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Program Director-Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs (R23-26)
About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.
Home to nine colleges and schools, 57 centers and institutes, and close to 700 full-time faculty scholars and researchers, the University at Albany is one of SUNY’s flagship, comprehensive research universities. UAlbany is widely recognized for its long-standing academic and research strengths in atmospheric and environmental sciences, biological sciences, business, computer science demography, economics, education, math, political science and public administration, public health, psychology, sociology, and social welfare. In addition, the University has made significant investments in emerging and new strategic areas of opportunity including engineering and applied sciences, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, emergency management and homeland security, minority health disparities, RNA science and technology, and advanced weather analytics. Since 2005, the UAlbany has been recognized as a Carnegie R1 research institution -one of the “very high research activity” doctoral universities as ranked by the Carnegie Classification of institutions of Higher Education.
Life sciences and public health, especially health equity and health disparities, have been a long-standing signature strength at UAlbany. New Institute for Social and Health Equity (ISHE) launched with an initial $1.7m investment from the University will serve as a hub for research and training that leverages the University’s existing strengths, together with community engagement, to promote inclusivity and address longstanding societal problems related to health disparities and in equity. ISHE will work to increase interdisciplinary and interinstitutional collaborations, across UAlbany’s colleges and schools as well as other SUNY campuses and community and government organizations.
Description of Duties:
The Research Foundation at the University at Albany (UAlbany) is looking for someone who is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, and enjoys working with students, faculty, and community-based startups in the Capital Region to explore the broader impacts of their research and inventions.
The Program Manager will work within the Office of Economic Development (OED) at the University at Albany, overseeing the operations of the UAlbany Innovation Center, Innovate 518 – the Capital Region Innovation Hot Spot and the NSF I-Corps program, and student entrepreneurship.
The Program Manager will report to the Director of Economic Development. The successful candidate will work to develop and promote programming throughout the campus and the region, help recruit diverse innovative teams into the program offerings, organize, develop, and promote I-Corps curriculum, and support teams in applying to innovation and entrepreneurship programs at the University.
Education and Participation
Recruitment & Assessment
Relationship Management & Tracking
Communications & Reporting
Resource Management & Expansion of Services
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, the contact information of three work-related references, along with a letter of application to https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=161461
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
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