Director, Corporate and Community Relations (UAHS) (Phoenix, AZ)
Phoenix, AZ 
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Position Information

Title Director, Corporate and Community Relations (UAHS) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location UAHS - Phoenix
Position Summary

The Director of Corporate and Community Relations will contribute to strategic planning and execution for the building and fostering of relationships and partnerships with community groups and business entities that connect with the University of Arizona Health Sciences' strategic vision and initiatives. The role reports to the Executive Director for Corporate and Community Relations in the UAHS Office of Communications, and is based in Phoenix.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development and execution of a corporate and community relations plan that includes metrics and goals that align with the strategic plan for the Office of Communications and the strategic initiatives of UAHS.
  • Work alongside the Executive Director to identify opportunities to cultivate relationships and build community and corporate partnerships in Tucson and Phoenix.
  • Work closely with the Brand Promotion, Creative Services, and Digital and Interactive Media teams in the Office of Communications to ensure optimum visibility and outcomes for corporate and community partner activities.
  • Manage targeted UAHS speaking engagements and high-profile special events, and coordinate appropriately with similar activities executed by UAHS Colleges and the University of Arizona.
  • Represent UAHS on non-profit boards, committees and commissions as deemed beneficial.
  • Organize stakeholder engagement through organizing events, managing tours, meetings, roundtables, etc. for corporate and community partners.
  • Act as key ambassador for UAHS and use in-depth knowledge and experience in brand strategy, stakeholder engagement and creative outreach approaches to advance a distinctive and strengthened brand.
  • Respond to or redirect inquiries from media, Congressional/City staff, intergovernmental organizations, private sector or the general public, and various other duties or projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Skill to communicate direction from leadership and articulate impact on staff work objectives.
  • Ability to influence others outside of own job area on policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to use information exchange, influence, and active persuasion to gain cooperation of others to support department objectives.
  • Ability to plan and direct operations of a program or functional area.
  • Contribute to budget process for functional area.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously, while managing competing priorities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience, including 3 years of managerial experience.
  • Experience planning, developing and implementing strategic corporate and community relations plans, programs and activities applicable to medical education, health care policy, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences and basic science research.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Collaborative individual who can engage key partners, while also rolling up sleeves and getting work done.
  • An unwavering commitment to making the University of Arizona Health Sciences a diverse and inclusive community.
  • A record of personal and professional integrity with a work style that promotes creativity, teamwork and strategic thinking.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Deep experience working with executive leadership.
  • Excellent event planning skills and community engagement strategies.
  • Proven experience working at an executive level in healthcare and/or higher education.
  • Strong experience with social media tools and channels to drive communications messages.
  • Credible and dependable team player focused on delivering high-quality work.
  • Strong empathetic skills: listening, adopting right tone of voice, adapting style according to the personalities involved.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Depends on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24172
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Vera Madril

Open Date 10/08/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/18/2019
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Depends on Experience
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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