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Assistant Director, Evening MBA

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Student Affairs and Services

Posting Number: req10476

Department: Karl Eller Grad School of Mgmt

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1130 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

Eller MBA is seeking an Assistant Director, Evening MBA to provide administrative and academic leadership with the overarching goal of providing an excellent student experience. Initially, the role will support the Evening MBA program, an in-person platform that is well-suited to working professionals. Success in this position will require the ability to develop strong relationships with students, supporting at the point of admission and continuing throughout the program. Further, the role will manage academic support resources ensuring students are positioned for success. This position will report to the Senior Director, MBA Academic Operations and will contribute to Academic Operations team excellence.

Eller College of Management is a well-regarded business school with highly ranked programs. Within the Eller College, there are five MBA platforms: Full-Time, Evening, Executive, Online and Professional.

We celebrate the diversity of our students and are working to increase diversity among our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We believe diversity enriches us all, expands our understanding, and allows us to create better solutions.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Assistant Director, MBA
Academic Operations will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Administration of Academic
Program (40%):

  • Innovate,
    create, and implement initiatives that enhance the student experience.
  • Plan and
    deliver multi-day program Launch for incoming students. Components
    include faculty overview of program academic content, presentation of
    program standards, team building activities, and meals.
  • Oversee
    catering arrangements for dinners and snacks provided to Evening MBA
    students on once-per-week class nights.
  • Collaborate
    with faculty members, ensuring they are fully supported and informed of
    program initiatives and objectives. Provide classroom support on
    class nights.
  • Lead with on-site presence on class nights until approximately
    10:00 pm.
  • Manage Global Business Experience working in conjunction with
    travel vendor. Plan business visits and travel logistics for
    international destinations. Establish itinerary which achieves
    learning objectives.
  • Conduct the Toast event at graduation, recognizing student
  • Identify and develop opportunities for students and alumni to
    connect, as well as other networking opportunities.
  • Collect program data, analyze, and interpret trend data to
    support managerial decision making.
  • Assess student satisfaction and implement recommendations for
    program enhancements.
  • Ensure alignment with MBA department and Eller College strategies
    and policies.
  • Collaborate with campus partners including the Graduate College,
    Registrar, Student Course Survey, Academic Initiatives and Student
    Success, Military-Connected Benefits, Bursar, and Financial Aid.
  • Maintain knowledge of UArizona academic policies, regulations,
    and resources.

Assist and Guide Students (30%):

  • Develop rapport with students and provide highly responsive assistance to meet individual needs.
  • Oversee communications to newly
    admitted students and answer questions about UArizona processes and course
    enrollment. Ensure incoming students are successfully integrated
    into the MBA program.
  • Enroll students in courses in advance
    of each eight-week session. Resolve any issues that may impede
    successful enrollment.
  • Remain cognizant of the academic and
    career objectives of individual students.
  • Provide guidance in all aspects of
    student services, including academic performance, institutional petitions,
    and student engagement.
  • Monitor academic progress, confirming
    satisfactory progress toward degree completion.
  • Advise students having academic
    difficulty with development of an academic action plan and refer students
    to resources for assistance.
  • Record notes of student
    communications in Eller Student Management System (eSMS) for shared access
    by MBA colleagues.

Manage Student Success Resources (30%):

  • Develop and implement academic support and learning experiences to enhance student success. Courses are eight weeks in duration, accentuating the need for responsive and timely academic support.
  • Manage student success initiatives
    that support students in all five MBA platforms. Considerations of an effective resource
    include delivery modality, in-person, or virtual. Also considered will be the structure of
    sessions, for individual students and/or groups.
  • Coordinate student readiness for the
    MBA program, ensuring completion of assessments prior to Launch.
  • Identify those who provide academic
    support, including Graduate Assistants, facilitators, or tutors. Ensure they are trained and perform in
    accordance with UArizona policy.
  • Evaluate student success resources
    and continual improvement.
  • Contribute innovative adaptable
    mindset to the Academic Operations Team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Ability to work on-site on the evenings that class is in session, typically Tuesday evenings.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,800 - $52,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Student Services Admin

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Amanda Mancini

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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