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Director of Center for Collaborative Leadership

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 518274
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Ctr Collaborative Leadership
Pay Grade: 35
Date opened: 31 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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General Summary:

The Director will serve as the chief administrator for the Center for Collaborative Leadership (CCL or the Center) and the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), within the College of Management (CM). The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Management. The Director is responsible for curriculum development for all sessions of the ELP (the major program in the CCL), and recruitment of participants to the ELP, Center-sponsored alumni programming and other key Center initiated offerings as well as program execution. The Director will identify, cultivate and nurture key external relationships on behalf of the Center. The incumbent will work actively with the alumni board and assist in planning activities to support the needs of Center alumni, contract consultants (both internal and external to the university) to supplement ELP programming or other needs of the Center; negotiating fees and drafting contracts when appropriate. The Director is responsible for fundraising for the Center, which includes working with major foundations and corporations, as well as alumni, to bring in additional monies to support the activites of the Center and ensure its fiscal stability. To support grantmaking, the Director will identify, craft and submit grant proposals on behalf of the Center, and oversee all grants received by the Center. The Director will serve as the primary liaison to the Center’s advisory board, and will manage and oversee the staff of the Center.

Examples of Duties:

    Serve as the chief administrator for the Center for Collaborative Leadership (CCL) and the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), within the College of Management (CM).Responsible for curriculum development for all Center-initiated programming; oversee and manage the recruitment of participants into the ELP; manage the process of identifying the team project component of the ELP; supervise the execution of the team project work for each program.Provide oversight and management of the recruitment of participants into the ELP; actively engaging in outreach to support these efforts.Develop and monitor the Center’s strategic plan, strategic dashboard, proforma budget and annual operating budget in partnership with the Dean; including monitoring the annual operating budget in accordance with the strategic plan, calculating and projecting all personnel and operating expenses for the Center.Plan and execute public and organizational events, such as conferences and forums that are in line with the mission of the Center, and represent the Center to governmental, business and community organizations, as appropriate.Seek and pursue opportunities for external funding, including grants, corporate funding, sponsorships and individual donations to ensure the fiscal stability of the Center; including acting as Principal Investigator on externally-funded research.Present the annual report of the Center to the CM Dean and external stakeholders.Speak at ELP sessions as well as conferences, events and other forums on behalf of the Center; including attending key networking events to grow the Center’s visibility.Work with the Center’s advisory board, both collectively and individually to further the mission and sustainability of the center.Identify and engage speakers on behalf of the Center.Supervise CCL staff and consultants engaged by the Center.Coordinate approval of all branding and collateral materials for the Center with the CM Dean’s Office; work with the media to provide commentary about the work of the Center.Authors papers, articles, and reports for publication.Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Management.


Master’s degree in business, Leadership and Organizational Development, or a closely related field, and a minimum of five to seven years of management experience, is required. Substantial and successful experience in financial and personnel management and administration of a complex business unit, preferred. Demonstrated high degree of initiative and independent judgment with a record of teambuilding is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven track record of curriculum development and successful management of revenue generating programs.Strong collaboration, interpersonal, leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link:

Grade: 35

Salary Ranges

This is an exempt union position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons.

Applications close:


Working at University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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