|20% Program Management: Directs and administers the multi-campus CITRIS Foundry entrepreneurship accelerator and educational program with complete administrative and programmatic responsibility. |
20% Startup Acceleration: Selects, guides, and evaluates a portfolio of startup companies through a 12-month structured, intensive program. Provides expert knowledge, technical advising, referrals, resource matching, and coaching to increase success rate of University of California entrepreneurs.
15% Investor Relations: Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams to support CITRIS Foundry operations, specifically from limited partners or philanthropic donors seeking to invest in University of California startups through the CITRIS Foundry-affiliated startup fund. Manages effective relationships with current and potential investors and donors. Responsible for financial modeling, forecasting, documentation, and reporting requirements.
15% Space Management: Leads procurement and configuration of short-term and long-term facilities including office/meeting, event, laboratory, and prototyping space. Assesses program needs and oversees lab access agreements, capital improvements, contract negotiations, and lease payments. Identifies strategic partners for paid space access and co-branding. Leads facilities planning, budgeting, and accounting to support financial infrastructure of program.
10% Digital Infrastructure: Selects, implements, and improves key IT resources including application portal, software, hardware, networking, website, and cloud computing packages . Negotiates contracts and maintains related budgets. Collaborates with the CITRIS Foundry Strategy Partner on development and integration of branded digital assets including websites, video content, online presentations, and newsletter platforms.
10% Network Development: Facilitates efforts of various departments, managers and outside constituencies to develop and maintain a strong pipeline of potential startup companies, expert mentors, campus resources, service providers, program alumni, and early-stage investors. Ensures effective interdisciplinary collaboration among these stakeholders to accelerate startup ventures from five University of California campuses. Serves as visible representative for program through speaking engagements, professional conferences, and public relations support. Serves on university and external committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.
5% Foundry Fellows Management: Oversees growth and performance of Foundry Fellows Program across multiple campus departments. Maintains effective relationships with Fellows sponsor departments, including College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. Cultivates new departmental partnerships for Fellows Program.
5% Program Evaluation: Assesses program's effectiveness and return on investment. Recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.Ã¯ Academic background and experience in selected area of research. Ã¯ Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Ã¯ Advanced oral and written communication skills. Ã¯ Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Ã¯ Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Ã¯ Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Ã¯ Advanced knowledge of entrepreneurship fundamentals including technology/product development, customer research, market research, finance, and fundraising. Ã¯ Thorough knowledge of entrepreneurship landscape within the university system and the Bay Area at large. Ã¯ Highly skilled fundraising experience, including knowledge of appropriate funding mechanisms for early-stage startup ventures. Ã¯ Background check required.