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Associate Director - Business Engagement Catalyst

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Associate Director - Business Engagement Catalyst
Arizona State University
Department: Business Engagement Catalyst
Campus: Tempe
Req ID# 78822BR

Job Description
Working in the Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) Business Engagement Catalyst (BEC), the Associate Director will collaborate directly with the FSE School Directors, undergraduate program chairs, and capstone faculty to support the capstone and eProject portfolio. The Associate Director - Business Engagement Catalyst, cultivates, recruits, plans, and secures industry sponsored capstone projects and eProjects for FSE programs in cooperation with the capstone course faculty.


Salary Range
$50,336 - $91,520 per year; DOE

Close Date

Essential Duties

Industry Development
The Associate Director will develop, cultivate and recruit wholistic industry support through individualized engagement roadmaps building specialized brand, research and work force development strategies working with partners across ASU and the Fulton Schools of Engineering to ensure partners are plugging inappropriately. This will include growing and maintaining relationships, collecting follow up and providing feedback as the primary capstone and eProject contact for FSE Faculty, Faculty Associates, and students.

Project Management
This position will serve as the lead project manager by assessing current and potential capstone and eProjects to:

Support the number of students enrolled in FSE capstone and/or project courses
Monitor capstone and eProjects in-process including periodic surveying of industry sponsors
Prepare and coordinate the capstone and eProject Service Agreements
Provide data as appropriate for accreditation purposes
Assist with overseeing the evaluation of the capstone and eProject program
Provide the capstone and eProject update and summary to the IAB twice a year
Communicate the capstone and eProject status to FSE leadership:
For each capstone sequence
Status of committed projects to date vs enrolled students
Project to student ratio
Projection of potential fees
Capstone fee Invoicing information and coordination for each sequence

Project Development
This position is responsible for the overall development and successful milestones of the program by:

Collaborating/Coordinating with program leadership and capstone faculty
Facilitating recruitment of projects with Industry
Recruiting a minimum of 95% of eProjects from Industry, or Government organizations each sequence
Generating a minimum of $150K in fees per calendar year dependent on student enrollment

Project Administration
This position serves as the lead administrator of the project and is involved in:

Organizing events (i.e., eProject Forums, Innovation Showcase, industry partner visits, host Poly campus tours with industry, etc.)
Recording industry interactions in SalesForce
Assisting the FSE Business Office in project invoicing and collecting fees for each eProject sequence
Supporting workforce develop opportunities as required
Other duties that arise necessary to support advancing eProjects

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND seven (7) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Eleven (11) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of a Master's degree in engineering, business administration, or related field
Self-starting and proven ability to working effectively on multiple projects
Persistent and goal-oriented to meet objectives
Collaborative style of communication
Evidence in being a successful articulating capstone and FSE value proposition to industry
Project management experience
Client management experience
Industry experience with engineering products and designs(5-7 year)
Experience with executing NDAs, IP agreements, technology agreements
Experience in successfully cultivating customers and close deals involving mechanical, electrical, automotive, general engineering, manufacturing engineering technologies

Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking
Use office equipment including a desktop computer
Lift up to 20 pounds
Communicate to perform essential duties

Department Statement
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is the largest engineering school in the nation and seeks to deliver a world-class learning experience for our students and to advance research and innovation - all at scale. We value and emphasize inherently interdisciplinary endeavors that capitalize on both the breadth and depth of our outstanding faculty and have built a special place for large scale innovation characterized by foundational excellence and translational impacts. We are an engineering school on the rise in the most innovative university in the country and in the heart of the nation's fifth largest metropolitan area. The scale of our faculty research interests and interdisciplinary mindset combined with nearly 40 graduate degree programs and 25 undergraduate degree programs provide the foundation and collaborative possibilities to advance new ideas.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering on the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses is comprised of seven schools based on academic programs and research areas. Fulton Engineering has a nationally recognized faculty that conducts research, instructs and mentors students, and provides service to the profession and community. Creating diverse and inclusive communities are central to our values in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. With firmly set goals to continually increase representation, foster belonging, empower diversity of thought, we strengthen our commitment to excellence in research, engagement and high quality education. Learn more at https://engineering.asu.edu

ASU Statement
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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Employment Verification Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

To apply, please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ (See Req ID# 78822BR), or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=4525160_5494

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