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The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the creation and launch of the Emerson Leadership Institute, for which the Cook School received a $3 million grant; following the initial launch, The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the Institute’s business model, strategy, strategic objectives and daily operations; The Executive Director also collaborates with SLU’s Advancement Group to build funding partnerships and raise awareness of the Institute within the region and global business community.
• Knowledge of current and future trends in business leadership
• Knowledge of best practices in marketing and public relations
• Skilled at strategic and operational planning including resource identification
• Financial management and business development skills
• Principle-centered leadership skills with ability to hire and mentor staff
• Written and verbal communications skills
• Interpersonal/human relations skills
• Organizational/analytical and time management skills
• Relationship-building skills and a strong, existing professional network in St. Louis
• Ability to facilitate collaborative group processes with professionals
• Ability to represent the School well to a variety of internal and stakeholder groups.
• Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation
• Ability to work effectively in a team setting
Master’s degree in a related field, such as an MBA; supplemented with more than 8 years of related executive leadership experience.
Creates, launches and directs the Emerson Leadership Institute; forms the governance structure, creates and executes marketing plans, fills the human resource needs and establishes policies/procedures for the daily operations.
Executes strategic management processes to insure the ELI strategic objectives are achieved; directs the annual budgeting process, evaluation and review of existing programs; leads innovation of new programs, and ensures that the university and the Cook School of Business adhere to the terms and intent of the Emerson Leadership Institute grant.
Directs internal and external outreach, including the creation of partnerships and sponsored events; collaborates with Advancement to develop fundraising plans to establish two new centers of distinction under the Emerson Leadership Institute umbrella.
Performs other duties and special projects as needed.
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