Associate Director, Corporate Engagement

Kansas State University

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rAssociate Director, Corporate Engagement


r Department: 3670001300 SVP Exec Affair, Engmt & Pship

Job no: 517326

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified – Regular)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Community Development
/ Community Vitality

Pay Grade: 13A


rAbout This Role:

The Associate Director of Corporate Engagement at Kansas State
University plays a vital role in advancing the universitys strategic
objectives through corporate engagement. Responsibilities include
cultivating relationships with corporate partners, fostering
interdisciplinary collaboration internally, and promoting innovation
externally. They also refine strategies using data and feedback and
provide program support. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, they
collaborate closely with the Executive Director of Corporate Engagement
to ensure cohesive efforts in achieving university goals.

Duties include but are not limited to:

– Assisting in implementing strategies to strengthen partnerships with
– Supporting the Universitys Economic Prosperity Plan and foster
innovation through collaboration.
– Representing K-State at industry events to promote capabilities and
forge partnerships.
– Cultivating relationships with potential partners and facilitate
collaboration opportunities.
– Identifying funding opportunities and leverage university resources
for economic development.
– Collaborating with internal stakeholders to identify joint
– Managing corporate engagement operations and stay informed about
relevant policies.
– Using data to measure performances and improve outcomes.
– Supporting coordination of communication across departments and
– Preparing reports and presentations for stakeholders and funding

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that
includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time
off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available,
please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university
actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and
cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The
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Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed
on employer premises or designated assignment location.

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for K-States guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work
arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work
arrangements and are subject to review.

What Youll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

– Bachelors degree and five years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Education
– Bachelors degree in job-related field.
– Experience
– Four years of successful corporate engagement, economic
development, business development and/or customer management
facing experience.
– Demonstrated ability to build and aintain relationships with
external stakeholders, preferably in a higher education or
research environment.
– Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and project
management skills.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a
fast-paced environment.
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability
to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
– Ability to travel, including some nights and weekends.
– Demonstrated success at managing complex issues and
– Exhibits a strong commitment to the land grant mission of Kansas
State University.

Other Requirements:

– Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States
at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Contact information for three (3) professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

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