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:
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
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 is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 493004
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.