The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to build a better world through business.
As the Managing Director, you will lead and hold a highly visible role both within and outside of Ross, having strategic and operational responsibility for the part-time MBA Programs. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean Part-Time MBA Programs, you will be a key member of the community to continue to strengthen Ross' reputation as a leading business school with a significant national footprint.
This role is hybrid, requiring work on-site in Ann Arbor, Michigan. May work evenings and weekends. Required to travel to events around the United States and Internationally, approximately 15-30 days/year. For questions about this role, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be the primary ambassador for the program.
In partnership with the Associate Dean/Faculty Director(s) set the strategic direction including planning, developing, and implementing short and long-range goals, along with developing new program initiatives.
Manage the program teams responsible for the daily operations of all program components and events; model and promote a collaborative, learning-oriented, and high-performance culture; select, supervise, develop, mentor and evaluate direct reports.
Work with other departments and schools across U-M, departments within Ross, students, faculty, corporate recruiters, and donors to provide seamless delivery of high-quality curricular and co-curricular experiences for our students.
Implement diversity, equity and inclusion programming and work with our DEI team to foster a culture of inclusion.
Engage prospective students by leading information sessions, hosting prospective students, and providing leadership to the strategic recruiting plan.
Build and nurture relationships with our students, participate in resolving concerns and issues and implementing new projects to enhance their experience.
Work with admissions, finance, and the Associate Dean on our scholarship strategies.
Collaborate with our marketing and communications team on admissions and other strategic or programmatic collateral to ensure quality enrollment and growth.
Evaluate the program in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning and use outputs to inform program strategy and other improvements.
Manage the operating budget to align with our program strategy.
Monitor the latest trends, research, student interests, and competitors to identify creative opportunities to enhance the program and student experience.
Bachelor's degree in Higher Education, Business, or related field.
6+ years of experience in related positions such as advanced program development, marketing, strategic planning, and organizational development in a complex organization.
3+ years experience leading and managing a team (formal or project-based).
Demonstrated experience in fiscal management and experience preparing and monitoring budgets.
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), student administration database, and database applications, i.e. ERPs and CRMs.
Demonstrated multi-cultural fluency.
Proficiency and applied experience in program or project management.
About Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to build a better world through business. Through our powerful ideas, purpose-driven leaders, and positive impact, we empower business leaders to improve the world. Learn more about Ross HERE.