The Networking Strategist will play a key role in CCFC's public-facing work under the auspices of a grant project focused on "Catholicism and the Common Good." Responsibilities include the facilitation of community partnerships between CCFC and stakeholders in the Pittsburgh region, particularly in underserved communities, as well as the effective translation of research into broadly accessible media. The Networking Strategist will oversee communications and contribute to grant writing and program assessment. The Networking Strategist will support the Director's work on grant-related initiatives and will collaborate with CCFC staff to promote respectful and reciprocally beneficial relationships between Duquesne University and community partners.
The Networking Strategist must have experience with program management and be comfortable working in different environments. He or she should be familiar with Duquesne's Spiritan ethos and should understand its import for working within and beyond the University community. The ideal candidate will be conversant with social, political, and economics realities in Pittsburgh and will have concrete experience working with community organizations in underserved communities. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills are essential.
The Networking Strategist position is funded through an external grant. Funding is secured for a wage of $20 per hour for 20-hours per week for 50-weeks a year. Funding is available for a three-year position beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2020. The position may be expanded and extended if additional funding can be secured.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Facilitate collaborative, respectful, and reciprocally beneficial partnerships among CCFC, Duquesne faculty and staff, and stakeholders in the Pittsburgh region, particularly in underserved communities;
Manage project initiatives focused on specific social justice issues;
Oversee CCFC communications, including primary responsibility for developing and deploying an effective social media strategy, and for translating scholarship into broadly accessible media such as infographics and short videos;
Contribute to program assessment for CCFC;
Contribute to CCFC fundraising and grant-writing.
REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Work requires a Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of progressively responsible and related work experience. A Master's degree and prior experience working in higher education administration is preferred, or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: strong computer skills, including knowledge of the entire MS Office Suite; proficiency in the use of MS Excel for the development of spreadsheets and management reports using graphs and charts is required; proficiency with graphic design is required. effective organizational and administrative skills required; ability to initiate and follow through with work responsibilities and to meet deadlines; ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Careers@duq.edu.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier unive...rsity, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-service Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.