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ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 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 develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
Purpose The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is seeking a qualified Managing Director, Digital Education to provide experienced thought leadership, strategic direction, and operational management for a new business unit within the Office of Strategy and Academic Innovation (OSAI) Department.
Digital Education is a new strategic priority for Michigan Ross. While Ross faculty have co-created some of the most popular and broad-reaching offerings in the MOOC space, 2018 brings with it a new level of commitment to creating and implementing a digital education strategy that will allow Ross to establish itself as a leader in the virtual learning space. Ross’ vision for Digital Education challenges faculty across the school to creatively deploy technology and purposeful experimentation to enable personalized education for future and current Ross students, as well as lifelong learning for the entire Ross alumni community. The Managing Director, Digital Education will be charged with translating this vision into reality.
OSAI, a centralized, shared-services unit at Ross that has been charged with supporting all existing and future academic programs, is creating a new Digital Education department that will ultimately be responsible for three critical school functions: digital asset creation; digital program development and delivery; and assurance of learning across the school. The new Managing Director will shape and lead the establishment of this new unit, working within a start-up environment to develop, manage and launch new digital learning initiatives in partnership with the world-class faculty of Michigan Ross. This position will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, Office of Strategy and Academic Innovation to create and incubate a collection of new, exciting, and ground-breaking digital offerings.
Evangelist for the value, benefits, and future of digital education. Facilitates the creation, development, and deployment of digital offerings that advance Ross’ strategic priorities
Collaborates with leadership across Ross to create a digital education strategy that aligns with the strategic priorities of the school.
Collaborates with faculty and leads academic staff in the definition, design, and development of new digital offerings
Manages new program and course development by providing expertise and consultation in digital course design, management, platform deployment, assessment strategies, and end-to-end implementations
Develops, promotes, and supports internal collaborative and knowledge-sharing events focused on digital education and technology-enabled innovation
Provides expertise in market feasibility, peer assessment, and financial modeling in the creation of new digital programs
Strategic thought- and operational leader. Establishes and leads the Digital Education business unit within OSAI
Evaluates the strategic vision for Ross, examines existing resources and capabilities, then defines and operationalizes a digital education strategy and the resources required to execute it effectively
Manages a portfolio of new digital programs in various stages of development across platforms
Conducts research and analysis on external market trends and peer benchmark activity to share with faculty
Tracks key performance indicators and delivers regular progress updates to the Ross leadership team.
Manages relationships with Academic Innovation, Schools across the University of Michigan, other external partners and vendors
Establishes the appropriate vision, approach, technologies, and team required to develop digital offerings (e.g., programs, courses, certifications, knowledge-sharing initiatives, etc.), create compelling assets, and deliver value to customers and stakeholders.
Process Owner for Assurance of Learning at Ross. Leads all efforts for the measurement, analysis, and demonstration of learning effectiveness
Establishes a team within the Digital Education unit responsible for the Assurance of Learning at Ross.
Develops and implements business processes, tools, and resources to enhance learning effectiveness.
Establishes standards and expectations for learning effectiveness measurement across all programs, with particular emphasis on digital education offerings.
Responds to Assurance of Learning requirements and recommendations established through the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) process.
Bachelor's degree and seven or more years of related experience (higher education administration, management consulting, instructional design, social enterprise, etc.)
Demonstrated expertise in new program development in the educational environment
Demonstrated expertise with enterprise-level learning technology platforms
Demonstrated expertise in instructional design
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of higher education environment
Demonstrated progressive experience in project management and people management including successful launch and implementation of new initiatives
Demonstrated experience managing high performing teams
Experience developing and delivering executive-level presentations
Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude
Demonstrated experience in analytical and quantitative problem solving
Strong commitment to teamwork and problem solving, as well as the ability to act independently
Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage workload under time constraints and conflicting demands
Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment
Demonstrated experience with spreadsheet and presentation tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Master's degree in business, education or related field is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated expertise in new program development in the higher education environment
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials
The person in this position routinely presents information at events
The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 153529
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.