The Tobias Leadership Center, housed under the IU Kelley School of Business umbrella on the centrally located beautiful urban Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus has an exciting opening for an Associate Director (Program Management Specialist) .
The Tobias Leadership Center offers non-credit programming that prepares leaders for 21st century challenges. By bridging the gap between knowledge and practice, we empower leaders to develop people, organizations, and communities who can solve complex problems. We value impact, inclusion and innovation, and our focus on leadership across all sectors--corporate, public service, education, religion, healthcare, and nonprofit--makes us unique among leadership programs nationwide. Learn more about us here .
The IUPUI campus is a vibrant, diverse community that promotes inclusion, positivity and a passion for success. As a top-ranked Business School, Kelley delivers undergraduate and graduate business programs that prepare students for lifelong achievement and professional excellence. Kelley School faculty and staff are committed to collaboration, professionalism and ongoing innovation in programs and research. To learn more, please visit here .
At Kelley, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our mission to transform the lives of students, organizations, and society through business education, research, and service. Diverse perspectives and experiences, including those from underrepresented groups, are vital to our ability to prepare leaders who can succeed globally, inform our research, and create and maintain a community and culture in which every person belongs and is valued.
The Associate Director (Program Management Specialist) role in the Tobias Leadership Center will design, plan and coordinate activities to ensure program goals and objectives are met.
In consultation with the Executive & Academic Director, the Associate Director is responsible for efficiently managing and executing the research, programs, and events of the Tobias Leadership Center. The Associate Director advances the mission and image of Indiana University and the Tobias Leadership Center by operationalizing the activities of the Center including serving as liaison to partner schools, vendors, program participants, alumni, and the community. This position also engages in marketing the Center through developing the web site, social media, press releases and actively seeking opportunities to disseminate the work of the Center. The Associate Director must construct and maintain the budget, oversee accounting activities, and develop reports. Additionally, the Associate Director interfaces with the Tobias Leadership Centers partners and is responsible for recruiting program participants to generate revenue from leadership fields across multiple sectors. The Associate Director will assist in strategic planning to ensure the Center meets the challenge under which Ambassador Randall L Tobias endowed the Center at Indiana University.
Plans, directs and implements programs or events, including the creation of materials to support these events.
Provides staff communications and serves as liaison to program participants, collaborators in other units, community partners, vendors and the public; approves staff purchase requests; arranges staff travel, accommodations, and research activities.
Provides mechanisms, training, and advice on a variety of issues such as budget management software and advanced strategies for timely spending of grant funds. May be responsible for meeting revenue targets.
Recruits, trains, directs, schedules, and evaluates faculty and staff partners, students and volunteers. Mentors, serves as a resource and provides guidance to team staff members as needed.
Researches available grants and works closely with managers to identify funding needs and potential sources, creates grant proposals that further advance support of the program and program participants; May be responsible for meeting revenue targets.
Constructs and administers program budgets and approves spending. Tracks progress on deliverables, analyzes data on projected spending and prepares reports for higher management and funding sources.
Keep abreast of best practices to recommend policies and procedures that deliver a quality program experience.
2 years in a related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.