Startup Catalyst, ATDC Augusta, Georgia(Extension Professional I/II)

Position ID: 35032
Location
Institution: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
College/Div/School: 
Enterprise Innovation Institute
Department: 
ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center)
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Extension Professional I, Extension Professional II
Job Description: 

 

Job Purpose: Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond.  Primarily this role provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth.  At this time ATDC is seeking to fill a Startup Catalyst position specifically in Augusta, GA (as well as other potential regions throughout the state).  This position can/may start as part-time with the potential to become full-time depending on performance and regional startup development.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Advise ATDC member companies in strategic areas (business operations, fundraising, marketing, etc.) that foster their development and encourage growth.
  • Manage and cultivate ATDC relationships with investors, prospective business advisors/partners, CEOs, and community technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development.
  • Serve as ATDC member company advocate for awards, conferences, and recognition.
  • Identify and/or develop resources to cultivate and assist member ATDC companies and applicants (including delivery of entrepreneurial programs/events that promote business development & growth).
  • Evaluate and assess business potential of ATDC applicant companies and provide recommendations for membership.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Technology, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related/relevant field.
  • Work Experience: Five to seven years job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).
  • Skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess complex information; coaching and consulting experience; and an ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: MBA and/or Masters Degree in related/relevant field.
  • Preferred Skills/Work Experience: Ten years job-related work experience.  Preferred applicant backgrounds include: (1) Founder of a technology startup or early stage startup experience; (2) Leadership experience managing a technology company; (3) Leadership or supporting role in securing multiple rounds of financing (angel or venture).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies.  ATDC is one of the oldest and most successful research university affiliated incubators in the United States and was named by Forbes as one of the "Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World.”  Founded in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating more than 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing.  To learn more about ATDC, visit: atdc.org

Georgia Tech Extension Professionals are research personnel that fulfill the extension and service mission of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond.  This mission includes, but is not limited to, technology-based economic development, technology commercialization and deployment, entrepreneurship, start-up company incubation, and business/industry outreach.  Extension Professionals also provide educational programs for business and industry in support of these missions through facilitating and fostering increased industrial engagement and sponsorship of applied research activities at Georgia Tech.  Extension Professional appointments are based on the merit and special qualifications of the individual and follow the same general ranking, hiring, and promotion principles as other professional research faculty ranks. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicants are required to submit a single PDF document containing a resume and a one-page cover letter of interest.  Email single PDF document to Amy Love: amy.love@atdc.org / Jennifer Bonnett: jennifer.bonnett@innovate.gatech.edu and Jane McCracken: jane.mccracken@innovate.gatech.edu (& c/c Gregory Owen: gowen@gatech.edu).

In the subject line of email indicate “Startup Catalyst, Augusta, GA. Application of Interest.”

Final applicant(s) will be required to undergo an extensive pre-employment background check including verification of education credentials through providing “official” (non-student issued) higher education transcripts; a detailed online past performance report from at least 3-5 professional references; and verification of any other applicable credential information submitted with application. 

CIP Discipline Code: 
Business, General
Engineering, General
Science, Technology and Society
Social and Economic Development (Admin code)
Development Economics and International Development
Degree Levels: 
Masters
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Faculty
Required Qualifications
Experience: 
5 years
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Amy Love
Phone Number: 
(803) 917-1967
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II