The University of Bridgeport is seeking a Vice President for External Affairs. The University of Bridgeport is a private, non-profit university located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Reporting to The University of Bridgeport President, The Vice President for External Affairs serves as primary liaison with the university’s external stakeholders. Such stakeholders include, but are not limited to; local, state and federal government officials, quasi-government organizations, local chambers of commerce, business and industry associations, workforce development and community organizations. The individual is responsible for devising and implementing the organization’s government-facing strategies and coordinating its related activities with campus leaders. In addition, this individual would be responsible for directing the development, approval and monitoring of the university’s strategic plan.
As a member of the university’s executive leadership team, this individual will also ensure alignment between the president and institutional fundraising and development efforts. Finally, this individual will work closely with the university Communications and Marketing department in coordinating strategic messaging to all external audiences.
The individual would oversee industry workforce development initiatives, the University's grant operations, community and government relations. The individual may represent the University on a variety of business related, community boards and committees such as BEDCO/BRBC, the MetroCOG, regional Economic Development committee, local Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and other strategic groups.
Key duties of this position include:
Profile of the successful candidate:
NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.
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