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Boston University IDEA HUB RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, School of Public Health in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Relationship Manager will be an essential team member for idea hub, the School of Public Healths research innovation center designed to connect BUSPH with non-traditional partners. The Relationship Manager will advance our efforts to build new networks and facilitate new research collaborations between faculty and industry partners. The Relationship Manager will work with faculty and staff across the school and university, which includes a diverse, creative, and passionate group of public health and higher education professionals. Candidates for the position should have a startup mentality, engage in creative problem solving, and have excellent organizational, time management, and written and verbal communication skills.

Why SPH?

  • Driven by our mission to improve the health of local, national and international populations, and deeply committed to igniting positive change in the world.

  • Recognized worldwide for achievements in education, research and public health activism.

  • An environment and culture that is collaborative, multicultural, and inclusive.

  • Innovative and creative spirit in our pursuit of solutions.

  • Our values drive what we do, and how we do it.


  • Build relationships inside and external to the university; represent the mission and values of BUSPH in all interactions

  • Develop and manage partnerships between industry and non-traditional funders and BUSPH faculty

  • Identify and pursue key business leads from a variety of sectors

  • Draft pitch decks and work with faculty and grants administrators to draft project proposals

  • Data management, including maintaining detailed tracking of sales activities and partner contact information

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Bachelors degree required.

  • 3-5 years of public health, development, or sales experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong networking skills

  • Ability to handle the demands of a fast-paced, multi-faceted, changing environment

  • Excel and HubSpot experience preferred

Applicants should submit a CV/resume and cover letter that describes their interest in this role and relevant previous experience.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site (https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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