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The Associate Director, Industry Engagement is responsible for fostering relationships with top local, regional and national employers and industry leaders to expand the talent pipeline for students and alumni. The Associate Director will develop partnerships within and outside of the campus community, fostering peer-to-peer networking and growing relationships with individuals within corporations and scaling resources to serve both the student and alumni community. The incumbent will be responsible for the development, planning, management, and evaluation of alumni employer engagement within and across key industries.
The position reports to the Executive Director of the Career Center. Responsible for the development, planning, management and evaluation of alumni engagement within key industries, as well as engagement with top alumni employers. This position works collaboratively with internal and external partners to establish and sustain the growth of the UC San Diego Alumni network. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures. Plans, develops and implements strategies for specific programs, events, policies, constituency groups, etc. Assignments typically include a wide range of external and alumni relations issues and constituencies.
The incumbent is expected to synthesize and communicate insights which enable stakeholders to better understand opportunities in engaging alumni in particular industries. Specifically, will engage the alumni community in programs and services; manage the information and data pertaining to alumni participation, engagement and philanthropic motivations; examine alumni interactions across regions and industries, and provide constructive mechanisms to engage alumni; develop annual plans and reports that integrates Advancement objectives and demonstrates return on investment; foster strong working relationship with academic divisions to advance alumni participation goals; and, provide input for the creation and dissemination of relevant and timely communication in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications colleagues in UC San Diego Alumni. Will also seek to grow business development opportunities with top alumni employers, as well as grow philanthropy among engaged alumni.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, political science, or an allied field, and four (4) years of experience in administrative analysis or operations working as a project manager, business development or marketing manager, customer service or sales manager or other high technology industry team manager; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Thorough knowledge of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of business development of corporate partners including critical analysis, management of academic/corporate relationships.
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with alumni, internal and key constituencies.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing alumni.
Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting principles and practices and experience in drafting and overseeing a program budget.
Demonstrated ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and to develop and publish reports for external constituencies.
Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identify real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
Skill in researching and evaluating information, preparing concise, well-organized reports, summaries, correspondence, policy documents and personalized letters, often for C-level executives. Possess technology literacy across disciplines to understand company research and
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