Cornell Tech is leading a nationwide initiative called Break Through Tech AI that is a collaboration between higher education institutions and industry partners in selected cities around the country. The mission is to credential and fast-track undergraduate women into careers in Artificial Intelligence. Break Through Tech AI is an expansion of the Break Through Tech initiative which was launched at Cornell Tech in 2016 and is now operating in three cities around the country.
Break Through Tech AI (BTT-AI) seeks a Studio Partnership Lead who will oversee the successful delivery of a customized version of the Studio program at Cornell Tech in New York City as the inaugural host site for the program.
The Studio Partnership Lead works closely with the BTT-AI curriculum leads and the corporate partners who support the program. The Studio Partnership Lead reports directly to Cornell Tech's Studio Director, with additional accountability to the local Host Site Program Director.
The Studio Partnership Lead for Break Through Tech AI will work closely with the Studio team at Cornell Tech to learn from best practices for corporate engagement and curriculum-specific partnerships and to customize, design and develop the program to meet the needs of Break Through Tech. As a key connector for the program, the Studio Partnership Lead will develop significant working relationships with NYC's leading companies for the inaugural host site, while coordinating with the curriculum leads to ensure seamless collaboration across the program.
We are seeking a candidate with strong organizational skills and significant experience in both relationship management and program execution, with the ability to set priorities and coordinate ongoing activities in parallel, manage competing demands, and provide timely responses to urgent issues. The ideal candidate has a flexible, entrepreneurial spirit, thrives in a startup environment, has the ability to connect academic culture and curriculum to real-world digital culture, and excels in developing and managing both personal and corporate relationships.
This is a benefits-eligible 5-year term position with the possibility of renewal. This position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends, particularly during the academic year. The responsibilities may be completed primarily remotely during the initial employment period and would be expected to work on location on our Cornell Tech NYC campus when instruction resumes in person.
Key responsibilities include:
*Develop and deliver a strategy for growth of the new program in the New York market. This includes outreach to undergraduate institutions in the area and partnering with academic leaders at those institutions in order to recruit students for the program and hiring of additional staff. *Lead the development and execution of all Break Through Tech AI programs including but not limited to: Summer Courses, Portfolio Creation programs, and Coaching/Mentoring Programs. This includes but is not limited to strategy, coordination, day-to-day oversight/administration and being the senior lead in relationship management with all industry partners. This also includes collaboration with other programmatic and administrative leads across the initiative. *Public spokesperson for the initiative in the New York market representing the strategy, programs and opportunities for engagement with the initiative. *Develop and execute a strategy for recruiting graduate teaching assistants. *Plan and manage the work of program staff and volunteers. *Partner with Cornell Tech staff to develop and expand the program and to nurture relationships with both corporate and startup partners.
The Studio Partnership Lead has the following responsibilities:
*Oversee the Studio program at the Cornell Tech pilot host site (60%) *Manage the moving pieces of the Studio program, including portfolio development, practitioner feedback sessions, and Sprints *Develop, document and operate tools and systems to coordinate engagements between students and corporate partners
*Develop and manage corporate relationships at Cornell Tech pilot host site (20%) *Construct a diverse portfolio of relationships within startups, businesses, nonprofits, and governments, as well as with entrepreneurs, product managers, engineering managers. *Manage actively engaged partners, including onboarding, ongoing communications, quality assessment, feedback, best practices. *Track all corporate relationships by building out a CRM
*Build and scale a practitioner engagement program (20%) *Plan practitioner engagement events to activate a broader group of industry experts to mentor and advise Break Through Tech AI students *Actively help students resolve obstacles and maintain forward progress
Bachelor's degree with 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Work in either an academic or corporate setting coordinating or managing relationships, event planning, or program development and implementation
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and relationship building qualities are essential. Ability to communicate with, work effectively with, and maintain a positive rapport with students, faculty, corporate stakeholders, vendors, and community partners alike
Proven ability to work in a team context, as well as the ability to be effective when working independently
Demonstrated computer skills and experience with standard desktop tools
Highest standards of integrity to develop trust with current students, faculty, staff, partners, and employers
Additional relevant work experience beyond 5 years
Experience with Salesforce or equivalent CRM tool
Familiarity with related educational/entrepreneurial programs at other universities and organizations (capstone projects, cooperative projects, incubators, accelerators, etc.)
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