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Oklahoma Catalyst Programs Fellow at University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The mission of the Tom love Innovation Hub is to increase innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Oklahoma and across Oklahoma. In 2018, the Tom Love Innovation Hub launched the Oklahoma Catalyst Programs: a collection of programs designed to catalyze economic development in Oklahoma by providing networking, training, and mentoring to Oklahoma small businesses. The Oklahoma Catalyst Programs is focused on promoting the Small Business Innovation and Research Program (SBIR/STTR), a $3B+ annual federal funding opportunity that is intended to facilitate innovative research and product development among U.S. small businesses. 

The Tom Love Innovation Hub has an opening for an Oklahoma Catalyst Programs Fellow on the Oklahoma Catalyst Programs team. This position is a key member of the Tom Love Innovation Hub staff, working closely with the Executive Director, the Oklahoma Catalyst Programs Director, and other members of the Tom Love Innovation Hub leadership. The OK Catalyst Fellow will assist with day-to-day operations for various Oklahoma Catalyst Programs, including coordinating operations, engaging in statewide outreach, scheduling activities, developing content, and managing budgets. The OK Catalyst Fellow may also manage the student teams implementing and supporting these various programs. This is a grant-funded position. 

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

Experience: 18 months program development and management 



  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines

  • Strong initiative to solve problems

  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives

  • Must have strong ability to lead project teams

  • Proficient in copy writing, editing, proofreading and composition 


  • None 

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Regular pressure to meet productivity standards

  • Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods

  • May be required to travel

  • Requires contact with other departments and university officials

  • May be required to lift, bend, stoop and carry

  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motion and communicate effectively 

Department Preferences:

  • Basic knowledge of the SBIR/STTR program

  • Significant exposure to consulting, entrepreneurship, research grants

  • Familiarity with University of Oklahoma policies and procedures

Supervision: Team Leader; Oklahoma Catalyst Programs GA and student staff


Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit