Business Development Specialist #

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 by Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO 65401
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Title

Business Development Specialist #

Job ID




Full/Part Time


Hiring Department

Hiring Department
Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development

Application Deadline
Open until filled

Part/Full Time
Full time, benefit eligible

$47,476 - $ 79,300

Job Description

To develop and implement new programs in support of the entrepreneurial and business development activities of the department and to manage the marketing and operations of the University's Innovation Park.

Plan, develop, and implement new programs driving entrepreneurial and business development, including outreach to faculty, students, and staff, cultivating relationships with angel, pre-seed, seed, and venture capital organizations

Plan, develop and implement new programs of internal investment in University innovations and inventions with the aim of advancing the technology to a point where it is more attractive to external licensees, or more attractive to venture capitalist investment, rendering the innovation/technology a stronger basis for formation of a University start-up company.

Develop and provide advice and assistance to University senior administration on issues related to entrepreneurial development. Educate internal University and external businesses and governmental audiences about issues related to University entrepreneurial development

Assist faculty, staff and students in establishing start-up companies related to University innovations and intellectual property. Provide advice and guidance to faculty, staff and students related to decisions whether to form start-up companies around their innovations and inventions.

Provide in-depth counseling for businesses in the region.

Perform special projects and miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualification

Master's degree in business, marketing or related field

5 years' experience in business development including implementation of innovative business programs in an academic environment.

Experience in Lean Launch Pad concepts.

Demonstrated experience in commercialization of technology based products or businesses.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim's educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


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