University of St. Thomas

Director of Business Development - Program Manager II

Minneapolis, MN
Nov 09, 2017
Dec 09, 2017
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Director of Business Development - Program Manager II
Posted Date
6 days ago
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date 11/15/2017
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 2017-3200
Department/Unit Forum on Workplace Inclusion
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions Please upload a resume to your candidate profile. Within the application, copy/paste a cover letter and complete the reference section, providing three professional references.

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Director of Business Development - Program Manager II position within the Forum on Workplace Inclusion.

This position develops and implements a strategic and integrated sales plan in conjunction with marketing strategy and content design that promotes and secures sponsors, exhibitors and attendance for multiple event platforms throughout the Forum year. This includes consistent communications with potential sponsors, attendees and exhibitors to develop relationships beneficial to The Forum and the University of St. Thomas. Initial outreach to contacts to be sourced from existing relationships, internal lists, LinkedIn networks and newly agreed upon sources.

This role also supports the relationship between The Forum and the Office for Diversity and consults with the St. Thomas Development office on collaborative efforts between St. Thomas faculty, administration and other leaders to deepen and advance university relationships.

Essential Functions

1. Develop outreach strategy to identify, cultivate and qualify prospects. Specific outreach via email, phone, in person (conference/meeting attendance) and other opportunities to sell and market Forum participation over all delivery platforms.

2. Responsible for locating and building relationships with key leaders, contacts, influencers and budget holders. Ensure development of strategic local, national and global relationships to increase depth of alliances and affiliations for The Forum and by extension the Office for Diversity and the University.

3. Develop strategy for sponsorship, exhibiting and registration for all delivery platforms, including expanded exposure to new markets and business sectors resulting in increased sponsorship, exhibits, attendance, in-kind donations and affiliations/relationships; consult with St. Thomas development office for alignment and collaboration.

4. Create and deliver proposal packages for potential Forum participant organizations designed to meet their needs, maximize Forum revenue and expand relationships over all delivery platforms.

5. Responsible for design of sponsor rates, underwriting items/collateral and packages. Input into exhibit and registration rates. Input into Marketplace exhibit design and content development.

6. Work with marketing director to increase communication and impact with potential participants.

7. Create budget revenue expectations, projections and goals. Review with executive director and business manager.

8. Regular communication updates with executive director and business manager on project status and sales.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.


Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and five years of experience in program administration/office management.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with business/resource development and strategy.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than "Jobs at St. Thomas", the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

Please upload a resume to your candidate profile. Within the application, copy/paste a cover letter and complete the reference section, providing three professional references.


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