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Director of Centers and College Outreach
DATE:   8/22/2019
JOB TITLE:   Director of Centers and College Outreach
WORK LOCATION:   Bisgrove Hall
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Dean, College of Business Administration


The Director of Centers and College Outreach (DCCO) will function in support of the three business centers associated with the College of Business Administration.  The DCCO will develop and implement activities, training and research to grow membership and support the members of the Center of Excellence in Food Marketing, Supply Chain Center of Excellence, the Family Business Center and their related industries. The DCCO will also engage in initiatives to promote the College of Business Administration locally and in Ontario. He/She will be in charge of supervising the day-to-day operations and have authority over the operation of the Food Marketing Center of Excellence, will work in conjunction with the academic director of the Supply Chain Center of Excellence, the academic director of the Family Business Center, and with the chief operating officer of the Vaughan Ontario Campus. Because the FMCOE has a Board and the Family Business and Supply Chain Centers have academic directors, it’s understood that the DCCO will need to devote more time to the Food Marketing Center of Excellence. The remaining time will be divided across the other areas of responsibility, as directed by the dean.  


Develop and implement activities for the Centers of the College of Business Administration. Work to enhance enrollments in programs associated with the Centers; Grow membership and support of the Centers; Supervise day-to-day activities of the Centers; Work to increase national visibility, prestige, and rankings of the Centers and the programs associated with them;  Work with the Academic Directors to develop and work to achieve goals for the Centers; To provide networking, case competitions and other academic growth opportunities to the students in the programs associated with the Centers.  To work with NU’s PR/advertising and communication/IT departments to initiate, develop and implement innovation conferences, the annual FMCOE hall of fame, and executive seminars. To work with the Board of the FMCOE to initiate, develop, and implement other events that the Board deems important to its annual goal. Manage budgets and financial reporting for the Centers. Promote and market College of Business Administration programs operating in new locations. Work with Enrollment Management and other university departments to enhance corporate and community relations of the College of Business. To work with industry to provide dedicated scholarships and support for the students in the programs associated with the Centers. To work with the Chair of the Board of the FMCOE to increase the membership of the board as well as to manage board dues and support.   Perform other duties as assigned.  


40% of time with Food Marketing Center of Excellence

20% of time with Center for Supply Chain Excellence

20% of time with Family Business Center

20% of time with corporate relations and new program operations



Basic computer skills and knowledge of applications and platforms including the primary functions in MS Office (spreadsheets, word processing and presentations)  Ability to learn and apply new software systems such as enrollment management systems, academic systems and organizational budget systems.



The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing and driving. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movements.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.   


Position requires at least an Associate’s Degree; At least 10 years of industry experience, preferably in the area of marketing and/or public relations/outreach; A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.  A cell phone to fulfill job responsibilities and for other business purposes. Compliance with the University’s Employee Cell Phone for Business Use Policy is required.

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