Director, Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
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Penn State Harrisburg
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Penn State Harrisburg seeks an energetic and well experienced individual to lead the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a transforming institute whose mission will be to leverage the breadth and depth of the College`s expertise and intellectual capital to stimulate new business and economic development in the region. The Center provides entrepreneurial resources for faculty, students, and the community to explore commercialization of their innovations, ideas, and research based intellectual capital. The successful candidate will lead the campus Innovation Hub and be the liaison to the University’s Invent Penn State initiative. Additional expectations from this position consist of teaching and fund raising in support of the Center. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have additional years of experience in the area of new business development. Proven experience at the senior corporate level and demonstrated expertise in commercialization of innovative ideas and concepts is strongly preferred. This position seeks a visionary, transformative, entrepreneurial leader with a genuine respect for and knowledge of developing inclusive commercialization opportunities based on new ideas. Please upload materials including a cover letter and resume/CV. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088