Program Director (MS in Financial Risk Management), UCP 8
University of Connecticut
December 21, 2017
The School of Business MS in Financial Risk Management Program (MSFRM) is seeking a full-time Program Director (UCP 8). The incumbent will report to the Department Head of Finance and will provide administrative and program management. The position will be based at the Stamford campus, however regular travel to the Graduate Business Learning Center in downtown Hartford will be required. Occasional in-state travel to other School of Business campuses, including Storrs, may be required in support of program needs. Evening and weekend hours will also be required based on program needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning and implementing program services and activities.
Supervising the day-to-day program operations, administration, and delivery of program content; assisting in developing policies and procedures.
Engaging in public relations and promotional activities; implementing domestic and international recruiting, promotional and marketing strategies for the program.
Assessing the unmet educational needs of the business community and recommending courses of action to meet those needs in Stamford, Hartford, and surrounding areas.
Overseeing the planning and organization of corporate networking events in Stamford and Hartford.
Planning, administering and overseeing the organization of workshops and course/project offerings; creating the program calendar with the department head, academic director and participating faculty members.
Managing dual MSFRM/professional programs and Certificate in Global Risk Management program.
Screening applicants for admission to program and assisting in making admissions decisions; making decisions regarding academic probation, dismissal, eligibility for graduation, transfers and exceptions to program.
Overseeing the preparation and maintenance of student records.
Overseeing the planning, coordination and execution of special events such as certificate ceremonies, orientations, and participant feedback sessions.
Making budget recommendations; managing approved budget for the program; preparing budget reports.
Participating in planning, developing, designing and evaluating customized programs.
Selecting, training, supervising and evaluating program staff.
Overseeing on-going or short-term special projects/operations for the program as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in related field and four to five years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree and two to four years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated experience independently implementing educational programs or working in an educational environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of the program specialty and ability to identify and resolve day-to-day program problems efficiently and effectively.
Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills and proven experience managing administrative functions responsibly, efficiently, effectively and independently using sound judgment.
Demonstrated experience coordinating, planning and executing program, center, or school events.
Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators as well as external agencies/groups and the public.
Proven ability to successfully recruit and counsel students, and to interpret educational records/program data and related information.
Demonstrated experience supervising others.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
Willingness and ability to travel in-state, out-of-state and internationally as required.
Master’s degree in related field.
Experience working in a higher education environment in a University setting.
Understanding of business community to be served by the program.
Demonstrated proficiency with social media and Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word.
Experience working with graduate level students.
Demonstrated experience using a student administration system such as Peoplesoft.
Experience working with international students, programs, or constituents.
This is a full-time position based in Stamford, CT.
Please apply online at UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions (Search # 2018260) to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018260)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 22, 2018.
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