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Job Opportunity: Senior Associate Director

Job Summary

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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relates to this position.

About Us

At the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan we have a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today’s dynamic global economy. For more information on Ross, visit michiganross.umich.edu/.

The Office of Action-based Learning (OABL) helps Ross students develop their leadership talent through action-based learning programs that connect the world of ideas to the world of practice. Action-based learning is a creative, interactive experience that integrates individual preparation, team-based projects, and classroom discussion. These learning opportunities come in the form of the Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) Program or Masters of Supply Chain consulting projects – project-based courses in which a team of students address a business challenge on behalf of the sponsoring organization. The organizations range in size from Fortune 100 corporations to small entrepreneurial firms. This collaborative process benefits our students, faculty, and global organizations.

You will provide leadership for the cultivation and sourcing of over 200 action-based learning projects each year across almost every degree program at the Ross School of Business. Each of these projects represents a significant portion of a student’s degree program and these programs are an essential priority of the school. You will ensure program priorities are met. This will take place through the development of a comprehensive external relations strategy as action-learning represents one of the primary ways in which companies and alumni engage with the institution. You will also work with other units across Ross and campus related to external engagement, representing the interest of Ross’ engaged learning portfolio. You will report to the Managing Director, Office of Action-Based Learning (OABL).

You Will…

  • Represent the broad spectrum of Ross external engagement offerings (i.e., MAP, Global Initiatives, LBLE and Career Development Office) to external members, including corporate partners at alumni events and conferences, and to internal members across Ross and the University with a primary focus on our MAP and ABL portfolio.
  • Manage a portfolio of corporate and non-profit partnerships to provide over 150 funded, sponsorship commitments for real-world action-learning projects – which will require several hundred conversations on a yearly basis to create interest, qualify potential sponsors, and lead them through the proposal submission process
  • Develop an annual sourcing and marketing strategy, in collaboration with the OABL Managing Director and program leadership, to determine the needs of each program every year.
  • Serve, in collaboration with the Managing Director and other Associate Directors, as a project lead. This project management responsibility serves as the main coordinator of project-related logistics between the sponsor, faculty, and student teams.

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BBA preferred) and at least 5 years of experience in higher education administration, marketing, sales, fundraising, or other comparable fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Project management skills

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off (Vacation, Holidays, Season Days)
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Ross Onsite Fitness Center

Salary Information

The general salary range for this position is $75,000 – $81,000. You can expect to be paid a competitive and equitable salary. Factors used to determine salary include experience, knowledge and skills for the position. You are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor understanding and transparency throughout the recruiting process.

Additional Information

Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for at least seven days. The job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.