Director of MEIA
The Director of MEIA reports directly to the Executive Director of MCEC. The Director oversees and participates in administration and programming, with direct responsibility for budgeting and financial management. The Director is the public facing person who represents the State of Maryland’s effort to build a clean energy and climate tech ecosystem, working in collaboration with State agencies and Universities to create associated jobs.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
· PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
o Strategic planning and management of the program and growth into new areas
o Management of MEIA budget, assist MCEC controller with reporting as well as accounts payable and receivable
o Develop and meet financial targets and performance metrics
o Reporting for MEIA’s EDA Build to Scale grant that lasts through September 2024
o Planning of monthly events for teams
o Recruit and supervise EEIRs, consultants and interns
o Develop sponsorship commitments
o Coordinate and manage team meetings for each Startup Team including ensuring the teams are progressing and the parties are staying engaged
o Pre-accelerator content creation and presentation
· REPRESENTATION, COMMUNICATI0N AND LEADERSHIP
o Conduct outreach and recruiting of new innovators and entrepreneurs to enter the program including outreach to new organizations and broad networking in the industry
o Maintain relationships with channel partnership organizations – including University labs, Technology Commercialization offices, and local Incubators and Accelerators
o Represent the program, initiative, and Center within the Maryland innovation & entrepreneurship community, including at events, conferences and meetings
o Oversee and manage all communications from MEIA including the MEIA website, social media, blogs and videos
o Coordinate with MCEC on communication and marketing materials
o Organize and moderate MEIA events including pitch finale and other events
· PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
o Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in program and related areas through participation in professional activities. Maintain familiarity with salient current research developments
o Attend relevant conferences including Incubatenergy’s annual conference, ARPA-E, and other conferences that can connect startups to relevant corporations and funders.
MCEC is looking for someone who is passionate about how new technology can mitigate the impacts of climate change. The individual must be an effective communicator and relationship builder who pulls together a wide array of stakeholders to build and grow Maryland’s clean energy and climate tech ecosystem. Additional qualifications include:
· 10+ years of work experience. Experience in climate tech a plus.
· Financial literacy. QuickBooks Online and grants management experience a plus.
· Strong writing and public presentation skills for a variety of audiences.
· Self-motivated with a strong work ethic; able to manage multiple competing priorities at once.
· Excellent entrepreneurial and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build solid relationships and support among a broad range of people and positions.
· Strong personal network in the climate tech or deep tech sectors. Or, the ability to quickly build a network using LinkedIn recruiter to fill vacant EEIR openings.
· A strong mission-driven visionary with a commitment to building the Maryland clean energy and climate tech ecosystem.
· Commercialization experience a plus.
· MBA or advanced engineering degree preferred.
This is a contractual position through the Carbon Technology Institute, with a minimum time commitment of 32 hours per week. Annual compensation target is negotiable with a budget between $120K-$175K depending on experience.
Submit resume and cover letter here: https://mdeia.org/director-posting
To apply for this job please visit mdeia.org.