9310 Assistant Director, Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC)


TITLE Assistant Director, Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC)




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR - Director, Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC)


The primary job duties of the Assistant Director, JVIC is to provide leadership, direction, fiscal management, and overall supervision of activities. This includes research and operations management of JVIC. This position conducts institutional planning and formulates policies for JVIC. The Assistant Director organizes and staffs the research teams and supervises research directors and staff, graduate assistants, student workers, and others who work on various special projects. The Assistant Director coordinates the resources of federal, state, and local governments with the resources of the University and the private sector to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and operations management.


Education: A Master’s degree in an Applied Science or a Business discipline is required.

Experience: Five years of experience that demonstrates progressively increasing responsibilities for program development, project management, budgeting, and administration are required. At least three of these years must be in a responsible supervisory capacity with comprehensive management responsibilities. Experience at an institution of higher education is preferred.

Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Effective organizational skills are required. Supervisory skills are required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to write concise analytical reports which are directed to specific readership is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: This position is designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. This position may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations. Participation in occasional evening or weekend activities is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to fifty pounds.


1. Assures that the work of the JVIC is consistent with its mission by providing advanced technology, research, development, engineering, technical support, and educational programs that advance the competitiveness of industry partners.

2. Facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to serve the research, development, engineering, technical, and educational needs of industry by working with University academic administrators and faculty to encourage participation in research projects.

3. Assists the product-oriented research and development efforts of local businesses with the resources of the JVIC infrastructure through collaborative research and development projects and/or services

4. Facilitates collaboration by communicating the mission and goals of JVIC to local business leaders, company representatives, University administration and faculty, students, community leaders, and state and federal representatives.

5. Helps to assure the financial viability of JVIC by securing external funding, overseeing external funding efforts of JVIC, and providing oversight activities for funded grants and contracts.

6. Assures the research performed at JVIC is consistent with the mission by supervising technical aspects of research and supervising JVIC laboratories.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development training, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director.

9. Contributes to the overall success of JVIC by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Assistant Director is supervised by the Director, JVIC and supervises staff, faculty, and students assigned to JVIC projects.



MAY 2023