next level. This is a key role in building the startup ecosystem in Tennessee and in the Southeast, and the ideal candidate is excited by the opportunity to transform Tennessee into the most startup-friendly state in the nation. The successful CEO is comfortable in many kinds of situations and conveys passion for the LaunchTN mission to any audience: Presenting to large groups, planning with Entrepreneur Center leaders, working with government stakeholders, such as the Governor and legislators, talking to the media, etc. This role will work closely with the team, Board and ecosystem partners, focusing on implementing LaunchTN’s five-year strategic plan, strengthening the company’s culture and core values, coordinating the annual budget and ensuring that our company is an inclusive, collaborative and professional place to learn and work. 

More information on the role can be found here.

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