Reporting to the Academic Director, the Director of Administration, Applied Analytics is responsible for the planning and organization of all strategic and day to day administrative activities of the Program, including student and faculty engagement, curriculum management, program budget management, operations, marketing and events. This position is typically responsible for a program of great complexity and scale.
Demonstrates day-to-day leadership and guidance to faculty by proactively managing and providing clear, timely, and University compliant solutions on a wide range of administrative and financial matters; proactively coordinates with Faculty Affairs unit to provide policy and process information to the Program as well as to resolve administrative issues related to faculty; working with the Academic Director helps to execute the faculty review process
Liaises with Student Affairs and communicates opportunities for career and professional development, helps coordinate student resources, problem solves, and identifies solutions for student issues; provides guidance to students and faculty on administrative processes; leads efforts to coordinate services between internal and external units (University offices, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Finance, HR, External Affairs) to ensure sufficient allocation of resources and support
Accountable for the development of the Program calendar and deadlines to ensure Program activities can be completed within timeframes; works closely with the Academic Director and Deputy Academic Director to plan, manage and submit CPS for the Program; schedules classes, events and works closely in conjunction with other internal teams to ensure that Program activities meet established standards, timelines and goals
Working in collaboration with Faculty Affairs, supports the onboarding and hiring of faculty for the Program; leads efforts with University and SPS partners to drive greater efficiency through recommended process improvements; supports the Academic Director, Deputy Academic Director, and Program Advisor to administer student's curriculum plan in order to help project student demand for courses for the coming semester; assists the Academic Director in monitoring course/section registration and waitlists
Responsible for data collection and other research needed to complete academic review submissions and other committee related activities; provides strategic insights into communication plan specific to all stages of Program lifecycle; in close consultation with marketing, assists Academic Director in validating overall Program marketing approach and key activities for the Program. Coordinates with the Program Advisor to disseminate program specific information to students about registration, workshops, jobs list, events, and student/alumni networking
Provides leadership for all scheduling and communications for the Program, including faculty, students, and industry contacts and other programmatic needs (e.g. submitting grades for reviews, obtaining books and materials, scheduling, room requests, events, etc.)
May supervise junior staff including student workers and part-time administrative support; provides strategic financial planning and forecasting to the Academic Director by capturing and analyzing data to use to inform financial decisions of the department; advises and performs budgetary analysis and modeling to forecast future financial needs/resources
Responsible for the Program's administrative budget; in conjunction with the Academic Director and Deputy Academic Director, builds and administers the Program budget within SPS's policy framework; assumes overall responsibility for Program related expenses and provides direct support in gathering, organizing and processing expense related transactions and required documentation; executes expenditure requests and expense reimbursement requests (TBER, Honoraria etc.)
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or requested
Prior experience managing a large scale academic program
Project management skills
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required
Strong customer service mentality
Ability to be flexible in a changing environment
Strong communication skills; ability to interface at all levels in the organization
Ability to problem solve, establish priorities, and work under pressure without supervision required
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