Outreach Specialist, Workforce Partnership, Southeast

Operations United States Charlotte, United States Atlanta, Georgia Raleigh, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina Durham, North Carolina Savannah, Georgia


Description

 Position Summary:

The Outreach Specialist will conduct outreach efforts resulting in the establishment and maintenance of Workforce Partnerships. Working with the current regional team, the Outreach Specialist plans, coordinates, and implements outreach strategies and activities, as well as represents the University to external constituents. The Outreach Specialist will meet with and offer presentations aimed at strengthening relationships with partner organizations and generating student leads. The Outreach Specialist will represent National University to a regional population of partner organizations within an assigned territory.

 

Strong preference for someone located in Atlanta, GA.  There will be frequent travel throughout the Southeast, specifically Georgia and Florida, as well as other key markets in the United States as needed.

 
Essential Functions: 

  • Contacts prospects (email, telephone, face-to-face, direct mail, and networking events) to schedule meetings and explain/answer questions and conduct presentations on partner benefits to activate partnerships regionally
  • Maintains engaged relationships with assigned partner organizations to support awareness and benefits of National University programs amongst partner employees
  • Implement, attend, and manage recruitment activities such as webinars, education fairs, trade shows, conferences, open house/information sessions, prospective student meetings
  • Develops opportunities to host, sponsor, or conduct information sessions for potential students and organize/participate in NU sponsored events and activities to develop industry and community contacts
  • Develops new and nurtures existing relationships between NU and workforce partners within assigned territory
  • Effectively utilizes Salesforce to track and inform management on outreach and partnership activities; meet with leadership for planning direction and guidance
  • Manages and abides by internal procedures and resources to ensure proper recording of data and successful lead generation, to meet outreach and partnership goals

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. 
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in higher education, community college, admissions, or business development.
  • Higher Education experience preferred, but not required

Competencies/Functional Skills:

  • Exceptional community relations skills, ability to represent the University and help build public understanding of the University’s brand and values.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to project professional competence, leadership capability and personal maturity with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community.
  • A flexible and creative thinker able to find and create opportunities for lead generation.
  • An independent, strategic thinker with good judgment, sensitivity, and common sense. Commitment to diversity and equality.
  • Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented; ability and desire to set and reach achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success.
  • Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners, and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build strong working relationships both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from diverse cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and backgrounds.
  • Excellent public speaking skills with ability to present to groups both virtual and in-person on academic programs and partnership benefits.

Technical Skills:

  • Intermediate to advanced use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce CRM.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.