Stevens Point, WI United States

Managing Director of the Office of Economics and Community Engagement

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Chancellor's Office

Job Title: Managing Director of the Office of Economics and Community Engagement
Job Location: Stevens Point , WI
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Development/advancement, alumni affairs
Business/financial affairs, financial aid
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2021-08-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description


Special Assistant to the Chancellor/Managing Director of the Office of Economics and Community Engagement

The Managing Director will be responsible for advancing our strategic plan, “Purpose Made Possible”, specifically by leading efforts to serve our external community for impact in talent development, innovation, and partnerships. Working with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans and Directors, this position will have a leadership role in developing strategies for the most effective development and “front-door” access to various campus resources. Reporting with dual lines to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Managing Director of the Office of Economic and Community Engagement (OECE) is responsible for executive-level leadership of a team that includes the Continuing Education unit and coordinating off-campus efforts to establish and cultivate long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with industry and regional community partners. The Managing Director will creatively and intentionally expand a campus culture of business and community engagement and is responsible for the management of external client expectations to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction is achieved.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven years of demonstrated  experience leading economic development, community engagement or other related initiatives
  • Extensive knowledge of economic development, community engagement, workforce development and public-private partnerships.
  • Experience developing and managing complex budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and public speaking skills
  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed. Occasional overnight travel throughout the state and beyond will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capability to develop long-term strategies for corporate relationships that expand engagement opportunities for UW-Stevens Point.
  • Experience leading and managing a programming/educational/project team.
  • Experience developing educational programs.
  • Ability to promote the UW-Stevens Point’s strategic priorities by developing excellent working relations with university leadership, faculty, staff, and affiliates.
  • Knowledge of the operation of large complex organizations, educational institutions and governmental systems.
  • Have an appreciation and ability to develop an understanding of the unique culture of higher education.
  • Graduate degree


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