The Division of Constituent Engagement and External Relations is seeking a Director of Engagement and Outreach to develop and enhance the mission of the university. This position will promote outreach and engagement to key constituents of UMKC in close partnership with the University of Missouri System Office of Engagement and Outreach. Duties include but not limited to:
Leading campus engagement initiatives.
Collaborate with the UM System Office of Engagement and Outreach for strategic planning and communication across campuses.
Coordinating the collection and dissemination of outreach and engagement activities.
Identifying outreach and engagement opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
Coordinating campus events and external outreach and engagement events.
Creating communication pieces to highlight work being done at the university.
Facilitate conversations and processes that will lead to great acknowledgment of engagement as a central part of the university mission.
Facilitate campus engagement initiatives to drive economic development, educational excellence and health/well-being.
Staff the Campus Engagement Council.
Lead the development of a campus component of a UM System Engagement week to be conducted annually and simultaneously on all four campuses.
Lead the plan for inventorying current engagement programs and opportunities on campus, ensuring quality and relevance of information included.
Identify and maintain connections with leaders, faculty, staff and students to ensure campus is engaging and impacting the citizens of the state.
Lead to ensure that the campus is recognized or maintains recognition as Carnegie Community Engaged Classification and Council on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity Classification.
Identify and lead awards/recognition opportunities that will lead to faculty, staff, student and institutional engagement recognition.
Partner with campus networks and affinity groups that support engagement initiatives.
Partner and collaborate with appropriate university leaders and faculty to promote the mission of the campus.
Communicate engagement initiatives with stakeholders.
This position will manage or co-manage other administrative and professional staff and will be housed in the Division of External Relations and Constituent Engagement, reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Relations.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Successful candidates will have the following preferred qualifications:
Masters in Public Administration or related degree.
A minimum of five years of experience with demonstrated success in non-profit work, higher education, or community engagement work.
Demonstrated abilities in high level project management, innovation, and communications.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside the university.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full time, benefit-eligible position.
Anticipated hiring rate is $65,000 - $75,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Open until filled.
Review of applications will begin November 11, 2019
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About External Relations and Constituent Engagement
The Division of External Relations and Constituent Engagement supports the alumni efforts in our schools, as well as university-wide alumni activities, the alumni magazine , website and alumni communications, and the Alumni Association's events and programs. Our staff works closely with alumni, volunteers, community leaders and other friends as they advocate for and support the university and its mission.
University Statement on Diversity
UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website: http://info.umkc.edu/diversity/
UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city's life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City's university and we can't wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.
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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.