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Community Partner Specialist

Apply now Job no: 492763
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Dallas
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Community Partner Specialist
Posting Location ACU Dallas
Department College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Employee Class Exempt Full time
Basic Responsibilities A. Attends local, regional, and national events to promote ACU and generate interest in
University programs
B. Builds and nurtures relationships with organizations that organize and manage career,
education, and benefits fairs
C. Plans, organizes, and executes local promotional events to generate interest in ACU
programs and drive foot traffic to the ACU-Dallas
D. Conducts engaging informational presentations externally
E. Analyzes ROI from events and reports results to Associate Vice President of Enrollment
and Director of Enrollment
F. Perpetually seeks to eliminate historically weak activities, and identify new opportunities
for enrollment growth
G. Works closely with the Admissions team to constantly improve the quality of prospective
students and enrollment conversion
Essential Duties

A. Exceptional presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills

B. Effective relationship development and management skills that help ACU achieve
enrollment growth
C. Excellent negotiation skills that add value to the organization and create mutually
beneficial outcomes
D. Ability to develop organizationally aligned individual goals, and the drive to exceed those
E. Effective planning, time-management, and project management skills
F. Confidence, optimism, and positive attitude are critical to success in this role
G. Ability to work independently and report progress to multiple members of leadership and

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
● Possess some knowledge of the higher education market and industry
● Must be student and advisor oriented and have the ability to perform multiple
tasks efficiently and effectively
● Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks efficiently and
● Customer service or advising experience in an educational environment entailing
one on one interaction is preferred
● Must be self-motivated and be able to work effectively in a team environment
● Computer literate and able to learn proprietary software applications

B. Training Modules Required
● New Advisor Training
● Technology Tools Training (including CRM system)
● Others as development needs dictate


A. Professional
● Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
● Demonstrable experience from successfully working in a team environment
● Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
B. Personal

● Collaborative nature
● Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
● Desire for meaningful work and mission orientation
● Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills

Physical Demands ● Work is performed in an office environment; must have the ability to sit for long
periods of time (6-8 hours).
● Must be able to use a telephone or headset equipment and able to perform work
at a computer in a cubicle.
● May be required to the manual operation of general office equipment.
● Limited travel may be required – locations vary and some overnight travel may be
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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