The University of Illinois at Chicago welcomes candidates to become a part of a dynamic Advancement team. This newly created and exciting position as Director of Corporate Engagement is primarily responsible for facilitating and executing the strategic management of corporate partnerships for UIC on a regional and national level. The Director will also be a vital partner in the successful implementation of UIC’s overall corporate relations strategy. The Director will provide services to the broader University enterprise and work closely with the Chancellor and administrative offices to develop and articulate appropriate program concepts and strategies for partnerships.
With the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Senior Director of Community and Corporate Relations, develop policy, processes, and guidelines for the strategic management of corporate relationships at UIC.
Serve as primary relationship manager for portfolio of most important corporate partnerships to UIC.
Develop and execute effective long-term strategies and timelines for the most critical corporate partnerships at UIC.
Work collaboratively with the Office of Public and Government Affairs, Office of Career Services, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and other internal partners to initiate, support, and strengthen key alliances that provide significant value to UIC.
Drive progress on key partnerships and engagement opportunities that require cooperation, collaboration, and coordination of multiple internal and external stakeholders.
Accompany UIC Chancellor and other University leaders on meetings with corporate leadership.
Work closely with members of UIC Chancellor’s Corporate Engagement Committee to develop long-term strategies for the most critical corporate partnerships at UIC and coordinate the delivery of engagement opportunities across multiple colleges and offices
Liaison to and support UIC Alumni Association’s Corporate Engagement committee and its efforts dedicated to building strong ties with the corporate community.
Provide excellent customer service and outreach to corporations by following up on leads made by the Office of the Chancellor and other executive level leadership.
Document all contacts and plans in the constituent relationship management database.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them. We help donors create the impact they envision, whether it be scholarship for a promising student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena or support for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger, healthier societies.
UIC is progressive and ground-breaking. We serve the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education. Public service is at the core of the ethical values that inform what we do. An acclaimed research institution, UIC is made up of 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. The student body is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse among public universities nationwide. It reflects the vibrant and economically robust city we call home, which is as much a part of UIC as UIC is a part of Chicago.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of seven years of professional level experience in corporate relations/engagement, preferably at a public university or college.
Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of corporate/university relations, including student recruitment/internships, sponsorships, corporate social responsibility, alumni engagement, and sponsored research.
Experienced facilitator of university/business partnerships and a self-starter who has a talent for building innovative new relationships with partner organizations.
Strong relationship building abilities.
Stature, credibility, and capacity to build and sustain effective relationships with colleagues at all levels of the University; to influence senior colleagues, often without authority; and to advocate for and secure resources in support of UIC’s agenda.
Demonstrated skill in achieving alignment, working cross-campus, providing active support and close collaboration amongst a broad range of stakeholders in relation to strategic plans and execution.
Sophisticated communicator with an ability to influence decision makers.
Highly responsible, self-motivated, and exceptional attention to detail.
Extensive knowledge and experience in MS Word, Excel, and other Microsoft applications.
Experience with constituent relationship management databases.
Travel up to 15% of the time over Chicagoland area is required.
FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BYJune 15, 2017 USING THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.