Summary of Duties: Responsible for delivering no-cost impact-driven advising and training that result in directly assisting both technology and non-technology based companies and entrepreneurs to succeed in their business growth and commercializing activities.
Position provides in-depth advising assistance to technology and non-technology based businesses, entrepreneurs, and university researchers interested in establishing or expanding their technology commercialization venture, when appropriate.
Specific targeted industries include aerospace, value-add agriculture, clean energy, information and communication technology, life sciences and global health as well as others as defined by the State Director. Advising clients in the evaluation of new technologies, formation or development of small to medium sized growth based; and providing guidance to obtain complex debt capital and equity investment; SBIR/STTR grant knowledge, application and assisting with the identification and evaluation of business challenges and opportunities.
The position also provides assistance and guidance in developing commercialization plans and operating plans for marketing and manufacturing; management and financial proposals.
The position also requires the development of program operational plans designed to attract growth and development technology and growth oriented clients; coordinating marketing efforts to enhance awareness of and access to WSBDC and partner programs; and performing research; data compilation and budget analysis for use in managerial decision making and new project considerations.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in a related field and five (5) years of experience in business ownership, business management, program development, and/or the functional specialty area. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.