Program Manager, Cutler Center
The Program Manager is a key member of the Cutler Center staff and contributes to the development of Center strategy, experiential learning, and the evolution of the mission. In collaboration with the Managing Director, the Program Manager designs, manages, and evaluates all Cutler Center programs, whether undergraduate, graduate, executive education, or community-focused, in alignment with the Cutler Center mission. These high-visibility, high impact programs differentiate Babson and provide our students with the professional experience and network needed to succeed. Works closely with the Managing Director, Finance Division Chair, and the Program and Marketing Manager to create and implement the Center’s programming strategy and build the internal and external relationships needed to execute that strategy. Manages the Center’s state-of-the art finance lab and the student staff. Coordinates the recruiting, training, scheduling, and compensation of staff. Ensures the lab is equipped with the data and analytical tools needed to support classroom integration and faculty research. Liaises with IT and Media Services to ensure that the facility runs properly. Manage the licenses for financial data/systems used in the Cutler Center including Bloomberg, FactSet, and Wall Street Prep; researches new services, determines number of licenses needed, processes invoices, and recommends changes to existing contracts as needed. Designs and implements curricular and co-curricular programs that fulfill the Center’s strategic objective to deliver high impact, mission aligned financial learning experiences including but not limited to the Babson College Fund, Value Investing Seminar Series, financial modeling programs, executive education programs, and collaborative programs with the College’s HUBs. Works closely with the faculty to develop innovative pedagogy that integrates the resources offered by the Cutler Center; designs, develops, and delivers tutorials and other materials needed to support curriculum integration. Manages the application cycle, interview process, and class scheduling for approximately 25-30 students for the Babson College Fund (BCF). Serves as the primary contact and administrator of student-related competitions, including the CFA Research Challenge, Rotman International Trading Competition, and Babson Trading Competition, along with partnerships such as the Bloomberg Experiential Learning Program and CFA University Affiliate program. Develops systematic approach to assessing student programming, creating continuous quality improvement process which includes obtaining primary data from students regarding programs’ value and impact, recommending changes to existing programs, and piloting new programs to meet students’ needs. Serves as the primary contact for the Cutler Center’s mentor program, identifying program participants, administering the mentor/mentee matching process, soliciting feedback, and refining the program each year. Partners with internal stakeholders including Admissions, the Finance Division, and the Center for Career Development to identify new opportunities for Cutler-related student programs. Attends open houses, orientations, and other events for new and prospective students in an effort to educate them on the Cutler Center. Prepares and manages program-related Cutler Center budget accounts and makes recommendations to the Managing Director regarding expenditures. Manages existing relationships with external partners such as the CFA Institute, CFA Society Boston, and FEI Boston. Identifies opportunities for new strategic partnerships designed to raise the visibility of finance at Babson. Collaborates with the Program and Marketing Manager to assure effective PR, marketing, and outreach campaigns for all internal and external programs. Ensures that these programs are featured in the Cutler Center newsletter, on the website, through print and digital publications, and social media channels. Identifies, recruits, and manages relationships with expert speakers for Cutler Center programs as needed. Serves as a liaison to undergraduate and graduate student finance organizations, advising students on programs, events, and other Cutler Center initiatives. Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Supervises: Student Workers (7-10)
Education Requirements: Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
A minimum of 6-8 years of experience. Abreast of current trends in finance and investments. Demonstrated ability to design, deliver, and evaluate curricular, co-curricular, and community education programs. Outstanding organization & project management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently. Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to innovate. Strong marketing and customer service skills. Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats including high visibility situations such as keynote speaking, media relations, and panel moderation. Ability to establish credibility and confidence with stakeholders. Exceptional collaboration and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively engage with all levels within the College and the business ecosystem. Proficient in Microsoft Office and storage software (Drop Box). In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants. Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide colleagues. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with internal constituents such as diverse student body, faculty, and staff, and external constituents such as strategic partners, stakeholder groups and volunteers. Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results. Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
Working hours may vary. Requires nights/weekends. Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College’s insurer’s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College’s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee’s driving record based on the College insurer’s criteria; and safety training as required by management.
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
Master’s degree preferred. CFA charterholder or progress toward designation a plus. Hands-on experience with financial technologies such as Bloomberg and FactSet a plus.
Interested candidates should apply via our website https://babson.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Staff
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
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