The Director of Graduate Business Student Engagement will lead student engagement initiatives for more than 200 College of Business Administration (CBA) graduate students across all graduate business programs. Current programs include the following: Master of Business Administration (EMBA & MBA), M.S. in Accounting (MSA), M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA), M.S. in Management (MSM), M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation (MSESI), and Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM). Programs currently under development may be added to this portfolio of responsibilities.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and implement new student orientation for all graduate programs and coordinate the schedules with the university's central Graduate Orientation director. The Director will serve as the primary liaison between the graduate business programs team and the academic directors as well as the central campus staff regarding orientation.
Direct all aspects of co-curricular activities related to graduate business programs, including but not limited to the development of an online platform to track and promote events such as speaker events, site visits, etc.
Develop and implement graduation events/receptions each fall and spring, in collaboration with CBA's Special Events Coordinator and faculty.
Work with the faculty advisors for each graduate business student club to plan a master calendar and organize the logistics for student events.
Provide detailed information about upcoming events to the CBA MarComm representatives on a weekly basis to ensure that all events are publicized in student and staff/faculty e-newsletters.
Develop and support initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate business programs. Engage in systemic analysis to ensure that co-curricular activities and events are inclusive, accessible and meet the needs of the diverse student body.
Serve as CBA liaison to national organizations such as Prospanica, National Black MBA Association, and Reaching Out MBA.
Promote and manage student registrations for case competitions, conferences, and other similar graduate student events.
Collaborate with the Academic Program Directors of the MGEM program to plan and execute all on- and off-campus events for the program during the summer semester.
Provide planning and logistical support to faculty members teaching the Comparative Management Systems (CMS) study abroad experience for MBA students.
Create and distribute student surveys through Qualtrics, and analyze the data to provide recommendations and feedback to the CBA leadership team.
Lead "Town Halls," focus groups, or other events that provide students with the opportunity to share their ideas and feedback on a regular basis.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested by CBA leadership.
Minimum of seven years' experience in university student services roles such as admissions, advising, student services/student life, counseling, orientation, or related positions.
Highly developed organizational skills. Ability to analyze, manage, multi-task, motivate, plan, organize and execute day-to-day operations. Meet deadlines and maintain a rigorous and detail-oriented approach to each task. Ability to assess, prioritize and delegate the flow of work on a daily basis.
Strong listening skills and ability to grasp information quickly and completely. Demonstrated ability to share information in written and oral forms concisely, correctly, and effectively in meetings and public presentations. Ability to write intelligently, eloquently, diplomatically, and persuasively and to prepare memos, reports and other documents efficiently.
Proven ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and projects, providing regular updates to supervisor and others; to coordinate requests and manage deadlines on multiple projects and competing priorities; and to resolve challenging issues with grace.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate with others in a variety of roles at the University in order to maintain shared understandings of goals, workflow, and deadlines through to project completion. Ability to work effectively with faculty is essential.
Enthusiasm for the University's mission, its Jesuit and Marymount heritage, and the value of a business education.
Demonstrated computer competency and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and related software.
Typically a Master's degree in higher education, business or related field is acceptable if accompanied by relevant professional experience as described above. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of technology, regulation, and policy changes.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.