Partnerships & Development Officer

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Date Posted: 03/27/2024
Req ID: 36686
Faculty/Division: Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Department: Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00056187About us:The Access Strategy & Partnerships Office (ASPO), within the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students, established April 2022, has a tri-campus mandate committed to supporting partners both internal and external to the University who support existing and prospective students to access and thrive in post-secondary education. U of T has long-standing commitments to access and outreach as evidenced through the 135+ diverse access and outreach programs across the institution, in partnership with communities, school boards and other stakeholders.ASPO works alongside all divisions, many campus community partners, and an incalculable number of faculty, administrators, and students to identify strategic opportunities, tools, resources, and approaches required to address and respond to university-based access-focused priorities. We aim to be responsive, resourceful, and innovative. We do this by administering the Access Programs University Fund (APUF) to build, sustain and increase the capacity of partners to offer access and outreach programs at the University; convene, facilitate, and support the developing of key partnerships to enhance access goals and objectives across the University, and; infuse access principles in existing University policies and programs and clarifying access pathways through supporting research and evaluation focusing on access to post-secondary education.Your opportunity:Reporting to the Director, Access Strategy & Partnerships Office, the Partnerships & Development Officer is responsible for supporting the development and success of U of T’s access partnerships. In general, the incumbent will manage projects, advise on strategic opportunities, develop networks, communications, and events, provide solutions, and advance the objectives and priorities of U of T’s Access Strategy & Partnerships Office (ASPO).Specifically, the Partnerships & Development Officer will: (a) act as a main contact for access program leads, partners, and practitioners external to U of T; (b) builds awareness of U of T access programs and pathways to external partners and audiences;(c) identifies external access networks, committees, and represents ASPO when required; (d) researches viable external partners and creates relationships on behalf of U of T; (e) maintains up-to-date knowledge regarding access research in Toronto, Canada, and internationally; (f) maintains up-to-date knowledge regarding best practices in access programming and pathways in post-secondary education; (g) builds knowledge and capacity at U of T by creating and maintaining resources regarding latest research and promising practices; etc.The Partnerships & Development Officer will coordinate, assist with and advance projects, initiatives and daily activities within the Access Strategy & Partnerships Office that require knowledge of confidential information about staffing, priorities, and other strategic institutional initiatives. The role of the Partnerships & Development Officer will continue to evolve, and the individual must be willing to respond to the given priorities of the day and be willing to work cooperatively in a challenging and dynamic environment.Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Keeping well-informed on theory and praxis related to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Handling sensitive and/or confidential information
  • Organizing materials for workshops, conferences and/or events
  • Implementing community relations outreach plans for targeted audiences
  • Promoting programs and service offerings to internal and/or external contacts
  • Developing and implementing community engagement strategies and plans
  • Developing and editing content for marketing, newsletters, websites, handbooks and/or promotional materials

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (in Social Sciences, Higher Education, Adult Education, or Community Development preferred) or acceptable combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum five years of related experience in access programming, specifically in partnerships and resource development (preferably in a post-secondary environment).
  • Knowledge and experience with applying evidence-based approaches, models and promising practices in post-secondary access, outreach, and retention.
  • Experience leading complex and multi-stakeholder projects and successful track-record in building and strengthening relationships with partners that support strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing new initiatives and processes.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in understanding complex issues related to institutional policies and practices.
  • Experience delivering presentations to promote programs, opportunities, or initiatives.
  • Knowledge and experience with media (traditional, new and social media).
  • Proven leadership and participation in committee work and ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures, governance structure, educational policies, policy formation, and an understanding of the University’s organizational structure.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) to build and strengthen relationships with partners and to liaise with senior administrators to navigate complex, confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (must be able to set up templates and macros in Word and Excel, set up Excel spreadsheets including complex formulas, and prepare sophisticated PowerPoint presentations), Access (design and maintenance of databases), and scheduling software.
  • Strong research, organizational (planning, project management and task coordination), and interpersonal skills.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Understanding of and experience engaging with and supporting high-impact and experiential learning educational practices.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint, content management systems (WordPress), Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Suite.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Diplomatic
  • Discerning
  • Proactive
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful

Closing Date: 04/10/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 14 — $88,290 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $112,911. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / ManagerialLived Experience StatementCandidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.Diversity StatementThe University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see .Accessibility StatementThe University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

Expected salary: $88290 per year

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 08:57:28 GMT

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