Executive Director of MS Programs (Educational Program Manager 3)

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Executive Director of MS Programs (Educational Program Manager 3)

Search #: 494843
Work type: Full-time
Location: Hartford Campus
Categories: Academic Programs and Services


The School of Business is seeking a full-time Executive Director of MS Programs (Educational Program Manager 3). The incumbent will report to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (with a dotted line to the Academic Program Directors) and will provide advanced program management, supervise program development, and oversee day-to-day delivery of program content for all School of Business specialized master’s programs. The position will be based at the Graduate Business Learning Center in downtown Hartford but will require regular travel to Stamford, in addition to occasional travel to other campuses or external locations. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of program activities.


Include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of all specialized master’s programs and having responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of program content. Regularly collaborating and ensuring transparency with Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Academic Directors and Department Heads.
  • Directing the day-to-day operation and administration of the specialized master’s programs in accordance with departmental and program goals and objectives. Possessing accountability for program coordination and logistics.
  • Facilitating work between units within the School and at the University level to ensure continuity of programmatic services. Determining ways to gain efficiencies within and across programs.
  • Selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating professional and temporary staff, including career counselors.
  • Developing budget recommendations and overseeing the management of approved program budgets.
  • Overseeing the student recruitment process; assessing educational needs of target population and recommending courses of action to meet those needs.
  • Collaborating on public relations and promotional activities of the programs, including planning and development of strategies.
  • Overseeing the program admissions processes.
  • Developing, administering, and evaluating workshops, training programs, courses or curricula, in accordance with program goals.
  • Ensuring the quality of student services and interactions. Continuously evaluating student satisfaction and working with program directors, managers and staff to enhance make improvements where needed.
  • Working with departments, centers and external parties to provide student experiential learning activities.
  • Provides guidance to career counselors in their role with student internship and job search strategies.
  • Overseeing the planning, coordination and execution of special events.
  • Serving as a resource and specialist to students, staff, faculty, and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Drafting and preparing reports for Academic Directors, Department Heads, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and others as needed.
  • Evaluating effectiveness of academic program services and policies through the collection and analysis of program data.


  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Six years of related experience. One year must be serving as a supervisor of a moderate sized academic program charged with carrying out cross-disciplinary tasks or functions.
  • Demonstrated administrative, organizational and financial management skills, including experience identifying, analyzing and resolving day-to-day program problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing the coordination, planning and execution of large events.
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, administrators as well as external agencies/groups and the public.
  • Proven ability to successfully recruit and counsel a diverse body of students, with an advanced understanding of principles and practices related to student interaction.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising professional and temporary employees.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, and travel in-state and out-of-state as required.


  • At least four years of experience serving as director of a moderate sized academic program.
  • Recent experience working with graduate students in a higher education environment in a University setting.
  • Proven experience working with international students, programs, or constituents.

This is a full-time position based in downtown Hartford.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494843 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 15, 2020.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Oct 29 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Nov 15 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 11/15/2020
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