University of Pennsylvania ASST DIRECTOR VENTURES in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 83-29380
Posted Job Title ASST DIRECTOR VENTURES
School Name Provost's Center
Org Penn Center for Innovation
Posted to the Web 07/12/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 029
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Mon-Fri
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House. http://provost.upenn.edu/
The Asst. Director will report directly to the Director, PCI Ventures, and will interact with other members of the PCI Team to actively develop and manage the portfolio of start-up companies and new venture initiatives based on Penn technology. Duties and responsibilities will include: performing due diligence on promising technologies and business ideas; developing preliminary marketing materials for promising new ventures; supporting the development of commercialization grant applications; marketing new venture opportunities to entrepreneurs, investors and corporate partners; negotiating and drafting founders agreements, equity documents and other business formation documents; and overseeing numerous ventures through a role on the board of the Company. The Asst. Director will be expected to exhibit high ethics and integrity in all interactions on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Center for Innovation.
Advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., M.S. or MBA) strongly preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a technology related field, plus 1-2 years of relevant prior work experience; venture capital experience, start-up company management experience or new venture oriented technology transfer experience a plus; Ability to work independently and to manage a large, diverse set of tasks and projects with an attention to detail; Excellent time management and prioritization skills; Ability to develop and maintain a network of professional contacts; Excellent verbal & written communication skills; Strong work ethic; Team player; Excellent attention to details, follow-through & closing. Commitment to values and strong business ethics are required.
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
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