Open Date 06/03/2021
Requisition Number PRN26403B
Job Title Assoc Dir, Ops & Logistics
Working Title Associate Director, Professional MBA
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Executive
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday - Friday, with possible schedule adaptations to support
students in evening classes and recruiting activities
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00033 - Executive Education
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 60,700 - 95,000
Close Date 07/08/2021
Open Until Filled No
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is
seeking a dynamic leader for the position of Associate Director,
Professional MBA to help improve and expand this nationally ranked
program. The Associate Director will ensure that the Professional
MBA program is effective, innovative, and driven by excellence. The
Associate Director is responsible for the development, maintenance,
and improvement of the evening MBA program. Primary
responsibilities include: admissions and recruitment, collaboration
across all MBA programs to ensure a coordinated recruiting
strategy, hybrid implementation, industry outreach, monitoring and
proposing improvements to curriculum and co-curricular experiences,
managing course demand and capacity planning, ensuring student
satisfaction, program growth, student quality, career advancement,
and managing alumni activities. The successful candidate will
demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively in teams. Strong
communication, relationship management, technical, project
management, strategic planning, sales, problem-solving, and
organizational skills are also critical to the role.
Formulate and execute an effective business development strategy
for the Professional MBA ( PMBA ) program, including implementing a
Serve as a visible leader for the PMBA program both internally
and externally and advocate for the program in the local and
national community by engaging with companies and partners.
Communicate the vision, plan, and culture for the PMBA program
to the internal and external community.
Actively maintain relationships with industry professionals to
acquire current knowledge of industry trends and employment
Work in conjunction with the associate dean and department
chairs to provide competitive, leading-edge course offerings taught
by exceptional faculty, aligned with the predetermined goals and
objectives and learning outcomes.
Maintain a presence with students. Counsel and advise MBA
students related to academic success, course selection, and career
guidance, focusing on retention.
Plan and deliver information sessions, orientation, graduation,
alumni events, and other events as appropriate.
Lead and execute strategic recruitment practices, initiatives,
and programs to attract high-quality applicants and oversee the
management of the admissions process from recruitment to enrollment
to deliver a world-class MBA experience for students.
Direct and modify (as needed) ongoing contact and cultivation
methods to ensure a high yield of high-quality admits.
Oversee the planning and execution of company visits and
national and international student study trips.
Monitor and improve program quality by conducting mid-program
and exit surveys.
Monitor best practices in other MBA Programs and facilitate
Supervise the full and part-time MBA staff and all associated
Develop and foster positive and constructive relationships with
other program directors, department chairs, associate and assistant
deans, the dean, faculty, and staff.
- Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, a
related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of
progressively more responsible management experience; and
demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective
communication skills also required. Master's degree in Business
Administration or related area preferred. This position is not
responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate
the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job
as outlined in the position description.
- Master's degree in Business Administration or Ph.D. in related
- A strong understanding of the specifics of delivering a
high-quality MBA program and a passion for education, student
satisfaction, and mentoring.
- Excellent strategic leadership and management skills; the
ability to attract, motivate and retain a committed team with
ongoing customer satisfaction responsibilities; someone who can
develop and modify strategies, work collaboratively with other
university and external teams, and manage multiple projects.
- A self-motivated, detail-oriented professional who possesses
the ability to think strategically, manage through influence, and
interact professionally to develop relationships with diverse
- Excellent judgment and problem-solving; strong organization and
time management skills; comfort level with an agile,
entrepreneurial, and growing organization.
- Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills with
demonstrated proficiency in gathering information from many
sources, distilling it to core messages and communicating it
effectively to different audiences.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and
possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education
for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as
minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is
extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with
University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable
accommodations in the application process will be provided to
individuals with disabilities.
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ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or
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This position may require the successful completion of a
criminal background check and/or drug screen.