Description of Work Unit    
The Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC) is operated under the Office of the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. The Center provides a safe, secure, state of art facility for university investigators, government scientists and industry representatives to collaboratively research the basic biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and epidemiology of bacteria and viruses that cause human and animal diseases. The Center provides the highest quality research environment for developing new scientific discoveries, vaccines, methods of diagnosis, and therapeutic agents for infectious agents. Colorado State University is among the world’s leaders in researching West Nile Virus, drug-resistant Tuberculosis, Yellow Fever, Dengue, Hantavirus, Plague, Tularemia and other diseases.

Our Mission
To provide outstanding service to research and small business customers through laboratory maintenance, maintenance of relevant specialized services and providing access to new opportunities in order to support and enhance their ability to meet their research goals.

Position Summary    
The Associate Director/Business Development will report to the Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center. The responsibilities of this individual will include management of the RIC incubator facility and tenant relationships as well as oversight of business development efforts focused on the growth and expansion of the RIC incubator, BioMARC contract relationships, and funding programs for IDRC initiatives and programs. This position will serve in a marketing capacity to develop new client relationships for all aspects of the IDRC functional work areas, including the RIC incubator, BioMARC and faculty research programs that are part of the infectious disease research capabilities at Colorado State University. This position will interface with several CSU internal and external organizations in coordinating communication, publications and marketing materials that are part of fund raising campaigns or solicitation of new clients for the RIC incubator or BioMARC facilities.

Required Job Qualifications    
•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Financial Management or a related field with demonstrated knowledge of cost accounting standards, and start-up organization dynamics and requirements.
•Special expertise in business plan development and start up management and financing.
•Experience in venture capital financing arrangements with record of successful management of new venture enterprises.
•Demonstrated success in collegial working in a team environment.

Preferred Job Qualifications    
•Documented knowledge of the operation and management of venture based enterprises.
•Working knowledge of venture financing and start-up based financial management requirements.
•Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing start-up companies with a successful track record of fund raising experiences within this environment.

Diversity Statement    
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties
Job Duty Category    Management Duties
•Act as an interface between RIC incubator tenants and IDRC management oversight team.
•Manage process of new RIC incubator tenant recruitment, including integration into RIC facility, in accordance with criteria established by Executive Director of IDRC and IDRC management oversight team.
•Oversee advertising and coordinate with external agencies such as CBSA and similar NOCO groups to recruit clientele and review and present applications for tenancy in RIC to the oversight team.
•Lead regular review meetings with RIC tenants to discuss business status, development plans, funding opportunities and graduation plans.
•Manage RIC tenants toward graduation from program according to pre-specified criteria for development and progress assessment.
•Assist in providing direct management guidance to RIC incubator tenants in accordance with contracts for business management and development oversight as part of RIC tenancy agreements. This will include providing assistance to clients in formalizing business and financial plans.
•Manage marketing materials and market introduction to external audiences for RIC Incubator facility and BioMARC facility. Work with Office of Sponsored Research and Contracts to develop target audiences and marketing materials to be used in these discussions and settings.

Percentage Of Time    60
Job Duty Category    Organizational/Operations Duties
•The AD will work closely with the Associate Director/Administration and Associate Director/Operations of the IDRC to coordinate facility moves, space requirements and manage general needs of RIC tenants for support and maintenance requirements.
•Coordinate with Associate Director/Administration and Associate Director/Operations of IDRC for necessary training, safety and security issues related to tenancy in the RIC for all RIC organizations. 
•The Director will work closely with the IDRC Associate Director/Administration and Associate Director/Operations and Administrative team for issues of space requirements and general issues.
•The Director will work closely with the Director of the BioMARC facility to coordinate business development activities related to seeking new clients for the facility, advertising of capabilities and management of contracting with these agencies.
•The Director will work closely with CSU Ventures, CSURF, Office of the Vice President and external agencies such as Innosphere, CBSA, NOCO and other agencies to promote knowledge and interaction with RIC incubator tenants, BioMARC management and IDRC faculty research leads.
•The Director will work closely with the IDRC Associate Director/Administration and Associate Director/Operations and Administrative team for issues of space requirements and general issues.

Percentage Of Time    40
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants    
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment    
Search Contact    Debra Horensky,
EEO Statement    
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement    
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


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