A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to build a better world through business. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, part-time MBA (Evening, Weekend, and Online formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
ABOUT THE SANGER LEADERSHIP CENTER
Mission: Develop purpose-driven leaders to build a better world.
The Sanger Leadership Center serves the leadership development needs of more than 3,000 students across nine academic programs at Michigan Ross. It does so by offering research-based expertise and transformative learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Sanger programs deepen students’ self-awareness and develop their skills through action-based learning experiences, including the Business + Impact Challenge, Leadership Crisis Challenge, Story Lab, and Legacy Lab. The center also organizes leadership learning communities, offers one-on-one coaching, and facilitates a variety of workshops around the school and university.
The Sanger Leadership Center wants to employ a diverse workforce that reflects our commitment to serving the diverse people of Michigan, maintaining the excellence of our University community, and offering our students richly varied disciplinary expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
ABOUT THE POSITION The Associate Director at the Sanger Leadership Center reports to the Managing Director and plays an essential role on the team. Working closely with the Faculty Director, Managing Director, and Associate Directors, you will contribute to the strategic direction of a team responsible for advancing leadership development programs for Ross students and the broader U-M community. In collaboration with the team, you will manage a portfolio of leadership development programs, mentor students, and work with student leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff. You will manage projects and people and serve as an engaged team member contributing to our evolution and growth.
The Associate Director will contribute to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting relationships across the center and school, treating others with respect, and promoting an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives are encouraged. You will be entrusted with a range of responsibilities:
Collaborate with the team to develop our strategic and operational plan
Manage direct reports in ways that strengthen our collaborative, learning-oriented, and productive culture
Help us live our values of audacity, unity, creativity, and excellence
Collaborate with the team to design programs
Lead project teams that organize learning activities and communities
Coordinate with faculty and staff partners to give students a seamless leadership development experience
Provide coaching, mentorship, and support to student leaders
Manage program budgets
Collaborate with Ross Development and Sanger team to secure new sources of program funding
Bachelor's degree in higher education, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary
Passion for higher education, learning, and leadership development
5+ years of professional experience in diverse, team-oriented environments
3+ years of experience in leadership development, training, or a related field
3+ years of increasing responsibility leading teams, designing learning experiences, and/or teaching
Leadership, management, and communication skills
Master’s Degree in higher education, business administration, or a related field
5+ years of project management experience
5+ years of professional experience developing leaders in higher educational or corporate settings
Experience coaching students or professionals, preferably with a coaching certification or credential
Teaching and public speaking skills
BENEFITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you and your family stay well. Benefits include:
Flexible time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials
The person in this position routinely communicates with students about, programs, events, activities, etc.
The person in this position routinely presents information at events
The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
The person in this position routinely moves books and class materials weighing up to 20 pounds to class locations or other venues for student residencies or other events.
Domestic and/or international travel may be required
May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven days. The job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 182656
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.