Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently looking for a Director for Community Relations to serve as a key strategic advisor to senior leadership in regards to community partnerships. The Director’s main purpose will be to develop opportunities for the university to build strong, supportive partnerships with local residents, community organizers, schools, civic and business groups. This person will be an active, embedded and informed member of the University and the local communities. The director will coordinate the unique nature of ERAU as a partner in the aerospace and aviation communities while maximizing our opportunities in Government, Corporate and Community settings.Responsibilities include the following:
Community Relations: This person will be responsible for managing community and university requests for sponsorships directed toward the Office of the President. In addition, this position will be responsible for coordinating participation on these events by appropriate faculty, staff and students to ensure robust representation of the university in the community. This position will also assist with identifying events and memberships within organizations that will benefit from Presidential participation.
Special Events: This position will be responsible for managing internal and external requests to use the Henderson banquet Rooms for events. Additionally, this position will participate on the committee responsible for identifying a streamlined approach to managing campus-wide events so that the university community and the community at large have access to campus activity as appropriate.. This position will work closely with the Office of the President and the Senior Vice President for External Relations & Chief Marketing Officer. Plan and carry out events and educational activities which increase the visibility of the organization in the community.Direct an organization’s interactions with the surrounding community and its marketing strategies.Serve as a representative for the organization at community meetings and forums.Manage the community relations budget, allocating funds for different programs and outreaches.
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