Associate Director, Global Co-Curricular Experience
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Internal Number: 44557
Department: Kellogg Global Programs Salary/Grade: EXS/8
The Associate Director, Global Co-Curricular Experience, oversees a growing portfolio of global travel programs, initiatives, and on-campus offerings available to over 2,000 students per year across all the Kellogg School of Management’s major degree programs. The portfolio includes the university’s largest travel program, on-campus cross-cultural programming throughout the academic year, and partnerships with more than ten regional and global clubs.
Through this work, the Associate Director will provide strategic leadership toward ensuring Kellogg’s objective of cultivating global leaders with the ability to work, navigate, and lead cross-culturally. Key to this work will be setting and assessing program and initiative learning goals and metrics, partnering with student leaders to develop new programmatic offerings that achieve successful outcomes, overseeing the travel program and ensuring it builds a culture of collaboration and inclusion among students, and collaborating and partnering with faculty, staff, alumni, students, senior-level administrators, and external stakeholders to develop an ecosystem in which global perspectives and cross-cultural skills are integrated into all aspects of the co-curricular experience. This individual will oversee the work of a team of individuals contributing toward achieving these objectives, including one direct report.
Directs and leads development of Kellogg’s co-curricular global programs, such as KWEST, MOSAIC, and potentially the development of new co-curricular offerings.
Oversees and ensures that day-to-day operations are appropriately managed, efficient and effective.
Operationalizes goals and objectives; in collaboration with the Director of Global Experience, ensures that resources are created or obtained.
Creates associated practices, procedures, and metrics to measure the success of new global co-curricular initiatives, pre-existing initiatives, and overall student satisfaction, learning, and development.
Oversees data analysis and recommends and implements changes and improvement to better ensure attainment of student satisfaction and development.
Budgets & Financial
Oversees the annual budget process for all global co-curricular programs.
Oversees all daily, monthly and annual financial activities including transactions, analysis, and reporting.
Oversees the process to disburse funding to student participants and efforts to maintain financial accessibility.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to increase program profiles, reputation, visibility and support.
Builds relationships and partners with other business institutions, global organizations, and Kellogg alumni to continue to innovate and enhance global co-curricular programs.
Actively obtains market intelligence and best practices by monitoring and collaborating with peer schools and sharing information with appropriate groups.
Oversees marketing of new and current programs to prospective students, current students, and alumni.
Develops, plans and implements strategies, goals and approach for on-campus, co-curricular events, in partnership with student leaders.
Oversees creation of events designed to implement program objectives regarding inclusion, global business development, and cross-cultural skills.
Collaborates with internal/external partners to ensure that events are implemented and meet or exceed planned goals.
Determines goals, objectives, outcome measurements and metrics, financial feasibility, marketing strategies, and collaboration opportunities with other internal and external organizations for global co-curricular offerings.
Oversees the ongoing development and refinement of the programs’ learning and development in consultation with subject matter experts.
Oversees compliance with all necessary organizations.
In collaboration with the Office of Global Safety and Security, oversees development and implementation of processes and procedures for safety, security, and risk management for all global academic programs.
Ensures compliance with all applicable international, federal, state, local and NU laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Oversees creation and implementation of associated training for staff and students.
Develops and implements a comprehensive, visionary strategy for all global co-curricular programs, designed to continually grow and improve programs and build internal/external engagement.
Determines co-curricular program goals and objectives.
Provides guidance and support to staff and students in the creation of program components.
Oversees recruitment, application evaluation, interview, selection and notification of approximately 200 student leaders
Oversees all participant onboarding and departure procedures
Ensures that risk mitigation and emergency training systems are in place to support all student travelers
Creates department strategy for structure, process, and staff support for students leading co-curricular, on-campus offerings
Addresses student matters, such as a failure to comply with leadership, safety, and behavioral expectations
Oversees programs’ schedules; monitors registration and enrollments.
Supervises 1 staff
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.
5 years program administration or related experience.
Comfort with speaking and presenting to large groups.
Commitment to student service and a best-in-class global travel experience.
Program development experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability to think strategically.
Analytical, problem-solving skills, decision making skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills.
Self-starter with good judgement and strong attention to detail.
Master’s degree or higher in higher education or related field.
Experience advising and/or working with MBA and part-time students.
Experience leading through influence.
Experience working with group travel, travel providers, and study abroad programs for adult learners.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ability to navigate an ambiguous environment.
Strong cross-cultural communication skills and training in cross-cultural development methodologies.
Ability to manage complex travel programs and associated risks.
Passion for team-based work with clear dedication for fostering positive, collegial relationships.
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