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Program Director, Technology Licensing


Conduct faculty outreach, manage technology portfolio, connect with outside investors and CEOs.  Applies exceptional skills at closing deals, over-performing on metrics, while identifying and solving programmatic/strategic problems facing the office.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for assisting the director in the management of technology licensing. Serves as a liaison with inventors, patent attorneys, companies, and other stakeholders to implement the University’s technology licensing strategy. Identifies potential licenses, negotiates agreements, and implements policies and procedures governing intellectual property rights.
  • Identify potential licensees and negotiate licensing terms. Construct license agreements to ensure commercialization of UF technologies.
  • Manage assigned portfolio as assigned by the Director
  • Serves on the management team with the Director.
  • Participates in the strategic planning for assigned areas and assists the Director in developing and implementing the overall departmental strategic plan.
  • Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate success of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of assigned area including the supervision of departmental employees. Provides guidance and direction to staff involved in department services and programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and series comply with university, state, and federal regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining an inclusive working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director or other appropriate administrator.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of industry experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of industry experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.

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