Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research
university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working
together as one university.
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is seeking
aDirector Technology Incubation and Accelerationwho
will be responsible for day-to-day operational activity needed to
advance the incubation and acceleration of technologies, companies
and ecosystems developed in and around Johns Hopkins University.
The Director oversees programs that contribute to the development
of technologies for commercialization, the formation / growth of
startup companies, and the support and development of ecosystems
around Hopkins, in Baltimore, and across the State of Maryland. The
Director works collaboratively with peers in our Technology
Transfer team on licensing strategy and with our Corporate
Partnerships team on sponsored research alliances, creating an
integrated approach to academic translation. The Director reports
to the Senior Director FastForward, working across her team to
support campus innovators and other members of the ecosystem with
programs, facilities, and other resources. The Director supports
the work of this team in championing Johns Hopkins, Baltimore City,
and the State of Maryland.
Specific Duties &
Startup launch and support services
Directs services and programs supporting
Johns Hopkins inventors/entrepreneurs in the launch of startup
companies, including educational programming, fundraising
connections/coaching, and business team building.
Manages innovation hubs fostering
collaboration, network, and resource availability for
entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups.
Oversees a portfolio of startups providing
guidance and support as needed to ensure their success.
Coordinates resources for advising faculty
and student startup teams on business planning, startup growth and
Actively engages with the campus community
to promote entrepreneurship, raise awareness about the innovation
ecosystem, and build relationships with inventors.
Ensures smooth coordination between teams
within the acceleration group at JHTV and the rest of JHTV,
delivering a streamlined experience to stakeholders.
Collaborates cross-functionally to create a
supportive environment for inventors exploring commercial
Leads efforts to build operational capacity
to deliver stronger outcomes to commercialization
Campus and Ecosystem strategy
Supports the Senior Director in engaging
with state and local initiatives supporting entrepreneurship and
Extends outreach beyond the campus community
to build relationships with external stakeholders, fostering a
robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Special Knowledge, Skills &
Ability to understand complex technologies,
demonstrated by relevant technical training or industry/technology
Knowledge of intellectual property,
technology transfer, and technology development, with experience in
academic conflict of interest issues.
Collegial and cooperative nature to work
effectively with JHTV peers, University senior management, faculty,
staff, students, and external entities.
Flexibility between strategic thinking and
Sensitivity to early venture needs and
adherence to university-wide policies.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills
with problem-solving ability and multitasking under deadline
Networking and interpersonal skills to
support effective partnerships with key groups and
Strong verbal/written communication and
Seven years progressive management
U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
required due to Federal Export Controls.
Experience in technology licensing, venture
creation, and progressive management.
Professional experience in an academic
Classified Title: Director Business
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Director Technology Incubation
Starting Salary Range: Min -$115,400 Mid - $158,700 Max $202,000
($160,000 targeted, Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s
good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may
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