Program Manager - Industrial Liaison Officer

Lubbock, TX

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Designs, implements and manages an assigned program. Typical duties can include but are not limited to: Identify funding opportunities, conduct program assessments, prepare program reports, oversee and manage program marketing and communications, manage program databases, supervise program staff, plan research activities, coordinate program events, participate in strategic planning, manage program files, establish program standards and objectives, direct logistical activities to promote the success of programs, develop and implement project timelines and ensures deadlines are met, oversee program budget, ensure goals and objectives of grants are met, assists in proposal writing, comply and analyze program statistics.


Bachelor's degree and four years of experience developing or managing programs or projects. Additional job related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Essential Functions

  • The Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) is directly responsible for the core activities of the Innovation Ecosystem and Industry Relations.

  • Manages all communication and innovation activities that encourage translation of CASFER research into commercial use by growing the industry program and recruiting new Industry Practitioner Advisory Board (IPAB) member companies ensuring productive engagement between CASFER researchers.

  • Market technologies to CASFER members and to outside organizations, through lab tours and presentations.

  • Manage the membership process for all new member companies.

  • Develop industry engagement programs to retain members.

  • Cross-trains and works closely with the Program Manager of Research Team Science and EWD/DCI to make connections with the needs and capacities of students and industry and to connect research projects with translational opportunities.

  • Provides weekly updates to Director and other CASFER leadership.

  • Works with Director to develop and implement a Technology Transfer Strategic Plan for CASFER.

  • Manages student-industry relations through internships, fellowships, career placement, etc.

  • Prepares report of industry collaborations for NSF.

  • Manages information tracking systems to track Innovation and Industry programs key success indicators.

  • Manage and maintain database of all IPAB membership information and critical dates and dues payments.

  • Works closely with the Office of Research Commercialization on decisions of CASFER technologies marketed for commercialization.

  • Coordinates with testbed coordinators to prepare evaluation of CASFER technology at testbed sites.