Executive Director of Master of Technology Management

  • Technology Management Program, UCSB
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
  • Aug 29, 2017
Full time Technology Executive Management

Job Description

UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program seeks an Executive Director for its innovative Master of Technology Management (MTM) Degree Program. The Executive Director will provide vision and entrepreneurial leadership in developing and supporting the current Master’s program. The Executive Director will play a key role in helping the Technology Management Program to achieve its ambitious goals for increasing graduate enrollments and revenues while strengthening its program, leading development of new programs, and increasing diversity among its graduate student population.

As the operational leader of the MTM program, the Executive Director will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the program including:

•Recruiting
•Marketing
•Advertising
•Public Relations
•Career development
•Job placement
•Admissions
•Student affairs
•Alumni relations
•Curriculum Development
•Teaching Assignments
•Corporate Outreach (including solicitation of embedded internship projects)

The Executive Director will oversee a dedicated staff, manage the program’s budget, and be the key liaison for the program with the University’s Graduate Division. The Executive Director will report to the program’s Faculty Director.

Now in its third year, the MTM program is quickly becoming one of UCSB’s most attractive graduate offerings. The Executive Director will help set the strategic direction for quality growth and champion new initiatives to bolster the program’s national and international reputation.

Additionally, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading efforts to expand the MTM program’s presence in domestic and international markets to increase the number and quality of the application pool; to build relationships with technology-based companies in California and across the country, and to promote recognition for the MTM program worldwide.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

•Master’s degree and 5+ years related professional education experience required (Terminal degree, strongly preferred)
•Business degree or entrepreneurial experience preferred
•Significant and demonstrable experience in leading the creation and implementation of innovative, relevant, and sustainable graduate and professional learning programs
•Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills as well as demonstrated success as a collaborative leader and administrator
•A record of entrepreneurial, creative approaches to academic program development
•Deep knowledge of graduate and continuing education learning and best practices
•Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
•Experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with external organizations and employers.

Candidate material received by September 13, 2017 will be assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01077.

Please provide the following documents in your application:

CV/Resume
Cover letter
Contact information for three professional references

About the Master of Technology Management (MTM) Program

The MTM Program in a 9-month professional master’s degree for students looking to become leaders in technology-based companies. Students learn skills and frameworks for managing technical people, processes, and products and engage in real world learning with tech companies. This innovative program provides outstanding leadership and entrepreneurial skills for students who wish to augment their technical acumen with managerial capabilities.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

•Master’s degree and 5+ years related professional education experience required (Terminal degree, strongly preferred)
•Business degree or entrepreneurial experience preferred
•Significant and demonstrable experience in leading the creation and implementation of innovative, relevant, and sustainable graduate and professional learning programs
•Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills as well as demonstrated success as a collaborative leader and administrator
•A record of entrepreneurial, creative approaches to academic program development
•Deep knowledge of graduate and continuing education learning and best practices
•Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
•Experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with external organizations and employers.