Director of Economic Engagement

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Working Title Director of Economic Engagement Department Economic Engagement & Government Relations Compensation Title Position Number 30020525 Position Status Regular Work Schedule

8:15 am to 4:30 pm; Varies depending on need; Some travel nights and weekends is required.

Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to support Northern Kentucky University’s regional economic development strategy through engagement with community partners (corporate, nonprofit and public sector) to develop partnerships that create value for both Northern Kentucky University and the partner. Along with the AVP of Economic Engagement & Government Relations, this position will serve as the front door for the University with the regional business community

Primary Responsibilities

Work with the AVP, Economic Engagement & Government Relations, University leadership and external partners to identify, develop and maximize partnership opportunities in community and economic development that support the University’s strategic plan.

Research and identify potential partners and cultivate relationships to engage them with university.

Build strong relationships with academic departments and administrative leaders, program directors and staff, and development staff; develop a working knowledge of institutional programs and priorities

Create revenue opportunities for the University through community partnerships via increased enrollment, executive education and corporate training, sponsorships, direct contributions, and on-campus investment

Work with Academic Affairs to develop, grow, and implement efforts to meet regional workforce needs by offering opportunities for individuals to gain new and relevant competencies, including facilitating discussions regarding the development of new course offerings and trainings, credit for prior learning and experience, and microcredentials.

Participate on various community task forces and committees in support of partnership development.

Track and report all outreach activity to shared database (Raiser’s Edge)


Bachelor’s Degree plus five years of work-related experience in corporate partnerships, community or economic development.
- Strong ability to development relationships and collaborate.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Proven ability to think strategically, work independently and push projects to completion.
- A commitment to regional economic growth and engagement.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education Minimum Experience 5 years Salary Pay Grade S77
Requisition Number 2021S1311 Job Open Date 01/27/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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