12 Jul 2019

Full-Time Director – Student, Business and Community Partnerships

Auckland University of Technology – Posted by Maori Pacific JobsAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Develop multi-layered relationships with strategic partners
  • Leverage and facilitate academic expertise to industry
  • Full time, permanent role based in Auckland CBD

AUT’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law provides world-class education and research across a range of disciplines.

Known for its relevance and connections, the Faculty has an awesome opportunity for a new Director of Student, Business and Community Partnerships. This is a critical role all about ‘partnering for impact’ and creating and leveraging opportunities for staff and students to engage – with business, the professions, community and alumni partners.

Working with high autonomy, you will lead and deliver the Faculty’s strategy for systematically developing, maintaining and maximising deep and multi-layered strategic external relationships and partnerships. You’ll provide a critical ‘bridge’ with partners to facilitate and support effective and in-depth relationships and partnerships, while also cultivating and participating in strategic initiatives to advance key Faculty social agendas such as Diversity and Inclusion, opportunities for Māori and Pacific staff and students and employability for all. This role is a highly visible external face for the Faculty, constantly seeking ways to enhance and facilitate strategic connections. It has one direct report.

What kind of person are we looking for?

We need a strong stakeholder relationship manager who has proven outcomes of external partnerships progressed and deepened, ideally including large complex organisations. Focussing on partnerships in a systematic and strategic manner will be critical. This person will need to enjoy working collaboratively with our exceptional academics and understand the importance of maintaining excellent internal communication. An outgoing and inquisitive nature is critical, as are highly developed influencing and negotiation skills!

Applications and Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must submit their CV as well as a cover letter addressing the following key selection criteria:

  1. A postgraduate degree in business, law or a related discipline
  2. Substantial experience in an externally focussed educational institution, corporate or business association engagement role, successfully identifying, developing and maintaining partner relationships
  3. Experience critically analysing existing and future partnership opportunities and outcomes
  4. Experience contributing to social agenda initiatives such as Diversity and Inclusion, opportunities for Māori and Pacific and employability for all
  5. Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  6. Applicants are welcome to add further comments of their own, which they feel are of relevance to the role and its requirements.

Click HERE for more insights into what life at AUT is like! AUT has fantastic staff benefits on offer as well which include free study at AUT, a personal fund for your continued professional development, generous leave allowances and free membership of AUT gyms.

For a confidential discussion, contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner mike.wood@aut.ac.nz.

Ref: 66716

Closing Date: 4 August 2019 at 23:55pm

Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion, contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner mike.wood@aut.ac.nz.     To apply, CLICK HERE.     Ref: 66716   Closing Date: 4 August 2019 at 23:55pm Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

Job Categories: Executive and Leadership/Management. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent.

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