MBA Student Engagement Event Manager (Charlotte)

UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business   Charlotte , NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 2, 2022
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:  

At UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School we think differently. And more importantly, we teach differently. Opening our doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarding our first degrees to 12 students in 1921 was the beginning. Today, we have become a top ranked business school comprised of several professional and academic degree programs that serve over 3000 students. At Kenan-Flagler our greatest assets are our people and our culture. We are rooted in our core values of integrity, inclusion, innovation and impact and it goes back to our founding. It’s not just something on paper, we live it, we show it. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of business leaders by providing a world class education to our students. We understand that recruiting diverse, innovative and exceptional talent is vital in achieving this. If you want to be a part of this vision we want to hear from you.

Position Summary:  

This position is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The person hired into this position will work out of the Charlotte satellite office and must be within commutable distance to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be eligible.

The Executive MBA programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, a globally recognized graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking an MBA Student Engagement Event Manager. This position, located in Charlotte, North Carolina will focus on all Executive MBA formats, primarily the newest Kenan-Flagler offering: the Executive MBA in Charlotte. These innovative cohort-based programs for working professionals are comprised of multiple learning environments: in-person classes, including orientation for new students; course engagement with interactive case studies and collaborative activities; frequent executive sessions and semi-annual immersive impact weekends to develop business and leadership skills. In addition to the foundational core curriculum, the programs also deliver a suite of electives including international and experiential learning opportunities. The MBA Student Engagement Event Manager works with students for their entire MBA journey: from orientation, through the program, until graduation. 

The MBA Student Engagement Event Manager creates, executes, and manages a seamless student experience for MBA students enrolled throughout the year. Specifically, the position independently handles the planning and management of student events, triages student issues, and assists with events. This is a front-facing, highly visible role that will have significant interaction with faculty and students when the Executive MBA in Charlotte classes are in session, mainly Fridays and Monday evenings. This role will work within a matrix structure, directly interfacing with students, faculty, and staff at all levels.

The MBA Student Engagement Event Manager reports directly to the Senior Associate Director of Student Engagement and has significant contact with Executive MBA students, especially those in the Executive MBA in Charlotte. This position is responsible for collaborating in key working relationships with constituents across the business school, partnerships, and campus. While the key objectives and projects of this role evolve with program requirements and the overall needs of the MBA community.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:  

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:  

-Ability to work nights and weekends.
-Occasional travel.
-Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive competing priorities.
-Exceptional attention to detail and ability to anticipate issues and needs.
-Strong familiarity with project management methodologies and documentation.
-Demonstrated ability to organize information from multiple sources. 
-Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
-Proven ability to creatively solve problems.
-Exceptional written communication skills for program-wide communication and website updates.
-Collaborative approach to work across departments to achieve goals.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:  

-Minimum of three years of related work experience.
-Direct experience working with graduate students.
-Experience with event management.