Department: Des Moines -Tippie College of Business EMBA Program
Classification: Academic Clinical Program Management & Services (PCC3)
Working Title: Associate Director, Des Moines MBA Programs
Percent of time: 100%
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular
The position of Associate Director, Des Moines EMBA Program is responsible for operating and expanding Tippie's Executive MBA (EMBA) program in Des Moines. This individual will be involved in all program aspects including: student recruitment; student satisfaction and outcomes; building and managing relationships with alumni, corporate partners and stakeholders; financial budgeting and oversight; working with faculty on curriculum enhancements; strategic planning and analysis; event planning and logistics, and staff management.
This position requires a combination of business development, relationship management, operations/administration and logistics skills. This position is based in Des Moines. The Associate Director will travel to the Iowa City campus regularly; more frequently at the start of the position for training and teaming.
The Associate Director will be involved in state and regional development with a particular focus on student recruitment and organizational relationship development in central Iowa and westward. A successful candidate will be a positive, dynamic self-starter; flexible to adapt to unexpected change; and be able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment. This individual must be comfortable interacting with stakeholders of all organizational levels, including C-suite, and enjoy meeting people and networking. It involves some travel, mostly within Iowa, during the school year and peak recruiting times. Some evening and weekend time is also required, including supporting the Des Moines EMBA cohort every other Friday/Saturday during the academic year. Some weekday schedule flexibility is available to accommodate evening/weekend work.
Please attach a resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications listed. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions, additional information and/or a complete job description, please contact Nancy Kroeze at nancy-
There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business' commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check.
Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Typically 3-5 years working in a role representing an organization to potential customers and stakeholders
Demonstrated extensive interpersonal skills to develop and enhance professional relationships with alumni, faculty, corporations/organizations, government entities, colleagues and potential partners throughout the business community and various University schools and departments.
Extensive oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate effectively at executive-levels
Proven sales, business development, recruiting (or equivalent) skills
Working knowledge of planning and managing budgets
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Valid driver's license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety driving requirements.
Master's degree in business administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience managing an organization or unit with multiple constituents and a global perspective
Experience working in an accredited MBA program
Experience in executive-level recruiting
Experience in multiple areas of business
Knowledge of University policies and procedures
Working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, particularly Salesforce
Familiarity with the business community in the greater Des Moines area
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 18001679_1544141365
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.