Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, CA

Vice President of External Affairs

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Palo Alto University in the search for a Vice President of External Affairs to lead the team and develop the infrastructure that shapes coordinated branding and communications initiatives that drives positive awareness to potential students, funders and partners. For more information, please review the full Position Description.

Palo Alto University (PAU) is an accredited, private, non-profit university offering students undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and counseling. Founded in 1975, Palo Alto University took its current name in 2009 and adopted the mission of “Engaging Minds, Improving Lives .” The school cultivates innovators who use skills in psychology and counseling acquired at PAU to help make our world a better place. The main campus is in Palo Alto, and PAU holds classes at a number of community colleges in the Bay Area, runs the Gronowski Clinic in Los Altos, and provides clinical services/practicum training to local nonprofit organizations. PAU has 120 faculty and staff, currently serving close to 1,200 students.

Both the External Affairs Department and the Vice President position are new. Using goals and objectives that resulted from recent strategic planning as a jumping off point, the VP will recruit and lead a team of professionals responsible for marketing, public relations and community outreach, and will ensure that activities achieve key PAU objectives. The position reports to the President and works closely and collaboratively with the members of the academic and administrative leadership team and the External Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

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