Union Level: Department: President Campus: Stockton Posting Number: 201301221P Full or Part Time: Full Time Number of Months: 12 Work Schedule: Work performed during standard business hours. May require evening or weekend hours as business demands. Requires travel between campuses and to off campus locations.This position has been funded for two (2) years only. Position End Date: Open Date: 12/15/2017 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Special Instructions:
Primary Purpose: The Community Engagement Manager reports to the Community Relations Director as part of the Department of External Relations.
The Community Engagement Manager proactively manages all factors that govern stakeholder project success to ensure high-quality and delivery within time, cost, and quality parameters. The responsibilities include initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and ensuring the completion of projects and initiatives according to defined deadlines and budgets. This includes securing resources and proactively coordinating the efforts of team members to deliver projects and initiatives according to plan.
The Community Engagement Manager's top responsibilities will include supporting the Beyond Our Gates Early Literacy Initiative by coordinating events and initiatives and planning their execution. These include: the Literacy Report Card, the Every Day Counts attendance challenge, Literacy Mini Grant applications and the selection process, the ROAR book drive, Family Day at the Park and working with collective-impact model partners on the dispersal of literacy tools and resources.
The Community Engagement Manager will provide support for events, initiatives and the Beyond Our Gates Community Council. The Engagement Manager also will support the identification and coordination of experiential community service and learning opportunities for Pacific students.
The Community Engagement Manager will work with community agencies, businesses and other organizations in out-reach efforts. In addition, this position requires collaboration and work with internal university departments on programs that help foster Pacific's relationship with its three campus communities.
Other duties will be determined and assigned by the Community Relations Director as part of shared responsibility for stakeholder engagement.
This position has been funded for two (2) years only.
Essential Functions: 1. Works closely with the Community Relations Director to lead the logistical planning and implementation of projects and initiatives within the Office of External Relations.
2. Facilitates the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables that support goals of External Relations with management, community partners and stakeholders.
3. Estimates the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Drafts and submits budget proposals, and recommends subsequent budget changes where necessary.
4. Communicates project expectations and progress to team members, partners and stakeholders in a timely, clear fashion and on an ongoing basis, and devises contingency plans.
5. Manages project expectations and assessment with team members and other stakeholders. Delivers progress reports.
6. Conducts project close out sessions and creates a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
7. Works with the Community Relations Director on developing a social media and internal web site strategy to maximize campus and community communication about outreach and collaborative efforts.
8. Supervises student employees in the office and in community engagement roles and settings.
9. Community Relations budgetary tracking, communication and assessment.
Three (3) years of work experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, including all aspects of process development and execution.
Stakeholder engagement management experience.
Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work productively with a variety of communication and work styles.
Strong written, oral and visual communication skills, as well as listening skills.
Ability to proactively determine detailed project needs, anticipate obstacles, plan for alternatives, and keep team abreast of changes.
Experience at working successfully both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Experience effectively navigating competing and shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Strong familiarity with common project management software and tools.
Technically competent with various software programs, such as MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with the use of a computer, phone and other office equipment. Extended periods of sitting. Occasional standing and walking. Infrequent climbing of stairs. May require lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed during standard business hours. May require evening or weekend hours as business demands. Requires travel between campuses and to off campus locations.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check
AA/EEO Policy Statement: University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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