Colorado State University is seeking an outgoing, energetic, and detail-oriented professional to coordinate and facilitate the community outreach efforts for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This position will work closely with RamTrax, the University’s VIP tour program, and coordinate efforts with the CSU Division of External Relations. The successful individual must be a team player and a self-starter, with a strong understanding of the role and mission of a major international research university. As a high profile representative of Colorado State and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Coordinator will support the mission and vision of the University and the College and help to communicate institutional brand messages and image, while interacting with diverse internal and external audiences.
Responsibilities: • Working with the RamTrax team and key university partners, develop tours and events that maximize the College’s positive impact, meet the goals and objectives of the College, and create memorable, engaging experiences for key audiences; specifically, these duties will include: o Create and conduct tours with high-level donors and other VIP guests at multiple facilities across multiple CSU campuses. o Coordination of key College events including annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House; VIP donor events; facilitate additional College events as needed such as Commencement ceremonies o Oversee and facilitate College presence at conferences, seminars, and other events as required; for example, the National Western Stock Show, Colorado State Fair, veterinary conferences, et. al. o Coordinate event logistics including schedule, transportation, refreshments, speakers, locations, and assembling of collateral materials to ensure a seamless and positive experience for participants o Work with media relations and marketing staff to promote events to key markets and constituencies as well as to the general public o Develop outreach tours with targeted audiences aligning with fundraising initiatives • Conduct a complete audit of all tours, outreach initiatives, Continuing Education contacts, and all client-based activities to determine how to maximize effectiveness with special emphasis on VTH, ERL, EORC and other high-profile programs • Analyze ongoing outreach to K-12 schools locally, regionally & nationally to determine new and innovative ways to increase exposure of special programs • Develop “virtual tour” vehicles that utilize the extensive video, web, photo resources of DER • Publicize and coordinate volunteer opportunities within the College • Provide website & social media content to appropriate staff members as needed • Assist in announcing clinical trial opportunities to external constituents as needed • Assist with management, administration and distribution of program and collateral materials • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, recognize potential conflicts and opportunities, and provide constructive possible solutions and plans. • Maintain strong knowledge of College and University programs, research, priorities, and brand messaging. • Serve as a visible representative of the University and the College with internal and external constituents • Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications • 4 years professional work experience in public relations, marketing, program administration, or customer service. • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field from an accredited university or college. • Knowledge of the mission, history, and vision of Colorado State University Preferred Qualifications: • Professional experience in coordinating and leading tour groups • Professional experience in event planning and management • Work Experience in a university or college setting with greatest preference given to work experience at CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences • Knowledge of programs and initiatives within CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences • Strong written and oral communication skills, including a great degree of comfort with public speaking and presentations • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft’s SharePoint program. • Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
Qualified applicants may submit electronic applications including cover letter, current resume’, and three professional references to DER_Hire_2@mail.colostate.edu Hardcopy applications including cover letter and current resume’, and three professional references may be sent to: Laura Hamrick Colorado State University Campus Delivery 0150 Fort Collins, CO 80523-0150 References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by Dec. 23, 2013 for full consideration.
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