A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Plan and execute the College of Engineering’s ongoing programs focused on building partnerships with corporations, corporate foundations and professional foundations.
Duties and Responsibilities Serve as the primary or secondary interface between a set of assigned business & foundation entities and the University providing outreach support including: research partnerships; start-up business opportunities; access to research centers, institutes and programs; facilitation of student hiring and internships; connections to faculty expertise, facilities and equipment; professional training; advisory board opportunities; networking events and other University activities and programs which respond to corporate & foundation needs and interests.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a primary point of contact for corporate & foundation inquiries and requests from both external and internal constituents.
Manage a portfolio of corporate relationships.
Schedule and host corporate visits to campus.
Prepare grant applications, proposals, status reports and financial statements.
Assist in research contract and gift agreement review and processing.
Assist in developing marketing initiatives and stewardship programs.
Serve as liaison to certain University partner organizations.
Serve as liaison to certain "community" organizations (economic development, business and support organizations).
Related Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain knowledge of University faculty and research interests, capabilities and activities.
Maintain knowledge of technology, research, and recruiting needs of industry.
Identify corporate philanthropic opportunities.
Bachelor degree in engineering, the sciences, business, or a related field.
Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
Ability to act effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
Flexibility to meet changing priorities.
Fluency with computer software (spreadsheet, word processing, PowerPoint).
Knowledge of the law (especially relating to intellectual property).
Graduate degree in engineering, the sciences or business.
5 years of cumulative experience working in business development, corporate relations, foundation relations or government relations with at least 3 years of this experience in industry.
Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/
The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity
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