Watson Director of Industrial Outreach

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/08/17
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/08/17

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience

Coordinate professional development and training programs for licensed professional engineers to promote their ongoing knowledge and skill development; and foster the economic growth of industrial partners by connecting companies to the expertise of the faculty.  Specific duties include:

  • Coordinate the Watson School's professional development offerings, including certificate programs, short courses, and workshops that serve the needs of students, alumni and industry
  • Work with faculty to deliver programs that promote the professional development of practicing engineers around the globe
  • Serve as director of the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR), a state-funded economic development program in which the Watson School partners with New York State companies to solve technological challenges and increase their competitiveness; advocate for SPIR with campus, SUNY, and New York governmental entities
  • Maintain and expand the Watson School's network of industry connections and partnerships

The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially historically underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Bachelor's degree required, with preference for degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.  Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration preferred.

Other qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs to meet the needs of customers
  • Demonstrated experience assessing program effectiveness
  • Proven track record of taking on increasing levels of responsibility with sound judgment
  • Experience working at the intersection of industry and higher education with previous employment in an engineering/computer science domain preferred
  • Commitment to program innovation, assessment and metrics-based management
  • Experience working at the interface of industry and higher education is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others and to work successfully as a team
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Available to work evenings/weekends as needed
  • Ability to work collegially with a diverse community and all constituents
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