The Program Manager is a member of the Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII) team. TUII is designed to bridge the gap between university research and industry, catalyzing the conversion of Tulane’s world-class research into technologies, products, and university spinouts with real-world impact. The Program Manager is responsible for performing administrative duties in the management and coordination of large, specialized projects and programs. This position performs varied and complex administrative duties requiring independent judgment and the application of established policies and procedures. They will collaborate with faculty, staff and community partners on active development of Vitalize programs, support planning, promotion, and execution of programs and events, and tracking project activities and expenditures with program/event attendance and participation. This position will serve as a key support as the TUII team fills the innovation funnel and pipeline at Tulane and in the New Orleans community.
The primary roles are: 1) to manage and support implementation of Vitalize pillar programs for the Innovation Institute, 2) to track and report success ensuring long-term program sustainability and community stakeholder engagement and awareness, and 3) to manage and support program outreach and marketing in the greater New Orleans community.
The Tulane Innovation Institute will serve Tulane’s faculty and students and the greater New Orleans community by leveraging and harnessing the expertise of on-campus programs and initiatives to accelerate innovation, build viable startups, and educate innovators and entrepreneurs. This will have a long-term impact on the economic structure of New Orleans and the Gulf South by accelerating opportunities and spurring economic development.