The Place-Based Initiatives Manager will develop strategies and execute projects and events to activate WSU's campus and strengthen connection between campus and surrounding neighborhoods. This position involves driving progress on numerous initiatives concurrently, interacting and building relationships with WSU faculty, students, administration officials, TechTown, and local and state partners.
Strategic planning related to the Office of Economic Development's (OED) place-based work. Driving the successful completion of multiple projects and events. Developing metrics and reporting tools for the Office of Economic Development's place-based work. Soliciting community ideas and feedback, and recruiting volunteers. Writing business plans and grant proposals for internal and external use. Developing communications and marketing strategies in conjunction with OED leadership. Interfacing and collaborating with local businesses, community organizations and institutions. Participating in internal and external committees and attend various meetings and events. Serving as a resource to the WSU community, enhancing their local knowledge and relationships. Performing related duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, public policy, public administration, urban and regional planning, marketing and communications, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced education or professional credentialing is preferred.
Experience Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience) 2-5 years of project management experience in a corporate, economic or community development setting. A record of driving initiatives from conceptualization to implementation in a complex, multi-dimensional environment. Reasonable knowledge of our city and region.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Refined organizational and time-management skills.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Refined interpersonal skills are mandatory. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.
COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: Excellent communications skills. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally.
WRITING SKILLS: Proficient in research, report writing and analysis as well as editing and content management.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow. Ability to foster teamwork among staff members.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS - Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to create presentations, reports, and light marketing materials.
To view the posting and apply please visit jobs.wayne.edu posting number 043335.
All applicants must apply online.