CEO - Midwest Sustainable Plastics Innovation Regional Engine
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 147,501.21 - 295,002.44
Internal Number: 357881
The Midwest Sustainable Plastics Innovation Regional Engine (M-SPIRE) will tackle one of the most urgent environmental challenges facing society—the plastics crisis. By enabling a circular plastics economy, M-SPIRE will drive the world’s transition to sustainable plastics. To achieve this, M-SPIRE will: 1) conduct use-inspired research and innovate to address critical challenges for circular plastics; 2) accelerate translation of solutions for global adoption; 3) transform and expand the plastics workforce; and 4) ensure inclusivity in the Engine’s culture and societal benefits. M-SPIRE will be a diverse, people-centered hub for developing and deploying the next generation of sustainable plastics technologies, businesses, and creative talent. As the first stop for any issue at the intersection of sustainability and plastics, M-SPIRE will build and cultivate an innovation ecosystem that enables, empowers, and emboldens scientists, technologists, communities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and governments to solve the plastic pollution crisis. Our diverse network represents the entirety of the plastics sector and the essential regional partners required to create a plastics future that is economically robust and sustainable and benefits the region, nation, and the world.
About the Position: The CEO will provide visionary leadership for all aspects of M-SPIRE operations and will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the long-term strategic plans of the Engine, with the goal of building a sustainable and equitable and equity-focused regional innovation ecosystem that provides value to all stakeholders.
$180,000-$240,000, depending on experience and qualifications.
Location of Position: Based at the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.