Position Overview:  The Inaugural Managing Director of the Bouchard Center will play an important role in the growth in size and stature of the Girard School of Business. The center’s mission is to accelerate the professional growth of Girard students through a robust, vibrant environment that bridges theory to practice, preparing students for successful professional business careers. The Managing Director, as the sole director of this center, is expected to leverage the center and its resources to build beneficial relationships among faculty, center fellows, students, staff, industry partners, alumni, and donors to advance the mission of the school. Under the direction of the Dean of the Girard School of Business, the director will create an innovative center that amplifies, connects, and builds upon the existing capacity-building resources and activities. The successful candidate must have business acumen and a solid understanding of the educational process. This leadership position is well suited for someone who has the ability to develop a shared vision with the dean, faculty, and donors and the skills to execute effectively in an environment that relies more on influence than on formal authority. 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage an Executive-in-Residence program.
  • Build and execute the Bouchard Fellows program, starting with an inaugural cohort in fall 2019.
  • Work with faculty to identify critical competencies for Girard students.
  • Obtain industry input and collaborate with faculty to enhance the core business curriculum.
  • Work with the Girard School Dean and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to secure additional funding for the center.
  • Create a repository and facilitate sharing among faculty of activities, exercises, and assignments that support students’ competency development.
  • Collaborate extensively with Admissions and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to promote the Center and engage with stakeholders.
  • Create a structured way for many alumni to engage with students in support of the Center’s mission.
  • Consistently monitor current research and news in the areas of competency development and employer requirements.
  • Collaborate with the O’Brien Center for Career Development and the Lucey Center for Business Advising for activities and events.
  • Oversee and manage all operations of the Center.
  • Teach three courses in the Girard School each academic year.
  • Maintain currency in the relevant professional field(s) through professional development and engagement with industry, consistent with the Girard School of Business definition of Scholarly Practitioner or Instructional Practitioner faculty.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in relevant fields.
  • Candidate should have experience in creating and/or leading a major initiative or center and have teaching experience or related experience that would prepare one to be an effective teacher. He or she should have the capacity to develop effective pedagogical approaches and to bridge faculty and executive expertise for the benefit of student learning and development.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic faculty, students, corporate executives, staff, alumni, donors and other individuals of diverse backgrounds. He or she must have the ability to create, innovate, and build partnerships both inside and outside the college and have an interest in building community engagement.
  • The candidate must have the ability to translate vision and mission to actionable objectives and the initiative and ability to execute successfully. He or she must have strong organizational skills, especially at managing information and activities to drive goal attainment.

To Apply: Please apply online with cover letter and resume.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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