Job Description - Director, External Affairs Outreach
Description View created on 08/28/2014
Director, External Affairs Outreach
Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs
To plan, develop and coordinate activities within the scope of External Affairs to support and give guidance to the Alumni Program. To specifically provide administrative staff level support on all matters and issues related to Austin Community College’s successful central Texas corridor initiative to respond to regional and statewide job training and workforce education projected funded by private and/or Federal Government dollars; to assist in the outreach and establishment of relationships with new and on-going partnerships in Continuing Education with local and regional corporations, businesses, and nonprofits, to recruit, retrain and develop highly skilled and motivated workers.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide support in planning and developing activities of the Alumni Program, including marketing and outreach, internal relationships within the college or other projects appropriate to expanding the Alumni Program of Austin Community College District, providing guidance to the Coordinator of Alumni Programs.
Coordinate and cooperate with CE Executive Dean of Workforce to develop a strategy to significantly expand the relationships and partnerships with local and regional companies and industries.
Make contacts and establish meetings with local and regional business, industry and nonprofit leaders to develop new opportunities for partnership and training services.
Foster the development of strategic support for grants and Stimulus funding appropriate to the I 35 Corridor Collaborative, and for CE Workforce programs.
Provide grant support research and information, and assist in conceptualizing and development of grant-appropriate projects for both External Affairs and for CE Workforce programs.
Represent Governmental and Community Relations on behalf of the Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs on special projects and committees as directed.
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.
Public Affairs locally, statewide and nationally
Program administration and project management.
Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Research methods and standards.
Resource development, grant standards, and fundraising.
Institutional Advancement principles.
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.
Effectively supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body, faculty and community.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Reviewing and preparing narrative and statistical reports of research projects.
Three years related work experience, including supervisory work experience in public affairs, government service, or higher education agencies or institutions.
Ten years related work experience, including five years supervisory work experience in public affairs, government service, or higher education agencies or institutions.
Master’s degree in related field.
Master's degree in Public Affairs.
Reliable transportation for local district travel.