FastForward U (FFU) is a program within Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) operated by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to provide targeted, critical, early-stage support to startups, ventures and student projects that are associated with Johns Hopkins University. The Student Program Manager supports the technology commercialization activities of FastForward U by ensuring that students and student organizations at JHU have access to appropriate resources to support them in various capacities. The Student Program Manager will be the entry point of contact for students interested in technology commercialization at JHU and will administer funding awards, manage programs, and provide project counseling and direct introductions to JHU faculty staff, and other appropriate resources to help students progress from concept to company formation. The Student Program Manager reports to the Director, Student Ventures.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship .
Essential Job Functions:
Program Administration and Management
Leads and manages key processes for FastForward U programming
Manages selection and administers all programming for the FFU Accelerator including planning and executing Demo Day
Provides support and mentorship to all FFU Accelerator alumni
Leads and manages processes for all standalone funding opportunities
Advising and Assisting Students
Provides direct mentoring and general advising to student entrepreneurs regarding their ideas and ventures
Identifies and curates relevant funding opportunities for student entrepreneurs
Writes letters of support/recommendation as needed for certain grants or other opportunities
Student Intern and Event Management
Leads the search, interview, hiring and onboarding process for student interns along with the FFU Marketing and Operations Coordinator
Meets with Strategic Advisor interns periodically to receive feedback on their role and identify ways that they can further engage with FastForward U
Develops new roles/tasks for interns to undertake as needed
Coordinates resources and plans for community events along with the FFU Marketing and Operations Coordinator
Strategy and Communications
Maintains a portfolio of student venture opportunities and startups
Serves as a liaison to Career Services to source and promote employment opportunities within the entrepreneurial ecosystem for students
Drafts proposals for strategic initiatives related to student entrepreneurship
Delivers presentations to student groups, classes, JHU offices, and prospective students through Admissions in order to inform them about the resources provided by FastForward U
Act as first point of contact and liaison for new opportunities and initiatives
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in STEM related field a plus.
Minimum two (2) years’ work experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
US Citizen or legal permanent resident required due to Federal Export Controls
Experience working in or with startups
Demonstrated understanding of a wide breadth of technologies, from software to life sciences
Ability to work as a team member with other FastForward staff
Detail oriented and highly organized
Ability to work through obstacles/hard problems
Strong written and oral communication/reporting skills
People skills across a wide spectrum of backgrounds: the role is outwardly facing, including working with JHU faculty/staff (academic and non-academic), entrepreneurs, MIRs, SMEs, industry leaders, and investors
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job: Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Ability to move about.
Classified Title: Student Venture Administrator Working Title: Student Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60006027-Fast Forward Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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