The Office of the President and the Purdue for Life Foundation are seeking an Executive Director of Industry Partnerships, Agriculture/Food Science/Vet Med to join our growing team in the Office of Industry Partnerships (OIP). This position will provide leadership to Industry Partnerships within the broader discipline and field of agriculture, foodscience, and veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team responsible for advancing relationships that deliver value to industry, while supporting scholarship, faculty, corporate giving, sponsored research, place making and more. Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences. The College of Agriculture, in partnership with other colleges, research centers, and institutes across campus, is stretching the frontiers of science to find solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges; and, through Purdue Extension and engagement programs, helping the people of Indiana, the nation and the world improve their lives and livelihoods.
The Executive Director of Industry Partnerships, Agriculture/Food Science/Vet Med will be a leader on a team of professionals who are responsible for growing collaboration with industry. Under his/her leadership, the team will act as a gateway to the university, making connections between external partners and Purdue’s faculty, staff, students, and constituents. The Executive Director will focus and lead a team supporting university-level priorities and building strategic relationships.
The successful candidate will carry a portfolio of companies in addition to management responsibilities. The Executive Director, Agriculture/Food Science/Vet Med will nurture and expand relationships through holistic partnerships, driven by connections to research centers, institutes and programs, faculty expertise, facilities and equipment, facilitated working sessions and co-creation activities, fundraising, facilitation of student hiring and internships, professional training, advisory board opportunities, networking events and other university activities and programs in response to industry partner needs and interests.
The Office of Industry Partnerships is a new organization established in partnership between the Office of the President of Purdue University and the Vice President for Development, creating a clear and comprehensive point of entry for corporations to have mutually beneficial relationships with Purdue by leveraging the institutions vast set of offerings and resources. Purdue recently celebrated record success in both sponsored research funding and philanthropic support and the OIP represents an ambitious effort to scale this success and position Purdue as the premier partner for industry. Purdue University is a public research university founded in 1869. A member of the Big Ten Conference, Purdue is home to over 44,000 students.