Opportunity: President and CEO of Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona. NACET is an economic development and entrepreneurial support organization that occupies, manages and provides services to the City-of-Flagstaff-owned 10,000 sq. ft. incubator and 28,000 sq. ft. accelerator facilities, and provides city-wide business incubation services in the central Arizona communities of Maricopa and Chandler, as well as operating a Small Business Development Center throughout Coconino County in northern Arizona. The President implements the projects, programs, policies and activities of the NACET with support and guidance from the Board of Directors, and in collaboration with a team of experienced professionals managing each of NACET’s programs. NACET’s President is responsible for the strategic, financial, contractual and personnel activities of the organization. As NACET’s primary community representative, the President serves as a liaison between the program and its private and public partners.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience in business development, technology commercialization, publicly-funded programs, relevant management experience, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with both public and private constituencies. Key responsibilities are: staff support and strategic vision, fundraising, strong relationship building with many stakeholders, financial management, understanding and comfort with political and public concerns, public speaking and advocacy for startups, entrepreneurs, and small business, willingness to try new things and stop doing what doesn't work, and having a truly collaborative, non-territorial spirit. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred. Regular travel between Flagstaff and the greater Phoenix area is required (approximately 40% travel estimated for upcoming 12 months).
Additional information about NACET, our programs, and the communities we serve may be found at:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and must include a letter of interest, professional résumé and at least three professional references. Position is open until filled. Applications may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
2225 North Gemini Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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