The University of Iowa, Center for Computer-Aided Design, is seeking applicants for a full-time Business Development Administrator to provide leadership, coordination and research development, technology and innovation initiatives. S/he will represent CCAD in building relationships with customers while linking CCAD’s research, technologies, and innovation in modeling and simulation to government and industry potential funding sources. With senior leadership, the Business Development Administrator will identify and implement strategic programs, pursue funding opportunities, and support researchers in the development of proposals.

A Master’s degree in Business Management, Engineering or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. This position also requires three to five years of experience with grant and contract development and management, including knowledge of processes, tools and services for developing grants and proposals with an in depth understanding and experience working with government funding and industry contracts. The successful candidate must have a proven record of successfully growing a business with expanded customers and experience building and managing customer relationships to seek out and identify new business opportunities. For a full position description and list of required and desired qualifications, visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70533.

As an institution of higher education, we encourage and support your professional growth. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional benefits package (https://hr.uiowa.edu/sites/hr.uiowa.edu/files/BenefitsOverviewFacPS2017.pdf) and many other support resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives. On our beautiful campus spanning the Iowa River, employees enjoy access to an array of cultural, educational, and recreational activities.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) (www.ccad.uiowa.edu), a national and global leader in modeling and simulation. CCAD conducts basic and applied research in six units: the Operator Performance Laboratory; the Virtual Soldier Research program; the National Advanced Driving Simulator; the Reliability and Sensory Prognostic Systems program; the Musculoskeletal Imaging, Modeling, and Experimentation Program; and the Biomechanics of Soft Tissues program. The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known and has been ranked one of the nation’s most livable cities (USA Today, 2006), as well as one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2013). This small city has a population of about 70,000 and is ranked the 4th “brainiest” city in America (The Atlantic, 2013).

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.