Assistant Vice President, University Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

  • Alliant International University
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jul 12, 2021
Full time External Relations, PR, Marketing Provost/Academic Vice President

Job Description


Assistant Vice President, University Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

The Assistant VP of University Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, under the general direction of the COO, builds market position for the University by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business with corporations, professional organizations, academic institutions etc. that leads to increased new student inquiries and interest in Alliant International University degree and certificate programs. The candidate will be responsible for building a stronger image and brand locally and nationally, growing program revenue streams, and contributing to the University's overall success. The AVP is also responsible for the management of the partnership development local and national team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs budgets, personnel, and resources responsible for strategic partnerships, engagement, and outreach.
  • Develop and execute a local, regional, and national strategy for University partnerships.
  • Enable new revenue pipeline opportunities through the development of existing and new partners.
  • Identify new strategic partners for evaluation of potential collaboration.
  • Lead and coordinate initiatives, activities, and strategies for new business/market development by identifying potential clients, cultivating relationships, soliciting business, creating, and presenting formal business proposals and following up to secure the business.
  • Develop clear timelines for strategy implementation and progress monitoring. Collaborate with other internal partners to set priorities and deliverables.
  • Set quarterly benchmarks or objectives that will inform progress towards annual goals.
  • Oversees the activities and performance of the partnership development team including training, development, and mentorship.
  • Works collaboratively with marketing, admissions, and academic leadership to help develop internal and external activities that lead to enrollment growth.
  • Successfully transition from generating new business to operations which would include a marketing and communication strategy to partner organizations.
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate documentation of all activities, contacts, and accounts in CRM (Salesforce).
  • Demonstrates thorough program knowledge as well as industry trends. Responsible for obtaining and evaluating information about industry and market trends, competitive threats, and possible business opportunities.
  • Assists in the development of the strategy for geographic and program expansion.
  • Work closely with Marketing to develop partner-specific sales tools and collateral.
  • Perform other related tasks, projects, and duties as required, assigned, or directed


  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (especially, Word & Excel).
  • Experience with a CRM tool like Salesforce.
  • Effective organization and written and oral communication skills. Experience managing relationships and communicating with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines and maintain composure under high stress conditions.
  • Effective leadership skills which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, problem solving, strategic vision, and intellectual vitality.
  • Possesses excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly motivated, focused, and results oriented.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in management, education, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in management, leadership, and partnership development.
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: None

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter

Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: California

City: San Diego

Postal Code: 92131

Job ID: 123545

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