Associate Director, Program/Project Operations (Technology Ventures), Digital Sandbox KC 08450

UMKC Volker Campus
Oct 16, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Associate Director, Program/Project Operations (Technology Ventures), Digital Sandbox KC 08450
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34656
Hiring Department

UMKC's Innovation Center; Digital Sandbox KC

Job Description This position Implements and coordinates programs and activities of the UMKC Innovation Center Technology Ventures Development Studio to assist developing businesses in accessing training, one-on-one counseling, mentoring, capital and other resources for developing businesses. Creates events and assists with program impact collection. Requires strong project management skills.


The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement programs/projects, providing guidance and oversight as necessary and related to the UMKC IC Technology Ventures
  • Development Studio, including establishment and implementation of events and programs and setting effective policies and procedures.
  • Identify, develop and grow network of technology commercialization partners and investment community
  • Develop, manage and coordinate networking events, pilot offerings, and training programs to develop technology clientele
  • Assists in the development and implementation of communications programs (social media campaigns, communication outreach efforts, etc.)
  • Manage process flow and deliverables of program requirements for targeted clientele, vendors and funders
  • Develop and oversee preparation of necessary reports and documentation to supporting agencies, targeted clientele, advisory boards, etc.
  • Maintain and grow database of technology ecosystem participants
  • Represents the UMKC IC Technology Ventures Development Studio to administrators, faculty, staff and other internal or external constituents
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of the entrepreneurial process, including start-up and growth phases is preferred.

Work with technology venture development is a plus.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:
• Outstanding writing and speaking ability and presentation skills.
• Strong computer and software skills including Windows, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Incredible people management and teaming skills whether with direct reports or leading external teams
• Strong sense of initiative and self-motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to build strong professional relationships and networks amongst business and investor communities.
• Work with a high degree of integrity, hold high ethical standards, and maintain confidentiality.
• Treat others with respect and dignity.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, Benefits Eligible


$50,000 - $65,000 commensurate with experience and education.

Application Deadline

November 8, 2020

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

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