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Northern Arizona University Business & Educational Partnerships Coordinator, Intermediate - 605468 in Phoenix, Arizona

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Business & Educational Partnerships Coordinator, Intermediate

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Extended Campuses North Valley

Full/Part Time


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Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Special Information

Interested candidates are required to submit a complete application including a cover letter highlighting your qualification for the position, a resume, and three professional references. References will not be contacted without permission. Only complete applications will be considered.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

The Educational Partnerships office serves a critical role to engage business and community organizations with Northern Arizona University. It requires dedicated professionals to network, conduct partnership meetings; generate and execute outreach activities; and advance prospective students for admission to Northern Arizona University. The Strategic Partnerships Coordinator position is intended for professionals with experience building and maintaining relationships with individuals and institutions that support the goals and outcomes of an organization.

This position is based in Phoenix and in-state travel and working some evenings and weekends is required. It will manage an assigned territory of school districts, businesses, and government agencies to promote the university to working professionals that are seeking higher education to advance their career.

  • Helps cultivate and manage a recruitment territory or territories that include school districts, businesses and government agencies.

  • Builds relationships with partners to generate outreach activities and promotional opportunities to engage employees of assigned organizations with NAU programs and services.

  • Recruits prospective students to the University for all educational delivery methods including our online, statewide and Flagstaff campuses.

  • Conducts dynamic presentations to a multitude of individuals and groups to communicate the vision, mission, values, and programs of the University.

  • Assists with developing on-site cohort programs to serve an organization’s professional educational needs.

  • Supports and guides prospective students, families, and other constituents on program offerings; admission requirements; the application process; financial aid and scholarship opportunities and various other student and enrollment related services.

  • Coordinates events for assigned partnerships, including but not limited to: information sessions; webinars; and attending education or benefits fairs.

  • Assists with programming and event planning conducted by the University to advance program objectives.

  • Represents the University, its mission, policies, and procedures to a broad range of constituents, in particular, school districts, community based organizations and local businesses.

  • Supports the University in promoting and coordinating its Continuing Education unit, including credit and non-credit micro-credentials, summer workshops and youth camps.

  • Assists with evaluating program effectiveness and contributes to developing improved programming and processes to achieve University and departmental goals.

  • Interacts and maintains excellent working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and outside/community agencies in facilitating outreach activities that generate enrollment to meet program objectives for the University.

  • Helps collect and maintain data to determine the effectiveness of recruitment strategies in their respective recruitment territories.

  • Completes reports related to recruitment, enrollment projections, personal schedule, travel, special programs, and professional development.

  • Stays apprised of, and current on, degree program requirements, new enrollment management strategies, and best practices for communication to prospective students, and other important constituents to meet University enrollment goals. Stays current on local, regional, and national trends pertaining to area of assignment and recruitment territories.

  • Collaborates with assigned supervisor and Educational Partnerships staff in the development of strategic planning, training materials, marketing resources, and policies and procedures.

  • Participates in trainings conducted by the University, locally, online or in Flagstaff to advance program knowledge and student service skills.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, marketing, or related field, AND

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, OR

  • A combination of education, experience, and training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program or event planning experience.

  • Arizona Driver’s license and the ability with or without accommodation to meet the NAU requirements for authorized driver.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of business educational partnership tools, processes, policies, and concepts.

  • Knowledge of best practices for community partnership in higher education.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Experience with, or ability to learn, SalesForce CRM, PeopleSoft Student Information System, Business Objects and Enterprise Reporting tools

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Analyzes non-routine situations and anticipates issues.

  • Demonstrates problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.

  • Manages and maintains relationships.

  • Balances competing priorities.

  • Communicates effectively.

  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

  • Ability to effectively promote programs and services that benefit organizations and individuals.

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Phoenix Metro Area and State of Arizona.

  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report ( . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report ( is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


The budgeted salary range is $41,421 - $51,776.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website ( . Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits ( on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training ( includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

June 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website ( or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements (

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.