Director, Management Development Center

Antonino, Ellis County / Hays, Ellis County
Apr 15, 2014
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking a full-time Director of the Management Development Center to expand its services to Northwest Kansas businesses. The Management Development Center (MDC) is the outreach arm of Fort Hays State University’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship and related disciplines offering organizational consulting and professional development training for the business and management community in Western and Central Kansas. The Director is a full-time, 12 month position reporting to the Dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship. The Director provides leadership for the operations of the Management Development Center. Responsibilities of the Director include the following: • Create an action plan for expansion of the MDC to help businesses, new businesses, and entrepreneurs to develop, grow and compete in the current marketplace. This action plan is in consultation with the Dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship and the MDC Advisory Board. • Generate, coordinate, and market new consulting projects and training opportunities within the business community, in particular in Northwest Kansas. • Build the cadre of both FHSU faculty and other faculty offering workshops and services through the Management Development Center. • Coordinate workshops on the FHSU campus, and collaborate with other faculty to host guest lecturers, management, and entrepreneurship related workshops/speakers for professionals and students. • Manage Management Development Center finances including managing and reporting the use of grant funding provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. • Manage support staff including senior administrative assistant and student employees. • Coordinate internship or apprenticeship opportunities for students with MDC clients by collaborating with the new Entrepreneurship Internship Program and the Kansas Small Business Development Center. • Provide speakers, trainers, and support College of Business and Entrepreneurship programs including but not limited to Learning Communities and Start-Up Weekends. • Explore opportunities for online training offered through the MDC. Education: Bachelor degree is required, Master degree in a business-related field is strongly preferred. Experience: At least five years experience related to management training, business consulting, and/or economic development; Demonstrated ability in management, supervision, marketing and financial operations; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; understanding of the business and economic development needs of Central and Western Kansas. Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Appointment Date: May 19, 2014 Application Procedure: Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names/addresses/telephone numbers for three (3) professional references. Applications should be submitted electronically via email to Conni Dreher at or to: Management Development Center Attn: Conni Dreher Fort Hays State University 600 Park Street Hays, KS 67601 Priority deadline is April 30, 2014. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. To learn more about this position and other career opportunities at FHSU, visit us at Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check. Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.