Careers at EO

Director of External Engagement (Home office set-up)

The Director of External Engagement will provide support to the External Engagement Committee and Sr. VP of Strategic Communications. Provide ongoing support in building and maintaining non-revenue alliances, including targeting and closing these relationships plus ongoing account management. Provide ongoing support in identifying, planning and executing EO’s relationship with and presence at external conferences. Identify and execute other opportunities to engage the external community through programs including the Global Citizen of the Year award. Manage one employee who will assist with these tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Alliance Development
  • - Responsible for researching, reporting, presenting, negotiating and executing alliance relationships with the guidance of the SVP of Strategic Communications and the External Engagement Committee.
  • - Serve as staff liaison to the External Engagement Committee. Plan and coordinate any committee meetings including venue, invites, and materials. Coordinate all committee activity including calls, meetings, and goals.
  • - Manage the Path of Leadership process for this committee. Actively identify potential member leaders for open positions.
  • - Prepare presentations and manage disbursement of various materials to potential prospective alliances.
  • - Collect and format data for monthly global board reports as needed.
  • - Monitor alliance implementation, track adoption of alliances and report.
  • - Answer telephone and e-mail inquiries from members and staff regarding alliances.
  • - Educate and coordinate with EO staff about alliances and how to promote to the membership and externally in the press.
  • - Coordinate with other departments to ensure high quality relationships. Elevate issues where appropriate
  • - Coordinate ongoing communication and information sharing with existing alliances.
  • - Maintain contact and document databases. Actively document processes.
  • - Create, write, edit and manage white papers and memorandums of understanding associated with proposed or existing alliances.
  • - Other duties and assignments as necessary

External Conference Duties

  • - Responsible for researching, reporting, presenting, negotiating and executing relationships with external conferences with the guidance of the SVP of Strategic Communications and the External Engagement Committee.
  • - Create, write, edit and manage white papers and memorandums of understanding associated with external conferences.
  • - Represent EO onsite at conferences. Coordinate and execute learning sessions, host panel discussions, speak publicly about EO, its programs and relationships.
  • - Other duties and assignments as necessary

Employee Management

  • - Manage one full time employee in the Alexandria, VA office. Coordinate employee's schedule and workload with other managers who also oversee projects this employee is working on. Set goals for the employee and review his/her performance each year.
  • - Other duties and assignments as necessary

Globalization Initiatives

  • - Oversee the Global Citizen of the Year award. Manage the application and scoring - Actively identify other opportunities for EO to engage with the external entrepreneurial community.
  • - Maintain awareness of all EO chapter locations, current and pending


Key Benefits

  • - Learn and refine your communication style.
  • - Strengthen your leadership and influence qualities by guiding and serving leaders and by managing one internal employee.
  • - Work closely with other EO member leaders from a variety of cultures.
  • - Interface with peers at EO chapter, regional and Global events as well as external conferences and events


Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the “Essential Duties”) satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.

Required:

  • > Bachelors' degree, preferably in communication or business field
  • > Experience managing accounts, chapters or relationships for an organization/company
  • > Experience/awareness of NGOs with entrepreneurship-based missions
  • > Experience working with executives and negotiating agreements
  • > Experience working with governments
  • > Excellent customer service skill
  • > Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred:

  • > Experience working with member/volunteer leaders
  • > Experience with stakeholder mapping and management
  • > Public speaking experience
  • > Ability to speak multiple languages


Language Skills:  Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing members, staff, managers, clients, and the public.  Ability to understand oral instructions and to ask for clarification when necessary

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure using whole numbers and calculate figures and amounts such as fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions and ratios to practical situations

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and/or oral form.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties of this job

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, and controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  Required to occasionally lift and/or move up to  lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and abilities to adjust focus to read and type documents on a computer screen.

Additional hours may be required during periods of heavy workload.  Flexibility is required in the daily work schedule to accommodate tasks.

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