Director/Associate Director of Business Development
Virginia Tech would like to invite applicants for the position of:
Director/Associate Director of Business Development, Posting AP0170205
Business Engagement Center is seeking to fill multiple Associate Director of Business Development positions. The Associate Director of Business Development will serve as the primary interface between a defined portfolio of industry partners and the university. This person will identify, nurture and expand relationships through research-based partnerships, connections to research centers, institutes and programs, faculty expertise, facilities and equipment, facilitated working sessions and co-creation activities, fundraising, facilitation of student hiring and internships, professional training, advisory board opportunities, networking events and other University activities and programs in response to industry partner needs and interests.
The Business Engagement Center is a new center formed at Virginia Tech to expand and deepen industry-university partnerships. The Business Engagement Center will offer a full range of support to industry partners and VT faculty and staff who strive to further their research and increase applications of their work.
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Business Engagement Center, the Associate Director of Business Development will:
Nurture and expand relationships with prospective industry partners, often with senior leaders, serving as the primary point of contact for a portfolio of corporations.
Support a need-driven approach to engaging industry partners, making links between company interests/market needs and university opportunities, research, and students.
Lend industry, market, and/or technical domain analysis, insight, and experience to identify possible opportunities and value drivers to inform and support cultivation and engagement strategies.
Develop intelligence around and connections to University faculty and research interests, capabilities, and activities connections, identifying opportunities that have industry/market relevance; organize working sessions, and effectively connect and shepherd the relationships.
Identify, shape, and solicit corporate opportunities (including philanthropic), through a variety of mechanisms, including organizing working sessions and co-creation activities with members of the faculty and staff.
Current openings in the Business Engagement Center include Associate Directors of Business Development in the following areas:
Associate Director of Business Development, Central Position(s):
These positions will be centrally based and will support a range of colleges and activities, including College of Science, Biocomplexity Institute, VTTI, and at some level, the Humanities/Arts. Ideal candidates will have a technical, science, or industry background in addition to consulting or business development experience.
Associate Director of Business Development, College of Engineering:
This position is co-located with COE, we are seeking candidates who are interested/experienced in engineering, including power electronics, robotics, computer sciences, mechanical engineering and other relevant fields. Ideal candidates will have an engineering or industry background in addition to consulting or business development experience.
Associate Director of Business Development, BEC National Capital Region:
The Associate Director of Business Development, BEC National Capital Region will have focus on engagement in technology and industry disciplines that mirror priorities in the NCR, including cyber, intelligent infrastructure, defense, “intelligence” more generally. Candidate must be willing to live in NCR.
Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting AP0170205. Include with the faculty application, your resume, a cover letter indicating the areas you are interested in, and a list of five professional references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A review of applications will begin after August 21, 2017.