Classified Title: FastForward Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60006027-Fast Forward Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
FastForward is a coordinated suite of resources designed to efficiently move technologies from startup to marketplace. Part of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV), FastForward serves as a catalyst for the advancement and commercialization of an array of innovations that are derived both at the University and from collaborative projects elsewhere. The goal of FastForward is to help early ventures increase the probability of realizing their potential and bring innovation and life-changing technologies to market.
The role of the FastForward Program Manager is to help foster startup and ecosystem success through the management of mentorship and education programs and the connection of human resources to startup opportunities. The main areas of responsibility include management of the Mentor-In-Residence (MIR) and I-Corps programs, the strategic development and management of entrepreneurial educational programming, and venture recruitment support. The role works closely with MIRs, alumni leaders, industry partners, and Hopkins Development to create and grow relationships that will be of mutual benefit. The position also leads discussions with and presentations to appropriate stakeholders, including faculty, university administrators, partner organizations and industry leaders to uncover key areas for educational and program development.
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Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Mentorship Program Management:
JHU MIR Program:
Identifies and recruits high level executives to participate in the MIR program and matches them on an ongoing basis with Hopkins faculty inventors and startups.
Meets with startups, faculty, and JHTV staff to identify their needs and challenges to find and match expert resources to assist in the creation and development of viable commercial pathways.
M-Labs: (Partnership between Medimmune/AstraZeneca and FastForward)
Matches functional experts with FastForward teams.
Responsible for the event organization, follow-up and reporting.
JHU Translational Fund Mentors:
Recruits experienced entrepreneurs, executives and functional experts to serve as mentors to fund recipients.
Education Program Management:
JHU I-Corps Short Program – Manages the JHU I-Corps program which trains faculty inventors in a nationally recognized model of entrepreneurship. Recruits and selects teams from across the Baltimore region to participate in I-Corps with the goal of creating viable startups based on true customer discovery outcomes. Recruits and trains mentors to assist each team through the cohort. Acts as liaison between JHU, DC I-Corps, local university partners and NSF for the I-Corps program.
I-Corps Site Grant Program – Selects awardees and administers program supporting customer discovery and prototyping through cash grants.
Life Sciences I-Corps program – Recruits and selects teams from across the Baltimore region to participate in a new I-Corps program that combines regulatory, reimbursement and adoption modules to the existing I-Corps program. Responsible for marketing and recruiting of teams and consultants, grant administration, follow-up and grant reporting for both grant execution at Johns Hopkins and at the NSF.
National I-Corps program – Responsible for recruiting teams to participate, coordinates team formation if needed, recruits mentors, and writes recommendations.
Startup Creation Series:
Develops curriculum and oversees regular ongoing speaker series to bring successful alums and industry leaders to campus to act as mentors and models for faculty inventors.
Serves as the JHU lead in collaboration program with Betamore, and UM Ventures.
Responsible for program creation, design and direction, recruitment of teams, consultants, and identifying and securing special guests.
Responsible for grant execution, budget oversight, and final grant reporting.
Serves as the JHU lead in collaboration program with the University System of Maryland and UM Ventures.
Recruits and secures speakers, guests, and collaborators.
Responsible for grant execution, budget oversight and final grant reporting.
Human Capital Management:
Identifies potential partners and resources such as key industry leaders, etc. from the ecosystem to assist startups with business challenges.
Supports startup human capital planning and recruitment efforts including maintenance of job board and arrangement of events for startups to work with recruiters to create job descriptions and find talent within the university and recent alumni networks.
Human capital liaison with Schools of Medicine, School of Public Health, Homewood Career Services Office.
Identifies and recruits potential CEO's for Hopkins start-ups by using extensive network of MIRs, alumni relations, and partners such as TEDCO, and other efforts.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in business or related field required.
Three years' related business experience required.
Additional education may be substituted for some experience.
Startup and business management experience preferred.
Knowledge of JHU policies and procedures preferable.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.
Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of University employees and partners, especially MIRs and industry partners.
Highly organized and detail oriented.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially in presentation settings.
Strong computer skills including proficiency in intermediate Excel functions, Word, PowerPoint and various other applications.
Experience with various software applications (e.g. spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical and graphic packages), to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
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