The Associate Vice President of Business Development provides strategic leadership and direction to the College’s effort to maximize and develop new academic and professional business and grow existing business in line with the strategic plan of the College. This role requires strong institutional awareness and excellent communication both externally and cross-functionally within the organization. It offers a unique opportunity to develop several of the service divisions of the College as well as to collaborate with others in enrollment management.
Collaborate with the President, Vice Presidents, Staff and Faculty to create new business opportunities for William James College.
Oversee, consult to and expand existing business activities of the college.
Responsible for researching and developing business plans that can guide the creation of new academic business.
Create strong external relationships to build partnerships that allow the college to implement new programs or improve existing programs
Works closely with senior management to ensure a unified approach to business development.
Monitors, analyzes and anticipates market trends to identify new programs and emerging/ enhanced partnership opportunities
Develops and implements short-term and long-term strategic plans to achieve desired new business goals based on identified new and potential opportunities that are consistent with the mission and strategic plan of the College.
Works with marketing department to develop inquiry sources, evaluate trends and to create marketing materials to recruit students.
Provides senior management with accurate and timely information about business development results on a continuing basis to facilitate informed decision- making
Works closely with admissions department to drive growth objectives and new student enrollment goals
Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet the College’s goals and objectives
Provide operational management for the Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office and Marketing Department to establish referral relationships, engage prospects, recruit and steward applicants and to collaborate with faculty and staff to evaluate and enroll strong candidates into the academic programs.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Recruiting Manager at [email protected].
Inclusive Excellence Statement
William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Minimum of a master’s degree (MBA preferred) from an accredited institution
A minimum of ten years of experience in business development, strategic planning, general management and marketing at an institution of higher education.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to write concisely, express thoughts clearly, and develop ideas in a logical sequence
Exceptional project management skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to complete assignments in a timely manner, balancing the demands of concurrent and potentially competing projects
Ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment
Organizational tact and diplomacy; possess superb interpersonal skills required to develop close relationships both internally and externally.
Ability to multitask and adjust priorities quickly
Ability to serve as an ambassador to the College
Self-motivated with a high drive to succeed
About William James College
From our new campus in Greater Boston, William James College educates students for careers that meet the growing demand for access to quality, culturally competent psychological services for individuals, families, communities & organizations both locally & around the globe. We offer graduate programs attentive to the needs of vulnerable populations including children of adversity and the needs of specific populations such as Latinos and veterans, as well as organizations and leaders on the forefront of creating social change.
William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.