Bachelor’s degree required
A minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience
Three (3) or more years of experience in business development, strategic partnerships, enterprise sales, innovation consulting, community and economic development, or a related field
Proven ability to cultivate and nurture relationships that lead to increased revenue, reputation, or positive internal/external impact
Proven ability to ideate, negotiate, and work with decision-makers across an array of industries and settings
Strong project management and analytical skills (financial, planning, operational)
Demonstrated drive to solve problems in a collaborative team environment
Excellent communication and presentation skills; both written and oral
An ability to quickly establish rapport and trust with individuals and audiences
Proven ability to filter signal from noise to strategize and meet goals and deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills, sufficient to inspire others and work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues
The ability to manage up to senior leaders and across to colleagues to accomplish critical, time-sensitive objectives
Familiarity with emerging technologies, innovations, consumer trends, and related news and deal flow in public and private markets.
Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office & Teams, virtual meeting platforms and database tools highly desirable
The ability to serve as an ambassador for the University
A culturally responsive mindset
A commitment to Maine and its people
A sense of humor and enthusiasm
Location & Travel Requirements:
This role must be Maine-based.
Regional travel to Northeastern’s Boston and/or Burlington campuses, as well as to meet emerging partners, may be required from time to time.