Prospect Silicon Valley

ProspectSV is a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub focused on solutions for sustainable, smarter communities. We bring government, corporations and academia together with start-ups, product teams and expert staff to accelerate commercial adoption of innovations in transportation, energy and the built environment. ProspectSV provides a full spectrum of support services including market and technical insight, connections to partners and investors, pilot opportunities as well as access to a $12 million, 23,000sq. ft. Technology Demonstration Center with working and industrial space, lab facilities and specialized equipment. We have provided commercialization support to more than 25 startups that have raised over $153M in follow-on funding and created hundreds of jobs. In partnership with state and local governments, ProspectSV demonstrates and scales leading edge cleantech solutions. With projects in over 50 cities, leveraging over $80 million in funding and financing, and with industry leading corporate sponsors, ProspectSV is the only organization with the ability to both prove and apply solutions for next generation communities. For more information visit www.prospectsv.org.

Prospect Silicon Valley San Jose, CA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
Prospect Silicon Valley Director of Advanced Mobility Programs Job Description  Are you looking for a position that will provide an engaging and dynamic career opportunity? As part of a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub, you will play a pivotal role on our small but ambitious team. ProspectSV is leading smart city innovation in the Bay Area and strives to advance the adoption of clean technology in the fields of mobility, energy and the built environment. We’re currently looking to expand our team as we grow our organization and partner on more projects.   We are looking for mission-driven candidates who share our commitment to smarter, sustainable communities. The position of Director of Advanced Mobility Programs reports to the CEO.   ProspectSV Advanced Mobility Program Overview ProspectSV is actively engaged with sponsors, startup clients, academia, research labs, public agencies, and local governments in the area of Advanced Mobility. Current efforts include projects covering Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, EV and EV recharging systems, vehicle-to-grid integration, and mobility on demand services. ProspectSV also has an Intelligent Traffic Systems Lab for development of vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies. Our start-up clients in the Advanced Mobility Program include companies developing products such as handsfree electric vehicle charging, connected vehicle cybersecurity, traffic congestion management systems, mobility-as-aservice (MaaS), and many other related technologies. Strategic partners and sponsors include the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto and San Francisco, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, CalTrans, and major automotive OEMs, automotive Tier1 suppliers, and automotive technology suppliers.   Responsibilities This role has three areas of responsibility: 1) project development and management, 2) consulting to startup clients, and 3) business development. Project Development and Management The SME assists in defining projects and proposals to respond to grant opportunities from government agencies (such as the California Department of Energy) or to define engagements with corporate strategic partners. Project development may include identifying, evaluating and inviting partners to participate in a proposal as well as shaping appropriate roles for those partners. Project development may require the Director of Advanced Mobility Programs (DAM) to conduct background research of markets or technologies for inclusion in proposals. The DAM will participate in the scoping of work and the writing of proposals. Project management responsibilities include organizing work, schedules and dependencies, and coordinating the activities of partners to meet project deadlines. The DAM must manage communications with all relevant parties and must track deliverables and report progress on projects, incorporating both quantitative measures and prose descriptions.   Startup Consultant The DAM plays an important role as an advisor or “champion” to a designated set of startup clients developing advanced mobility solutions that address sustainability, safety and traffic congestion. Responsibilities may include providing insights into the competitive landscape as well as assisting in customer discovery, needs assessment and refinement of product requirements. Assisting startup clients in finding pilots and demonstration opportunities is a key part of the service provided to startups. In the role of startup champion, the DAM is expected to make appropriate introductions to strategic partners, labs and testing resources, knowledgeable experts, potential investors, other ProspectSV staff members, and other resources, as needed. Ideally, the DAM plays a role in advising clients on product positioning and presentations to investors and customers. The DAM reviews and qualifies startup applicants, develops proposals and closes contracts with startup clients for commercialization support services.   Business Development The DAM is also responsible for the development of program strategies and business development, including: • Leading the development of ProspectSV’s program strategy in advanced mobility. • Identifying and developing relationships with partner organizations (public sector agencies, engineering firms, software or hardware product companies, etc.) for the purpose of creating pilot project concepts, submitting grant proposals and, if successful, executing grant-funded projects. • Developing and managing relationships with corporate sponsors or corporate clients.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The following are required knowledge, skills and abilities: • Familiarity with electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, connected vehicle technology, and autonomous vehicle technology, • Basic understanding of clean power and energy efficiency technologies, including renewable energy, battery storage, vehicle to grid integration (VGI) and enabling technologies, • Strong organizational skills including ability to assess dependencies, manage details, adhere to deadlines and follow up on action items, • Excellent communication skills, including ability to coordinate the activities of partners over whom the DAM has influence but not authority, • Ability to assess the competitive landscape of products in the advanced mobility sector, • Network of connections among several of the following groups: automotive OEMs, automotive Tier 1 suppliers, public transit agencies, the California Energy Commission, the federal Department of Energy’s advanced vehicle technologies office and the Federal Transportation Administration, as well as research institutions (e.g., academia, national labs, private labs and testing facilities), • Excellent written and oral communications skills, • Research skills to discover studies and data sources to support background information needed for proposals. Desired, but not required, knowledge, skills and abilities: • Connections to investors, including seed stage investors, venture capital or corporate investors, • Familiarity with transportation relevant incentive programs, • Familiarity with transportation regulations and standards, • Basic understanding of revenue models and financial statements.   Experience and Education Required: Bachelors degree in a scientific or engineering discipline, or a business/urban planning degree with equivalent technical experience, with a minimum of 5 years experience in the advanced mobility sector, and minimum 5 years experience working directly with customers or clients. Experience writing reports or proposals, managing projects to timely and successful completion, and leading project teams. Highly desired: experience advising or coaching startups, business development experience. Required: Experienced user of productivity tools including spreadsheets (Excel) and collaborative tools (CRM systems, Box, Dropbox, and the like). To apply: send your cover letter and resume to info@prospectsv.org When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor. 
Prospect Silicon Valley San Jose, CA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
Prospect Silicon Valley Office Manager Job Description  Are you looking for a position that will provide an engaging and dynamic career opportunity? As part of a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub, you will play a pivotal role on our small but ambitious team. ProspectSV is leading smart city innovation in the Bay Area and strives to advance the adoption of clean technology in the fields of mobility, energy and the built environment. We’re currently looking to expand our team as we grow our organization and partner on more projects.   Office Manager Responsibilities This role has three main areas of responsibilities including: internal ProspectSV office duties, supporting the demonstration center (including assisting with client and tenant needs) and providing support for events and communications programs. ProspectSV Office Manager Responsibilities • HR support for payroll (Payroll Services) and benefits (Primark, Zenefits and Kaiser); maintaining the Employee Handbook; employee onboarding/offboarding • IT systems administration (Insightly, Box, ClickTime, Google Mail, etc.) • Process incoming checks and invoices • Calculate PTO accruals for each employee • Update and maintain our website: www.prospectsv.org (Wordpress) • Update the team with staff wide announcements • Coordinate conference rooms for internal meetings and weekly staff meetings • Provide scheduling support to the CEO for both internal and external meetings • Provide tours to local high school groups and visiting groups • Order all office supplies Demonstration Center / Client & Tenant Responsibilities • Responsible for tools and equipment • Assist with on-boarding and off-boarding tenants from the demonstration center • Manage office keys and keeps accurate records, key holder agreements • Manage conference room bookings and prep each event (Peerspace) • Assist tenants with any requests / needs they have • Receive tenant packages Event and Communications Programs Responsibilities • Assist with the maintenance of our Customer Relationship Management database (Insightly) and email broadcast platform (MailChimp) • Assist with logistics for ProspectSV sponsored events • Assist with social media and broadcast email campaigns Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The following are required knowledge, skills and abilities: • familiarity with Wordpress, basic HTML and website design • familiarity with Microsoft Office, scheduling and collaborative tools • familiarity with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools • familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator • strong organizational skills • excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience and Education Required: Associates or Bachelors degree and 2-5 years experience in office management Required: Experienced user of productivity tools including spreadsheets (Excel) and collaborative tools (Box, Google Docs, Google Sheets). Highly desired: Experience working with startups, knowledge of clean tech sector.   To apply: send your cover letter and resume to info@prospectsv.org When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor. 
Prospect Silicon Valley San Jose, CA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
Prospect Silicon Valley Director of Client and Sponsor Services Job Description   Are you looking for a position that will provide an engaging and dynamic career opportunity? As part of a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub, you will play a pivotal role on our small but ambitious team. ProspectSV is leading smart city innovation in the Bay Area and strives to advance the adoption of clean technology in the fields of mobility, energy and the built environment. We’re currently looking to expand our team as we grow our organization and partner on more projects.   We are looking for mission-driven candidates who share our commitment to smarter, sustainable communities. The position of Director of Client and Sponsor Services reports to the CEO.   Background The ProspectSV mission is to accelerate the adoption of clean technology for smarter, more sustainable communities. Our work focuses on three key sectors: Advanced Mobility, Energy and the Built Environment. ProspectSV is actively engaged with sponsors, startup clients, academia, research labs, public agencies, and local governments across these three sectors. Current efforts include projects covering Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, EV and EV charging systems, vehicle-to-grid integration, mobility on demand services, Zero Net Energy buildings, and support for several clean tech procurement opportunities. ProspectSV has an Intelligent Traffic Systems Lab for development of vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies and a Data Analytics Lab for development of applications that leverage multiple sources of data and generates actionable information for drivers, city planners, etc. Our start-up clients have solutions that range from hands-free, conductive EV charging systems to hydrophobic coatings for cooling coils in refrigeration systems, and that address requirements in mobility, energy and the built environment. Strategic partners include the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto and San Francisco, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, CalTrans, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Our sponsors include Microsoft, Ford, Cisco, Intel, Sumitomo and many others who have offerings in our target markets. ProspectSV Client and Sponsor Services Program Overview The role of the Client and Sponsor Services program is to provide support to ProspectSV’s start-up clients, sponsors and partners in line with our mission; to recruit sponsors, startup clients, tenants and partners; and to manage grantfunded projects that cut across our business sectors.   Responsibilities This role has three areas of responsibility: 1) support services for sponsors, clients and tenants, 2) client, tenant and sponsor business development, and 3) project management.   Support Services for Sponsors, Clients and Tenants The Director of Client and Sponsor Services (DCSS) provides assistance to enable clients, tenants and sponsors to reach their full potential in collaboration with ProspectSV and its partners. These services include organizing “calls for innovation” seeking technologies to address specific requirements in pilot projects, roundtables to discuss market trends and emerging solutions, programs to facilitate introduction of emerging technologists to potential distributors, investors and partners, coordinating Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to provide commercialization services, providing funding opportunity alerts for pilot projects, and assistance in linking sponsors, clients and partners to pilot and demonstration opportunities. The DCSS is responsible for coordinating the start-up prospect evaluation process with SMEs and maintaining relationships with our network of incubator and accelerator partners. The DCSS is also responsible for overseeing client, tenant and sponsor administration, ensuring that invoices are properly generated, tracking receivables, and addressing tactical needs of our tenants in the Demo Center.   Business Development The DCSS will create programs to identify, qualify and recruit sponsors, clients, tenants and partners in collaboration with ProspectSV SMEs and support staff. This includes the development of proposal templates and supporting the generation of specific sponsor, client or tenant proposals. The DCSS works with the marketing team in the development of success stories, presentations and other communications targeted at potential sponsors, clients and partners. The DCSS will also contribute to the development of projects, which may include identifying, evaluating and inviting partners to participate in a proposal as well as shaping appropriate roles for those partners. Project development may require the DCSS to conduct background research of markets or technologies for inclusion in proposals. The DCSS may also support the scoping of work and the writing of proposals.   Project Management ProspectSV has secured several grants that require us to identify, screen, and counsel clean tech start-ups and other solutions suppliers to facilitate pilot and demonstration projects, as well as broad-scale commercial deployments. The DCSS is responsible for managing these grant-funded projects, coordinating the project team meetings, ensuring that schedules are met and deliverables generated, and overseeing the administration of the grant invoices, payables and receivables. The DCSS will manage communications with all relevant parties and track deliverables and report progress on projects, incorporating both quantitative measures and prose descriptions.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The following are required knowledge, skills and abilities: • Familiarity with clean tech solutions in advanced mobility, energy and the built environment and knowledge of the competitive landscape for these solutions and their providers. • Basic understanding of the market dynamics impacting the adoption of clean tech solutions in these target markets. • Experience working with or for start-up companies. • Network of connections among several of the following groups: corporate end users of clean tech solutions, automotive OEMs, automotive Tier 1 suppliers, Bay Area city officials in sustainability, public transit agencies, the California Energy Commission, the federal Department of Energy’s energy efficiency and renewable energy and advanced vehicle technologies offices, clean tech solutions suppliers in mobility, energy and the built environment, the Federal Transportation Administration, as well as research institutions (e.g., academia, national labs, private labs and testing facilities), etc. • Strong organizational skills including ability to assess priorities, dependencies, manage details, adhere to deadlines and follow up on action items. • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to coordinate the activities of partners over whom the DCSS has influence but not authority. • Excellent written and oral communications skills, • Research skills to discover studies and data sources to support background information needed for proposals, projects, etc. • Project management skills Desired, but not required, knowledge, skills and abilities: • Connections to investors, including seed stage investors, venture capital or corporate investors • Connections to other clean tech incubators and accelerators • Familiarity with Smart City initiatives • Basic understanding of revenue models and financial statements   Experience and Education Required: Bachelors degree in business, a scientific or engineering discipline, or urban planning. Minimum of 10 years of experience with at least 5 years experience working with clean technologies and minimum 5 years experience working directly with customers or clients. Experience writing reports or proposals, managing projects to timely and successful completion, and leading project teams. Highly desired: experience advising or coaching startups. Required: Experienced user of productivity tools including spreadsheets (Excel) and collaborative tools (CRM systems, Box, Dropbox, and the like).   To apply: send your cover letter and resume to info@prospectsv.org When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor.