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Associate Director, Professional MBA

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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

Shift Day

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

Location Campus

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

Job Summary

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.


  1. Formulate and execute an effective business development strategy for the Professional MBA ( PMBA ) program, including implementing a hybrid format.

  2. 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.

  3. Communicate the vision, plan, and culture for the PMBA program to the internal and external community.

  4. Actively maintain relationships with industry professionals to acquire current knowledge of industry trends and employment needs.

  5. 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.

  6. Maintain a presence with students. Counsel and advise MBA students related to academic success, course selection, and career guidance, focusing on retention.

  7. Plan and deliver information sessions, orientation, graduation, alumni events, and other events as appropriate.

  8. 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.

  9. Direct and modify (as needed) ongoing contact and cultivation methods to ensure a high yield of high-quality admits.

  10. Oversee the planning and execution of company visits and national and international student study trips.

  11. Monitor and improve program quality by conducting mid-program and exit surveys.

  12. Monitor best practices in other MBA Programs and facilitate program improvement.

  13. Supervise the full and part-time MBA staff and all associated activities.

  14. Develop and foster positive and constructive relationships with other program directors, department chairs, associate and assistant deans, the dean, faculty, and staff.

  15. 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 required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

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 area preferred.
  • 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 constituencies.
  • 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

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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