The Career Development Center in the Student Affairs department of Oregon State University is seeking a Director of External Relations. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointments are at the discretion of the Executive Director.
The Director of External Relations is an essential member of the Career Development Center (CDC) Team, reporting directly to the Executive Director of the CDC. The Director is the champion for the Career Development Center forming collaborative relationships with external audiences, including employers, alumni, and affinity groups to advance the recruitment of Oregon State University students. They provide leadership and vision in developing, implementing and enforcing strategies, plans, policies, procedures, systems, programs, and performance standards designed to effectively deliver comprehensive external relations in collaboration with cross-campus stakeholders in the support of student career development success.
The Director of External Relations is responsible for building relationships and creating awareness among corporate and community organizations with regard to the benefits of hiring Oregon State students and graduates. The goals of this position are to increase job and internship postings, recruitment, the post-graduate placement rate, and hiring activity. The director provides leadership for external relations delivery strategies, including but not limited to, direct responsibility for all phases of building and maintaining relationships with state, regional, and national employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders for the Career Development Center. The Director will work closely with colleagues across the university to steward partnerships with employers and alumni.
This position maintains student confidentiality, and performs a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in related field to work assigned. Experience developing and engaging in strategic partnerships with external stakeholders.
Master's degree and three years of experience in providing leadership in implementing and managing relationships in a nonprofit, industry, or higher education setting; OR, Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in providing leadership in implementing and managing relationships in a nonprofit, industry, or higher education setting.
Three years of supervisory experience with the ability to set challenging and attainable goals, and to work with and inspire others.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create strong professional relationships.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Creativity and Innovation – Develops new insights into situations, questions conventional approaches, encourages new ideas and innovations.
Strategic Thinking – Ability to formulate objectives and priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment.
Problem Solving – Identifies and analyzes problems, weighs relevance and accuracy of information, generates and evaluates alternative solutions, makes recommendations, synthesizes information from internal and external sources to develop an action plan addressing program issues.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
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