Senior Program Manager

Jackson State University
May 26, 2023
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Position Information

Posting Number S01532P

Position Title Senior Program Manager Department Division of Research and Economic Development FLSA Salary Not listed. Grant Funded Yes Location Jackson Medical Mall Faculty, Staff, Admin or Student Staff Number of Vacancies 1 Position Summary

The Division of Research and Economic Development at Jackson State University is accepting applications for its Senior Program Manager position. The Senior Program Manager is a new position on our team to add capacity to support the commercialization of research-derived intellectual property. The Senior Program Manager will augment JSU's technology transfer functions and enhance university engagement with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (“ERDC”), ERDCWERX, and other DoD partners. The manager will also support JSU's regional entrepreneurship efforts to enhance economic development and facilitate startup company growth. Business development will be a large portion of these responsibilities, including marketing JSU's research capabilities to increase DoD support.


Minimum Required Education

Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum Required Experience

Two to three (2-3 ) years' experience working in or around a technology start up, entrepreneurship support organization, a technology transfer/licensing role, research institution or federal lab, or experience analogous to this role.

Minimum Required Licenses and/or Certifications



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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required Skills & Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including translation of technical documents & ability to produce brief technology marketing summaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple projects with little supervision.
  • Exemplary soft skills.
  • Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Technical degree & strong interest/experience in leading-edge science and technologies.
  • General understanding or experience with technology transfer and/or commercialization programs, including spin-out, patent licensing, cooperative agreements, entrepreneurial training, and private and/or public investment.
  • Prior experience working in a technology transfer office is not required. However, candidates must possess a strong interest in early-stage technology commercialization and a willingness to learn Prior experience and deep business relationships within DoD research organizations and/or Mississippi.
  • Advanced degree in science, engineering, business, or law.
  • Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and cultivate strong relationships with individuals at ERDC, ERDCWERX, and other DoD entities to promote MSU research capabilities.
  • Maintain a database of key contacts and relevant information useful to make connections and introductions.
  • Recruit JSU researchers to submit applications for ERDC BOTA's and similar funding opportunities.
  • Promote opportunities for collaboration and JSU technologies available for license.
  • Seek, identify, and promote collaborative research opportunities that could lead to IP or technology startups.
  • Explore innovative strategies for effectively transferring JSU technologies to the commercial market & assist in identifying & marketing JSU technologies externally.
  • Identify and recruit companies synergistic and complementary to JSU and ERDC research initiatives to assist in building a technology ecosystem in Vicksburg.
  • Assist and provide support to JSU's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, especially with external outreach and engagement in connection with the MCITy satellite office.
  • Actively promote JSU research capabilities and intellectual property and implement strategies to continuously improve marketing of both.
  • Committed to building Mississippi's innovation-based economy.
  • Complete other duties as requested.
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    EEO Statement

    Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Background Check Statement

    Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.

    Open Date 05/12/2023 Close Date 05/26/2023 Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No Special Instructions to Applicants

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