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Project Coordinator - Partnership Engagement Specialist

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Administration, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Project Coordinator - Partnership Engagement Specialist


Campus: Polytechnic

Project Coordinator

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Partner Engagement Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for fostering strategic relationships with local community colleges, small businesses, and large corporations in the semiconductor industry to address their workforce development needs.

This is a grant funded position through the SWAP-Hub initiative led by Ira. A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Job Family

Business Operations

Department Name

Sch of MFG Systems & Networks



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$45,000 - $62,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Engaging directly and nurturing relationships with small, medium and large-scale businesses in the microelectronics/semiconductor industry for their workforce development needs.
  • Identifying potential partners and initiating contact to explore collaboration opportunities.
  • Conducting thorough assessments to understand the workforce development needs of each partner.
  • Assisting in the design and implementing tailored workforce development programs to meet the specific needs of partners.
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective program delivery.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for partners, providing ongoing support and information.
  • Facilitating regular meetings and communications to ensure alignment and to address any issues or concerns.
  • Tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of partnership initiatives and programs.
  • Collecting feedback from partners to continuously improve offerings and outcomes.
  • Representing the organization at community events, industry conferences, and networking functions.
  • Advocating for workforce development initiatives and building awareness of available programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in and a working knowledge of the microelectronics and semiconductor industry.
  • Experience in running supply chain partner engagement activities.
  • Experience with working closely with other staff members and teams, including business development and HR.
  • Understanding of the barriers to employment from under-represented communities.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in in data collection and report tools that include Excel, PowerBI, and Tableau.
  • Experience with outreach and marketing through various channels including social media, community events and partnerships.

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.

Department Statement

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is the largest producer of engineering and technical talent in the nation and seeks to deliver a world-class learning experience for our students and to advance research and innovation – all at scale.

We value and emphasize inherently interdisciplinary endeavors that leverage the breadth and depth of expertise among our outstanding faculty and have built a unique place for large-scale innovation characterized by foundational excellence and translational impacts. We are an engineering school on the rise at the most innovative university in the country and in the heart of the nation’s fifth largest metropolitan area. The scale of our faculty research interests and interdisciplinary mindset, combined with more than 48 graduate degree programs and 25 undergraduate degree programs, provide the foundation for knowledge generation and collaborative opportunities to advance new ideas.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering, located across ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, is comprised of seven schools based on academic programs and research areas. Fulton Engineering has a nationally recognized faculty that conducts research, instructs and mentors students, provides service to engineering, computing and technology professions and creates lasting impacts across local and global communities.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering follows a framework of values designed to distinguish our practice and guide daily decisions in our academic, research, corporate engagement and entrepreneurial endeavors. These values influence how we recognize, reward and communicate our achievements.

At the Fulton Schools of Engineering, we:
● Cultivate excellence.
● Deliver innovation that matters.
● Encourage bold thinking.
● Foster a community of learning and collaboration.
● Build a foundation for all to be successful.

Working at ASU has outstanding benefits that include: health, dental and vision insurance plans; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities, and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.