Strategic Partnership Support Specialist

Updated: 10 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Oct 2021


Campus: Tempe

Strategic Partnership Supp Spe

Job Description

Under general direction assists with managing key strategic partnership initiatives ensuring management alignment and goal achievement within established timeframes.

Job Family

Procurement & Stores

Department Name

Auxiliary Business Services



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$45,000 - $48,600 per year, DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Works closely and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to assist with execution of contracts and strategic initiatives. 
  • Prepares and maintains status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables, critical paths and dependencies: re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of project progress/outcomes.
  • Collaborates with team members, both internal and contracted, to ensure optimal outcomes; builds, develops, and maintains relationships vital to partnership success.
  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders, leadership, and other related staff to define and identify all required infrastructure needs to ensure successful launches and ongoing project operations.
  • Prepares strategic initiative reports for management review.
  • Assists in organizing business review meetings with strategic partners with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Consults with staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem-solving assistance, answers to questions about program and partnership goals.
  • Prepares and monitors specific materials unique to the program, project, initiative, or area of a department.
  • Coordinates resources to meet the needs of each initiative, program, or project.
  • Coordinates and/or monitors the effectiveness of related methods and work activities.
  • Analyzes research data and other literature and makes interpretations for application to related program, project, initiative, or area of a department/college.
  • May assist in developing budgets, performance indicators, and accountability reports for new programs and/or budget units.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years of successful business in a related capacity experience; OR, Seven (7) years of successful business experience in a related capacity;OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of project management principles, change management practices, and techniques needed for large, complex projects.
  • Experience in designing presentations.
  • Skill in project assessment and implementation.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diversified population.
  • Ability to stimulate changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment.
  • Ability to lead by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institutions sustainability programs.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Auxiliary Business Services will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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