Arizona State University is recruiting a Manager Strategic Partnerships to join their Auxiliary Business Services team at the campus in Tempe, Arizona.
Here's a little about Arizona State University and the position they are seeking to fill:
Arizona State University, ranked No.1 “Most Innovative School” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, has forged the model for a New American University. ASU is a comprehensive public research institution measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed, advancing research and discovery of public value and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU operates on the principle that learning is a personal and original journey for each student; that they thrive on experience, and the process of discovery cannot be bound by traditional academic disciplines. Through innovation and a commitment to accessibility, ASU has drawn pioneering researchers to its faculty even as it expands opportunities for qualified students, attracting some of the highest caliber students from all 50 states and 130 nations.
This newly created position will join the Auxiliary Business Services team as an individual contributor, working closely with a team of 8 professionals. Reporting to the Director Auxiliary Business Services, the Manager Strategic Partners will develop and manage strategies and key initiatives ensuring stakeholders are aligned and common goals are achieved within established timeframes.
Manages contract execution and key initiatives with strategic business partners.
Works closely and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to execute contract and strategic initiatives.
Identifies critical resource expertise and targets appropriate internal and/or external sources to ensure optimal outcome(s) to strategic initiatives.
Develops strategies to successfully implement strategic initiatives.
Establishes and continually monitors/manages contract and initiative expectations with team; identifies issues for resolution to ensure optimal team effectiveness.
Prepares and maintains status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables, critical paths and dependencies; re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of project progress/outcomes.
Collaborates with team members both internal and contracted to ensure optimal outcomes; builds, develops, and maintains relationships vital to partnership success.
Works collaboratively with stakeholders, leadership, and other related staff to define and identify all required infrastructure needs to ensure successful launches and ongoing project operations.
Prepares strategic initiative reports.
Organizes business review meetings with strategic partners on at least a bi-annual basis with internal and external stakeholders.
Facilitates administrative policies and work groups.
Communicates with other department and university administrators and resolves or assists with the resolution of sensitive issues.
Bachelor's degree AND five (5) years of related administrative experience; OR,
Nine (9) years of related administrative experience; OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong knowledge of project management principles, change management practices, and techniques needed for large, complex projects.
Knowledge of strategic planning
Skill in designing training materials and presentations
Skill in planning and budgeting
Skill in decision-making and problem resolution
Skill in project assessment and implementation
Skill in both verbal and written communication
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and establishing and facilitating work teams.
Ability to develop proposals for external funding of projects
Ability to implement training, session reviews and follow-up procedures
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diversified population
Ability to stimulate changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment
Ability to lead by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institution's sustainability programs
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Arizona State University has partnered with Another Source – an external recruitment firm – to assist in the hiring process. You will be re-directed to the Another Source Careers Site to apply for this posting.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access to all qualified to do college work. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities i...t serves. The University is also developing lower cost degree programs in less urban areas, the first of which is Lake Havasu. ASU has an operating office in Washington, D.C. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU's research expenditures are in the top 20 among universiteies without a medical school. On the same list: MIT, Harvard, UC-Berkely, Georgia Tech, UT-Austin, Purdue, Cal-Tech.
30% of ASU's energy costs will be met through on-site solar installations within the next 5 years.