Business Manager, Innevation Center

  • Reno, NV, USA
  • Sep 08, 2022
Full time Finance

Job Description

Business Manager, Innevation Center




University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus


The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.


If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.


Job Description


The University of Nevada, Reno, is recruiting for a Business Manager for the Innevation Center. The Business Manager is responsible for creating and supporting an environment in the Innevation Center that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in support of a vibrant innovation ecosystem in the region. The position enables members of the Innevation Center to achieve their entrepreneurial goals by designing and managing operations, managing student workers and administrative staff, planning and executing events, partnering with community groups to conduct programming to support K-12 STEM education, and managing ongoing relationships with community groups that are clients or partners to the Innevation Center.


The position will also provide fiscal leadership to ensure smooth operation of the facility including creating and managing annual budgets in collaboration with VPRI Office, conducting assessment of membership pricing strategy to meet revenue goals aligned with the operating budget, marketing the Innevation Center and recruiting new innovative startups to be part of the Innevation Center family. Finally, the incumbent coordinates with the Director of the Innevation Center in building and nurturing connections with the community, EDAWN, and University faculty, staff, and students.


Required Qualifications


Master's Degree and one year of related work experience; OR a Bachelor's degree and two years of related work experience


Related Experience: Business Operations, Non-Profit Management and/or Start-Up experience.


Preferred Qualifications


Experience in managing entrepreneurial centers and/or co-working facilities with finance and operational responsibilities


Schedule or Travel Requirements


Variable work schedule


Occasional Travel


Compensation Grade


Administrative Faculty - B


To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.


Remarkable Retirement


Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.


Perks of Working at UNR


• Health insurance options including dental and vision - Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance -


• E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.


• Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.


• Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University.


• No state income tax!


Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees


The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner.


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.


Department Information


The University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center is designed to empower Nevada's next generation of economic leaders by igniting the creative and entrepreneurial spirits in University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty, community creatives, makers, economic developers, and emerging global tech companies.


We are a synergistic, collaborative space designed to stimulate the creation and incubation of startups and accelerate the growth of the innovation-driven economy in our region.


Anyone in the community can become a member - entrepreneurs, startup companies and creatives - with privileges to the Makerspace, conference rooms, special events, co-working and networking opportunities. We are open, free of charge, to all University students, faculty and staff.


Contact Information


Alicia Mountjoy Reif -





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)


Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at


Please attach the following documents to your application:


1) Resume/CV


2) Cover Letter


3) Contact information for three professional references


4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.


This posting is open until filled


Review of applications will begin immediately. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant


A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno


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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.


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