Reporting to the Senior Director for Strategy, the Associate Director is responsible for cultivating a pool of prospective students for UChicago executive education programs, with a particular emphasis on the Harris School. The Associate Director will be responsible for developing and implementing an approach to engage and nurture prospects in such a manner to reach our enrollment targets. The Associate Director will help increase the number and quality of interactions with prospective students in order to convert qualified prospective students into applicants. This position will leverage her/his experience leading the prospect and student experience for executive education. The role will be instrumental in developing and leading the outreach efforts for new program collaborating with faculty and other key University of Chicago leaders.Duties include:- Assist in developing and implementing the strategic plan for an Executive Education programs - Participate in establishing program objectives, long-term goals, policies and procedures- Facilitate relationships fostered by the Senior Director (with business, government, and nonprofit leaders in the community) - Identify educational needs of the various sectors and external organizations that would supply students- Work to ensure success of the Executive Education program and alignment with key internal stakeholders and overseers of the programInfluence and secure support of Harris School stakeholders in proposed partnerships and collaborative efforts- Execute marketing and outreach efforts to enhance existing partnerships and cultivate new relationships- Create communications and execute logistics in support of new or continuing international partnerships - Develop proposals, respond to requests, and write grants to progress international partnerships- Follow up with external and internal stakeholders on a continual basis, as appropriate, to ensure plans move forward, momentum builds, and programmatic timelines are met- Partner with individuals and units across the Harris School and the University to ensure optimal chances of a successful partnership through shared information and resources- Ensure alignment of approach, priorities and messaging amongst University stakeholders- Identify potential issues in partnerships and propose solutions to Student Recruitment and Global Outreach in a timely manner in order to ensure the Harris School retains a positive reputation as a partner institutionManage and lead new program development and outreach activities for current and new programs- Develop outreach and development activities for new programs and executive education - Develop relationships with and advise prospective students via phone, email and in-person meetings- Continually improve processes associated with these activities to enhance prospective student satisfaction- Present at information sessions and other events- Collaborate with the digital marketing partners; execute and curate social media outreach- Recruit qualified prospects into the applicant pool through individual school hosted events including, but not limited to, information sessions, lunch and learns and receptions across the country- Facilitate personal connections between students, alumni and prospective students- Track outreach and interactions in Slate, our prospect management system Facilitate personal connections between students, alumni and prospective students - Create partnerships with organizations to increase scholarships and financial aid- Collaborate with other teams at Harris to communicate goals and objectives of degree and executive education programs to increase revenue target - Review applications and interview candidates as needed. Formulate recommendations on suitability of applicants.
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