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Business Outreach

Department: Northern Illinois University
Employment Type: Regular and Work-Study Employment
Job Starts: September 01, 2017

Work Type: Service

Job Description

This position is responsible for:
• Understanding and effectively program unique value to current and prospective partners.
• Leveraging existing data to identify and contact potential business partners.
• Developing, updating, and maintaining value statements, account profiles, and strategies for all partners.
• Meeting, engaging, and promoting programs to potential business and community partners.
• Managing partner relationships to conduct needs assessment and program analysis.
• Maintaining detailed records of business partner contacts and communications.
• Functioning autonomously with professionalism and integrity as a program representative.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

• Must be an enrolled NIU student of at least junior standing.
• Enrollment in the College of Business' Professional Sales Program is preferable.
• Knowledge of developing and implementing business and relationship building strategies.
• Previous sales or business development/outreach experience preferred.
• Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects.
• Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Suite Package (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive).
• Experience with cloud-based storage, editing, and retrieval of documents.
• Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
Other Competences, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
• Comfortable building business partnerships by phone, email, and in-person.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor.
• Ability to effectively build social and/or professional networks.
• Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to a changing environment, and monitor on-going program functioning.
• Can improvise quickly to identify solutions.
• Can see the "big picture" scope of a project and make connections between that project and other organizational initiatives.
• Applies a collaborative, team-focused approach to all work.
• Attentive and responsive to the needs of internal clients and other stakeholders.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Presents ideas that have been well researched and thought out when appropriate.
• Self-motivated autonomous learner.

Pay Rate: $ 8.25

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