Kennesaw State University
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Events manages five College-wide functional areas, including partnerships, events, Centers/Institutes Collective, grants awareness, and space management, in addition to other support areas.
Supervises assigned staff and leads strategy and outcomes around the events function. Responsible for providing leadership and oversight for all partnership and sponsorship activities, leading grants opportunities, and identifying business development opportunities upon which the College can capitalize, particularly those within our areas of expertise.
Works closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to coordinate partnerships and sponsorships, while also identifying leads for the fundraising and grants funnel.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver’s license
Six (6) years of experience in related functions
Responsibilities but not limited to:
Directs and leads the strategic efforts of the partnership activities, grants awareness, Center Committees and Events activities in support of R2 initiatives and accreditation requirements
Implements and manages a partnership plan, including coordinating partnership opportunities for departments, centers, faculty, and the college-at-large
Facilitates the College’s Partnerships Process, including coordinating committee work, overseeing continuous improvement planning, facilitating connections between the business community (e.g. everything from Fortune 50 to small business needs) and College strengths, and making connections accordingly
Develops College-wide policies and procedures in the areas of partnerships, events, Centers Collective, grants awareness, and space management
Assists College units in the planning and implementation of partnership and sponsorship activities
Facilitates engagement with metro-Atlanta’s top business leaders and connect those leaders with faculty, staff, Centers, and programs as appropriate
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