Assistant Director, Corporate and Community Relations

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Community Engagement

The University is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger’s Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,200 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students as a research-intensive institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation.

With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The Daniels College of Business (DCB) offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at

The Daniels Corporate & Community Relations team coordinates and strengthens relationships between the Daniels College of Business and leading companies and community organizations that are aligned with the College’s mission, values, goals and educational programs. Our mission is to form strategic partnerships between Daniels and corporate and community partners that can result in mutually beneficial relationships and a greater impact on Daniels, our students and on the communities we serve.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Corporate and Community Relations works collaboratively as a part of the Corporate and Community Relations team to engage the marketplace with the College locally, nationally, and globally through recruiting opportunities, student projects, events, guest speaking, curriculum input, and corporate giving opportunities. This role acts as a liaison between Corporate & Community Relations and other units throughout the College and the University to identify meaningful engagement opportunities for our partners and to showcase and promote recruiting opportunities for targeted groups of students. The Assistant Director is responsible for engagement and stewardship of Daniels recruiting partners, Corporate Partners, and key industry/community partners.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain effective internal relationships with faculty, staff, and students to identify and/or establish meaningful engagement and/or sponsorship opportunities for external stakeholders, including student project opportunities, guest speaking opportunities, student club engagement, industry panels, board positions, and other alumni/corporate engagement opportunities.
  • Oversee corporate engagement strategy, outreach, stewardship, and data integrity.
  • Collaborate with career coaches and advisors and cross-functionally with other staff directors and teams across the campus to develop and deploy innovative and high-quality career and networking opportunities for the students.
  • Ensure that on- and off-campus industry partner activities are well-planned, well-organized, well-attended and well-executed to ensure success for all vested stakeholders.
  • In partnership with the Office of Communication and Marketing, create collateral, manage websites, and identify opportunities to promote and highlight key relationships and engagements.
  • Strategic oversight of all programmatic details, budget, and stakeholder relations associated with the Daniels College of Business’s three signature case competitions.
  • Oversight of the corporate partnership deliverables and success metrics associated with the Daniels College of Business’s three signature case competitions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to establish mutually beneficial business relationships that provide value to stakeholders.
  • Competitive orientation with a drive to win business and generate positive results.
  • Ability to communicate as well as develop and maintain relationships with alumni, corporate partners, recruiters, hiring managers and corporate leadership from a wide variety of industry sectors, as well as with faculty and staff and students.
  • Possess self-confidence and an ability to be highly credible when representing the Daniels College of Business.
  • Results-oriented problem solving
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Ability to work independently with little oversight and drive strategy for key partners, programs, and initiatives as part of a collaborative, matrixed organization.
  • Excellent at managing multiple complex, fast-changing priorities to meet soft and hard deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail with an ability to produce high-quality, error-free deliverables.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in business including new business development and/or corporate relations.
  • Experience and interest in working with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Advanced Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent and able to conduct business in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in marketing/sales, a corporate foundation or college relations department of a major corporation, or a corporate relations position with a ranked business school.
  • Experience with Salesforce.
  • 4-6 years general business experience, including 1 year in management and 3 years in University/function

Working Environment

Standard office environment.
Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.
Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 10, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $58,000-$65,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. One-page statement describing your perspective on and approach to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Please share examples from your working past that are illustrative.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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