Executive Director, IU Innovates Hub (Institutional Advancement Leader)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 306382
VICE PRES/ACADEMIC SUPPORT (BL-VPAS-IUBLA)
The executive director is responsible for developing and implementing programs to support and accelerate entrepreneurial and commercialization activities at Indiana University. Programing should be created at all stages of the innovation process from ideation to commercialization or licensing including short courses, longer term programs, workshops, lectures, competitions, and social events aimed at bringing individuals together. Programming should target a mix of students, faculty, community partners, including possible investors and seasoned entrepreneurs to create mentoring opportunities and 'collision space' to drive the innovation ecosystem. The primary goal is to increase entrepreneurial activities at IU and to further economic development for the state of Indiana.
Reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President of Indiana University Bloomington and works closely with internal and external advisory boards to define the strategic direction, engage the critical constituencies, and rally the resources and partnerships required for success.
Works closely with academic deans and other leadership from across the campus to design meaningful experiences to engage and excite their faculty, staff, and students to promote the integration of translational research.
Works closely with community partners, including corporations, nonprofits, and governmental organizations and networks to cultivate a dedicated cadre of mentors who actively engagement with the IU community; and to integrate IU's efforts into the fabric of regional economic develop effort.
Works closely with makerspaces and business accelerators at universities across the country to ensure that IU is connected to the larger ecosystem around creating, designing, learning, collaborating, building, and producing.
Collaborates with others to identify opportunities, and cultivates internal and external partnerships necessary to create a robust ecosystem of programs and services.
Promotes translational research and builds a pipeline of new products, services, and businesses from IU.
Builds campus partnerships to become the interdisciplinary hub and resource for the existing network of campus makerspaces, innovation centers, and entrepreneurship opportunities, and as a key resource for academic units interested in applied interdisciplinary innovation opportunities for their faculty, staff, and students.
Works independently and in a team environment to organize and produce high quality and actionable content and deliverables, such as trainings, workshop, and programming that will accelerate entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization on campus.
Builds and maintains high-level relationships with diverse stakeholders across the campus and university, including campus leadership, faculty, staff, and students.
Develops relationships with external constituencies as needed to coordinate and promote entrepreneurial efforts in the state.
Works independently and within teams to prioritize, manage, and coordinate multiple ongoing projects and tasks while satisfactorily meeting deadlines and desired outcomes.
Tracks operational and outcomes data/metrics on key metrics of success.
Contributes on senior leadership teams to formulate strategic planning and the highest-level operational objectives for areas of institutional advancement, partnerships and engagement.
Establishes long-term business plans and long-term strategic objectives.
Directs leadership staff who provide supervision to engagement teams.
Responsible for escalated operational issues, including human resources and/or people management situations.
Drives innovation and excellence advancing institutional goals through outreach to a wide variety of stakeholders; reviews and creates policies and procedures facilitating partnerships.
Determines overall budget for teams; reviews and approves financial proposals from direct reporting leaders; has significant fiscal responsibilities that require frequent interaction with executive leaders.
Provides expertise and identifies grant and/or funding opportunities and university resources; develops business relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders across the university and externally.
Stays up-to-date on new standards of engagement, advancement opportunities, collaborative programs, and available resources and works with other engagement leaders across departments and/or campuses in determining standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures; ensures the adoption and implementation by direct reporting leaders.
Bachelor's degree in related field
5 years experience in strategic planning, relationship building, public relations, and/or development.
3 years of management experience Demonstrated leadership in academia, community, or government sectors
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
Instills commitment to organizational goals
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
Effective conflict management skills
Builds and manages effective teams
Ability to represent the company with external constituents
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Superior written and verbal communication skills in both interpersonal and large group settings
Ability to think strategically and lead a team tactically in the design and implementation of a new and sustainable model for entrepreneurship and innovation
Ability to recruit, engage, motivate and coalesce faculty, staff, students, campus and community partners and networks, and new and existing donors regarding new and sustainable models for entrepreneurship and innovation
Ability to foresee, make judgements, and use creativity to design partnerships which drive success and lead to innovation that help to address societal challenges and grow the Indiana economy
Knowledge, skills and judgement to meaningfully engage diverse groups of people such as faculty, deans, and other university executive level administrators; community partners in corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; donors; and undergraduate and graduate students from different demographic and discipline areas
Ability to effectively coach, mentor, recruit, motivate and lead teams
Deep understanding in the world and language of design, innovation, making, and business development
Demonstrates ability to develop entrepreneurship and innovation programing
Previous experience in startups and technology transfer
Ability to synthesize information from multiple stakeholders and perspectives
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This is an in-person position
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.