Associate Dean (Req. 25000)

The Associate Dean of Executive Education is responsible for leading, managing, determining the strategic direction of and financial success of UCLA Anderson's Office of Executive Education.

As senior manager of a large department, the Associate Dean has significant responsibility for growing the business and formulating and administering policies and programs. The incumbent will manage human, financial, and physical resources, with overall responsibility for business development, program creation and management, people management and staff development, financial and P&L management, curriculum development and marketing as it relates to management education programs. The Associate Dean will expand UCLA Anderson's capacity to design, market and deliver world-class non-degree management development programs in a highly competitive environment and to assure the highest quality in all aspects of program performance.

The Associate Dean oversees the creation and portfolio management of both open-enrollment and custom programs using a consultative approach to needs assessment, knowledge of market and competitive trends in university-based executive education and private management consulting as well as an appreciation of the principles of market assessment, strategic business planning, program architecture and methods of program development.

The Associate Dean must possess proven ability to market, sell and close sales of high-priced and high-touch executive programs during an extended sales cycle, with a thorough knowledge of consumer/customer behavior, the ability to develop and execute a strategic business plan, the capacity to interface with potential clients and customers on an on-going basis (both pre and post "sale") and the skills to manage the activities of subordinates who are also engaged in sales and other customer-relationship efforts.

The Associate Dean functions with a high degree of autonomy. An entrepreneurial mindset and a proven track record of growth is a must as is an ability to provide high quality services as defined by customer feedback.

This position also requires excellent relationship skills in dealing with a broad set of stakeholders including staff, faculty, and clients. Sophisticated interpersonal skills, analytical skills, ability to work with ambiguity and uncertainty, empathy, intuition, the ability to listen and the capacity to interpret information quickly and accurately are essential. Proven experience with assessment tools and coaching required.  

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at .    Reference position # 25000.     AA/EEO

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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