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The Michael G. Foster School of Business currently has an outstanding opportunity for an ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR-PROGRAM OPERATIONS.
This position provides strategic leadership, development and complete oversight for all global initiatives, including study abroad, serving Foster School undergraduates and full-time and evening MBA students under the Global Business Center (GBC). This includes: policies and procedures, operations, budget development and management, fundraising, marketing, recruiting, advising, capacity building, new program development, faculty engagement, process improvement, and identifying and securing key partnerships globally. The position develops strategies, secures necessary support and executes to meet the needs and expectations of key stakeholders (students, donors, parents, Foster School leadership). This position supervises 3 professional staff and is responsible for hiring, training and day-to-day oversight of these staff.
High quality, accessible global initiatives are a hallmark of top business schools. Current major global initiatives include 3 annual competitions (serving 300+ students), 10-15 annual Foster School led study abroad programs serving (serving 200+ students), and over 25 partnerships with peer institutions globally.A These initiatives account for more than 60% of the GBC's total services, are growing in popularity and serve a significant customer base (2500+ Foster School students). They have also been used as a model across the UW.A The position also takes on full Director-level leadership and oversight responsibility for the entire Global Business Center when the Director is absent. This position works closely with the Director on overall Center-wide strategic planning, federal grant management, fundraising, community outreach initiatives, advisory board and alumni engagement and organizational effectiveness.
The Associate Director has full operational control over all GBC strategy and related initiatives to build student global business expertise while fulfillling the global business education goals of the UW and the federal mandates of the Center for International Business Education & Research grant program.
1. Foster School Study Abroad Leadership (includes 10-15 annual Foster School faculty-led programs and 25+ partnerships with peer institutions globally (50%)
Lead both short and long-term strategic goal setting for Foster School study abroad.A Develop and execute strategies to achieve those goals including launching new initiatives. Make decisions independently to support strategies.
Determine needs/interests/barriers of student participants and faculty partners. Develop strategies and find resources to address them.
Develop, oversee and manage budgets of $700K using independent discretion over funds
Serve as main point of contact for Foster School study abroad
Identify and engage key faculty partners by: raising awareness of global business education opportunities; educating them on roles/responsibilities as well as policies/procedures; creating and delivering successful inititiaves (writing proposals, marketing, recruiting and selecting students, providing qualified on-site staff support, making logistical arrangements, securing company visits); managing risk and administrative responsibilities so faculty can focus on teaching; sharing best practices; evaluating programs; and providing customer (student) data
Select and train staff leadership of global business education strategies and initiatives
Lead and partner with UW Office of Global Affairs in strategic initiative development and management as well as ensuring alignment on policies/procedures and sharing of best practices
Advise, interview and select students to participate in programs (200+ annually)
Create and execute strategies to secure/increase scholarship funds ($100K+ annually) for students with demonstrated need and select scholarship recipients.A Steward donors. Use independent discretion over funds
Develop and execute strategy, budget and policies for initiative expansion
Administer application materials and related documents for students (both UW students going abroad and international students coming to the U.S.) Independently select students to participate.
Manage, track and balance global student inflows and outflows
Create and lead information/orientation/re-entry sessions for students (both outbound and inbound) and manage communicate follow-up. Develop and revise content as necessary.
Review existing partnerships, renew agreements as needed, and establish new partners to develop top ranked study abroad initiatives
Establish and maintain relations with current and potential initiative partners
Guarantee a positive and successful learning experience at the UW for students from partner institutions globally
Evaluate initiatives and execute improvements
Review, monitor, analyze and report out on data to drive decisions and improvements
Track participation and progress toward meeting strategic goals in terms of learning outcomes, growth in participation and quality
Represent the UW Foster School nationally with global education organizations such as NAFSA (Nat'l Assocation of Foreign Study Advisors), CUIBE (Consortium of Undergraduate Business Education), and BISNET (Business International Studies Network)
2.A Global Business Center Strategic Leadership, Management, and Assessment: (20%)
Partner with the Director on overall center strategic planning, budget development, policies and procedures, fundraising, alumni/corporate engagement and assessment
Partner with the Global Business Center Director to achieve the the center's mission and vision and align with the Foster School of Business mission to be the best public school in the nation
Full Director level leadership, oversight and decision-making when the Director is absent
Oversee and supervise an Assistant Director and two Program Managers.A Train, monitor work, and design performance goals and review for these positions.
3. Foster School Global Case Competition Initiative strategic leadership (includes three annual global case competitions plus training and selection for UW teams to compete in 6-10 competitions globally)A (20%)
Direct the Foster School Global Case Competition Initiative including UW teams competing globally
Develop and manage initiative strategies, goals, timelines, objectives, work breakdown, policies, and budgets
Raise funds for the initiative: $150-$200K annually including the Russell Investments Case Competition, the Global Health Business Case Competition, the Global Business Case Competition and the Global Case Competition training programA A A A A A
Strategically select competitions in which the UW will compete
Select and train students for those competitions (6-10 annually)
Select and mentor volunteer student leaders. Help them acquire project management and leadership skills while supporting project delivery
Oversee competition logistics including orientation, accommodations, meals, transportation, day-long competitions, awards ceremony, equipment/supplies, web page, printed materials, corporate visits
Oversee faculty/staff needed to accomplish initiative objectives in areas of academic content, fundraising, corporate/community involvement, program content, media/public relations, team invitations/communication
Oversee and participate in regular steering committee meetings
Develop, update and maintain excellent and detailed project records
Oversee strategic evaluation/assessment and implementation of initiative improvements
4. Liaison with the Foster School Undergraduate and MBA Programs (10%)
Lead and provide regular briefings to the Associate and Assistant Deans of Undergraduate and MBA programs about global business education initiatives, goals and impact.
Promote global business education opportunities to entire Foster School undergraduate and MBA population
Lead and partner with undergraduate and MBA career services to executive global business career initiatives and networking opportunities
Create strategic opportunities for global business practitioners to engage with students as mentors, panel presenters, competition judges
Raise awareness both internally and externally of Foster School internationalization accomplishments
Lead and partner with undergraduate and MBA recruitment/admissions by providing information and leading session on global business education initiatives
Direct professional staff peers in support of delivering strategic global business education initiatives
Bachelor's Degree in Business, International Relations, or similar.
At least 4 years program/project management experience in a business or non-profit organization.A
Customer service expertise and excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to be an effective member of a team while independently managing projects and responsibilities.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation/public speaking skills.
Proficiency in MS Outlook, Work, Excel, Powerpoint.A
Use of social media in a professional capacity.
Masters degree in business, international relations or related field
Extensive experience working with people from different cultures and/or living/work experience.
Educational institution/university and study abroad work experience.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, alumni, staff and members of the international business, education and non-profit communities.
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