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BFTP Job Opportunity: President and CEO

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania seeks a candidate to be its next President and Chief Executive Officer. This Bethlehem, PA-based, 20-person non-profit organization is Pennsylvania’s technology-based economic development organization serving the 21 counties that comprise the northeast third of Pennsylvania. Headquartered on the Mountaintop Campus of Lehigh University, Ben Franklin invests PA taxpayer money in early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers, owns and operates two technology business incubators, and leads a network of 13 incubators.

This individual should ideally have strong entrepreneurial, finance/accounting, and managerial experience, as well as demonstrated ability to perform state and federal government relations duties on behalf of the organization. Banking, venture capital, angel investing, business contracts experience, and established relationships with Pennsylvania business, government, and community leaders are pluses. Related Master’s Degree and a minimum of 10 years’ management experience required.

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and education.

Please send a resume and letter of application describing qualifications and salary requirements to:

Kathy Ann Minnich, kminnich@nep.benfranklin.org. Or apply online. No phone calls please.