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Director - Illinois Business Consulting/Illinois Consulting Academy

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DIRECTOR, Illinois Business Consulting/Illinois Consulting Academy
Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Management of all aspects and operations of a student consulting organization, including finances, personnel, students, and clients. Responsible for sourcing fee-based consulting projects and offering applied management experience for students at the University of Illinois.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide an environment for students to successfully provide fee-for-service consulting projects and develop professionally and personally
  • Create, develop, and maintain excellent relations with clients (corporate, not-for-profit, start-up, campus entities, faculty members, and community organizations) who provide projects and funding
  • Oversee and manage Student Directors, the Student Leadership Team, and all projects
  • Coach, mentor, and train the 250 student members of IBC & the ICA student leadership team
  • Manage annual budget for IBC and ICA
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the unit professional, civil service and hourly staff
  • Manage relationship and projects with IBC's Advisory Board
  • Oversee and provide leadership for the Illinois Consulting Academy including selling corporate sponsorships, mentoring student leaders, and administrative duties
  • Coordinate corporate sponsorship for the Illinois Consulting Academy/BADM 359 class including communication with sponsor firms, advising of course assistants, and collaboration with faculty leads
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Action Learning Director and other units within the Gies College of Business
  • Act as point of contact and liaison with various university units and departments
  • Night and weekend obligations as well as occasional domestic and international travel


POSITION REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
Required: Bachelor's degree
Preferred: MBA or other relevant master's degree

Experience
Required: At least ten years of work experience in consulting industry and/or in a corporate environment. Demonstrated project management and business development is essential.
Preferred: Hands-on business consulting experience highly preferred. Previous experience and familiarity with student consulting highly desired.

Knowledge
Required: Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, energy and enthusiasm for working with students, a desire to collaborate and partner, and an ability to relate with corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

SALARY:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPOINTMENT STATUS:
This is a full-time (100%), 12-month academic professional position that reports to the Associate Dean for Strategic Innovation. The position is available as soon as possible after the closing date.

TO APPLY:
For full consideration, all applicants must create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by May 1, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, email rgoben@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois Gies College of Business conducts criminal background checks and will request academic transcripts from all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: Business
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Director - Illinois Business Consulting/Illinois Consulting Academy
Open Date: 04/10/2018
Close Date: 05/01/2018
Organization Name: Illinois Business Consulting

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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2018
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