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Corporate Relations Manager

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking to fill a Corporate Relations Manager position.  This position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relations with corporate representatives for the purpose of creating a robust industry relations program to sustain a new Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, the AI4OPT Institute.  The role will entail creating, managing, and growing an industrial partner program for the Institute, serving as a liaison with partners, the Institute Director, College leadership, and other affiliated entities, and overseeing and managing various Institute activities related to engaging with industry partners. This position will interact on a consistent basis with corporate executives, researchers, hiring managers, students, alumni, staff, faculty, College leadership, and Institute Director(s). 


  • Support industry connections, engagement, and membership management activities for one or more NSF AI Institutes
  • Oversee management and growth of the industrial partner program, as well as partnerships with national laboratories, including project selection for collaboration. 
  • Work collaboratively with development officers to ensure the various aspects of industry relationships are managed appropriately.
  • Assist in identifying potential crossover between company interest and on-going research within the institutes
  • This position will assist with member recruitment, meeting logistics, etc.
  • Specific areas of responsibility: intellectual property, visitor coordination, membership benefits inquiries, non-disclosure agreements & material transfer agreements
  • Lead in-person and virtual event organization (e.g. Industry day, small meetings, large meetings, symposia, etc.)
  • Coordinate collaborations between the NSF AI Institutes and industry, foundations, and government entities
  • Assist in organizing company interest information and member documentation, including member agreements and cash and in-kind contributions
  • Monitor status of all contributions to the institute in collaboration with the Office of Development
  • Coordinate personnel scheduling
  • Manage ongoing personnel exchanges with collaborating national labs
  • Track funds from and maintain ongoing relationships with Foundations
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Four to five years of job-related experience


  • Keen desire and aptitude to develop relationships, especially with industry partners
  • Excellent communication skills with an open approach to facilitate connections with industry partners
  • This job requires skills in effectively interacting with corporate executives, alumni, faculty and staff for the purpose of promoting institute research.
  • Skills in customer service and employer relations are required as are skills in relationship building, sales/marketing, communications, and presentation.


This position is located in Atlanta, GA.


Interested applicants may apply via one of the paths below.

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Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.


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