PSU Business Accelerator Program Manager
Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Portland State University
unique and supportive environment for PSU and other local
start-up companies by overseeing a 40,000 square-foot office and
lab incubator that is a high-visibility home to ~25 of the region's
most dynamic science and technology startup companies - both
private and university spinouts.
In 2014, the Accelerator was listed as one of the top business
incubators in the world according to the UBI Index. The
Program Manager works with a team of FTEs and volunteers of
approximately 6 people working on Accelerator programming. This
position is full-time and reports to the Assistant VP for Research
and Graduate Studies. The Program Manager will oversee and execute
a suite of support services for resident companies, including
workshops, boot camps, mentors, software tools and shared resource
management, as advised by the Executive Director of
Duties of the PSU Accelerator Program manager
Oversee and execute Accelerator programming in cooperation with
the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Engagement to include:
coordinating topics and instructors to deliver workshops and
trainings, bootcamps, and a variety of related programming events.
Work in coordination with the program manager for the Center for
Entrepreneurship on programs and events;
Oversee and manage creation and execution of tenant lease
contracts using pre-approved template; act as PSU face of
lease rate negotiations with direction from AVP Research,
keep an updated rent roll for the building and advise on upcoming
renewals and vacancies.
Oversee PSBA Program Assistant in facilitating
necessary interactions with university facilities and outside
property management company;
Recruit and supervise paid and volunteer staff;
Engage with Tenant companies and survey needs and areas of
training; create and implement mentoring/coaching program for
resident startup companies in cooperation with the Executive
Director of Entrepreneurship Engagement;
Track key company metrics annually and collect testimonials,
photographs and/or video for purposes of working with the Executive
Director of Entrepreneurship Engagement
and PSU Foundation for raising funds for the
Screen quality candidates for tenancy in the Accelerator;
coordinate and interface with tenant advisory committee on
Monitor trends in startups and business incubation to bring the
highest service level to the Accelerator and its resident
between PSU and PSBA tenants by collecting and
marketing job, internship and Capstone project opportunities
created by resident companies to PSU graduate and
undergraduate students, and by facilitating other appropriate
Identify and maintain directory of trusted providers of
professional services to startups.
1. Master's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience.
2. Program development and management experience.
3. Event planning and execution experience.
4. Volunteer recruitment and management experience.
5. Valid State-issued driver's license.
6. Successful completion of a background check.
1. Knowledge of startup lifecycle and needs.
2. Experience with Oregon startup ecosystem.
3. Experience with economic development organizations.
4. Experience with angel and venture capital funding
5. Experience with science lab management.