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The Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) has retained Elinvar in its search for a Vice President of Strategic Engagement. As stewards of Research Triangle Park, the Foundation leads the Triangle in creating a thriving business environment, promoting economic development, and facilitating strategic partnerships that benefit the region and state.

RTP has historically been home to scientific research companies. As it evolves to include Hub RTP, a 100-acre mixed-use district featuring residential, retail, office, hotel and community amenities, the Foundation seeks a VP of Strategic Engagement to help strategically position and strengthen RTP relationships, especially with local universities, Park companies, community partners, local government, and other stakeholders.

Through its commitment to fostering connections, environmental stewardship, innovation and collaboration, and diversity and inclusion, the Foundation invests in programs that cultivate vibrant communities within RTP and beyond. The VP of Strategic Engagement will be responsible for administering and expanding existing programs and partnerships to new levels at a pivotal time in the Foundation’s history. The VP will also need to evaluate new and evolving partnership opportunities and make recommendations that will further the Foundation’s mission.

The VP of Strategic Engagement will also represent RTF on committees and working groups in the focus areas of mobility, diversity and inclusion, and workforce development, working closely with the Foundation’s leadership team and planning department, and help strategically position RTP in collaboration with the marketing department.

A dynamic leader with the ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment, communicate with confidence, and lead with the highest ethics and respect will be most successful in this role. To express interest in this position please contact gerri@elinvar.com and applications will be kept confidential.

About The Research Triangle Foundation

Since 1959, the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina has served Research Triangle Park in its mission to facilitate collaboration among our region’s industries, universities and workforce, and create economic impact for the citizens of North Carolina by attracting the world’s most innovative companies and top-tier talent to North Carolina. Situated centrally among Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RTP contains 7,000 acres, 55,000 employees, and over 300 companies and national labs, including Biogen, EPA, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse, NIEHS, Fidelity Investments, IBM, BASF, and RTI International.

About Elinvar

Elinvar is an Executive Search and Leadership Development firm located in Raleigh, NC. Elinvar has been serving NC organizations for over 30 years and provides retained search services to foundations, nonprofits, and higher education institutions located in North Carolina and the Southeast.