Job Description - Director, External Affairs Outreach
Description View created on 10/04/2015

Director, External Affairs Outreach

FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: 19
Job Title ID: 101501
Job Series/Job Family: President's Series / Government & Community Relations Family

Reports To

Special Assistant to the President/CEO

Job Purpose

To plan, develop and direct special projects and committees within the scope of External Affairs pertaining to government, community and nonprofit agencies. 

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Make contacts and establish meetings with local and regional business, industry and nonprofit leaders to develop new opportunities for partnership and training services.

  2. Provides support in planning and developing activities of the Alumni Program, including marketing and outreach, and internal relationships within the college or other projects appropriate to expanding the College's Alumni Program. Provides Alumni Director staff assistance in the coordination of internal resources, and the marketing and outreach required to identify and cultivate alumni in private industry, public sector, and community action agencies.
  3. Plans, coordinates, and cooperates with Executive Dean, Continuing Education to develop an outreach strategy to significantly expand and develop new and on-going work training relationships and course curriculums with Austin's growing industrial base and state, local and community based nonprofit agencies seeking fast track certification for employees to secure employment.
  4. Provides grant support research and information, and assists in conceptualizing and developing grant-appropriate projects for both External Affairs and for CE Workforce programs.
  5. Represents Governmental and Community Relations on behalf of the Special Assistant to the President on special projects and committees as directed.
  6. Works with the Director, Center for Public Policy and Political Studies and the Coordinator, Student Government Association on special projects.

  7. Provides assistance to External Affairs regarding timely funding and grant assistance opportunities at federal, state and private nonprofit agencies (i.e. conceptualization, research and coordination efforts).

  8. Provides Center for Nonprofit Studies assistance in identifying and implementing internal curriculum partnerships, obtaining external support for new and ongoing initiatives (i.e. financial, in-king, equipment, etc.).


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.



Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Computer Skills


Physical Requirements

Work Experience