1 month ago

Job Summary

Provide strategic leadership for the Centre for Innovations and Entrepreneurship (“Innovation Hub”) in developing programs that nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, create linkages, and foster an environment that supports students and staff in accelerating their ideas, innovations concepts, and unleashing their potential to become social and economic change makers/entrepreneurs through service and product innovations.

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

 Reports To: Vice-Chancellor 

Direct Reports: None 


Key working relationships 

Internal: Students, Faculty Deans, Staff,  

External: Industry, Professional Bodies, and Government Agencies 


Main Purpose of the Job 

Provide strategic leadership for the Centre for Innovations and Entrepreneurship (“Innovation Hub”) in developing programs that nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, create linkages, and foster an environment that supports students and staff in accelerating their ideas, innovations concepts, and unleashing their potential to become social and economic change makers/entrepreneurs through service and product innovations. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide high-level strategic and operational support for the Innovation hub, including identifying grant opportunities and building the entrepreneurial ecosystem at CUU. 
  • Provide administrative leadership and oversight of special projects, and direct activities, and facilitate key initiatives from inception to execution that involve stakeholders throughout the University. Responsible for creating opportunities and providing resources for staff and students interested in inventing, innovating, and commercializing their ideas. 
  • Build long-term relationships and create strategic alliances with a variety of internal and external stakeholders such as technology business incubators, accelerators, economic development organizations/ corporate organizations, government agencies, and industry. 
  • Collaborate with the School of Post Graduate Studies and Research in accelerating the commercialization of research outcomes. 
  • Develop, track and analyze metrics relevant to CUU’s success in innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. 
  • Develop a network for training, coaching, and mentoring within the Innovation hub.
  • Lead, develop and motivate the performance of human resources attached to the Centre for Innovations  and Entrepreneurship (CIE) 

Person Specifications 

  • Holder of a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or Engineering  
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience in a busy commercial/operational/education environment Demonstrated success in project management in a university or busy commercial environment  
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial thinking and innovation Ability to interact professionally and communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and relationship management with the ability to navigate complex internal and external stakeholders and partnerships. 

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