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Executive Director and Special Assistant to the VP

Apply now Job no: 493004
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Executive/Director/Management



UMBC is a public research university conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington DC. Recognized by US News and World Report as one of the nation’s most innovative universities, UMBC established bwtech@UMBC more than twenty years ago to support technology transfer initiatives, nurture entrepreneurs and a start-up culture, and contribute to the broader regional economy. Today, bwtech@UMBC hosts more than 130 cybersecurity, engineering and IT, and life sciences start-up, emerging technology, and mature companies in eight buildings.


UMBC seeks a dynamic and experienced economic development professional to lead bwtech@UMBC, the first research and technology park established at a public university in Maryland.  The Executive Director of the UMBC Research Park Corporation and Special Assistant to the Vice President provides strategic and tactical leadership to all elements of bwtech@UMBC, and serves as a key member of UMBC’s economic development team.

Specific duties and responsibilities include oversight of research park operations including management of leasing/tenant issues, development and implementation of programming and events, and engagement with local and regional economic development stakeholders; serves as a critical liaison between the innovation community and university’s research infrastructure; actively works to secure grants, sponsorships, and partnerships to achieve the park’s mission; and plays a critical role in strategic planning, exploring and executing on opportunities to expand bwtech programs in support of UMBC's broader economic development goals.

The Executive Director will be a proven leader who has successfully managed high-functioning teams, and a highly effective communicator, as evidenced by a demonstrated track record of progressive responsibilities working with research parks, technology incubators/accelerators, and/or related economic development initiatives. 


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant experience

Experience with real estate development and/or capital project development

Experience with budget/finance, grant writing, fundraising, leasing operations and board management 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Master's degree (MBA) or other related graduate credentials

Research park experience preferred.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by August 29, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the 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. 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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