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CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) is now accepting applications for the unclassified position described below. Anyone interested in being considered for the position should apply in writing to OCAST Human Resources. This position will remain open until filled. All applicants must complete and submit an OCAST job application, résumé and cover letter. Applications are available on the OCAST website, https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/about/employment.html or by calling 405-319-8400. You may submit your resume, job application and cover letter by US mail, fax 405-319-8426, deliver in-person or email to Elaine Spell. OCAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OKLAHOMA CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ATTENTION: ELAINE SPELL, HUMAN RESOURCES
755 RESEARCH PARKWAY, SUITE 110
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73104
https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/about/employment.html / elaine.spell@ocast.ok.gov

Position Description: Functioning independently with limited supervision, develop and maintain partnerships and coalitions in support of the agency's mission, goals and program needs, specifically in Oklahoma City and southern Oklahoma. Participate in the concept, design, implementation and operation of new programs and activities consistent with the economic development plans and initiatives in the above listed areas of the state as well as initiate and support outreach activities as a part of the agency's overall outreach plan. Communicate the use and benefit of OCAST programs and services and those of the agency's partner organizations to businesses, economic development organizations and interested parties. Manage the agency’s Applied Research Support, Plant Science, Intern Partnership and Health Research programs. Assist with determining program goals and objectives while working with the respective advisory committees for these programs, OCAST management and other agency staff to ensure program intent, goals and objectives are met.

Salary: $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with education and experience
Location: Oklahoma City
Date Opened: 10/26/2020
Filing Deadline: 11/30/2020 5pm
Full-time: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Classification: Merit System Unclassified (U) with full state benefits package
Job Code: 4933

Examples of Work Performed:

  1. Manage the Applied Research Support, Plant Science, Intern Partnership and Health Research programs. Assist with determining program goals and objectives while working with the respective advisory committees for these programs, OCAST management and other agency staff to ensure program intent, goals and objectives are met. Oversee peer review activities of the assigned programs included but not limited to:
    • Serving as coordinator for assigned programs in the agency-wide Lean initiative,
    • Developing, reviewing and distribution of program Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA)
    • Coordinating with other program managers
    • Reviewing, updating and assisting with the implementation of marketing plans for assigned programs when called upon to do so
    • Developing and conducting workshops and/or webinars pertaining to assigned programs including all required materials if necessary
    • Developing/maintaining reviewer pools for assigned programs in accordance with approved protocols
    • Coordinating all associated activities related to programs advisory committees for assigned programs
    • Organizing all activities related to the peer reviews for assigned programs
    • Coordinating peer reviews for assigned programs
    • Participating in any post-review processing including creating technical summaries for successful applications and soliciting feedback from reviewers and OCAST personnel regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of the review process
    • Making recommendations, develop and carry out improvements to programs to meet changing mission parameters and client needs

  2. Create and implement new partnerships and coalitions in support of the agency’s mission, goals and program needs, specifically in support of Oklahoma City and southern Oklahoma.
    • Acquire and demonstrate strong knowledge of all OCAST programs and services
    • Acquire and demonstrate working knowledge of economic development initiatives in Oklahoma City and southern Oklahoma
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship/integration of state and regional goals and initiatives for technology-based economic development particularly in the area assigned
    • Remain current with the objectives of the agency with special interest paid to any political/legislative sensitivities
    • Coordinate all partnership/coalition building activities with OCAST leadership team prior to initiating such activities
    • Establish working relationships with Oklahoma-area organizations to achieve OCAST’s mission for technology-based economic development
    • Support agency needs for technology forecasting and strategic initiatives

  3. Provide agency oversight for partnerships and coalitions
    • Review, at least quarterly, the progress and outcomes of the partnerships and coalitions in Oklahoma City and southern Oklahoma
    • Ensure the intended purpose and objectives are met, and/or are progressing according to plan and schedule
    • In cooperation with OCAST management, represent the agency at community and area functions
    • Provide quarterly activity reports for the partnerships and coalitions

  4. Benchmark OCAST programs and activities with similar programs in technology-based economic development organizations around the country
    • Work with the OCAST programs director and leadership team to establish protocols for benchmarking OCAST programs to support agency goals for continuous process improvement
    • Serve as the OCAST point of contact in Oklahoma City and southern Oklahoma

  5. Participate in agency outreach activities and support development of new outreach initiatives
    • Represent OCAST at local, state and national events as directed
    • Determine at least two new outreach opportunities in Oklahoma City and southern Oklahoma per quarter and be involved in supporting agency initiatives with stakeholders in the legislature, private sector, etc. as directed.

Job Skills:

Experience in database management and Microsoft Office 365, particularly Word and Excel. Familiarity with research and development funding programs and related activities, skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships with others and in dealing with the public as well as knowledge and experience working with higher education and technology-based businesses strongly preferred.

Education and Experience:

Four year degree required preferably in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field plus at least two years experience in STEM activities working with high-tech businesses and/or the research community. An advanced degree is preferred.

Instructions:

Complete and submit an OCAST job application along with a résumé and cover letter by either: email to elaine.spell@ocast.ok.gov; fax 405-319-8426; US mail OCAST, Attn: Elaine Spell, 755 Research Parkway, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, OK 73104; or by delivering in-person. The OCAST Job Application is available at https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/about/employment.html or by calling 405-319-8400.

OCAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last Modified on Nov 05, 2020
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