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Executive Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park  « Position Deleted on 2/11/2014 »

Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Location: St. Croix, VI
Category:
  • Executive - Other Executive
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
Posted: 12/15/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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University of the Virgin Islands

Executive Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park

Category: Administrative
Location: St. Croix
Job Code: 0600444/020015

Department:
President's Office

Assignment:
The Park is a technology-based economic development initiative that is focused on building partnerships among industry, government and the University of the Virgin Islands for the purpose of creating an environment that will attract and retain quality technology-based and e-commerce companies that will increase the number and quality of jobs in the Islands. The Park will provide supporting infrastructure and a nurturing environment to enable technology-based and e-commerce companies at early stages of their development, as well as established companies to improve their profitability. The Park recently completed construction of a modern, energy efficient and state of the art building on the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.

The Executive Director reports to the seven-member Board of the Park Corporation. The Board oversees the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Corporation (RTPark), which is an autonomous instrumentality created in 2002 by the Government of the Virgin Islands to serve as an agent for the promotion of a more favorable environment for the growth and development of technology-related industry, and strengthen the academic and financial capabilities of the University of the Virgin Islands by providing a new source of revenues for the University.

The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Corporation is seeking an experienced professional as its Executive Director to provide the leadership, vision, planning, and management of the University's Research and Technology Park. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive & Chief Operating Officer of the Park.

The candidate selected will be responsible for overall strategic direction, business development, the operational and financial aspects of the Park, and the creation of investments, partnerships and strategic alliances in addition to establishing developmental and operational programs, policies and tools to further the Park's statutory missions and mandates. The Executive Director will also serve as the principal external representative of the Park and will direct public relations, media, website and related activities.


Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a Master's degree (or similar advanced degree) or a Bachelor's degree with at least ten (10) years of experience in business development, governmental relations, business administration, economics, marketing, e-commerce, information technology, or related field.

The Executive Director must be able to work collaboratively and responsibly with the President, faculty, staff and students of the University of the Virgin Islands. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in new venture development, business attraction and expansion, e-commerce applications and technologies, new product and technology development, global marketing strategies, financial management, organizational development and corporate strategic planning. Highly developed skills in public presentation and project management are essential.


Compensation:
The benefits package and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures:

Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Please complete the online employment application.

Please visit our career site at
https://careers.uvi.edu to complete an application and apply for this position.

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