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
) and University Recruiting
CS University Relations Program Director Roles
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:
adoption goals (multi-year influence plan);
engagements and outcomes (in collaboration with MSR
goals (in partnership with UR and to include internships, undergraduate and post-graduate hires).
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.
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.
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.
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.
and maintain a shared repository, calendar, top university annual report, SWOT
analysis and communications plan in conjunction with cross-company stakeholders.
key success metrics for campus programs and establish reporting process for continuous improvement.
relationships at the schools with placement officers, department heads, faculty/staff, alumni and student organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
record for incubating and leading a sustainable multi-year, cross-stakeholder program strategy and execution model.
an alma mater or having a relevant familiarity with one of our top targeted schools is a plus - Carnegie Mellon University
, UC Berkeley
- Urbana Champaign
, Harvard University
, Georgia Institute
At least 7 years' experience in a University
sector - Advisory/consulting
experience with academic institutions
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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