Director of External Affairs - Position Open
Application review begins October 15, 2018
Overall Goal: Enhance the image, reputation and visibility of research at the University of Kansas.
KU Research Mission: To facilitate innovation, creative activity, discovery, and the application and dissemination of knowledge
KU Office of Public Affairs Goals:
1. To substantially enhance the stature of the University of Kansas among relevant opinion leaders, policymakers and peer institutions around the world
2. To build support for the mission of the university among the people of Kansas and their leaders
3. To make KU more attractive to prospective students, particularly high ability students, from Kansas and across the nation
4. To use technology to enhance the effectiveness of our communications, and to build a sense of community on campus and off
5. To foster an environment of collaboration and cooperation across the entire institution in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the university's public affairs efforts
Organization: The Office of Research includes the KU Center for Research, Inc. and oversees KU's university research centers and institutes, makes strategic research investments, and assists faculty in obtaining and administering external funding for research and training. In addition, KU Center for Technology and Commercialization manages KU’s intellectual property, technology commercialization, and economic development activities. Overall, KU Research promotes and serves KU's core mission of scholarship.
KU Research Director of External Affairs Position Description: The Director communicates the value and impact of KU research to multiple external and internal audiences, including: faculty, staff, and students; news media of all kinds; public officials; business and industry leaders; alumni and donors; campus visitors; and the public. In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor and other staff, and in concert with KU Public Affairs and other KU Communicators, the Director supports the KU Research mission and the overall mission of the university.