Manager of Corporate Outreach and Student Engagement

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Manager of Corporate Outreach and Student Engagement

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Appointment Type

Full Time

Sensitive Position


Sensitive Position Statement

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority


Campus Security Authority Statement

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel


Designated Personnel Statement

A “designated position” means the position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

This is NOT a “designated position.”

Statement of Economic Interest


Statement of Economic Interest Statement

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position


Restricted Position Statement

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.

This is NOT a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position

The Manager of Corporate Outreach and Student Engagement reports to the Chair of the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering (PCSE) and will serve as the liaison between the department’s students, faculty, corporate partners, and the professional community.

The manager will work with PCSE faculty and staff to create and facilitate opportunities for students to get involved and connected with the professional community through corporate partnerships, discipline-specific events, service projects, outreach activities, and other forms of engagement.

Work Tasks

Works with the chair to establish new relationships with companies and organizations in technical fields relevant to PCSE students and graduates.

Builds and cultivates new and current relationships with companies and organizations with the goal to identify and provide professional engagement opportunities for PCSE students.

Secures and promotes internship and job opportunities for PCSE students in collaboration with the Center for Career Planning.

Secures and promotes service opportunities for PCSE students in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement.

Manages the weekly outbound success program Pizza My Mind.

Manages the professional mentorship program for PCSE students, including recruiting professional mentors, matching students and mentors, organizing events, and providing guidance throughout the year.

Organizes networking, professional development and outreach events with students, faculty, and outside constituents such as etiquette dinners, leadership workshops, panel discussions, speaker events, or PCSE engineering & science days for K12 students.

Coordinates the PCSE alumni & employment tracking process in collaboration with the Center for Career Planning and the Center for Alumni Relations.

Works with PCSE student groups (ACM, IEEE, SWE, AIS, SPS) to plan, coordinate, and execute events (such as Hackathons, Service, Outreach).

Oversees the department’s honor societies (UPE, HKN, SPS). Organizes annual induction events.

Writes press releases (or drafts thereof) for events and activities. Works with the Office of Communications and Public Relations to promote those events and activities.

Utilizes the state’s electronic procurement system, eVA and CNU P-Card, purchases and processes payment for fees, material, travel and other costs pertaining to student engagement and outreach. Reconciles P-Card statement every month.

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Students First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

Reviews and communicates safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.

Performs other duties as assigned by the department chair of physics, computer science and engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required

Be professional, articulate, honest and pleasant to all constituents; be able to work well independently and within a team framework; strong writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; leadership ability to supervise part time and student employees, as well as give guidance to student groups and individual students; be flexible for occasional after hours work; and, be able to network with professionals in the technical field, including company representatives and members of the PCSE Board of Advisors.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred


Required Education

Master’s degree; or a Bachelor’s degree and related experience that equates to an advanced degree.

Preferred Education


Experience Required

Experience in customer service, marketing, event planning, or project management.
Proven track record demonstrating attention to details.
Experience in interfacing with public.

Experience Preferred

Experience building professional industry and corporate networks.
Experience engaging community leadership.
Experience working at a college or university.
Experience working with college students or alumni.
Experience in developing marketing materials/press releases.

CNU Information

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit


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Application Instructions

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020. Applications received after December 10, 2020, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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