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Commercialization Director (Ref# Sj024)

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State Of New York Albany , NY 12201

Posted 3 months ago

Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:

Education Level required: Bachelor in STEM related field

Relevant experience required: Experience with commercialization and entrepreneurial efforts

  • 5+ years

Duties Description [TEMPORARY POSITION under 3 year federal grant]


NYSTAR funds over 70 centers that support the New York State innovation ecosystem. This individual will coordinate efforts to accelerate emerging company growth. Companies will be invited to a central location to receive guidance/assistance to address challenges they face. This position will be responsible for handling functions/activities necessary to ensure the success of this program. This effort will be focused on potential manufacturing companies and technology that may support manufacturing.


  • Manage daily operations of the Commercialization Center including budget, metrics and reporting.

  • Provide weekly update to Department Head and prepare relevant reporting to Executive Chamber where necessary.

  • Leverage partners to provide entrepreneurial training, workshops, and other effective entrepreneurial training programs.

  • Determine any gaps in entrepreneurial assistance and develop a program to assist.

  • Build a new or leverage an existing mentor network.

  • Identify feeder networks (commercialization competitions, SBIR awardees, Hot Spots & Certified Incubators etc.) to identify and assist promising start-ups.

  • Engage and develop long term working relationships with local, state, and federal resource partners.

  • Work with partners to identify available discovers and assist with forming a team to create a company focused on commercialization.

  • Develop and implement business and technical outreach and recruitment plans with an emphasis on supporting participating businesses and helping grow new pipelines of interest.

  • Maximize program interest through collaboration with investor, entrepreneurship, real estate, site selection, media, technical, legal, and marketing communities.

  • Work closely with NYSTAR team to coordinate efforts.

  • Track all company engagement and assistance provided, documenting likely keys to success or causes of start-up failure.

  • Participate in working groups and on boards as required.

  • Ensure effective coordination and integration of activities between staff, Executive Chamber, agency specialists and other public and private stakeholders and organizations as needed and appropriate.

  • Travel across New York State to work with partners to further establish and strengthen the network.

  • Travel out of state to other sites as required.

  • Present at meetings (in/out of state) highlighting work done under this grant.

  • Oversee and undertake special projects or initiatives as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments

  • Salary starting at specified amount
  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity*

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