Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange
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Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Prog
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Office of Provost
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MIT STARTUP EXCHANGE, Corporate Relations, to facilitate productive and growing relationships between industry and MIT-connected startups by working with MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP). Will develop and maintain thorough knowledge of the MIT startup ecosystem, including related faculty, activities, and resources and develop/provide a platform to accurately match them to the needs of the ILP member companies; maintain cordial and productive relationships with MIT departments, laboratories, centers, and faculty to encourage cooperation and collaboration with MIT-connected startups; monitor developments across MIT-connected startup activities, especially those supported by the Institute and proactively identify developments and opportunities in the MIT-connected startup community of potential value to ILP member companies; and work in a highly-collaborative, team-oriented manner with all OCR staff, particularly those focused on ILP and Startup Exchange core business, marketing and communications, events, and administrative support activities.
REQUIRED: a minimum of ten years of industry experience in a technical environment, including experience and success in the high technology industry; proven ability to understand, communicate, and present complex technical information in both sales and service contexts and to develop, manage, and close a complex sale; ability to relate well to and negotiate with both startups and senior corporate executives; ability to relate well to faculty; experience with the startup ecosystem including prior startup and/or corporate innovation experience; comfort with frequent and sometimes shifting deadlines; and experience with business development, partnerships, and corporate development work. International business experience desirable, as are either an MIT degree or knowledge of and experience with the Institute. Experience organizing events a plus. Foreign language skills helpful. Job #15621-Q
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.