The College of Engineering at Oregon State University is searching an Executive Director for Advancement (“Director”). This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term 1.0 FTE professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The Director will develop and execute College of Engineering strategic programs, plans and strategies with the overall objective of earning the engagement of alumni, volunteers, and other individuals and affinity groups. The position may be located at the OSU campus in Corvallis, OR or the OSU hub in Portland, OR. Travel between the two locations will be frequent.
The Director is part of the College of Engineering leadership team and reports directly to the Dean. The Director is responsible for working collaboratively with college leadership to frame and lead both short and long-term initiatives that help to implement strategic goals of the University through the College of Engineering by engaging external and internal stakeholders as active participants. The Director is the champion for the College of Engineering forming transformational relationships with external audiences, including alumni, volunteers and other affinity groups to advance initiatives including the recruitment and retention of top students, broadening our profile and further building our reputation.
The Director is a key member of the leadership team charged with development, cultivation, and continuing refinement of initiatives and programs aimed at strengthening existing relationships and engaging others to develop new partnerships. The Director will lead the collaborative College of Engineering advancement team, demanding flexible, daily engagement with external audiences and university partners, as well as College leadership, faculty and staff. The Director is accountable for driving progress on key engagement priorities of the Dean that require cooperation and collaboration of multiple internal and external stakeholders, including the OSU Foundation and OSU Alumni Association.
The Oregon State University College of Engineering is a dynamic and fast-paced working environment, and our advancement team is a small group of hard-working and collaborative colleagues that includes individuals whose focus is on donors and corporate entities. We come to work every day committed to empowering our students, our faculty and our communities to turn their efforts into results. We're looking for a results oriented, creative problem solver to join our team.
Typically requires Master's degree in field related to work assigned. Experience developing and engaging in strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Master's degree in relevant area AND five years of substantial experience providing leadership in implementing and managing strategic relationships for higher education or in a nonprofit, foundation or government setting; OR,
Baccalaureate degree in relevant area AND ten years of substantial experience providing leadership in implementing and managing strategic relationships for higher education or in a nonprofit, foundation or government setting.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create strong professional relationships.
Excellent written skills.
Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of job performance, including demonstrable success in communicating effectively with diverse audiences and building relationships with minority and underrepresented groups.
Leadership skills with the ability to set challenging and attainable goals, to set priorities, and work with and inspire others to high levels of creative performance, and to leverage ideas into action.
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 OSUSTANDARD 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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
Some weekend and evening work required. Travel between Corvallis, OR and Portland, OR will be frequent. Occasional national and/or international travel required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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