About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University:
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University develops brave leaders who inspire growth in people, organizations and markets. Based just outside of Chicago, the school is a global leader in management education, renowned for its distinctive thought leadership and pioneering approach to learning. Kellogg offers an innovative portfolio of programs: four Full-Time MBA programs including the accelerated One-Year MBA and Two-Year MBA options, and joint degree programs with the engineering and law schools; a Part-Time MBA Program; the premier Executive MBA global network; and extensive non-degree Executive Education programs.
About the Job:
Reporting to the Faculty Director of the Center for Family Enterprises, the Executive Director is responsible for developing, directing and executing the overall strategy for The Center for Family Enterprises. Working closely with a coterie of internal and external stakeholders, the ED oversees a team responsible for growing and expanding the Center globally by ensuring that the CFE is the vanguard of family enterprise thought leadership and has a world-class reputation for excellence in its MBA, alumni and executive education programs.
Work Complexity: This role requires substantive knowledge and understanding of complex enterprise-owning families, including their educational needs. Use of judgment and experience in skills, methods, practices, innovation, analysis and reasoning to plan and prioritize work that is primarily relationship and project oriented is important. Working well with faculty and other Executive Directors at Kellogg is a priority, too.
Strategic Planning and Leadership
Leads a team, along with the CFE Faculty Director, to plan, coordinate and execute delivery of the CFE program across the Global Network.
Collaborates with external stakeholders to expand the program globally.
Analyzes and implements operational efficiencies.
Directly supervises the Senior Program Coordinator, the Associate Program Director of Family Enterprise Executive Education Programs, the Center Assistant, outside partners, independent contractors and part time resources.
Collaborates with other faculty centers and administrative offices at Kellogg.
Student and Prospective Student Support:
Creates events of value for a number of different constituencies: Oversees and serves as a resource for events and activities for the MBA Family Enterprise Club (FEC) and EMBA student group including field trips, guest speakers, lunches, one-on-ones with professors and visiting executives.
Oversees the work of the CFE in helping students find secondary resources and network w/other students and alums on family business topics.
Authors materials including handbook for students from business families “Guide to Thrive at Kellogg”.
Serves as a connector and collaborator with other functions across Kellogg and Northwestern University, including Admissions, CMC, International Office, Corporate Partnerships and Alumni Relations.
Is the face of Kellogg to student candidates from business-owning families starting with the application process through their years as a Kellogg student and beyond, as alumni.
Communications and Outreach:
Manages messaging and branding of the CFE
Produces, edits and/or manages public and private member-only segments of the www.KCFE.net website and oversees maintenance of alumni lists or database.
Helps plan two or more conferences per year including working with sponsors and speakers and overseeing marketing, logistics, meals, invitees, registrants, attendees, venues.
Liaison with alumni from family enterprises to provide them with updates on thought leadership and events as well as integrate their experiences into KCFE knowledge base. Recommends and collaborates on news stories and interviews for Kellogg media outlets, including social media.
Presents on topics within ED’s expertise.
Represents Kellogg and the Center at select conferences and association meeting.
Onboards new faculty and guest speakers
In collaboration with professors, researches, authors, edits and oversees other writers in creating learning tools such as case studies, experiential tools, videos on family business topics.
Works with Professors, post-docs and PhD students to develop, conduct, analyze, report and publish our proprietary family enterprise research and our global consortium research.
Represents CFE in its participation and research with internal and external conferences and groups.
Works with Kellogg and Allen Center MarComm to develop coordinated, consistent marketing and brand messages across the Global Network, including campaign plan, materials and tracking to generate full enrollment for Family Enterprise Open Enrollment Executive Education Programs.Expand participation from new geographies and key sectors including identifying and developing key relationships in priority prospects.Develop and work an outreach plan to cultivate prospects of custom programs on family enterprise topics.
Leads a team and/or provide guidance of faculty, coaches, Program Managers and other Executive Education administrators to identify, define and unify program designs and overall professional development architectures, including program scheduling.
Oversees program planning and architecture, including managing complex program designs, varied stakeholder interests and conflicting stakeholder priorities.Lead complex teams to create best in class program delivery.
Analyzes program evaluations and feedback, including identifying methodologies for determining the ROI of professional development initiatives.Debrief and share feedback with faculty on programs in order to identify areas of potential enhancement. Identifies modifications of content, format, and faculty to enhance future sessions.Consistently review academic program rigor to ensure fit and relevance to internal and external challenges.Research and assess external executive development resources such as coaches, speakers, learning technologies, assessments, and tools.
Evaluates competitor programs to keep our programs distinctively relevant to our audiences.
Assess opportunities and work with Kellogg Advancement office to identify prospective donors from family businesses and coordinate the development of these relationships.
Serve as liaison with sponsors; present with co-directors to prospective sponsors.
Budget and Human Resources:
Develops and implements the Center’s annual budget.
Oversees Performance Excellence plan for Center Assistant, Senior Project Coordinator and Associate Program Director of Family Enterprise Executive Education Programs and prepare annual reviews.
Manages staff matters, independent contractors and approve timesheets.
Abides by Kellogg and NU policies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MBA or equivalent Advanced Degree
Eight or more years of experience in a senior executive position with heavy emphasis on nonprofit and/or sophisticated multi-generation family enterprise (business, philanthropy/foundation, family investment office, family venture fund, etc)
Exceptional presentation skills, especially to executive audiences
Leadership experience, relationship management experience, managing teams or equivalent experience.
Experience with devising and implementing strategies and systems to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Competencies needed include analytical problem-solving, planning, decision-making and execution; written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; family enterprise subject-matter knowledge; strong service orientation, positive attitude, collaboration with internal and external team members and associates; managing individuals and teams.
This role requires that the incumbent has management and organizational leadership experience, and has worked with family enterprise individuals and others who have a high-net worth and have achieved prominence in their businesses, industries and communities
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong executive presence, and ability to communicate effectively with professionals ranging from C-suite executives to frontline managers.
Strong ability to collaborate with a cross-functional team and encourage cooperation from divergent stakeholders including C-suite executives, corporate clients and senior, tenured faculty.
A high degree of reliability and self-direction.
Highly motivated to deliver exceptional education programs for all constituencies
Proven experience using the Microsoft Office suite of software products, including Outlook
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
It would be an additional benefit if an individual applying for this role has a personal network among family enterprises. Must have the ability to work with educators, within and outside of Kellogg, to create case studies, research, topic presentations and curricula.
Demonstrated ability to implement programs and agenda consistent with expectations of a leading research university
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community members of family enterprises and their trusted advisors such as bankers, accountants, consultants, lawyers, board members
Advanced degree from Kellogg School of Management.
Oversees calendar of all programs and events.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highl...y collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.