ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OIPTT & ISURF
Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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Iowa State University (ISU) Industry Contracts Team is accepting applications for a position of Associate Director, Industry Contracts, who will report to the Director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. The Associate Director, Industry Contracts will lead the group at ISU that is responsible for negotiating industry sponsored project contracts and similar agreements. The Associate Director will develop appropriate policies and procedures related to engaging in sponsored projects with industry. The responsibilities of this position also include reviewing and coordinating with other university departments on issues related to sponsored projects such as export control, purchase of equipment, and intellectual property. Specific duties include the draft, review and negotiation of terms and conditions of agreements; ensuring compliance with internal policies, agency guidelines and government regulations; and providing advice to assist with resolving problems and complex issues related to sponsored projects. The Associate Director will be part of a team at Iowa State focused on engaging industry across the university and growing these interactions.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, have the ability to work independently, and have the ability to manage a team of professionals. The candidate will also have the ability to create and implement innovative solutions to develop successful partnerships between the university and industry sponsors.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 8 years related experience OR Master's degree and 6 years related experience. Must have 5 years of experience negotiating industry contracts in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with corporate entities
  • Experience managing a team of professionals
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures related to sponsored funding
Salary

Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Lisa Lorenzen @ llorenze@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4740

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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