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Director, Research Business Partnerships

Company: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Research Business Partnerships Indiana University has formed the Office of Business Partnerships to bring greater consistency to, and achieve greater impact from, the university's relationships with industry partners. The goal is for a more coordinated approach to lead to stronger relationships, more opportunities for students and faculty, and greater financial support for all of IU's research and educational activities. The Office of Business Partnerships will work in close collaboration with schools, the Office of Research Administration, the IU Foundation, the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, IU Ventures (formerly known as IURTC), Career Services, and others. Located within the Office of the Vice President for Research organization to help ensure close alignment with IU's academic mission, the new office will also maintain a dotted line to the Office of the Vice President and CFO to facilitate a close working relationship with IU Purchasing and other units there. Job Summary This position serves as primary interface between a set of assigned business entities and the University providing outreach support including: research partnerships, start-up business opportunities, access to research centers, institutes and programs, facilitation of student hiring and internships, connections to faculty expertise, facilities and equipment, professional training, advisory board opportunities, networking events and other University activities and programs which respond to corporate needs and interests. This position provides leadership and strategic direction to IU administration, deans and development directors in planning and implementing appropriate strategies to establish strong, multifaceted research partnerships with corporations and corporate foundations inclusive of funding research collaborations, sponsorship, philanthropic support, equipment donations, joint commercialization, and the like. Duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as the University's primary point of contact for corporate research inquiries and requests from both external and internal constituents. Manage a portfolio of corporate partners. Schedule and host corporate visits to campus. Prepare grant applications, proposals, status reports and financial statements. Assist in research contract and gift agreement review and processing. Assist in developing marketing initiatives and stewardship programs. Serves as liaison to certain University schools, units, colleges, centers and institutes. Serve as liaison to certain "community" organizations (economic development, business and support organizations).
  • Author, develop and manage a comprehensive resource development program in order to expand and continue research support from corporations and corporate foundations. Meet established metrics for corporate and corporate foundation research support; plan and follow through with contacts for assigned prospects; refine cultivation and solicitation plans as needed to assure effectiveness. Recruit, enlist and train volunteers and volunteer leaders to assist in cultivation and solicitation activities as appropriate and necessary. Work within designated budgets in order to achieve the goals established for the department. Prepare reports to support cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans and related activities; maintain related records as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of University faculty and research interests, capabilities and activities. Maintain knowledge of technology, research, and recruiting needs of industry.
  • Research and analyze national and geographic data to identify prospective partners by gathering and effectively utilizing information from internal and external systems; rating area prospects to identify funding potential; and employing other methodologies, as appropriate. Stay abreast of current industry literature as it applies to these areas; research, identify and demonstrate how new approaches can be successfully incorporated and applied; attend professional development conferences. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and five --years of experience as a business development professional, with two years of previous management and supervisory experience and-- three years of experience in organizational fundraising/sponsorship development/sales, ideally at an academic institution, or with a portfolio inclusive of corporate relations responsibilities. Combinations of education and related experience may be considered. Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University. Proven and successful track record of developing, negotiating, and securing funded partnerships with corporations.--Ability to simultaneously manage several large-scale, multi-year projects. Ability to negotiate and close large, highly visible, complex business deals. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Detailed work, confidentiality, problem solving, and multiple concurrent tasks. Ability to adhere to deadlines and manage multiple assignments simultaneously. Preferred Qualifications Working Conditions / Demands Ability--to travel. Work Location Indianapolis, Indiana-- Job Classification Salary Plan: PAE Salary Grade: 4DV FLSA: Exempt Job Function: Development & Advancement Posting Disclaimer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions--as advertised--in--our--standard--job postings--(e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview,--please discuss--your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions--at that time.-- This--posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the--Posted Date. If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.--See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information . Campus Safety and Security The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is--available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.

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