OTC Strategy Director Associate Senior

Job description

The Program Director will coordinate all C3 University Core programs across the state partnered universities, including oversight of C3 University Core team members, projects, budget and reporting. Responsibilities will be overall management of C3 University Core services and initiatives, including marketing, education, outreach and coordination of engagement across university participants and their stakeholders, as well as process management and ultimate decision-making related to invention market assessment, patent filing and prosecution, technology marketing and licensing negotiations, new venture creation, and other inventor participation in C3 programs. In at least Year 1, the C3 University Core Program Director will be mainly focused on commercialization culture building and faculty and student education and program development, with direct oversight and reporting responsibility only for a C3 Commercialization Culture Manager and C3 Fellows. Thereafter, to be reviewed periodically based upon timing of pipeline development substantiating need, direct oversight and reporting responsibility is expected to additionally include the C3 Intellectual Property Development Manager and C3 Licensing & New Ventures Manager (who may at that time physically co-locate with the Program Director following their Professional-in-Residence training period).

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develop and foster ongoing and mutually beneficial relationships with relevant stakeholders at participating KY universities in order to design, build, implement, promote, and manage the University Core component of the C3 suite of services to those institutions faculty, staff and students, as applicable.
• Develop, execute and oversee commercialization education and culture building initiatives and programs, offered to participating KY university partner on a regular basis.
• Ensure effective review, development, and implementation of policies and procedures at participating KY universities to incentivize inventor participation in. and effectively build a pipeline for supporting, university commercialization activities.
• Develop well-known and efficient pathways to connect C3 University Core clients (faculty, staff and students at KY participating universities) to C3 University Core services and programs.
• Ensure effective and efficient practices and mechanisms for receipt, evaluation, and protection of intellectual property from inventions at participating KY universities, and for engaging industry partners for license execution or other technology transfer partnerships.
• Ensure effective and efficient processes and mechanisms from best practices to create start-up ventures spinning out of participating KY universities
• Monitor ongoing C3 relationships to ensure successful commercialization outcomes.
• Represent C3 at networking, educational, and other events in the Kentucky legal and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
• Assist C3 leadership in other ways deemed central to the overall development and ongoing success of C3 operations.

Due to the statewide nature of the job, working locations will vary as needs dictate. In general, the position will require travel to Lexington approximately 2-3 days/week to work from a HQ C3 office, and regular travel to stakeholder locations, including Frankfort and university locations in Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green, Covington, Morehead, and Murray.

Job Title
OTC Strategy Director Associate Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title
University Core Program Director

Department Name
40420:Office of Technology Commercialization

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

10 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

sitting for long periods of time; performing repetitive motion tasks related to computer work; effectively communicating with diverse individuals from varied professional levels; intermittent job-related travel


Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, additional hours as needed


Excel, Powerpoint

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years experience do you have in the technology transfer, intellectual property, or licensing fields?
    • None
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3 years to Less than 5 years
    • 5 years to less than 7 years
    • 7 years to less than 10 years
    • 10 years or more
  2. * Please describe your team management experiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your business development experience. Include any specific programs you have worked with and your role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate the number of years experience you have with deal execution and negotiation.
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3 years to less than 5 years
    • 5 years to less than 7 years
    • 7 years to less than 10 years
    • 10 years or more
  5. * Please describe your experience with grant writing and grant project administration.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • HigherEdJobs Diversity & Inclusion email
    • AUTM.net (Association of University Technology Managers)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/18/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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