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Director of Entrepreneurial Services, bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Executive/Director/Management




bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park (bwtech@UMBC)


bwtech@UMBC is a 525,000 SF research and technology park that houses 130 tenants and operates two technology incubators (life sciences, cybersecurity/IT).  bwtech@UMBC’s mission is to facilitate regional economic development and to support the research and technology commercialization goals of UMBC.





bwtech@UMBC’s Director of Entrepreneurial Services will be responsible for overseeing bwtech’s Incubator programs, advising bwtech and UMBC startup companies, and overseeing bwtech’s entrepreneur in residence program.  The Director will assist the Executive Director in managing bwtech’s equity portfolio and in identifying funding for bwtech companies and UMBC related startups.  The Director will also be a resource to UMBC’s tech commercialization efforts and work closely with UMBC site miners.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct periodic review and update of strategic and operating plans for business incubators to optimize their performance;
  • Develop programming resources to encourage the success of incubator companies and entrepreneurs, and to provide regular opportunities for entrepreneurs to network;
  • Work with Incubator Manager and Entrepreneurs in Residence to strengthen the Cync incubator, a partnership with Northrop Grumman focused on building cybersecurity product companies, and the iCyber Center, an international cyber incubator program;
  • Work with incubator manager to grow bwtech’s virtual Incubator (“Affiliate”) program;
  • Work in collaboration with incubator managers and coordinate entrepreneur in residence program;
  • Lead and develop content for Incubator Advisory Boards and develop “shadow boards” to advise  incubator companies;
  • Recruit sponsors and professional service providers to assist incubator companies and manage these relationships;
  • Facilitate connections and internships between bwtech companies and UMBC faculty and students, respectivelyl;
  • Market bwtech@UMBC and recruit companies into incubator, affiliate program, and research park;
  • Maintain close connection to local, regional and state economic development partners and other strategic partners such as Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI) and Data Tribe;
  • Manage and enhance bwtech’s entrepreneurial and incubation programs with the goal of creating successful technology companies and jobs;
  • Develop sustainable revenue streams for bwtech including rents, grants, sponsorship fees and equity positions;
  • Recruit and manage experienced industry entrepreneurs as “entrepreneurs in residence” and volunteer mentors and advisors; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (Master's preferred) preferably in a related field (technology, business, entrepreneurship, etc) and a minimum five years (seven preferred) professional or entrepreneurial experience.  Must be energetic, innovative, motivational and good with details, follow through and interpersonal relationships. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

Direct operational expense in building and financing a startup technology company or managing a technology company desired. 

Business development and experience with key technology sectors (life sciences, IT, cybersecurity, etc.) a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should apply online and include cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references. 

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit application materials by January 25, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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