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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of EVC for Civic Affairs & Strategic Planning. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Executive Vice Chancellor for Civic Affairs and Strategic Planning (EVC CASP) is charged with overseeing the university’s efforts to be “in St. Louis and for St. Louis.” The hallmark of these efforts will be the St. Louis Commitment (“Commitment”), a coordinated set of programs and initiatives that advance the St. Louis region while strengthening the university in its missions of teaching, research, and patient care. The Commitment will focus on a small set of core programs that are large in scope, are mutually beneficial, build on institutional strengths, and have long-term benefits to the St. Louis community. Through the efforts of the St. Louis Initiative Working Group (SLIWG), the details of the Commitment will be identified during the university’s current strategic planning process; the strategic plan is scheduled to be finalized in Spring 2022.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff within the Office of the EVC CASP, the Project Coordinator will support the planning process to create the St. Louis Commitment. In partnership with other staff in the office, the Project Coordinator will provide staff support to the SLIWG and its co-chairs and the sub-working groups that each focus on a specific area of the plan for the Commitment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and maintain the workplan to finalize the strategic plan for the St. Louis Commitment. Regularly update St. Louis Initiative Working Group co-chairs and other Office of the EVC CASP staff on progress against the workplan.
Staff the SLIWG and all supporting meetings within the Office of the EVC CASP. In Partnership with SLIW co-chairs and Chief of Staff, develop agendas for these meetings. Prepare meeting materials. Take meeting minutes. Document and assign action items.
Serve as the connective tissue between SLIWG and its sub-working groups. Monitor progress of sub-working groups against SLIWG workplan. Provide initial trouble shooting to the sub-working groups and escalate to Chief of Staff and SLIWG co-chairs as necessary.
In partnership with others in the Office of the EVC CASP, develop and implement a CRM to help manage community relationships under the St. Louis Commitment.
Using information provided by the SLIWG and its sub-working groups, and in partnership with the Chief of Staff, draft the strategic plan for the St. Louis Commitment. In partnership with SLIWG co-chairs and Chief of Staff, finalize the document for submission to the Coordinating Committee.
Perform other duties as assigned.
2+ years of related professional experience with a particular focus on any or all of the following: community relations, community-based work, and/or community partnerships; group or project strategy, implementation, and management; strategic communications; corporate responsibility.
Graduate degree in public policy or administration, social work, urban planning or development, business administration, or a related field.
5+ years of related professional experience with demonstrated expertise in any or all of the following: community relations, community-based work, and/or community partnerships; group or project strategy, implementation, and management; strategic communications; corporate social responsibility.
Experience in a large organization, particularly a college or university, is a plus.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Interpersonal skills, sensitivity to and ability to navigate group and organizational dynamics.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong knowledge of community relations with a particular focus on diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly.
Complex reasoning and critical thinking abilities.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
This position is part-time and works approximately 15 hours per week. This is a temporary position not to exceed six months.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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