Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:
Education Level required: Bachelor in STEM related field
Relevant experience required: Experience with commercialization and entrepreneurial efforts
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.
Comprehensive benefits package
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity*
State Of New York