Innovation Manager

Roanoke, VA, US, 24011

Job Summary

Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so.  Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. As part of our team you can expect professional stability, strong technological resources, and the advancement potential of a regional leader.

Based in Roanoke, VA, we are an award-winning, community-based network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Explore how joining a regional leader can enhance your ability to learn, grow, and succeed.

Carilion Innovation (CI) is newly established and set on becoming one of the world’s leading Innovation centers within a healthcare system. Our metrics center on tangibly improving the health of our community through growing and establishing startups, as well as creating next-gen products and services.


The Innovation Manager will have the unique opportunity to vanguard and own the Proof of Concept Program (POCP). The POCP is based on Design Thinking, Lean Startup methodologies, and Agile development. The Manager will work with Carilion Innovators and their promising commercializable inventions to co-create scoped Projects (i.e. Build-Measure-Learn sprints); advise and inform the strategy, design, planning, procurement, development, and implementation of these Projects; and track the learnings to determine how to move forward.


The Manager will also leverage invention-tracking software as part of their efforts, create dashboards for reporting progress, and improve the POCP. The Manager, as an innovation expert, will also create and manage events and marketing to promote and educate the community on growing innovations.


Ideal candidates can easily shift and ensure continuity between vision, strategy, execution, and metrics; are confident, down-to-earth, intellectually curious and thrilled at executing; and know when to use their instincts and when to be data-driven. CI is a tightknit team that is inclusive, trusting, and respectful.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree or 8 years equivalent experience.

Experience in commercializing intellectual property and tech transfer in health care and related environments.
Experience using Design Thinking, Lean Startup methodologies, and Agile development.
Minimum of five (5) years leadership or healthcare equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum of four (4) years experience in Project Management, or recent demonstrated project success of a Carilion multi-department leadership project.

Licensure/Certification: Certification in project management preferred.

Demonstrated project management skills.
Ability to build rapport and establish relationships  through strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet computer software and data analysis.
Must satisfactorily complete orientation processes.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 30693 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CASB - Carilion Administrative Services Building 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. Additional hours as needed.
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057 
Recruiter Email:

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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