Brandeis University is seeking to hire a Venture Development Specialist at Heller (OGS).
The Venture Development Specialist will provide multi-layered support to OGS ventures during the formation of their companies following the completion of the OGS Summer Fellowship in addition to providing assistance to existing OGS companies from previous cohorts.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide professional support and guidance for the new ventures upon their return to the region
Help design and implement “Welcome to the Region” program
Consult with OGS companies in several key aspects: recruitment & team building, efficiency, problem-solving
Assist companies to achieve key milestones
Provide frequent updates to the OGS Growth Committee and give recommendations
Strengthen relationships and interactions between companies and OGS
Identify new and additional revenue opportunities and investment leads for current companies
Facilitate connections including but not limited to legal, banking, accounting areas
Maintain professional business communication with companies
Provide guidance to troubleshoot potential problem areas for companies
Work autonomously under the direction of the OGS Executive Director
Maintain participation of OGS alumni in professional development events
Provide accurate feedback and data to OGS Executive Director regarding professional development of OGS alumni and ventures through expertise, knowledge and deep relationships within the OGS community
Make connections to create networking opportunities for OGS alumni and ventures in their continuing personal and professional development
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5-8 years of related experience
Educational knowledge with comparable skills and abilities particularly in the field of entrepreneurship
Minimum of 3 years of project management or any equivalent combination of experience
Experience with startup accelerators is a big plus
Must demonstrate the ability to cultivate, build, and maintain strong working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
S/he should have integrity, a strong sense of ethics, and a desire to support coexistence in the Middle East
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.