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Boston University DIRECTOR, EXTERNAL RELATIONS, Questrom School of Business, Innovate@BU in BOSTON, Massachusetts

As a key member of the Innovate@BU team reporting to the Executive Director, this role will be responsible for building, and maintaining positive and productive relationships between Innovate@BU and: donors, alumni, industry experts, corporate sponsors and other eco-system partners in Boston/MAs tech, social impact/innovation, non-profit, and government spaces. The position will collaborate with Boston Universitys Development and Alumni Relations, Corporate Relations Organizations and Government and Community Relations, with the primary strategic goal of creating and expanding experiential learning opportunities for students and community engagement opportunities for both students and alumni. The role will require close coordination with the program staff and the rest of the Innovate@BU team.

About Innovate@BU: Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative that enables all BU students to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Through its physical home on the Charles River campus, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is an award-winning and fast-growing entrepreneurship center that provides a variety of programs that help students develop their entrepreneurial mindset and skills and turn their ideas into impact. The center serves undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all 17 of the schools and colleges at BU. Learn more >

Required Skills

Bachelors degree required, Masters or equivalent preferable. A minimum of five years' experience in relationship management, either in fund-raising or government affairs and excellent oral and written communications skills are all strongly desired. Preference will be given to candidates with proven interest and background in innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem knowledge. Must have event planning experience. We seek a forward-thinking and goals-oriented individual who is able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience