KIC Washington, D.C.

We are Hiring! Multiple positions (Associate and Manager)

[About the Korea Innovation Center (KIC)] Korea Innovation Center (KIC) is funded by the Korean government on a mission to create a global startup ecosystem throughout its four locations- Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Berlin, and Beijing. We discover and incubate promising Korean technology startups by providing assets such as connections to market enablers and accelerators and training programs. More than 80 Korean startups join our KIC Washington DC center and explore the US market annually. We welcome partners from various sectors to build a vibrant network across the US and Korea.   [Korea Innovation Center 설립 목적 근거] ※ 과학기술기본법 제 18조, 국제과학기술협력규정 제2조 및 제4조 - 창조경제 글로벌화 실현 및 우리 과학기술·ICT 분야의 국제협력 및 해외진출을 위한 해외 교두보 역할 수행 - 과학기술 ICT 분야 투자,혁신거점으로 스타트업 진출 플랫폼 본격화 및 협력 R&D 지원 - 국제협력 및 해외 진출의 현지 허브로서 과기정통부 및 타 부처 산하기관 해외센터, 한인 네트워크 등을 모두 연계하는 종합지원 기능 역할 수행   [Job Type] Full Time - Entry Level   [Job Title]

  • Associate
[General Duties and Responsibilities]
  • Assist and deliver KIC programs reporting to clearly articulate current status, stakeholder needs, issues, budget, decisions needed across the program and develops materials for Sr. Management
  • Support in maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders across Korean tech startups, government entities, U.S institutions, vendors and mentors to understand their needs, to anticipate obstacles to success, and to solve complex problems
  • Identify opportunities where we can do better for our tech startups (business process, training, technology commercialization) to increase KIC’s overall impact
  • Escalate issues to ensure program scope/schedule/budget is met
  • Writes content and social media posts that drive traffic and invite engagement
  • Execute marketing and communications plans and assist in the development and coordination of promotional materials e.g., direct mail, brochures, web content, emails, videos, etc.
[Basic Qualifications]
  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of related professional experience
  • Bilingual in English and Korean equivalent to native fluency including reading, writing, and communicating in a business professional environment
  • Ability to self-learn, act on own initiative and work in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office/PC skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management, planning and organization skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and aptitude to meet deadlines
  • Proactive and tenacious work ethic
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed
[Preferred Qualifications]
  • Experience working in a small/ start-up company environment
  • Strong commercial experience and business acumen
  • Experience in technology commercialization and consultation to Korean and/or U.S. based start-ups
[Benefits]
  • Health insurance (100%)
  • Paid leave and sick leave
  • Performance Incentive
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • And more perks
[Work authorization] United States (Required) [Closing Date] The position is open until hired
[Job Type] Full Time - Experienced   [Job Title]
  • Manager
  [Core Responsibilities]
  • Develop and deliver KIC programs reporting to clearly articulate current status, stakeholder needs, issues, budget, decisions needed across the program and develops materials for Sr. Management
  • Maintain strong relationships with stakeholders across Korean tech startups, government entities, U.S institutions, vendors and mentors to understand their needs, to anticipate obstacles to success, and to solve complex problems
  • Identify opportunities where we can do better for our tech startups (business process, training, technology commercialization) to increase KIC’s overall impact
  • Escalate issues to ensure program scope/schedule/budget is met
[Basic Qualifications]
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Bilingual in English and Korean equivalent to native fluency including reading, writing, and communicating in a business professional environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to self-learn, act on own initiative and work in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office/PC skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management, planning and organization skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and aptitude to meet deadlines
  • Proactive and tenacious work ethic
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed
[Preferred Qualifications]
  • Experience working in a small/ start-up company environment
  • Strong commercial experience and business acumen
  • Experience in technology commercialization and consultation to Korean and/or U.S. based start-ups
  • Any Certificates of Technology Commercialization and/or Project Management
[Benefits]
  • Health insurance (100%)
  • Paid leave and sick leave
  • Performance Incentive
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • And more perks
[Work authorization] United States (Required) [Closing Date] The position is open until hired

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