The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Partnerships & Communications Coordinator with the Faculty of Engineering. This is a 1-year term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) positions with a salary range of $41,093 - $51,365 per annum.
Reporting to the Dean or the Dean's designate(s), this position has a mandate for leading the development, deployment, and coordination of a faculty strategy for programs that drive partner engagement and requires collaboration with internal and external partners in developing value propositions that align with the academic renewal plan of the Faculty of Engineering. The academic renewal includes linking partnerships to co-op, to the undergraduate design stream, to the undergraduate capstone design course, and to innovation and design projects in course-based masters programs and research.
Note: This position was previously posted and closed on February 11, 2022. All applications will be resubmitted with the competition. Previous applicants need not reapply.
- Act as a representative for the University of New Brunswick and the Faculty of Engineering.
- Develop partnerships in Canada with external clients that support Co-op, experiential learning, and research.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners in developing value propositions that align with the academic renewal plan of the Faculty of Engineering, that includes linking partnerships to Co-op, to the undergraduate design stream, to the undergraduate capstone design course, to innovation and design projects in course-based masters programs and to research.
- Work with the UNB Strategic Partnerships Officer and UNB marketing, to develop and implement standardized partner onboarding materials to drive engagement.
- Research current and potential partners and identify opportunities for Co-op and experiential learning that includes client-driven design and innovation projects for graduate and undergraduate programs.
- Identify and source partnership opportunities through follow-up, cold calls, emails, and client visits.
- Collaborate with University administrators, Department Chairs, faculty members, students and UNB marketing to align academic renewal with new and existing partner relationships.
- Where appropriate, negotiate agreements with partners, in alignment with UNB policies and guidelines.
- Forecast, measure, and report the results of various projects with partners.
- Deploy other strategic initiatives as assigned by the Dean of Engineering or designate.
- Prepare reports that may require investigation, literature review and compilation of quantitative data for internal and external stakeholders.
- An undergraduate degree and three years of experience in strategic partnership engagement, co-op development, or B2B relationship development are required. Knowledge of academic programming in Engineering and project management is an asset.
- Demonstrated leadership, management, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to use good judgment to coordinate, collaborate and work closely with diverse groups of stakeholders.
- Excellent writing and communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, judgment, and problem-solving ability.
- Experience as a leader, strategic thinker, and evidence of ability to work collaboratively.
- Networking aptitude and marketing skills.
- Active listening and an ability to get a true sense of who our partners are and how to develop a value proposition.
- Comfortable and credible engaging with executives. Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurially.
- General knowledge of the academic curriculum of Engineering programs (at the graduate and undergraduate levels), the nature of Engineering research, and the operation of a Departmentalized Faculty is desirable.
Closing date for applications is May 2, 2022 4:30 PM.
This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.
The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.