The Executive Director for External Relations works with the Dean to establish and execute a comprehensive and coordinated external relations strategy to lift the profile and financial sustainability of the Neeley School. Key activities include coordination of the Neeley Centers of Excellence and leadership of the 3C’s and 3E’s of External Relations: Communications (Branding, Marketing & PR), Convening (Alumni, Advisory Boards, Events, Stewardship), Credentialing (Rankings, Accreditation), Enrolling (Student Recruiting), Enlisting (Student Placement), and Endowing (Fundraising/Advancement). This alignment across all facets of external stakeholder relations allows the school to speak with one-voice, ensure effective/efficient investment in outreach-related spend, enhances revenue streams through coordinated recruiting and advancement, and streamlines and strengthens connectivity with TCU-wide external relations efforts to best support the overall brand of the institution.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Communications: Oversight and approval of all printed and electronic communication to external audiences, including selection of external support firms to achieve same; Oversight of all Earned and Social Media activities; Coordination with Neeley IT on school website and other externally facing infrastructure. 2. Convening: Oversight of all Neeley alumni activities; Oversight of all Neeley school-level events; Coordination of Neeley Boards of Advisors 3. Credentialing: Coordination with Neeley Rankings and Accreditation efforts 4. Enrolling: Coordination with all Neeley student recruiting efforts at UG and Grad levels 5. Enlisting: Coordination with all Neeley student placement efforts at UG and Grad levels 6. Endowing: Coordination with embedded Advancement Officers assigned to Neeley 7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree. • 10 years of related experience.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Master’s degree. • 15 years of related experience. • Higher education industry experience.
• Knowledge of curriculum and degree requirements. • Knowledge of university programs. • Knowledge of customer service techniques. • Knowledge of project management techniques. • Knowledge of supervisory techniques. • Skill in written and oral communications. • Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office. • Skill in leadership, management and communication techniques. • Skill in assessment and project evaluation. • Skill in staff management and oversight. • Skill in corporate partner and foundation relations. • Skill in organization, time management, and collaboration. • Ability to participate actively on committees. • Ability to steward external stakeholders. • Ability to train, evaluate and supervise staff. • Ability to work independently as well as on a team. • Ability to interact with students and other key constituents in the Neeley and TCU administration and staff.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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