Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Riverside, CA
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Physical Sciences and Engineering
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Research & Economic Develop Of
Date Posted: 12/13/2016

Position Information: The University of California Riverside, Office of Research and Economic Development seeks a dynamic, collaborative and highly motivated leader who has a deep understanding of scientific research in academic and industry settings. Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, the Associated Director will be responsible for building, sustaining and expanding mutually beneficial relationships primarily between UC Riverside faculty in the engineering and physical sciences fields. The Associate Director is expected to identify, facilitate and secure corporate sponsored research, corporate philanthropic giving, technology transfer opportunities, executive education and student recruitment. This includes participation in the preparation and submission of proposals for funding to industry, foundation and government sponsors. The Associate Director assists in developing marketing and communication plans to targeted academic, government and industry relations communities. Manages and shares contact distribution and data sharing tools with other organizations on campus to ensure collaboration. Actively collaborates with other organizations on campus in particular with the Office of Advancement at UC Riverside.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to perform all commonly applicable functions in the Microsoft Suite. Effectively uses Industry Alliance's application programs.
Ability to break down complex concepts and communicate them in an understandable way.
Ability to work with a diverse group at all levels of the organization including faculty, staff, students and industry partners. Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation.
Broad knowledge about University and industry research pertaining to specific industry alliance program.
Productive in work volume, speed, quality and consistency. Ability to see projects through to completion on deadline and satisfy industry partner and University goals.
Strong communication skills; includes active listening and critical thinking. Highly developed political acumen skills and social perceptiveness. Skilled business development tactics to persuade and influence.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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