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BOTFL Managing Program Director
University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana
Date Posted 05/23/2022
Admin-Program Management
Salary Commensurate with experience -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

BOTFL Managing Program Director

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Job Title : BOTFL Managing Program Director

Job Description

The Meyer Business on the Frontlines Program (BOTFL) in the Mendoza College of Business seeks to imagine new solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems and to become a forum for all organizations committed to improvement, no matter how diverse, to work together to build stable and prosperous communities.

The Managing Director for the Program is responsible for the strategic leadership, direction, goals, and action plans of the Program. The Managing Director oversees the relationship among the faculty, staff, and students in the program along with other key stakeholders in the College, across campus, and around the world. They serve as a point of contact between the Program, the Mendoza College of Business, and University units engaged in international affairs.

The Managing Director plays a critical role in working with others to create and execute the vision for the program. Responsibilities include

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide strategic leadership, direction, goals and action plans. This includes an understanding of partner organizations around the world, as well as understanding the Program and College’s own strengths, limitations, mission, and priorities
  • Coordinate periodic strategic planning and reporting with Program faculty and staff and University administration (Provost & Dean’s offices); coordinate follow-up and periodic assessment of performance toward achieving strategic goals
  • Create internal procedures, structures and processes to facilitate considerable goals and objectives in compliance with the University’s mission, policies and best practices
Management and Operations
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive plans to achieve program goals and initiatives through the management of the day-to-day administrative operations of the program. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Prepare and manage the Program budget
    • Work closely with the University’s Risk Management Office on health and safety matters to ensure compliance with University policies and legal requirements
    • Partner with BOTFL Logistics & Events Program Manager on strategizing and executing program events
    • Partner with the Communications Specialist on executing the Program’s communications strategy including media relations, website development and program-related events
    • Keep all relevant stakeholders informed by serving as an intermediary internally and externally to ensure open communication between BOTFL Team, College leadership, faculty, staff and students
Advocacy for BOTFL ideas
  • Develop and understand the landscape and develop a strategy for how to get BOTFL systematically into the discussion to impact real-world policymaking across the BOTFL countries in which BOTFL works
  • Determine which forums BOTFL should speak/discuss/present/argue and participate in to make a positive impact on the current landscape with other ideas shapers and funders
  • Identify companies to collaborate and partner with towards an intersection of economic development and peace-building
  • Relationship building with key partners, companies, College and campus stakeholders to identify and execute new initiatives and opportunities
Outreach and Development Initiatives
  • Coordinate financial development efforts of the Program by serving as a key contact and coordinator in partnership with Program faculty, the Development Office, the Business Advisory Council, current and potential donors
  • Help steward existing donor relationships to ensure appropriate use of funds and to communicate impact and appreciation in an effective manner
  • Develop landscape of potential priority partners and lead development efforts with target partners
“What makes Mendoza College of Business special?”
At the Mendoza College of Business, diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational to our imperative to Grow the Good in Business™: to educate business leaders who focus on contributing to everyone in society, cooperating in solidarity, and creating a culture where we succeed and grow together. In addition, we embrace the University’s core values of Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Leadership in Excellence & Leadership in Mission
Mendoza College of Business Commitments to a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

• To treat every person with dignity and respect
• To value our cultural differences
• To harness the strength of our diversity
• To commit ourselves to the mission of equality for all
• To be diligent in our efforts to listen, learn, and grow with one another

Minimum Qualifications

  • MBA or equivalent but preferably MBA
  • 5 to 6 years of relevant experience
  • The Managing Director will require experienced success in relationship-building environments together with extensive experience within an academic or similarly multi-faceted setting, as well as very strong leadership, entrepreneurial, communications, writing, and presentation skills are necessary.
  • The candidate should have extensive experience or demonstrated ability to manage budgets and events and should demonstrate a strong commitment to and aptitude for leadership and strategic thinking.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of the Program, the College, and the University is essential.


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