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Director Corporate Relations

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Career Development and Services

Posting Number: req10512

Department: ALVSCE Dev and Almni Affrs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Director of Corporate Relations is responsible for creating a strategic corporate relations plan and executing the plan by building relationships with targeted corporate executives and key decision makers to:

  1. significantly increase the number of student internships and job opportunities,
  2. facilitate corporate win/win partnerships with faculty,
  3. support the CALS Career Center, and
  4. coordinate with CALS development officers to acquire major gifts.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Find ways for Corporate Relations to add value for the Career Center's goals
  • Develop a partnership with CALS Career Center and Corporate Relations
  • Identify specific corporations who are targets for internships and jobs
  • Develops corporate partnerships for CALS Centers of Excellence and academic units
  • Works with faculty to develop support for their programs
  • Travels in Az and CA Solicits prospects with an emphasis on $500K to $ 1 million+ gift capacity
  • Plans, coordinates, and schedules individual visits weekly utilizing prospect software (RE), introductory letters, emails, and phone calls to set appointments.
  • Supports and attends special activities/events for the college with alumni, donors & friends as needed
  • Provides direction for Ag 100, alumni newsletters, invitations, brochures, etc. as needed
  • Performs other duties assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of issues pertaining to CALS academic units
  • Knowledge of organizational practice and governance.
  • Skills in organizing the work of self and others.
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as excel, word, etc.
  • Knowledge of UA systems
  • Knowledge of corporate programs and priorities
  • Ability to build trust and develop relationships with executives
  • Outstanding interpersonal/relationship skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications

Work Environment:

  • Regular travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in business.
  • Minimum of 9 years of related work experience, including 5 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • This position will be required to work evenings and/or weekends, as necessary.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license upon employment and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred
  • 8-15+ years of corporate relations experience or equivalent
  • Experience with establishing relationships with corporate executives.
  • Corporate relations experience in higher education
  • Experience working with university career centers
  • Experience working with volunteers, faculty, staff and students.
  • Experience managing programs and special events.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: University Advancement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Business Development

Job Function

University Advancement

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

James Davis

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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