Senior Associate Director, Experiential Learning

United States, North America
Apr 04, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
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 currently in Singapore. The Singapore campus will move to Hong Kong in 2014) 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 43,000 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. Six 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:

Unit Job Summary: The Senior Associate Director, Experiential Learning is responsible for the facilitation and promotion of experiential laboratory courses offered by Chicago Booth, especially Healthcare Management Analytics Lab and Strategy Lab. In collaboration with faculty, contributes to the design and execution of these courses and works to increase their profile within and outside of Chicago Booth. Facilitates world-class experiential learning programs and processes for our students. Works closely with faculty, students, staff, and corporate sponsors to ensure the effective management and completion of corporate-sponsored classroom projects. Liaise with various companies and support faculty in a variety of means as projects with students are initiated, launched, and completed. Project Acquisition and Development -Creates and maintains relationships with client institutions to cultivate enduring partnerships and opportunities for future projects. -In collaboration with faculty, solicits, reviews, and develops potential projects for class use. -Maintains a detailed knowledge of Booth faculty research interests and identifies opportunities for experiential learning. -Promotes courses and the products of experiential learning courses through events (e.g., informational sessions, end-of-quarter open houses, poster sessions). -Represents the Booth experiential learning curriculum to students, faculty, and externally at meetings, conferences, and other events. Maintains knowledge of experiential learning programs at peer institutions. Client Relations -Serves as the primary liaison to clients during the project development and preparation phases. When applicable, supervises project preparation by instructional staff (e.g., project mentors). -Ensures the timely writing and signing of all relevant contacts in conjunction with representatives from legal and accounting departments as appropriate. -Ensures that project materials (e.g., data sets) are acquired from clients and transferred to secure Booth IT resources in compliance with HIPAA and other relevant regulations and handled appropriately going forward. Course Management -Reviews student applications and participates in student selection and team assignment activities. -Manages HIPAA certification and non-disclosure agreement activities for students and other personnel. -Serves as a coach to project teams, providing conflict resolution and presentation/editorial feedback as appropriate. -Recruits, supervises, and coordinates the work of project mentors and other non-faculty members of the instructional team. -Identifies and recruits faculty coaches and subject-matter experts to advise project teams as appropriate. -In collaboration with faculty, identifies, contacts, and schedules guest speakers and otherwise contributes the preparation of class sessions. -In collaboration with a Faculty Services Manager, addresses other course administrative needs as necessary. Information Technology -Designs, reviews, and implements course application protocol, including online applications. -Serves as the primary contact with Booth IT for course-related IT needs (including secure data transfer schemes, secure virtual machines, and applications related to individual project needs. -Serves as the primary client for across-course application development projects (e.g., reflection log software).

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant educational field required. Advanced degree in a relevant educational field preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of five years of relevant experience required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required, including coaching and negotiation. Demonstrated project management skills required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies in sometimes ambiguous and fast-paced environment required. Demonstrated ability to work closely with senior faculty and administrators to achieve objectives with minimal direction required. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of relevant policies and legislation governing data use preferred.