The Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives is a newly created role, which will help oversee both strategic and special projects that support the Senior Associate Director as well as the overall strategy for Chicago Booth Executive Education. The Associate Director will work closely with senior Executive Education staff and collaborate across business development, marketing and program management teams to coordinate, manage and track a portfolio of new Executive Education programs as well as special projects. The role will be responsible for project management of new programs (online, open enrollment and custom), managing vendor relationships, tracking and reporting on relevant KPIs/success metrics, supporting global market research and business development efforts, working on special projects alongside Executive Education team as well as wider University of Chicago stakeholders.
Assist in developing, coordinating and managing project plan life-cycle (including financials) of all New Programs, specifically portfolio of online Exec Ed programs, in alignment with business administration and program management.
Manage vendor contracts and relationships with external partners.
Manage pipeline of existing and new online programs/initiatives.
Coordinate and facilitate internal/external team meetings.
Liaise with Chicago Booth faculty on specific new programs and special projects.
Provide market research and competitive intelligence support.
Work on strategic special projects to support revenue growth and overall business strategy.
Help prepare relevant proposals, market intelligence and strategy documents, contracts, budget forecasts and KPI reports.
Oversee New Program Governance process in coordination with senior Exec Ed team members.
Partner with internal stakeholders (accounting, finance, contracts, legal, risk, operations) to ensure quality control for all online Exec Ed programs and initiatives.
Ensure client, faculty and external partner satisfaction on program delivery process.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
At least five years of related work experience required in project management, operations or business development support.
Executive Education experience preferred.
Experience creating and managing a budget required.
Strong experience in relationship management and influence (across and above) required.
Experience working and driving out projects in a matrix â™ed organization or, culture required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Detail oriented, highly organized, highly analytical, skilled at making data-driven decisions and experienced in managing multiple large-scale enterprise-wide projects required.
Excellent communications skills â“ verbal and written (including presentation skills; MS Office) required.
Flexibility in working with a diverse group of stakeholders, clients and team members required.
Highly skilled in project management, comfort with multi-tasking and multiple deadlines required.
Skilled in data organization, analysis, strategic thinking, visualization and presentation (utilizing data from CRM systems, such as Salesforce) required.
Exceptional ability to deal with stressful/demanding work situations without disruption of efficiency required.
Ability to adapt quickly to and manage changes in daily workflow required.
Professional demeanor required.
Ability to travel (domestically or internationally) if required.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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