Director for External Engagement, External Relations: Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: 3-72034
Director for External Engagement, External Relations: Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Strategy and Societal Impact, the Director for External Engagement will play a key role in furthering the positive societal impact of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. This role enhances organizational effectiveness across the college's five channels for external engagement: more than 20 centers and institutes, robust contribution to Cornell's external/executive education offerings, international collaborations, select grant-funded impact projects, and the Engaged College Initiative underpinned by community-engaged course projects. Providing management and vision across the scope of these channels, the Director will organize operational priorities, devise and execute program reporting, measurement, and evaluation, advise on policies and procedures, and ensure organizational responsibilities are successfully implemented. The Director, along with the Executive Director for Corporate Relations, will provide strategic thought partnership for the Associate Dean and serve as an operational leader within the Office of External Relations and Engagement.
Through outreach and strategy meetings with key partners, coordination of special events, resource development, and collaborations from across Cornell to around the world, the Office of External Relations team creates value-added opportunities that benefit the college's students, faculty, alumni, external collaborators, and society at large.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business:
Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 232 research faculty, 46,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
Detailed Job Description: The Director for External Engagement:
The Director for External Engagement supports the Associate Dean for Strategy and Societal Impact across the portfolio, of the Office of External Relations and Engagement. Through the execution of strategic projects and initiatives, business and operational analyses, and long-term planning, the Director for External Engagement plays a key role in furthering the societal impact and positive external engagement of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Alongside the Executive Director for Corporate Relations, the Director for External Engagement serves as a strategic advisor to the Associate Dean for Strategy and Societal Impact regarding strategic planning and operations, policy development, and high-impact decision-making. Outside of Corporate Relations, the Director of External Engagement leads cross-functional strategic initiatives and special projects on behalf of the Associate Dean and assumes responsibility for the completion of assignments and action items for which the Associate Dean is accountable, leading the timely and effective completion of college-wide projects and initiatives. The Director of External Engagement advises and collaborates with the Associate Dean on items for decision-making by the External Relations Steering Committee, the Centers & Institutes Steering Committee, and issues involving University counsel, Global Cornell, and other university-level offices.
The Director for External Engagement's specific responsibilities apply to areas under the purview of the Associate Dean for Strategy and Societal Impact, excluding Corporate Relations (which is overseen by the Executive Director for Corporate Relations). These areas include the SC Johnson College's Centers & Institutes, International Collaborations, Engaged College Initiative, and Special Impact Initiatives, along with the college's participation in Cornell's External Education/eCornell.
For all five of these areas, the Director of External Engagement's responsibilities include:
Providing management and operational vision to enhance program effectiveness and outcomes.
Continually researching, analyzing, and recommending new and revised policies, strategies, and processes to streamline and improve operations contributing to the college's external engagement and impact.
Acting as the liaison between the Associate Dean and unit/initiative/project heads, determining and ensuring the Associate Dean's involvement or decision-making at the proper time.
Creating a strategic communication plan that ensures consistent, timely, and impactful communications on behalf of the Associate Dean and the Office of External Relations and Engagement.
Authoring annual reports that include assessment of operational effectiveness, goal attainment, and achievement of college standards. If goals or standards are not met, provide actionable recommendations for improvement to the Associate Dean.
Promoting team integration, cross-functional communication and collaboration, and nurturing key stakeholder relationships which include faculty, deans, and program heads.
Maintaining accurate, confidential, and updated files and data records.
Within each of the areas, the Director would hold additional responsibility for area-specific management, vision, and effective program operations.
5+ years in a business or executive management role
Track record of organizing and directing multiple projects or deadlines in complex organizations
Highly experienced with Excel or Google Sheets for reporting and analytics
Demonstrated data visualization and analytics
Ability to operate at a tactical, strategic, and operational level, handling the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within the organizational chart or that fall between departments or leadership areas of responsibility
Master's degree or PhD in business administration, finance, or relevant field
Managerial/leadership experience within higher education or nonprofit industries
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:
This position is a full-time position based in Ithaca, NY. Working out of New York City could be considered for the right candidate. This position is benefits-eligible and eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. If interested in applying, please include a cover letter and a writing sample with your application.
Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Cornell's key benefits include:
Health Care - Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options - This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave.
Retirement Plans - Employees can choose from a selection of plans to meet their financial goals.
Education - Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York's 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship.
University Job Title:
Pay Rate Type:
$83,541.00 - $102,105.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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