Academic Program Manager - Corporate Startup Lab-2014346
The Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) is a Swartz Center initiative focused on researching and promoting the mission of transformative innovation within corporations. We work to solve problems in the world today with entrepreneurial solutions. Specifically, we believe there are large areas of innovation currently not being developed because they can only be commercialized inside large companies rather than as standalone small new startups.
We are increasingly becoming known as the best place to study and learn how to lead transformative innovation inside large corporations. As part of the team at CSL, you will have the opportunity to solidify this reputation. Beyond making the world a better place, this will also have an impact across partners at CMU:
Prospective students in many disciplines pick CMU because of this expertise;
Current students are more valuable after graduation due to this expertise;
Corporate partners are more engaged and committed because of the assistance CSL provides;
Prospective faculty seek out working with CSL because of our ability to get access to unique datasets from partners; and
Companies choose Pittsburgh for their innovation hub because of the ability to collaborate with CSL.
We are searching for an Academic Program Manager; this is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and meaningful work environment. In this new role, you will be responsible for supporting the Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) in coordinating interactions with critical partners, especially corporate sponsors. Directly serve as the project manager and end-to-end event coordinator for multiple large campus events, as well as multiple smaller, regularly occurring events throughout the year.
Handle internal contracting processes to include leading meetings, documenting action items, and following up to ensure those action items are completed.
Large events: primarily senior corporate executives, 100+ attendees, high-profile events with direct impact on Tepper School sponsors, donors, and/or employers to include but not limited to the Corporate Entrepreneurship Forum, Capstone Project Kick, and Demo Day.
Smaller events: a combination of executives, students and community partners to include but not limited to program lunches, corporate partner events, and private industry roundtables.
Consolidate, report, make recommendations, and execute on all projects within the program to CSL Director and CSL Advisory Board.
Work with CSL Director and collaborators to develop and implement initiatives to streamline and improve operations project life cycles and maximize research impact.
Track, monitor and provide regular reports and forecasts around CSL annual budget. Ensure that vendor activities are delivered on schedule, on budget, and meet quality expectations. Identify potential risks to budget and make decisions about vendors and spending to avoid overages. Run overall budget and effectively find opportunities for cost-savings without diminishing experience.
Working collaboratively and effectively with various departments to include student services, building operations, business operations, university purchasing and other departments as needed.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CSL. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Outstanding communication skills;
Excellent critical thinking skills with an attitude of providing excellent service;
Ability to actively solve problems, and finding creative ways to get things done when faced with challenges or resistance;
Capability to work independently and lead workflow to ensure accurate and timely completion of responsibilities;
Ability to effectively manage large amounts of competing tasks timely;
Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail; and
Supporting event attendees through seamless delivery by anticipating their needs and responding to requests in a timely and professional manner.
This is a full-time, benefit eligible, two year fixed-term position.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.
Minimum three years of project management experience required.
Please visit " Why Carnegie Mellon " to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: https://www.corporatestartuplab.com/
Job Function: Project / Program Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: PVST - Provost's Academic (Garrett, James H (garrett) (Inherited))
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: negotiable
Internal Number: 2014346
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.