The WSRIOFRN is responsible for leading the day-to-day operation of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) entrepreneurship and collaboration across Ohio. The position is responsible for overseeing multiple efforts that include extensive subcontractor teams executing multi-million dollar funding. Responsibilities include, but aren't limited to: technical execution, schedule adherence, budget planning, task order management, funding transfers, and security issues.
The specific focus of the position is supporting the development of applied research and systems engineering solutions for near-term, currently identified challenges, and long-term envisioned research needs of the Ohio research universities and industry. A major focus of this position is also directed to support economic development and commercialization objectives across Ohio.
In this position the Director of the OFRN program must promote transparency at all times, always act ethically, promote and ensure compliance, collaborate across WSU, cultivate our people as our greatest asset, and create an environment that supports innovation and inclusive behaviors.
Master's degree required in business administration or related fields in the area of aerospace economic development or related fields.
Minimum 15 years of expertise and extraordinary knowledge of all facets of the aerospace industry including private and commercial operations, facilities maintenance, expense control, legal, government affairs, regulatory, infrastructure development, logistics and community affairs.
Minimum 10 years managing and developing business collaborations, media relations and team building in working with academia, industry, and government providing support to collaboration efforts either at the State or Federal level.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to establish strong working relationships with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and State elected officials, working with industry trade associations and businesses in the development of national transportation policy and advocacy strategies.
Familiarity with appropriate procurement processes, opportunities, and vehicles based on statewide and national market resourcing, capability and contracting strategy analysis.
Expertise in the management of portfolios exceeding $100M in value.
Active relationships with an external network of industry and government bodies to gather leading practice insights and discuss new trends, directions, and unique teaming opportunities. In particular, experience working with the FAA.
Demonstrated understanding of long-term market forecasts, trends and competitive positions to maximize advantages while executing strategy.
Demonstrated practical negotiation skills and additional competencies attributed to complex, multi-issue and multi-party transactions.
Experience providing leadership in creating collaborative multi-discipline programs.
Experience in government affairs strategies at every level of government, including execution of industry supported aerospace policies in Washington, D.C and Columbus OH.
Experience in providing advice and counsel in the development of strategic partnerships among government, industry and academia.
Experience in government contracting and related support activities.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Support the creation of major research & development centers and teams across Ohio to better support NASA and DoD.
Provide economic development support and management of programs designed to grow the statewide research collaboration network between industry and universities.
Responsible for managing program level reporting and completion of deliverables, including: tracking all financials, managing personnel, and the relationship with the Ohio and DOD networks supported and nurtured by these programs. This position is responsible for executing approximately $17 million in funding, directing program execution, schedule adherence, budget planning, and tracking of technical requirements, task order management, funding transfers, and security issues.
Deliver complex and significant business opportunities and transactions within time, quality and budget for commercial and defense applications.
External interface for entrepreneurship development across academia, industry, DoD, and NASA across Ohio; foster industry involvement in science and technology (S&T) advancement for DoD and NASA.
Plan, organize and manage resources, applying appropriate methodologies and processes to deliver on objectives within specified scope, time, cost and quality.
Support the development, implementation, review, and award of RFPs and associated awards following state and federal requirements.
Understanding of technology transfer programs across Ohio academic institutions.
Manage 3rd party partnerships including working with government, industry and other academic partners for economic growth, entrepreneurship, and commercialization as a focus.
Develop and maintain relationships with a variety of diverse key stakeholders. Provide the leadership to grow the OFRN entrepreneurship portfolio.
Support business development and advanced research transactions consistent with OFRN mission and strategy at the State and Federal level.
Conduct and support complex teaming and strategic negotiations independently, or as part of a professional team.
Provide key input into the management of the Ohio Research Universities Research and Development Portfolio.
Provide leadership in delivering the requisite business support for special business partnerships to grow our industrial sponsored research and development.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Moderate travel required. Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent upon funding.
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