Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in WashU at Brookings, located in Washington D.C. This position is for WashU Olin Business School.
Work with WashU at Brookings Program Director to develop and conduct a wide variety of educational programs. Responsibilities include program/session direction and facilitation; program and issue research, agenda preparation, follow up with speakers and participants, initiates pre and post personal communications/interactions with participants and manages program logistics. Manages program costs within budget controls. Engages in tasks to develop revenue and profitability management.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development, Coordination and Planning:
Engages in relationship management of programs for government and business executives.
Manages outreach efforts with the Program Director to identify customer needs.
Identifies program speakers and researches program topics for assigned programs.
Facilitates sessions/programs, as determined by the Program Director.
Serves as a trusted advisor to participants (i.e. interacts with participants to understand their needs, recommends courses, provides information on course content, explains services offered by WashU at Brookings, resolves issues).
Provides input to marketing team on the development of promotional materials.
Conducts research on new issue areas, speakers and potential partner organizations and faculty.
Keeps abreast of issue areas related to program assignments and business development priorities.
Serves as a liaison with speakers and faculty.
Researches and prepares customized program material.
Negotiates and manages program-related contracts.
Responds to client requests.
Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Program Implementation & Logistics:
Maintains responsibility for the effective and efficient coordination of the educational program, working on-site to manage logistics and to help resolve any problems that arise.
With senior staff and outside partner organizations, assists in the evaluation of programs and development of recommendations to improve future programs.
As appropriate, provides back-up for senior staff members, accompanying groups to site visits and introduces guest speakers.
Actively engages participants and solicits referrals for other WashU at Brookings programs.
Oversees venue selection and reservations, arranges transportation if required, handles meal planning, and ensures proper approval of contracts for external vendors.
Directs support staff and/or manages the preparation and distribution of participant information, including but not limited to pre-agenda, WashU at Brookings program policies, program books, name tags, tent cards, and certificates.
Tracks program expenses against budget and keeps updated information on monies committed by the program.
Assures that financial obligations are in compliance with approved program budgets.
Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Team Leadership Responsibilities:
Actively engages in the organizational development of WashU at Brookings.
Provides ideas for management and operational improvement.
Serves as a development resource for support staff in program planning, implementation and close out.
Helps creates opportunities for WashU at Brookings growth.
Volunteers to serve on problem solving tiger teams.
Interacts with Brookings research assistants to stay abreast of new research initiatives.
Five years of experience.
Knowledge of federal government and background in political science, government, public administration/policy or a related field.
Master's degree is very desirable.
Background in and knowledge of executive education.
Service in government or public affairs.
The hiring range for this position is $55,203 - $70,355 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This person must be able to travel locally and out of town and work evenings and weekends.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.