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Program Coordinator

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022
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Program Coordinator


Job ID: 2022-15811
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Administrative Support

Princeton University


The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-CorpsTM) Northeast Hub is led by Princeton University, in collaboration with several other prestigious universities in the region, and is a member of the larger National Innovation Network. The Northeast I-Corps Hub will develop a regional network of academic, industrial and government partnerships that will grow the nation’s capacity to transform scientific discoveries into tangible societal benefits. Serving as a catalyst to democratize access to opportunities through educational and training programs, the Hub will directly lead to the formation of new commercial ventures to translate laboratory discoveries for societal impact.

Reporting to the I-Corps Hub Lead Instructor, the Coordinator performs a wide range of responsibilities to support the I-Corps Hub programs. The Coordinator assists in the daily management of the Hub and also works closely with participating teams, primarily comprised of graduate students and faculty, to provide assistance and support before, during and after their participation in I-Corps cohorts. This is a very exciting opportunity for individuals seeking to support the innovation ecosystem at Princeton, and in the broader Northeast region, and nationally. This Hub Coordinator will be involved in building exciting and impactful programs from the ground up, to help grow the next generation of deep technology startups to solve critical societal problems. The Hub Coordinator will manage standardization of I-Corps programs, team recruiting logistics, and hosting of regional cohorts at Princeton and across Partners and Affiliates. This position plays a critical role in ensuring the I-Corps programs are delivered efficiently, rigorously, and effectively, while serving a broad range of participants and engaging with stakeholders from the innovation ecosystem throughout Princeton and the broader region.

This is a 4 year benefits eligble term position.


• Assist with planning and executing the NSF I-Corps program, primarily by serving as the Teaching Assistant, which includes setting up online resources such as Dropbox, the learning management tool and Slack, updating the syllabus with relevant dates and content, making/printing signage such as room signs, name badges and certificates, troubleshooting issues with the online learning management tool, sending regular emails to teams describing their assignments, aiding participants with expense reports/reimbursement requests, scheduling room assignments, managing the virtual classroom during sessions, sending calendar invites, etc.

• Respond to questions of prospective applicants and current and former participants, including from faculty, staff, students, mentors, and other entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the broader community.
• Coordinate scheduling, event planning and execution of small- to large-scale events that are hosted virtually and on and off campus. Provides the first review of contracts with off-site service providers such as hotels, caterers, transportation providers, and audio-visual support vendors. When necessary, travels to events and offers on-site support.

• Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to maintain and update Hub webpage and social media accounts.

• Assist with preparation of drafts of documents and reports, including but not limited to Hub leadership agendas, annual reports, and regional cohort survey results.
• Input team members, mentors, service providers, etc. into a customer relationship management (CRM) database.
• Attend & transcribe meetings such as with the Hub leadership and startup check-in meetings.
• Stay apprised of relevant commercialization grants, provide recommendations for which to pursue and support proposal writing.


• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is required and a minimum of three years applicable experience.

• Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently, and to track projects over time at varying degrees of detail. Accordingly, candidate must be able to work independently, employ outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be extremely detail-oriented in a high-volume dynamic environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with students, alumni, faculty, and administrators.
• Experience with working in a university setting and/or in settings that support innovation and entrepreneurship activities and programs, especially NSF I-Corps, preferred.
• Strong ability to communicate orally and in writing.
• Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
• Excellent organization and problem-solving skills.
• Availability to work occasional nights and weekends in order to ensure proper oversight of programs and events.
• The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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