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Partnerships Strategy, Implementation and Management
Collaborate with CAI leadership to develop and expand the scope of CAI's partnership strategy, focusing on engagement with prospective external industry, workforce development, and nonprofit organizations
Source and nurture relationships with external organizations aiming to engage with existing Michigan Online educational content or develop tailored workforce development offerings
Cultivate relationships with university-wide partners to identify opportunities for potential external partnerships that foster adoption and adaptation of Michigan Online content
Establish partnerships operational models that support external partner needs while balancing priorities of U-M partners
Evaluate opportunities for collaborative creation of new learning experiences that use your experience and resources from external partners
Collaborate with center leadership to integrate needs of external partners into broader content sourcing strategy
Identify success metrics for external partnerships and analyze partnership activity to determine whether partnerships are meeting mutually agreed upon goals
Identify services and platform features necessary to support the needs of external partners engaging with U-M's online portfolio
Manage a team of partnership managers by managing assignments, overseeing project deliverables, providing mentorship, and managing personnel and fiscal responsibilities
Plan for team growth to support partnership development work, including identifying pathways for growth for current and prospective team members
Contribute to goal-setting within the center's online learning domain, and collaborate with other online learning leaders to achieve shared goals
Work with the Director of Content and Platform Strategy to support Partnership Managers' efforts related to sourcing new online learning programs and managing internal partnerships
In collaboration with CAI leadership, source and nurture external advisory council members and prospective members, develop advisory council meeting agendas, and source meeting content and organize event logistics
Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent years of experience
5+ years of business development, partnerships or account management experience, or a combination of years and related education, including related experience building successful programs, products, or projects
Knowledge of trends in technology, innovation, and higher education, including knowledge of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Educational Resources (OER), and Learning Management Systems (LMS) like edX, Coursera, Canvas, and other educational platforms
5+ years progressively responsible experience leading a team of employees, including responsibility for strategy, related subject matter expertise, personnel, and fiscal management
Work with individuals and groups at all levels within the University
Demonstrated initiative and service-oriented attitude
Promote a multicultural and collaborative environment
Skill in supporting diversity and inclusion and bringing an equity focus to the work
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Excellent benefits are available, for details, see http://benefits.umich.edu/
The general salary range for this position is 120,000 - $125,000. You can expect to be paid a great compensation package. Factors used to determine salary include education level and experience for the position and internal equity with the unit. You are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor agreement and transparency throughout the recruiting process.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is committed to inclusion in our organizational work, culture, climate, and the products we create. We aim to recruit a diverse team as a reflection of our commitment to our work designing equitable and inclusive learning and work environments that are necessary for the university community to make progress on solving societal challenges. CAI draws on each of our team member's unique backgrounds and experiences to guide our everyday work in the center, and our team collaborates with students, staff, and faculty on projects that center our commitment to DEIJ work. All interested applicants, including those from group historically marginalized by educational privilege, are encouraged to apply.
Organizational Statement on Harassment
We believe all individuals deserve to be treated with respect and have the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes mutual respect and is safe for collaboration. Any concerns shared with Individuals with Reporting Obligations in the Center for Academic Innovation will be reported to the Equity, Civil Rights, & Title IX Office to be reviewed and addressed, and the Center for Academic Innovation encourages reporting of any forms of harassment including sexual and gender-based harassment.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.