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This leader works closely with the Olin Business School’s Dean, faculty members, students, associate deans, other administrators, and other schools in Washington University—as well as with external peers at local, national, and global levels—to assure the Graduate Degree programs consistently provide the highest quality educational experience for students. This senior position provides administrative leadership that is critical to the continued growth and reputation of Olin Business School.
Strategic Thinking and Leadership: Through careful analysis of industry trends and the shifting landscape of graduate business education along with consideration for the strengths and culture of the school, the Associate Dean and Director of Olin Graduate Programs provides strategic counsel to the school’s Dean and senior leadership with regard to the progress of the graduate master’s degree programs. Implements plans to continue to improve the rankings of Olin’s programs.
Partner with Academic Directors and faculty members to ensure curriculum remains innovative and relevant in order to prepare students to become successful alumni.
Oversee the student lifecycle from recruitment through graduation—including student advising and mentoring—to ensure a positive experience for all students
In conjunction with the Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions and the admissions team, represent Olin’s Graduate Programs office at any discussions for programmatic changes, such as new programs, changes in existing programs, delivery of programs, etc.
Oversee admissions reporting requirements for both internal and external audiences, which include but are not limited to department directors and deans and all relevant reporting entities such as USNews & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Poets&Quants, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), etc.
Relationship Management: Facilitate an open and inclusive environment for all current and prospective members of the Olin community. Build and nurture relationships to support a culture of collaboration and excellence at Olin and across campus, as well as outside of the University at local, national, and global levels.
Collaborate with key internal departments including Marketing and Communication, Information Technology, Center for Experiential Learning, Weston Career Center, along with colleagues, faculty members, students, student leaders, and the Dean
Collaborate with Olin’s five research centers
Serve as the face of Olin’s Graduate Programs with other schools/units across Washington University in St. Louis
Participate in the Professional Graduate Student Committee
Support McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Participate in ad hoc committees and collaborations with other colleges within the University
Collaborate with national and international organizations to advance and support Olin’s Graduate Programs. These activities lead to accepting board and other governance roles and supporting Olin staff to participate as leaders in these professional organizations. For instance:
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Graduate Management Admission Counsel
Student Services Group
European Foundation for Management Development
Establish and engage in partnerships on local, national, and international levels to increase the pipeline of students to our portfolio of degrees.
Engage and invest in relationships in the business community, including but not limited to Olin and WashU alumni.
Administration and Staff Development: Responsible for leading a successful and high-functioning team of skilled professionals in a manner that supports and enables them to achieve success and innovate for the future.
Develop cross-functional capabilities among team members and advance individual development of team members.
Oversee Student Affairs and guide student life strategy (e.g.: clubs, student engagement efforts, rankings survey promotion, student feedback, etc.) for all Graduate Programs.
Oversee the Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Services and the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs.
Serve on the Academic Integrity and Professional Conduct committee.
Other duties including budgetary and fiscal oversight, annual assessment and review of staff.
Graduate degree in related field.
4 years in higher education.
10 years related experience.
Substantive management experience in higher education.
Proven track record of managing a complex university setting with the depth and breadth of Olin’s graduate programming.
MBA or PhD in business-related field.
Previous work experience in admissions.
Salary commensurate with experience.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Business School-MBA Programs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
-Retirement Savings Plan -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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