Director of Graduate Programs

University of California, Riverside in California

Date Posted May 13, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time
Salary: $58,800 - $107,200
Title: Director of Graduate Programs
Category: Management and Professional
Department: School of Business Administrat
Date Posted: 05/09/2014
Schedule:
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of California, Riverside offers a nationally-ranked MBA program that is also on the list of "10 Business Schools with the Most International Students". This AACSB-accredited school is one of the fastest growing business graduate schools in Southern California. We excel in developing brilliant minds that will lead dynamic, innovative businesses in the future. Our graduate school offers a full-time Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accounting (MPAc) and Master of Finance (MFin) programs. In addition, a PhD program, The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Management, began in Fall 2011.

The Director of Graduate Programs, in collaboration with the Executive Director, will provide vision and leadership to the design, organization, development and implementation of a rapidly growing Graduate Program. This position will lead the development of strategies and objectives to increase the quality of applications and meet the enrollment goals (established by the Dean) for all Graduate programs at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

The Director of Graduate Programs is responsible for the oversight of the recruitment for domestic and international students, enrollment and admission outreach, financial aid and delivery of student services to provide domestic and international graduate students a quality experience and education.

The Director of Graduate Programs manages the Graduate Program staff and the operational aspects for a successful Graduate Program. The Director of Graduate Programs acts with a great degree of independence.

Minimum Requirements:
1. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master's degree in related field with demonstrated progressive graduate program management experience at an AACSB accredited institution or minimum ten years of progressive graduate program management experience at an AACSB accredited school.

2. Demonstrated success in developing and/or growing self-supporting programs. Skills to identify, analyze, and propose effective programs, projects, systems, and procedures to ensure efficient and effective outcomes.

3. Demonstrated ability to supervise and carry out comprehensive management responsibilities in a complex, fast-paced, results-oriented working environment, including program development, performance management and policy management/development. Demonstrated ability to motivate staff, create teamwork environment and resolve conflict in a professional, respectful manner.

4. Ability to build relationships and manage complex, highly visible services for graduate students, alumni, donors, and employers for the overall success and reputation of the Anderson School of Business.

5. Demonstrated high-level strategic planning and analytical skills with the ability to establish and articulate goals, strategies, tactics, and benchmarks. Ability to actively engage staff in this process and to elicit their support for goals, strategies, etc.

6. Understanding of Graduate Program marketplaces and corporate environment. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of local, national and internationally-oriented professional occupations, job search methodologies, and current employment trends.

7. Ability to make recommendations regarding high profile, politically sensitive problems and issues.

8. Ability to demonstrate and offer original thinking and judgment as well as innovative application of policy, situational solutions and/or applicable-field principles.

9. Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, including presentation skills, to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and enhance delivery of services to students and alumni.

10. Extensive, comprehensive knowledge of computer systems, data management, software, email and the Internet.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

University of California and UC, Riverside policies and procedures

UCR general catalog

UCR academic and student support services

UCR academic senate rules and regulations

UCR personnel policy and procedures

Family rights privacy act

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master’s degree in related field with demonstrated progressive graduate program management experience at an AACSB accredited institution or minimum ten years of progressive graduate program management experience at an AACSB accredited school.
  2. Demonstrated success in developing and/or growing self-supporting programs. Skills to identify, analyze, and propose effective programs, projects, systems, and procedures to ensure efficient and effective outcomes.
  3. Demonstrated ability to supervise and carry out comprehensive management responsibilities in a complex, fast-paced, results-oriented working environment, including program development, performance management and policy management/development. Demonstrated ability to motivate staff, create teamwork environment and resolve conflict in a professional, respectful manner.
  4. Ability to build relationships and manage complex, highly visible services for graduate students, alumni, donors, and employers for the overall success and reputation of the Anderson School of Business.
  5. Demonstrated high-level strategic planning and analytical skills with the ability to establish and articulate goals, strategies, tactics, and benchmarks. Ability to actively engage staff in this process and to elicit their support for goals, strategies, etc.
  6. Understanding of Graduate Program marketplaces and corporate environment. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of local, national and internationally-oriented professional occupations, job search methodologies, and current employment trends.
  7. Ability to make recommendations regarding high profile, politically sensitive problems and issues.
  8. Ability to demonstrate and offer original thinking and judgment as well as innovative application of policy, situational solutions and/or applicable-field principles.
  9. Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, including presentation skills, to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and enhance delivery of services to students and alumni.
  10. Extensive, comprehensive knowledge of computer systems, data management, software, email and the Internet.

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