Associate Director, CBET

The Associate Director of the Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training is responsible primarily for the industry workforce development programs, including content development, administration, and marketing. This hybrid position is responsible for developing a client base and for ensuring courses are executed successfully and with maximum enrollment to bring in revenue for the Center. The Associate Director is responsible for building awareness and relationships with biopharmaceutical companies specifically, and the life science industry in general. The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with college and center staff to support contract services and academic programing.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Executive Director in developing a long-term strategic business plan for industry training and research service programs
  • Collaborate to identify target audiences and promote programming; Participate in various job fairs, meetings, and trainings.
  • Work with industry leaders to identify and address critical workforce development needs
  • Provide customized training to the target audience by building upon the diverse portfolio of services that are currently offered.
  • Conduct regular financial assessments to monitor the performance of CBET’s offerings and make necessary adjustments to ensure long-term sustainability and profitability.
  • Assist with securing and managing a substantial grant portfolio, supporting CBET’s initiatives.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree or higher in science
  • Deep knowledge of curriculum development, course delivery, program administration
  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated success in sales strategy, prospect identification, opportunity assessment, lead generation, prospect cultivation which includes contract negotiation and completing sales with individuals, companies (seeking multiple seats) to meet sales and revenue targets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA and business development experience, or PhD in Biology, Microbiology, Engineering related fields
  • Industry experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Expertise in gene therapy, process development, quality assurance assays used in cell and gene therapies.
  • Knowledge of federal and state workforce development funding including apprenticeship programs

Salary Range: $120,000-$150,000 annually

Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision benefits, free life insurance and disability programs, tuition assistance programs, retirement plan with employer match and contribution, and generous time off including 20 paid holidays plus paid sick and vacation time. Additional perks include wellness rewards, free gym access, free parking, identity theft protection and many others. Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, and exclusions may apply for some roles. 

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ACPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our hiring and employment practices.

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