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Operations Manager, Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad

Company: The California State University
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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Operations Manager, Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad (Administrator I) Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will provide day-to-day oversight on all aspects of the ZIP Launchpad including operations, budget, planning, intern coordination, campus outreach, Key Performance Indicator tracking, and staff as well as intern management.Department SummaryThe Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad (ZIP Launchpad) is SDSU's FREE, extracurricular on campus incubator that supports SDSU students, staff, and researchers from all majors, departments and experience levels in launching their startup companies. Within 2 year, participants can begin the ZIP Launchpad program with a passion to solve a problem and exit with a viable, growth-oriented business. The ZIP Launchpad surrounds aspiring entrepreneurs with the support and resources needed to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.Each semester, all year long, SDSU students, researchers and faculty have the opportunity to apply to the ZIP Launchpad during the application cycle. Once accepted, participants embark on an entrepreneurial journey exploring the problem they seek to solve, validating their solution, building their company, and gaining traction all while surrounded by experienced advisors, mentors, and domain experts. Participants gain access to a weekly step by step programming, a wide range of domain experts, support and materials to create hardware and software-based prototypes, up to 2 paid studentinterns per semester, up to $10,000 in non-equity funding, access to a co-workingspace, and much more.Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in a startup environment in an operations and planning role
  • Experience providing lead work direction for both student and staff positions
  • Demonstrable experience using Lean Start Up methodologyCompensation and BenefitsSan Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.San Diego State University also offers a richbenefits package that includes:
    • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
    • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
    • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
    • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependentAnticipated hiring range: $85,000 - $100,000 annuallyDiversity and Community at SDSUAt SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.Initial review of therequired application materials, includingcover letters and resumes, will begin on February 1, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by January 31, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must befully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one,or requesta medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa).Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of theImmigration Reform and Control Act.A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here .SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.CSU welcomes candidates of all physical abilities to apply for positions. We provide reasonable accommodations to all applicants and invite applicants with questions, concerns, or needs during any part of the application or hiring process to contact Casie Martinez at 619/597-7901 or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

Keywords: The California State University, San Diego , Operations Manager, Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad, Executive , San Diego, California

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