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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) at the Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) Associate Director has responsibility for the daily management of CEL project development pipelines, working closely with senior management and faculty to follow up on newly developed leads, maintain existing client relationships and align expectations and messaging within the marketing /outreach and customer relationship management process. The Associate Director will work with the CEL Director, Olin research centers and other faculty program directors in balancing a diverse portfolio of project opportunities across CEL programs and will have responsibility and oversight for project execution within key programs – with an emphasis on Olin’s national and global presence.
Manage CEL prospective client pipeline to follow up on industry relationships and partnerships necessary to advance experiential learning activities
Maintain and further develop existing relationships with CEL external partners to ensure ongoing project opportunities for Washington University students
Responsible for developing the tools and systems necessary to ensure objective alignment and track project histories and ongoing communication and outreach
Coordinate with Olin research centers and other faculty to ensure alignment of project opportunities with the capabilities of our students
Build trusted advisor relationships with client base through an understanding of clients’ needs and ensuring recommendation of appropriate solutions
Identify and cultivate new opportunities for partnerships and projects as needed– with emphasis on existing geographic presence nationally and internationally, leveraging existing WUSTL partnerships
Represent Olin and the CEL’s capabilities and interests regionally and nationally in key markets and target industries/firms
Direct overall messaging and coordination of client outreach on behalf of CEL, working closely with and between Olin departments to ensure alignment
Oversight for Center-wide marketing, messaging and outreach (with emphasis on national and global programs) and the design and development of marketing tools and sample library of work
2. Project Execution and Oversight
Overall responsibility for the sales and delivery of management consulting project results submitted to CEL clients within key programs as assigned
Work closely with CEL Program Managers on student application/recruiting / team formation processes within key programs assigned
Conduct evaluative interviews with student candidates to select and match students to projects. Further develop and implement team formation processes – applying where appropriate across existing and new programs
Engage and partner with key faculty on content quality control – supporting the advisor/project oversight infrastructure
Identify and resolve issues internally and externally by resolving misaligned or misguided expectations and/or issues
Accompany off-site student teams (nationally and globally) for project work and oversee all student-client interactions within program areas as assigned – with emphasis nationally and globally
Develop student capabilities and provide overall guidance in implementation/ direction to student teams, working closely with faculty
3. Financial and Other
Manage staff/personnel integral to assigned programs (2+ FTEs + student leaders)
Budgetary responsibility and authority for key programs
Design and implement impact assessment and client and student/alumni follow up processes necessary to determine the impact of Olin’s experiential learning
4. Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience.
Demonstrated ability to identify and develop business opportunities, manage multiple projects and teams, coordinate with many diverse audiences, and develop student capabilities.
Experience working with organizations of varying sizes and within a variety of industries.
MBA and both corporate experience and familiarity with the needs of early stage companies.
The hiring range for this position is $51,909 - $67,470 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Overtime in evenings or weekends during heavy workload periods and for special events will be required. Traveling off site to meet external constituents is required. The Associate Director may be required to travel to lead teams and to attend experiential learning conferences or events nationally and internationally.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.