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Reporting to the Dean of the Drucker School of Management and working under the joint direction of the Dean of the Drucker School and the Vice President of Advancement, the Director of the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute (DSGFBI) will be responsible for engaging individuals and organizations within the family business sector to support the Institute’s mission. In addition to conducting outreach initiatives, the Director will develop and execute programs that align our strategic plan with the interests of the Institute’s stakeholders. The Director will have overall responsibility for the Institute’s operations and will provide oversight for all DSGFBI activities.
This is a full-time exempt/salary position that is funded for a fixed term of one year from the date of hire and is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding to continue employment beyond the first year. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Institute while providing resources to family businesses around the world.
The regular hours for this position are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Hours may vary due to needs of the University, School, or department(s).
The Director will demonstrate strong administrative skills combined with the ability to think strategically while effectively managing relationships. The key responsibilities for this position fall into the following categories – Strategic Planning, Membership Recruitment, Relationship Management, Administration, and Program Delivery and Marketing. Specific duties include:
Partner with Dean of the Drucker School, academic experts, and Advisory Board members to develop and implement strategic plan
Identify fundraising opportunities to support strategic goals
Recruit members, partners, and industry advisors from the family business sector
Manage membership directory
Create networking opportunities with family business owners and members, both locally and globally
Actively engage with Institute stakeholders to develop positive relationships through frequent correspondence and periodic research and activity reports
Partner with organizations such as the Family Business Association, Family Business Magazine, Family Business Network, and Family Enterprise USA to add value and increase exposure while driving more students, donors, and members to the Institute.
Oversee maintenance of the DSGFBI website
Develop and manage the DSGFBI budget
Create annual report for submission to VP of Finance and Administration
Facilitate two Industry Advisory Board meetings annually
Develop and manage at least five education sessions annually
Facilitate regular external communication of content featuring Institute stakeholders (e.g. podcasts, e-newsletter)
Manage affinity group activities
Provide input to and collaborate with faculty to create Drucker School academic programing in family business
Collaborate with marketing team to promote the Institute across a broad range of channels including print, digital, and social media platforms
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Strong management and leadership skills
Experience in academic or non-academic business environments in a leadership role as well as an understanding of the family business sector.
Ability to build and maintain cooperative, effective relationships with family business members, prospective partner organizations, students, faculty, administration, campus leaders, staff, and volunteers
Operations management and administration experience
An understanding of the academic culture with the ability to relate well to faculty and other constituents
An understanding of and commitment to serving a diverse population
Ability to work with minimal supervision within an entrepreneurial setting
A strong background in client relationship management
Demonstrated knowledge of marketing, media, web, social media plans, and activities
Demonstrated organizational skills in a multi-task environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing, and the demonstrated ability to interface comfortably with both the academic community and experienced business executives
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Education, or similar field. Master’s degree preferred or any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and ability. Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in a family business, corporate, social sector, or educational management role. Prior experience in executive/career coaching, fundraising, and operations management in an academic environment are strongly desired. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and meet CGU’s authorized driver’s requirements.
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