Director, Innevation Center

  • University of Nevada Reno
  • Reno, NV, USA
  • Jan 28, 2019
Full time Business Development Management

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for the position of director of the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch. This position oversees the promotion and operation of the University of Nevada Reno’s downtown Innevation Center and other related facility(ies). The director provides leadership to University faculty, staff and students, and community members in recruiting and enabling new startups. The director is responsible for identifying and implementing the center’s strategic plan and operations to enhance innovation within the University and the local community. This position is instrumental in enhancing the role of the University in local economic growth and sustainability. The center is part of the office of Enterprise & Innovation which guides and builds the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through commercialization of University research, working with faculty entrepreneurs, facilitating work with regional, national, and international companies, and providing support and mentoring to Nevada startup companies and manufacturers.


The minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor’s degree and five years of related professional experience or a Master’s degree and three years of related professional experience.

Related experience: business development experience such as negotiations, fundraising, operations, entrepreneurship, economic development, work with startups or innovation ecosystems.


Department information: University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch is a collaborative space created to stimulate invention, entrepreneurialism, small business and startups. The Innevation Center is designed to build connections between the University and the community. For more information about the Innevation Center, please visit


For more information and to apply, please visit the University’s job board.

The University of Nevada, Reno provides a competitive wage and benefits package with a professional work environment. Outstanding benefits include twenty-four vacation days per year, generous sick leave; employer matched retirement plan, medical plan options, and tuition benefit for employees, their immediate family, and domestic partners.