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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Olin School of Business. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Program Manager for the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research in the Olin School of Business is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of the WFA - CFAR with an emphasis on promoting the Center to potential corporate affiliates. The goal of the Program Manager is to develop relationships between faculty, corporate accounting and finance leaders, Olin’s Weston Career Center, Olin degree programs and the Center’s Advisory Board to develop and provide students with opportunities to interact at all levels with the goal of exposure to multiple facets of careers in accounting and finance. This will be done by developing a strategic plan and working in a systematic and disciplined process to deliver mutual value to all parties.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Business Development and Relationship Management:
Based on the strategic vision and intent developed by the Center director, design and implement a strategic business plan and effective solicitation and stewardship strategies for expanding awareness of the Center, creating paths of engagement and attracting industry partners.
Strategize with the Director of Olin Corporate Relations to plan and executive key initiatives to engage industry leaders. Proactively identify potential corporate relation opportunities and communicate information on the Center’s initiatives. Partner with the Center’s Director and Corporate Relations team to execute corporate relation strategy and outreach.
Show initiative to organize, manage and participate in all aspects of WFA - CFAR corporate events, activities and meetings.
Act as liaison between the Center, the Director, Olin Business School business leaders and visiting professors.
2. Program Management:
The person in this position is responsible for planning, implementing, communicating and evaluating the development of the Olin Business School’s advancement toward the intersection of business, faculty and students. Must build consensus and maintain collaborative partnerships with faculty, students, corporate leaders, degree programs and the Weston Career Center to develop strategies, activities and programs to advance the initiatives of the WFA - CFAR.
Manage, evaluate and oversee the extensive array of current and future activities of the WFA - CFAR including but not limited to planning, regular meetings, mentor program, conferences, student career aspirations in Finance and Accounting and special events.
Develop and execute a mentoring program for current Advisory Board members and Olin students. After creation of a strategy take the lead in recruiting mentors and students. Collaborate with Center Director and Olin Corporate Relations for matching process.
Work with faculty and student clubs/teams to develop programs to meet needs to advance student participation in WFA - CFAR activities with the objective of helping students achieve career objectives in the area of Finance and Accounting.
Create an annual schedule of programs and associated program budgets, recruit faculty and presenters for academic as well as WFA - CFAR networking events, obtain required information from faculty and presenters to market the programs
Develop proactive strategies and initiatives that advance WFA - CFAR’s brand and business objectives.
Work on production and distribution of the CFAR annual report and the in-house journal See Far.
3. Event/Project Management:
Organize and manage all facets of WFA - CFAR events and activities, including yearly academic/corporate conferences, bi-annual board meetings, corporate roundtables with top executives, annual seminar series, annual reports and other publications, facilitate and act as host for the Olin Finance Club speakers. etc.
Supervise the collaboration with other University offices, including the Dean’s office, Knight Center staff, Marketing and Communications staff, Olin faculty and administrators, other Olin personnel and outside Universities and vendors to effectively coordinate and manage WFA - CFAR events.
Execute special projects and other duties as defined by the WFA - CFAR Director
Oversee Administrative staff to ensure events are managed appropriately with regard to budgeting, date selection, speakers, meeting space, hotel reservations, travel accommodations notices and announcements, schedules, catering, mailing list development and management, transportation, audio-equipment arrangement, invitation design, printing, correspondence, follow-up, reimbursements and all other logistical event management.
Develop and implement a marketing strategy of “WFA - CFAR” brand spanning across Olin Finance and Accounting curriculum to enhance the career development of Olin Finance and Accounting students.
Create, launch and manage Center’s marketing initiatives.
Develop communications, including invitations, memos, letters, emails, announcements etc. on behalf of the Center for distribution both internally and externally.
Steer brand message of Olin corporate relations initiatives through collaboration with marketing and communications.
Further develop Center strategy for web site copy and literature, promotional materials, activity reports, letters, etc. and ensure distribution to appropriate corporate partners and Center affiliates in order to attract additional participation in WFA - CFAR activities.
Work with faculty on linking MSF/MBA student teams with companies for practicum projects, and assist in the management of the process.
4. Financial/Operations Management:
Develop and implement policies and procedures designed to improve planning, decision-making and overall administration for the Center.
Responsible for day to day management of the Center’s financial operations, including transaction processing, payments, monitoring and processing, approvals, reporting, budget planning, financial planning and analysis.
Develop, provide and maintain internal Center budget and financial reports for the center’s Director. Collaborate with the Center’s Director on all financial and budget decisions. Analyze current and projected departmental financial operations and work closely with the Center’s Director in fiscal decision-making. Work with faculty on linking MSF/MBA student teams with companies for practicum projects, and assist in the management of the process.
3 years of related experience.
Advanced degree preferred.
Five to seven years’ experience in a customer facing role at both the University and corporate level.
Event planning and execution.
The hiring range for this position is $44,090 - $56,238 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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