ID# 21-2128 Location: Red Deer, AB
Reporting to the President, the Vice President External has responsibility for leading, enhancing and developing private and public support and engagement and for maintaining RDP’s presence in the broader community. The Office of the Vice President External develops and furthers RDP’s relationships with government and advances the institution’s perspectives, positions and priorities. The Office oversees communications and public affairs, promoting RDP’s reputation for fostering a community of growth and empowering people for impact.
The Vice President External is accountable for external relations including external communications and relations with media, community, government, alumni and the public. RDP has recently undergone a transition to polytechnic status and the Vice President External has an important responsibility in facilitating an updated brand launch and ongoing brand transition that will be foundational to the organization’s reputation for years to come. The role and division staff work closely with the Office of the President on internal communications.
The Vice President External is responsible for developing and executing RDP’s advancement strategy and to lead and grow the revenue generating initiatives and programs within the Office. The Office is also responsible for growing and stewarding funds for student scholarships, awards and bursaries, and ensuring that the work of the RDP Foundation Board of Directors and the RDP Alumni Board of Directors are strategic and well supported. Growth and return on investment within the division is an important expectation.
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