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Stakeholder Relations Manager

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Engineering, Design & Society, Program Management, Project Management

Position Title
The Engineering, Design, & Society Department (EDS) Stakeholder Relations Manager
The Opportunity

The Engineering, Design, & Society Department (EDS) is seeking a Stakeholder Relations Manager to lead business development, outreach and marketing, contract management and program operations efforts. EDS offers a variety of educational programs that feature open-ended design problem solving, decision analysis, socio-technical communications, and teamwork skills development. These programs employ human-centered design, community engagement, and client-driven design challenges to offer students in real-world projects that matter for stakeholders beyond the university.

The primary mission of the Stakeholder Relations Manager is to identify, develop, and manage a steady flow of sponsored engineering design projects that are appropriate for Mines courses and student teams. Additional responsibilities include management of finances associated with sponsored projects, program outreach and marketing, contract management, and program operations support. This position reports to the Engineering, Design, and Society (EDS) Department Head and works closely with faculty and staff in EDS and collaborating departments. EDS offers a range of design courses for undergraduate students at all levels, and we require ~100 externally sponsored engineering design projects on an annual basis to support these courses. These projects come from a wide range of sectors, with a majority coming from industry partners and the rest from municipalities and other government agencies and labs; university partners; non-governmental agencies; local and international community groups; and individuals such as alumni, school boosters, and Mines faculty. The position requires developing project leads, nurturing short- and long-term collaborations, and tracking a large number of prospective projects through vetting, approvals, and contracting phases. The position also requires close collaboration with our program directors in Capstone and Cornerstone Design@Mines as well as other program faculty and staff.


Business development and financial management – 60%

  • Grow and sustain relationships with strategically targeted industry and non-industry partners, including government agencies, NGOs, community partners, and individuals
  • Initiate client communications and manage client relations
  • Identify sponsor leads via collaboration with other Mines units, including the Mines Foundation, Alumni Association, Career Center, Sustainability Office, departmental industry advisory boards
  • Identify, develop, and manage approvals for 100+ ongoing sponsored projects
  • Track sponsorship financials, including sponsorship fees, invoices, and associated project expenses

Outreach and marketing – 25%

  • Develop and implement external outreach strategy that advances EDS and Design@Mines programs within relevant professional and community networks
  • Solicit project sponsorship proposals widely using mailing lists, websites, and other media
  • Manage EDS’s Hubspot CRM and keep it up-to-date with new sponsors and sponsorship leads
  • Promote EDS programs including Capstone and Cornerstone Design@Mines

Contract and legal management – 15%

  • Manage and track sponsor contracts and associated documentation (e.g., IP agreements, NDAs)
  • Communicate contractual expectations to sponsors and program leadership and students

Additional Responsibilities: 

Business development and financial management

  • Contribute to ensuring ongoing financial stability of programs

Outreach and marketing

  • Coordinate website content development to aid in marketing our programs and student project work (website updates will be implemented by others)
  • Coordinate marketing materials development as part of outreach campaign

Contract and legal management

  • Coordinate with Mines Office of General Council on liability exposure of students working with external stakeholders
Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business/project administration, communications, or social sciences, or a closely a related area
  • 5 years’ professional experience with business-client relationship development, community engagement, outreach, and project management, including the use of relevant computer technologies (e.g., MS Office, CRM platforms)
  • Excellent professional communication skills, both verbal and written
Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal educational experiences intersecting two or more of engineering, business/project administration, communications, and/or social sciences
  • Professional experience in higher education
  • Experience managing service contracts, intellectual property agreements, and/or non-disclosure agreements
  • Experience with marketing, professional outreach and communications, or media development (e.g., websites, social media)
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, to effectively engage diverse internal stakeholders and represent Mines to external organizations
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships and facilitate collaborations across multiple organizational units
  • Resourceful and capable of independent work
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Familiarity with CRM or other database software
  • Goal oriented with ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Integrates best practices in diversity and inclusiveness in daily work
About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$76,000 - $90,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin on July 18th and will continue until filled. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume/cv and cover letter (required). References will not be requested until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Contact Kathleen Feighny, Recruiter, at with any questions about this opportunity.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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