Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.
The Office of Online Services and Educational Outreach (OSEO) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Assistant Director for Off Campus and Corporate Partnership Programs. The OSEO office offers a variety of personal and professional development opportunities to both current students and members of the surrounding communities. Offerings include credit, certificate and non-credit programs and provide a wide array of opportunities to engage in continuing education for career enhancement or simply for enjoyment. Learn more about the OSEO mission, vision and values here. To support our institutional mission to shape a changing world, the selected candidate must be committed to supporting and contributing to the collaborative efforts of the Office of Online and Education Outreach PEACE statement.
The Assistant Director will take initiative to seek out, arrange, and support off campus and corporate partnership opportunities for OSEO and the SIUE campus. Current corporate partnerships serve employers by allowing employees direct access to academic programs and services and academic partnerships create additional opportunities for SIUE students through research, clinical placements, internships, joint publications and more. The Assistant Director serves a critical role in engaging the current corporate partners as well as the development of new partnerships and continued efforts to connect new online programs to corporate entities.
This position will:
-Forecast needs and opportunities for new programs and partnerships;
-Collaborate with institutional partners to present academic and new or innovative partnership ideas;
-Work to expand community and business relationships and create contractual agreements with partners;
-Ensure compliance required federal and state reporting;
-Grow and oversee and collaborate in ensuring support services for students enrolled through corporate partnerships; and
-Be highly engaged in promotion and marketing of all programs.
Additionally, the Assistant Director will oversee the work of the Program/Student Advisor to ensure that all internal and external communication, billings and processes are timely and efficient; and continually monitor changes and adjust protocols as necessary. Other duties and special projects may be assigned by the Director of Online Services and Educational Outreach based on programming and University needs and goals.
Due to the professional responsibilities of this position, some evening and weekend hours may be required; and a hybrid work schedule is possible for eligible candidates.
-Master's degree in a field related to higher learning, business, marketing, public relations, communications, political science, HR society/community studies or closely related field.
-Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in an institution of higher education, service to businesses, and/or program administration.
-Demonstrated development of successful partnerships
-Demonstrated experience with budget monitoring, program development or corporate engagement
-Exceptional relationship building, problem solving and communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment; supervisory skills
-Demonstrated customer service skills