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Associate Director of Business Development

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Minimum – BA/BS with demonstrated skill and capacity in areas of Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology Management, or other relevant experience.
  • 5 - 7 years of business experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of the business and technology sectors. A demonstrated ability to articulate an understanding of traditional and emerging industries relevant to Michigan’s economic recovery and future success.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Resourceful and proactive in gathering information, sharing ideas, and executing work plans and new initiatives.
  • Strong/advanced computer skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • MBA or other relevant post graduate degree preferred
  • Grant or proposal writing experience preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in a technology related field

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

(Essential Functions – A job function is essential when performance of the function is the REASON the job exists. A function may be essential when the number of employees available to perform the function is limited, the function requires specialized skills, the function occupies a large percentage of time and/or failure to perform the function may have serious consequences.)
  • Plan, organize, and manage the day-to-day operations of the business incubator program, including leases, facility management, business development, and implementation of best practices.
  • Provide functional business development consultation for incubator tenants and external clients, specifically in the areas of: technology, finance, marketing, operations, sales, distribution, and human resources. Refer to appropriate external resources as necessary.
  • Assist clients with intellectual property and technology transfer and guide business relationships and processes needed to commercialize new technology and innovation.
  • Initiate best practices with internal and external clients in support of business and product development.
  • Recruit small business and corporate clients, particularly those in alternative and renewable energy sectors.
  • Market and promote the business incubation program, as well as related services offered through MAREC and the State of Michigan, to community/business partners, faculty, students, and entrepreneurial groups.
  • Analyze marketplace, industry, and emerging technology trends.
  • Participate and partner with economic and business development organizations, such as Emerge West Michigan, the Small Business Development Center, and the Michigan and National Business Incubation Associations.
  • Understanding of government-sponsored grant funding (SBIR/STTR/BAF/ETF).
  • Identify financing alternatives and resources for business clients, such as angel funds, venture capital resources, SBA, and other. Work closely with MI-SBDC consultants.

Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions

(Functions not mandatory to the existence of the job.)
  • Other duties as assigned.


Commensurate with skills and experience


Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) – Finance and Administration


Muskegon - MAREC

How To Apply:

This is a permanent full-time (12-month) university appointment with benefits. Apply on-line (only) at Include cover letter, resume, salary history, and list of references.

Application Deadline Date:

March 20, 2015

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000
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Assistant Vice Chancellor/Director Advanced Technology and Manufacturing

The responsibility of the Assistant Vice Chancellor/ATMC Director is to manage, promote, and coordinate with the UMassD campus the operations of the ATMC center. The principal role of the AVC/ATMC Director is to market and bring to sustainability (incubate) new Technology Venture Companies (TVCs). The AVC/Director will assist the TVCs throughout their entire stage of residence and help in identifying resources such as capital, manpower, marketing, and business planning. He/she will also serve as the liaison of the TVCs with the UMassD main and satellite campuses and help to connect the TVCs with resources available from the various colleges, i.e. College of Engineering, Charlton College of Business, the Law School, SMAST, College of Arts and Sciences, etc. The AVC/Director will be responsible for identifying grants and contracts both at the federal, state, and local levels as well as from foundations, non-profits for the TVCs or in support of TVC incubation. The AVC/Director will also oversee the ATMC Conference Center Operation. The AVC/Director will coordinate entrepreneurial activities sponsored by the ATMC with the various colleges.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Demonstrated experience or equivalent in running a University Business Incubator
  • Significant experience in entrepreneurial related activity
  • Significant experience in business marketing, development, and financing in technology ventures
  • Significant management experience in supervising personnel
  • Demonstrated success at securing business related grants and/or contracts
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to understand business and research
  • Demonstrated supervision experience on technical projects including responsibility for staff
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with the capacity to define and execute business and technical plans.

For the complete position details and to apply, please visit:

The deadline is March 6, 2015.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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