GlobalSTL, an initiative of BioSTL, is seeking resourceful, high-potential candidates for an Early Adopter Grower Innovation Community (EAGIC) role. This position will join our mission of transforming the pathway through which innovation reaches farmers in the US. The role will report to the GlobalSTL Ag-Food Director and will be a full-time, salaried position with BioSTL.
BioSTL is a privately funded non-profit organization transforming the St. Louis bioscience and innovation economy. We have organized business, university, and philanthropic leaders around a set of deliberate strategies that capitalize on St. Louis’ innovation strengths, especially in medical and plant sciences.
GlobalSTL attracts innovative, high-growth companies from around the world to Missouri. The GlobalSTL Ag-Food team does this by creating strategic connections to corporations, universities, and our EAGIC farmers and then convening their collective voice and buying power. This results in relationships with innovators that advance the mission and health of our strategic partners, farmers, and ultimately the rural communities we serve. We are pursuing candidates with a shared vision that can leverage, build, and lead GlobalSTL’s high-performing program to the next level.
As a member of the GlobalSTL team, the EAGIC Lead will actively participate in the following responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will be a passionate self-starter with a strong background in agriculture and an interest in entrepreneurship. This individual is willing to take on new challenges, likes to question the status quo, and is a good communicator with both internal and external audiences. Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills are critical to articulate business situations clearly with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. They can be persuasive and motivating to elicit cooperation and results. They align with our culture of accountability amid an overall diversity in assignments that demonstrate flexible responsibilities such as managing a process, organization skills, establishing work plans, multitasking projects simultaneously, or negotiating complex situations. This individual will embrace a lifelong learning mindset; continually asking for feedback and ways to improve.
Pay is commensurate with experience and is benchmarked against market rates. The benefits package for full-time employees includes excellent health coverage, generous retirement savings match, tuition assistance, and other benefits to support employees personally and professionally.
Please upload your resume on the BioSTL.org website under this job posting heading. Confidential inquiries can be submitted to Chad Zimmerman – GlobalSTL Ag-Food Director – at email@example.com with this job posting title in the subject line. For more information, visit GlobalSTL.org, and EAGIC.
Full, up-to-date vaccination against COVID is required for employment. Exemptions may be granted for medical contraindications and for sincerely held religious beliefs. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
BioSTL is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable ecosystem. We are committed to seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences who will bring diverse perspectives to this work. This is an equal employment opportunity.
Since 2001, St. Louis nonprofit BioSTL has laid the foundation for the region's innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including Cortex and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support (Fundamentals), seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy. Find us online at biostl.org and follow us on Twitter at @BioSTL.