Partnership Manager—Activate Boston
Open Position: Partnership Manager - Activate Boston
Activate partners with funders and leading research institutions to support the Activate Fellowship, a new path for top scientists and engineers to transform their discoveries into world-changing technologies. Since 2015, Activate has supported more than 50 innovators developing transformative energy, climate, and manufacturing technologies, resulting in more than 30 new companies that have collectively raised more than $100M to support their work. The two-year Activate Fellowship provides funding, access to world-class research facilities, entrepreneurial mentorship, networking, and education. Activate’s fellowship model was originally developed at Cyclotron Road, our Berkeley location, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The Partnership Manager will be responsible for driving valuable collisions between Activate Fellows and a wide diversity of partners including corporate contacts, investors, advisors, and service providers.
The Partnership Manager will work closely with the fellows and the Boston team to cultivate an impactful network of experts, influencers and commercial partners and draw appropriate connections. In addition to managing the local network, the Partnership Manager will be responsible for managing communication and interactions with the wide variety of visitors and guests of the Boston site.
The Boston Partnership Manager will be hired as a full time employee of Activate with competitive salary and full benefits. The Partnership Manager will report to the Boston Managing Director and work closely with the VP Partnerships.
Drive day-to-day interactions with industry partners, investors, and sponsors, including coordination of site visits, update calls, and general outreach activities
Catalyze engagement and collaboration between our fellows and industry and financial partners
Cultivate and increase the impact of our current network
Identify new opportunities for mutually valuable modes of engagement between our fellows and our partners
Develop marketing content needed to recruit new partners and keep current partners informed and engaged
Monitor and report on technology, industry and investment trends
Build awareness of Activate within the community
Harness and analyze data to communicate impact of Boston program and inform strategic growth
Represent Activate at industry events and other public forums
Has 3 - 5 years of business development and corporate development experience especially in the fields of semiconductors and microelectronics
Has the ability to understand and communicate technology driven innovations.
Has a rolodex of contacts at semiconductor and defense related corporations
Has a track record of contributing to technology product development and/or sales
Has working knowledge of Boston’s innovation ecosystem
Familiar with early stage investment and financing ecosystem
Has exceptional communication and relationship building skills
Feels like the world's scientific and entrepreneurial talent should be focused on more serious pursuits than dog-walking apps
Understands that innovation starts with people, not ideas
Activate is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.