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Director of Corporate Initiatives


University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

Director of Corporate Initiatives

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a prominent national coalition of more than 1100 organizations working to significantly increase girl's/women’s participation in computing. This mission also involves taking into account the ways in which women and girls differ in terms of race, class, ability, and sexual orientation, among other social identities and how this shapes efforts to increase participation. NCWIT has raised over $21 million in NSF grants and considerable corporate gifts that help accomplish this mission.

NCWIT is extending its work in the corporate sector and seeks an experienced corporate executive to create and build out successful approaches, partnerships, and networks. This role will provide executive leadership, strategy development, and operational process excellence for NCWIT’s corporate initiatives and alliances (Workforce Alliance, Entrepreneurial Alliance, and Affinity Alliance). The successful candidate will lead execution of a restructured corporate engagement model, increase corporate membership, and secure increased financial sponsorship. The successful candidate also will be adept at tailoring strategic initiatives and corporate engagement in ways that meet the needs of diverse groups and communities and will provide frequent advice and work products to NCWIT’s corporate team and CEO. Telecommuting arrangements are available.

Responsibilities include:

Develop and execute a strategic plan for retaining and growing NCWIT corporate and entrepreneurial memberships, including assessing member progression on corporate cultural change, and communicating NCWIT’s research-based approach for creating inclusive cultures.

Manage and lead program management team for corporate initiatives (currently 3 staff and an estimated 3 consultants), including performance management and contractual activities.

Refine and oversee systematic structure for membership engagement, including programming and communications.

Develop corporate sponsorship opportunities for NCWIT programs, interacting with the NCWIT Development Team.

In conjunction with NCWIT social scientists, lead team that executes corporate initiatives and engagement, with an eye to tailoring these in ways that improve participation in computing for all women, diverse in race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and other social identities.

Develop and lead a multi-city fractional advising model for NCWIT members that provides members with different levels of service offerings, utilizing NCWIT research-based approaches.

Encourage corporations to participate with other NCWIT initiatives such as Aspirations in Computing, a national high school and college encouragement community of high school and college women in computing.

Represent NCWIT at public events including conferences, meetings, and other events as necessary. Represent NCWIT’s corporate strategy and outcomes at NCWIT Board meetings.

Required Qualifications:

Prior corporate executive experience within a technology company or the technology organization within a larger company.

Demonstrated experience working successfully to grow and maintain corporate member relationships and engagement; experience in customer relationship management is relevant.

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing strategic initiatives.

Demonstrated experience working effectively with underrepresented groups and tailoring strategic initiatives to meet the needs of diverse groups and communities.

Prior experience working with issues related to diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, and societal biases (e.g., race, gender, class, immigration status, ability, sexual orientation, among other intersections).

Comfort with social science research.

Demonstrated business development experience leading to increased financial position.

Ability to effectively lead a geographically diverse team of highly skilled professionals.

An ability to work within and foster a collaborative environment in a relatively “flat” organization with minimal support staff.

Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

Ability to travel significantly.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience leading or working with businesses whose leadership includes and/or who serve underrepresented and historically marginalized populations.

Experience working in or with non-profit organizations.

Experience working in or with university or government contexts.

Experience working in or with entrepreneurship and startup companies.

Experience with non-profit fundraising.

Master’s degree in relevant field.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *B0001 -- Boulder Campus

Title: Director of Corporate Initiatives

Location: Boulder

Requisition ID: 14305


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