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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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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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,
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