Commercialization Director (REF#ID024)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $92,000
Maximum: $92,000
Details: salary commencing at specified amount



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
United States


[TEMPORARY POSITION under 3 year federal grant]


NYSTAR funds over 70 centers that support the New York State innovation ecosystem. This individual will coordinate efforts to accelerate emerging company growth. Companies will be invited to a central location to receive guidance/assistance to address challenges they face. This position will be responsible for handling functions/activities necessary to ensure the success of this program. This effort will be focused on potential manufacturing companies and technology that may support manufacturing.


  • Manage daily operations of the Commercialization Center including budget, metrics and reporting.
  • Provide weekly update to Department Head and prepare relevant reporting to Executive Chamber where necessary.
  • Leverage partners to provide entrepreneurial training, workshops, and other effective entrepreneurial training programs.
  • Determine any gaps in entrepreneurial assistance and develop a program to assist.
  • Build a new or leverage an existing mentor network.
  • Identify feeder networks (commercialization competitions, SBIR awardees, Hot Spots & Certified Incubators etc.) to identify and assist promising start-ups.
  • Engage and develop long term working relationships with local, state, and federal resource partners.
  • Work with partners to identify available discovers and assist with forming a team to create a company focused on commercialization.
  • Develop and implement business and technical outreach and recruitment plans with an emphasis on supporting participating businesses and helping grow new pipelines of interest.
  • Maximize program interest through collaboration with investor, entrepreneurship, real estate, site selection, media, technical, legal, and marketing communities.
  • Work closely with NYSTAR team to coordinate efforts.
  • Track all company engagement and assistance provided, documenting likely keys to success or causes of start-up failure.
  • Participate in working groups and on boards as required.
  • Ensure effective coordination and integration of activities between staff, Executive Chamber, agency specialists and other public and private stakeholders and organizations as needed and appropriate.
  • Travel across New York State to work with partners to further establish and strengthen the network.
  • Travel out of state to other sites as required.
  • Present at meetings (in/out of state) highlighting work done under this grant.
  • Oversee and undertake special projects or initiatives as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education Level required: Bachelor in STEM related field

Relevant experience required: Experience with commercialization and entrepreneurial efforts - 5+ years


Comprehensive benefits package

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send resume to email address provided, indicating job title and Ref# in subject line.

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