Associate Dean, Executive Education

Job description

Gleacher Center – Downtown

Department​ 30336 Bus-Executive Education



About the Unit​ The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:



Job InformationJob Summary:


  • The Associate Dean leads the Executive Education team in developing, marketing, and delivering non-degree programs to executives, corporations, and alumni. The Associate Dean is responsible for designing and implementing strategies for a vibrant and successful executive, business, non-degree, public, continuing education program within the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as collaborating with units across campus as they develop similar programs.



  • Reporting to the Deputy Dean for Executive Education, the Associate Dean has primary responsibility for promoting the University of Chicago and Chicago Booth brands and reputation in Executive Education among key constituencies and in meeting revenue, growth, and profit targets. While the non-degree programs are primarily in the U.S., the Associate Dean has responsibility for non-degree programs in Europe and Asia, primarily at Booth's London and Hong Kong campuses.



  • The Associate Dean collaborates closely with Booth faculty and administration to ensure the highest quality academic standards are maintained, and that appropriate operational analytics are in place and used to identify areas for improvement and strategic advantage. Oversees a unit that generates approximately $22 million in revenue with commensurate bottom-line contribution. The Associate Dean works closely with Chicago Booth faculty to design, market, and deliver courses. The Associate Dean also forms partnerships with and frequently collaborates with other members of Booth Senior staff including Corporate Relations, Alumni Relations, Leadership Development, and Marketing, as well as colleagues across the University of Chicago campus. Serves as ambassador for Booth to multiple constituencies including major corporate partners. Ensures that all strategies are aligned with institutional goals and objectives.





  • Develops and manages a business unit with over $20 million in revenue and significant net contribution.
  • Leads a team of professionals with direct responsibility to hire, develop, evaluate individuals and create and maintain a high performing team consistent with Booth Staff values.
  • Under the guidance of the Deputy Dean for Executive Education, to develop and implement overall strategic plan for Booth non-degree programs.
  • Collaborate with Chicago Booth faculty on program offerings, curriculum design, delivery, and program marketing. Becomes familiar with faculty research and teaching expertise.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of the Executive Education marketing plan and activities.
  • Oversee the Executive Education program's budgets, staffing, operations, and information systems.
  • Maintain a strong and open working relationship with the Deputy Dean for Executive Education and with senior staff colleagues outside of Executive Education and across the University to ensure Booth's strategies are accomplished in an integrated fashion.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with corporate leaders for the dual purpose of selling Executive Education programs and supporting the broader engagement of Booth with the business community.
  • Design, plan and develop programs to meet the leadership development needs of corporate clients.
  • Expand the use of technology in the development and delivery of programs.
  • Oversee Booth's online presence for Executive Education programs, including the website and social media.
  • Develop and maintain alliance relationships with 3rd-party teaching institutions outside the U.S.
  • Identify additional opportunities for revenue enhancement and strategic marketing. Create and manage the program's operating budget.
  • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.



Additional Requirements​​ Education, Experience and Certifications






  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • MBA or equivalent preferred.





  • At least ten years of relevant professional experience required.
  • Experience in non-degree education at an elite University or Business School strongly preferred, with demonstrated success in program marketing.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with the C-suite of the Fortune 500 preferred.
  • Experience working in Asian and European markets preferred.
  • Experience developing and maintaining complex alliance relationships preferred.
  • Experience working within a top business school preferred.



Technical Knowledge or Skills:


  • Proven track record managing multiple, complex internal and external business relationships required.
  • In-depth knowledge of business education required.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively with both faculty and staff required.
  • Sales and marketing experience preferred.
  • Ability to work successfully under pressure and to produce excellent work under tight deadlines required.
  • Proven track record managing and marketing a successful professional organization preferred.  



Required Documents:




Cover letter




Benefit Eligibility​ Yes



Pay Frequency​ Monthly



Pay Range Depends on Qualification



Scheduled Weekly Hours​ 37.5



Union​ Non-Union



Job is Exempt?​ Yes



Drug Test Required?​​ No



Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?​ No



Health Screen Required?​​ No



Background Check Required?​​




Posting Date​ 2018-01-22-08:00



Remove from Posting On or Before​ 2018-07-22-07:00



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Posted: 1/24/2018
Application Due: 3/25/2018
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