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.
Senior Program Administrator oversees a school-wide program & 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. The Program Administrator Sr. is responsible for the development, design and delivery of the Kellogg School of Management’s Nonprofit Executive Education open enrollment programs and collaborates with the Nonprofit Exec Ed leadership on the design, development and delivery of custom programs for nonprofit clients. To achieve this, the Program Administrator Sr. leads a team of faculty, program managers and other Executive Education professionals in the planning, development, execution and evaluation of Kellogg’s nonprofit professional development programs. The position serves as an Academic Director for on and off-site open and custom nonprofit executive education programs, leading faculty and program managers to execute outstanding academic programs.
Please note: Hours are dictated by specific executive program execution but will include early mornings, evening and weekend hours. In addition, Nonprofit Executive Education offices are located in Evanston but programs are run on the Chicago campus.
Directs and leads development of program 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 of nonprofit open enrollment executive education.
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.
Budgets & Financial
Ensures that the program meets associated revenue & expense goals.
Develops and implements ideas for improving business processes, and increasing program revenues and margins.
Plans & implements annual budget process.
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 in appropriate markets.
Partners with academia and organizations to continue to innovate & enhance program.
Actively obtains market intelligence by monitoring program peers/competitors and sharing information with appropriate groups.
Builds relationships with appropriate communities & organizations that will result in program enhancement.
Assists in marketing of new and current programs.
Oversees development & implementation of evaluation processes, quantitative & qualitative measurements that ensure that program 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 objectives.
Collaborates with internal/external partners to ensure that events are implemented and meet or exceed planned goals.
Oversees recruitment of faculty for program.
Oversees all aspects of faculty engagement ensuring optimal faculty support.
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 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) 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 strategy designed to continually grow and improve programs and build internal/external engagement.
Provides guidance and support to staff in the creation of program components.
1 Supervises staff and faculty on site during programs
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.
Understanding of the nonprofit sector.
Familiarity with business education, corporate training and development, or the equivalent.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Analytical, problem solving skills, decision making skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as a team.
Superior customer service skills.
Ability to professionally interact with faculty, clients, and executives at all levels internally and externally.
Self-starter with strong attention to detail.
Must work well in a team-oriented environment and collaborate closely with others.
Experience in executive development or related field.
Familiarity with marketing, communications strategy and sales.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ability to distill complex academic information into consumer-friendly communications.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
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.
Internal Number: 33730
About Northwestern University
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 highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.