The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (JCB) is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. JCB is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. JCB has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—both within JCB and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).
As part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University continues to transform graduate business education to better prepare graduates for success in tomorrow's business world. Johnson provides cutting-edge learning experiences that immerse students sooner and deeper in their chosen fields. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Johnson students can access the full power of educational and research opportunities across the university to reach deeper competency in their industries and areas of interest. Johnson offers seven different MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and is home to award-winning faculty and research.
Johnson operates four successful Executive MBA programs serving distinctly different student populations. The School is currently seeking a seasoned business school administrator to lead the continued growth and development of one program, the Cornell Executive MBA Americas. With a passion for leadership development and extensive experience in program management, the Program Director will have broad autonomy to lead the Executive MBA Americas through its next phase of development.
The Cornell Executive MBA Americas provides working professionals the opportunity to pursue an Ivy League graduate degree by undertaking a rigorous seventeen-month course of study in business management without interrupting their careers. Based on teamwork and interactive pedagogies, the Americas program provides students a challenging learning journey focused on strategy, innovation, finance and leadership.
Classes are delivered via multi-point interactive videoconferencing to study teams of 6-10 students in 21 boardroom locations across North and South America. Unlike "online" programs, all classes are synchronous and interactive, providing a live classroom experience. The program is operated in partnership with the Smith College of Business at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
Approximately 160 students are enrolled in the Americas MBA each year. Students begin the program in late-June with a two-week residency split between Cornell and Queens. A second residence session is executed in Scottsdale, Arizona while the final session returns to Cornell and Queens.
With broad responsibility for student recruitment, corporate relations, faculty affairs, program execution and extracurricular activities, the Program Director assumes both strategic and tactical roles. S/he collaborates with Executive MBA colleagues, various school services and external partners to provide a life changing educational experience to students from diverse educational backgrounds, functional areas, and industries. The Program Director shares responsibility for overall program success, including achieving admissions targets and operational excellence.
While distance-learning experience would be helpful, it is not requirement for this position. Leading candidates will have extensive experience delivering cutting-edge management programs in live interactive formats.
In collaboration with Admissions and Marketing departments:
Development and execution of an annual admissions and marketing plan to achieve targets for quantity and quality of admitted students.
Cultivation and maintenance of corporate relations and undertaking B-to-B marketing.
Planning, organization and execution of student recruitment events in boardroom cities
Individual information meetings with prospective students
Conducting applicant interviews
Admissions pipeline monitoring and management.
Collaboration with Assistant Director of Business Development, Mexico and Latin America
Planning and organizing twenty-seven class weekends delivered live at Cornell and Queens teaching studios each year (studio presence not required)
Planning, organizing and executing three residence sessions at Cornell and off-site locations each year (presence required)
Visit boardrooms regularly to engage students and collect feedback
Administration of Global Business Projects
Coordination of team, career and leadership coaching
Managing relationship with Smith School of Business at Queens University
Development and management of program calendars
Program budgeting and cost control
Faculty scheduling, briefing and teaching support
Administration of course and faculty evaluations
Planning and organization of guest lectures
Monitoring of student academic performance and wellbeing
Student academic counseling
Administration of procedures for unsatisfactory academic performance
Management of procedures for infractions of academic integrity
Oversee Academic and Student Services
Cultivation of alumni relations and activities
Serve on Senior Management Committee for Executive MBA Programs
Reports to the Associate Dean of Johnson; Interacts occasionally with the Dean and other senior school executives
Interacts regularly with prospective and current students, faculty, coaches, Admissions, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Alumni Affairs, Registrar, Career Services, Queens University colleagues, corporate sponsors and external service providers
Based at Cornell Tech campus in New York City
Directs residential sessions in Ithaca and other locations four weeks per year
Travels to Cornell and Queens universities as necessary
Travels to boardroom cities frequently for admissions events, class visits and corporate meetings
Strong communications skills; writing, editing, public speaking and multimedia
Event planning experience
Mastery of Microsoft Office applications
Salesforce or similar CRM experience a plus
Distance learning experience a plus
Spanish language fluency a plus
Passion for management education and executive development
Enjoy travel and interacting with prospective and current students, alumni and business leaders
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in complex and ambiguous environments
Record of successful relationship management across complex academic organizations
Profound commitment to service excellence and continuous improvement processes
Collaborative team player across functional departments and geographies
Strong sense of ethics, discretion, diplomacy and protocol
Deep intercultural and interpersonal sensitivity
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