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.
The Senior Program Administratoroversees a major department/school-wide program or project & provides direction & thought leadership to develop strategic goals & objectives; defines associated metrics to measure results; & creates & obtains resources to ensure success. Reviews, creates & nurtures internal & external alliances, collaborations and partnerships.
This role oversees, directs, and leads both thought leadership research and teaching on philanthropy in collaboration with Professor Dean Karlan and other faculty throughout Kellogg. The role works externally, identifying, creating, and nurturing partnerships with outside organizations and technology firms to develop student impact audit research projects, develops strategic goals and objectives, obtains resources to ensure success, and defines associate metrics to measure results. As well, this role works internally, managing a course/experiential practicum for MBA students in collaboration with Professor Karlan and ImpactMatters and supporting research on philanthropy.
Directs and leads development of program/project strategic plan.
Oversees & ensures that day-to-day operations are appropriately managed, efficient and effective.
Operationalizes goals & objectives; ensures that resources are created or obtained.
Oversees data analysis & recommends & implements changes & improvement to better ensure attainment of mission.
Manages logistics requirements, including facilities, venue, scheduling, technology, instruction, catering, etc.
Oversees documentation of agreements between NU and partner institutions, ensuring that agreements are complete and reviewed by all necessary NU officials.
Participates in developing IT strategy to meet the mission & needs of program/project.
Ensures necessary hardware, software & network infrastructure technology services are appropriated from central or internal IT.
Budgets & Financial
Ensures that the program/project meets associated revenue & expense goals.
Develops and implements ideas for improving business processes, and increasing program/project revenues and margins.
Plans & manages complex budget(s) which fund strategic mission including financial sustainability & enhancement models.
Plans & implements annual budget process.
Oversees all daily, monthly & annual financial activities including transactions, analysis, & reporting.
Approves funds reallocation within budget as necessary & appropriate.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to increase program profile, reputation, visibility and support.
Creates plan to drive awareness of program/project in appropriate markets.
Partners with academia and organizations to continue to innovate & enhance program/project.
Actively obtains market intelligence by monitoring program/project peers/competitors and sharing information with appropriate groups.
Builds relationships with appropriate communities & organizations that will result in program/project enhancement.
Oversees marketing of new and current programs/projects.
Oversees development & implementation of evaluation processes, quantitative & qualitative measurements that ensure that program/project benchmarks are successfully attained and communicated in a timely and efficient manner.
Manages evaluation processes; recommends & implements changes for enhancement; monitors effectiveness through follow-up evaluation studies.
Assesses programming and recommends changes that will innovate and invigorate program including cutting edge developments in the field and changes to better meet external partners' needs in order to achieve goals.
Oversees creation of events designed to implement program/project objectives.
Collaborates with internal/external partners to ensure that events are implemented and meet or exceed planned goals.
Grants & Contracts
Consults with & advises Principle Investigators (PI) in identifying & defining problems that can be resolved with scientific research that will help guide study design and methods to accomplish the scientific goals of the program/project.
Prepares results & co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication & disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc.
Creates data for use in grant submission.
Develops new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
Determines goals, objectives, outcome measurements and metrics, financial feasibility, marketing strategies and collaboration opportunities with other internal and external organizations.
Oversees the ongoing development and refinement of the program's/project's current and future curriculum and course offerings in consultation with subject matter experts.
Recruits, hires, and directs instructors/faculty.
Provides leadership for planning, scheduling, delivering and maintaining program(s)/project(s) to sustain quality instruction in all educational activity.
Directs actions to consistently high quality standards across all partner programs, including admissions, teaching, grading, service levels, and facilities.
Develops and implements a comprehensive, visionary program/project strategy designed to continually grow and improve programs and build internal/external engagement.
Provides guidance and support to staff in the creation of program/project components.
Oversees recruitment, application evaluation, interview, selection and notification of students or participants.
Establishes admissions criteria in accordance with associated NU policy.
Manages student orientation, registration, student life, graduation, etc.
Addresses student matters, such as academic probation and other issues escalated from staff.
Ensures that an advising system is in place to support all students, including working directly with prospective and enrolled students on issues ranging from qualifications for enrollment, course and placement planning, as well as career planning.
Creates department strategy for structure, process, & staff support of students.
Oversees academic year course schedule; monitors course registration & enrollments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
5+ years program administration or other relevant experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent writer and presenter.
Comfort reviewing and applying academic impact evaluation literature
Financial analysis: computing ratios such as internal rates of return and cost of impact with rudimentary Excel code.
Statistical knowledge: ability to review and interpret and critique the results of randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental methods of measuring impact.
Ability to manage multiple independent projects, stakeholders, and calendars of deadlines.
Master’s degree in public policy or business administration.
7+ years work experience in nonprofit sector.
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.