Executive Director (Associate Dean) of Degree Programs - Job Berlin - Jobs

Executive Director (Associate Dean) of Degree Programs

ESMT Berlin is an international business school founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, and a master’s in management as well as executive education programs. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.

 ESMT Berlin is looking to strengthen its leadership team with an Executive Director (Associate Dean) of Degree Programs (full time, to start as soon as possible).

As the Executive Director (Associate Dean) of Degree Programs, you will have executive responsibility for building and delivering the portfolio of degree programs at Germany’s #1 business school in the heart of Berlin. You will be a member of the school’s executive leadership team.

You will take overall responsibility for business, reputational and student success (about 500 enrolled students) across the school’s degree program portfolio, currently consisting of an executive MBA, a part-time blended MBA, a full-time MBA, corporate MBA, and a master’s in management.

Specifically, you will be responsible for business strategy and portfolio management, ensuring that programs correspond to market needs. You will build new degree programs to complement the existing portfolio. You will work with our academics on program design, adapting existing programs and creating new ones that lead to successful careers for students, addressing changing market needs and accreditation requirements.

You will lead a team of 30+ staff (of which 4-5 direct reports) in the following areas:

  • Program marketing – managing program reputation and rankings, making sure that programs are positioned to attract top quality applications
  • Student recruitment and admissions – using digital and offline strategies to generate applications and developing systems to ensure a seamless experience for staff and students
  • Program management / program operations – leading a team of program managers whose main responsibility is to ensure that students receive the best possible experience during their studies
  • Student services – curation of a series of student related activities ranging from clubs, competitions to programs targeting mental health and inclusion
  • International partnerships – overseeing and developing exchange opportunities for students and program collaborations in the degree space
  • Career services – helping students to discover the path best suited to them and delivering career opportunities tailored to each student

To succeed in the job, you will need to work collaboratively across all academic and executive functions of the school. You will need to bring the following experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Developing and executing on business strategy
  • Managing and optimizing a portfolio of products or services
  • Solid track record or credible interest in management-related program design and delivery  
  • 5+ years’ experience in leading complex teams
  • An international career history
  • Empathy, humor and backbone
  • Native English or equivalent (C2) level, German language skills are not specifically required
  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Business school experience across the entire value chain is desirable

This is what we can offer you

ESMT offers a very collegial and international environment with employees from more than 35 different countries. We encourage initiative and contributions with meaningful and lasting impact. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our employees, our programs, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that guarantees employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application until January 31, 2020 by using our online application form, including:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV with relevant certificates and references
  • Salary expectations and possible start date
ESMT Berlin
Carolin Ludwig
Human Resources Manager
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin
+49 30 21231 0