Dir Partner Bus Evangelism DX, (Not Group Specific) in Redmond, WA

TitleDir Partner Bus Evangelism DX
LocationRedmond, WA
Division(Not Group Specific)
Date AddedJanuary 23, 2015
Open Positions1

Today's student developers will drive the IT economy of the future and they are part of the largest generation...ever. It is critical to the future of Microsoft that we engage with the top CS universities who are influencing and fostering this next generation developer ecosystem. DX is seeking a strong senior leader to incubate, develop and manage a lasting, multi-year program strategy designed to secure Microsoft relevancy and engagement within top Computer Science Universities. This role will recruit and lead a team and cross-company engagement model to facilitate deeper engagement, improved perception and expedited adoption of Microsoft technologies at the top CS universities as part of an orchestrated companywide strategy in close partnership with Microsoft Research (MSR) and University Recruiting.
The Top CS University Relations Program Director Roles &


Lead and drive the creation of a programmatic approach that establishes one overarching cross-university engagement model, rhythm and infrastructure while enabling a tailored engagement plan per university, including clearly defined objectives and desired outcomes such as:

o Technology adoption goals (multi-year influence plan);
o Research engagements and outcomes (in collaboration with MSR);
o Recruitment goals (in partnership with UR and to include internships, undergraduate and post-graduate hires).

Administer a formal governance model for engaging with these schools and foster cross-company relationships in support of this effort while keeping executive sponsors and senior Microsoft stakeholders appropriately informed of investments and progress.

Define and manage Microsoft's strategic investment strategy and opportunities within/across this top school landscape to foster meaningful engagement, drive desired outcomes and affect desired change.

Hire and lead a team of CS University Relations Managers with support from a committed set of specialized Technology Evangelists to establish and orchestrate a One Microsoft engagement model at these top schools.

Construct a detailed intelligence map of each school, including: program and institution strengths/weaknesses, key faculty and administration, student orientation, use of Microsoft technologies and engagement, and their competitive landscape.

Create and maintain a shared repository, calendar, top university annual report, SWOT analysis and communications plan in conjunction with cross-company stakeholders.

Determine key success metrics for campus programs and establish reporting process for continuous improvement.

Develop relationships at the schools with placement officers, department heads, faculty/staff, alumni and student organizations.

Drive regular engagements (meetings/visits/EBCs) and a calendar of events for each school, and oversee the coordinated One Microsoft rhythm to ensure a seamless engagement strategy.

Foster relationships with key Microsoft employees (e.g., Technical Fellows, Distinguished Engineers) and influential externals (e.g., prominent alumni, CXO level executives at partner organizations) that can help engage and inspire top university faculty and students. Orchestrate the involvement of senior MS leaders on influential university boards and committees to further extend Microsoft's circle of influence.

Partner with the core university team to annually assess performance and engagement to determine overall effectiveness, review analyses with key stakeholders and use data and feedback to make long-term decisions related to each school.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated leadership, maturity and effectiveness working across a diverse set of CS ecosystem leaders and influencers -- in this case university presidents, vice chancellors, deans, researchers, faculty, students and staff, as well as Microsoft executives and senior stakeholders. It's a plus if the candidate has experience working with faculty on technical and business projects at the doctoral-level.

Master's Degree required.
Track record for incubating and leading a sustainable multi-year, cross-stakeholder program strategy and execution model.
Being an alma mater or having a relevant familiarity with one of our top targeted schools is a plus - Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Harvard University, University of Texas, Austin, Cornell, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Washington.
At least 7 years' experience in a University or Faculty facing role.

Doctorate Degree
Computer Science and/or Engineering/Math background
Education/public sector - Advisory/consulting experience with academic institutions

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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