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Assistant Director of Business Development

Company: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

7120BRPosition Title:Assistant Director of Business DevelopmentOrganization:SCB Dean's OfficeJob Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Saunders College faculty, staff and students to develop thorough understanding of SCB programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Saunders College faculty, staff and students to identify opportunities between Saunders College and external business organizations that could include internships, research projects, capstone projects, business competitions, and other student/faculty engagements (e.g., speakers, mentoring, company visits).
  • Serve as point person for inquiries from potential corporate partners and present potential engagement opportunities to college faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Assist with coordination of sponsorships for college events and activities, including potential industry events Saunders may host.
  • Help develop portfolio of partnership opportunities between business organization partners and Saunders community. Build and maintain pipeline of business organization contacts.
  • Support RIT Career Services efforts on student placement and actively participate in recruitment activities and events.
  • Work collaboratively with Career Services on sustaining and growing employer connections and partnerships associated with Saunders College, as well as support of employer contact information, employer surveys, advisory board membership and other employer-related engagement activities and data.
  • Work collaboratively with student clubs and departments to develop activities and events in support of business development (e.g., seminar series, business competitions). Manage budget for student club initiatives.
  • Maintain strong understanding of current business trends and match against Saunders programs and offerings.
  • Analyze and use data (internal and external) to identify opportunities and support college initiatives.
  • Other duties as assignedFLSA Category:ExemptRequisition Number:7120BRCollege/Division:Saunders College of BusinessRequired Application Documents:Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of ReferencesEmployment Category:FulltimeAdditional Details:The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Required Minimum Education Level:BA, BFA, BSHow To Apply:In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.Wage Band ( :118ARequired Qualifications:Education/Experience:
    • Bachelors degree required. MS or MBA preferred.
    • 5 years.Skills:
      • Must have strong understanding across various fields of business as well as current industry trends.
      • Must be organized with strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
      • Self-starter who is highly motivated and has the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
      • Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task.
      • Ability to interface with professionals across various levels of academia and business.
      • Strong MS Office skills.
      • Strong data skills (i.e., Excel, database). Analytics experience would be a plus.What do we believe at RIT?:Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).Work Location:Hybrid Remote/On-campusCommitment To Safety:COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan ( . Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website ( . As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( , all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodationJob Summary:Potential candidate must have strong understanding of contemporary industry and business trends and how they align with programs, offerings and activities in Saunders College. This is a 30/week position with full-time benefits, reporting directly to SCB Dean.Research, identify and develop collaborative business opportunities (e.g., analytics, FinTech, marketing, hospitality, supply chain, etc.) between Saunders College students and faculty and business organizations that could include internships, research projects, capstone projects, business competitions, and other student/faculty engagement opportunities (e.g., speakers, mentoring, company visits). Potential candidate will be responsible for:
        • Fostering and growing existing relationships as well as developing new opportunities.
        • Supporting student placement activities, working with student clubs to support relationship building, developing and managing seminars and events (e.g., industry seminar series), and securing potential funding in support of some of these initiatives.
        • Analyzing and using data sources to drive student placement and business development opportunities.

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