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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 04-20-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Managed under the UC Santa Cruz Office of Research, the IBE Hub is the point of entry for industry partners, investors, and entrepreneurs to connect with UC Santa Cruz discoveries, innovations, resources, and talent. Within the IBE Hub, the new ventures development team focuses on advancing the implementation and adoption potential of early-stage UCSC innovations by providing targeted funding and resources, facilitating the formation and growth of new ventures, and supporting entrepreneurial skills development. The new ventures development team also collaborates with partners in the IBE Hub focused on innovation transfer, industry alliances, and corporate relations.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Business Engagement, the Innovation Programs Manager will be responsible for organizing, implementing, and managing a suite of innovation and entrepreneurship programs, activities, and initiatives administered directly through the Innovation & Business Engagement (IBE) Hub and in close collaboration with campus and community partners. A major area of focus for this position will be launching and administering a new program supported by UC and state funding that will advance development and drive adoption of innovative solutions addressing California's most pressing climate challenges by providing funding, training, programming, and support resources. Across all managed programs, this position will also play a role in developing processes and procedures, stewarding partnerships, tracking and analyzing data and metrics, conducting engagement and outreach activities, and program administration.
Budgeted Salary: $80,000 - $91,850/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week. NOTE: The unit/department is open to a fixed schedule between 75% to 100% time. Salary proportionate to time worked.
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: 2 years from hire date, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus. Partial Hybrid
Develops structures. Organizes, implements, promotes, manages, and monitors performance for a broad spectrum of innovation and entrepreneurship programs and initiatives targeting students, staff, faculty and external partners. External partners include support providers, investors, and mentors.
Coordinates with internal partners and existing programs, fosters and establishes new campus collaborations, and develops new proposals and recommendations to leverage and grow resources and infrastructure.
Provides multiple pathways for researchers, entrepreneurs, and new ventures to advance innovations.
Cultivates partnerships with external collaborators around programs, training, events, funding, mentorship, and other engagements. Facilitates associated agreements and transaction processes.
Engages with community groups and industry to develop a resource map and help stakeholders understand the scope and preferences of entities that could utilize, license, or invest in innovations being developed through managed programs and partnerships.
Collects, tracks, analyzes, and reports on key performance indicators, budgets and financial metrics, and outcomes and impact data across all managed innovation and entrepreneurship programs, including working with internal and external partners to ensure consistent and comprehensive reporting.
Develops processes and procedures, monitors best practices in the field, creates program sustainability plans, and addresses administrative tasks such as purchasing, organizing events, and scheduling meetings.
Other tasks to be assigned.
Bachelor's degree in science, business, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced project management skills.
Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with and influence all levels of staff.
Strong verbal communication skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Outstanding coordination and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively work with internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Proven business and financial management track record, including planning, budgeting and reporting.
Advanced degree in science, business, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of technology and startup development and funding.
Knowledge of entrepreneurship and lean launchpad customer discovery and validation approaches.
Knowledge of University of California industry sponsored research, intellectual property, and corporate support policies and guidelines.
Experience in technical research and innovation in climate resilience and sustainability fields with skills to evaluate innovative solutions and technologies.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Partial remote work will be required, with days of the week and the number of days to be determined, and be able to fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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