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Executive Director of Industry Relations

The University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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The University of Texas at Arlington

Executive Director of Industry Relations


Are you ready for an exhilarating opportunity to lead and shape a comprehensive industry relations program? Look no further than the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  Bryant Group has partnered with UTA to seek an exceptional candidate for the role of Executive Director of Industry Relations who will ignite and navigate strategic partnerships with top-level entities.  As the driving force behind UTA’s campuswide engagement efforts, the executive director will spearhead initiatives that amplify fundraising, fosters impact research collaborations, empowers workforce development and secures institutional sponsorships.  Collaborating closely with esteemed university leaders, the executive director will coordinate multi-level strategies and cultivate relationships that will propel the institution to new heights.  Join the University of Texas at Arlington to become a catalyst for innovation, growth and societal impact as it forges powerful alliances with industry partners to advance the institution’s mission. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Build, manage and oversee a comprehensive, metrics-based industry relations program across the university to enhance philanthropy, internships, sponsored research support, partnerships and university-wide sponsorships.
  • Establish and nurture institutional relationships with top-level current and prospective industry partners to align with university priorities and advance strategic goals.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including the President, Provost, various vice presidents, Athletics Director, Deans and other leadership to develop campuswide multilevel strategies for top institutional industry partners.
  • Provide exemplary leadership to the Industry/Corporate Relations team, ensuring coordination and alignment across the portfolio of industry partnerships.
  • Act as the primary relationship coordinator for high-level university and industry partnerships, including prospecting and cultivating new relationships, scheduling meetings with corporate contacts and hosting cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Develop a deep understanding of university research and academic goals to create partnership agendas and proposals for companies and industries.


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Eight to thirteen years of progressively responsible corporate engagement experience preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Experience planning and executing metrics-based engagement programs and managing teams and staff to successful goal attainment.
  • Personal success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate contacts at high-level complex industry partners.
  • Corporate engagement management/supervisory experience.


About Arlington, Texas

Arlington is the seventh largest city in Texas boasting a population of more than 400,000 people. It is located 20 miles west of Dallas and 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth.  The city's central location within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex makes it easily accessible to major highways and transportation networks.  Arlington is also home to several prominent institutions and attractions. It houses AT&T Stadium, which serves as the iconic home stadium for the Dallas Cowboys football team. The city also hosts Globe Life Field, a state-of-the-art baseball stadium that became the new home for the Texas Rangers in 2020.


For more information on this exciting opportunity: The University of Texas at Arlington


To submit your name for confidential consideration or to nominate a colleague, email Bryant Group.


Priority will be given to application materials received by February 23, 2024


EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.


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