Associate Dean, Master in Management Program

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023


Booth Deputy Dean Marcello

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Chicago Booth is proud to claim:
-an unmatched faculty.
-degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents.
-a global body of nearly 54,000 accomplished alumni.
- strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.

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Job Summary

The Associate Dean for the Master in Management Program is responsible for the overall strategy, leadership, and management of Booth’s new Master in Management (MM) program, working in concert with faculty advisors and the Deputy Dean for MBA Programs. The Associate Dean is responsible for all aspects of successfully managing the program, including oversight of admissions, careers, and student experience, and representing the program to external audiences. The Associate Dean should demonstrate a passion for excellence in education, mentoring, and graduate-level student satisfaction, in addition to an innovation-oriented mindset. The Associate Dean is responsible for launching and growing this new program, and ensuring this program is aligned with Chicago Booth’s goals. In designing the Master in Management Program for success, the Associate Dean also supports the development of any new masters programs Chicago Booth may explore based on a similar program model and/or utilizing the school’s global campuses. The Associate Dean will continue to build the brand and reputation of the school and the program, and will meet financial goals.

The position is based in Chicago, IL and reports to the Deputy Dean for MBA Programs. The Associate Dean works closely with key colleagues at the University of Chicago College and at Booth, including the teams at both the undergraduate and MBA-level in Admissions, Careers, Student Life, and Academic Services. The Associate Dean will also work closely with Advancement, Marketing, Centers, and external constituencies, including partners at other undergraduate institutions. Partnership development and management will be an important component of the Associate Dean’s work.


  • Leads the preparation and launch of the inaugural class of Master in Management students, targeted for Autumn 2024, monitoring and evaluating for future growth and sustainability. Collaborates closely with the Master in Management faculty launch committee and senior staff to incorporate institutional knowledge.
  • Manages and prepares program for second year and beyond, continuing close collaboration with faculty and related staff. Supports the development of any new masters programs Chicago Booth may explore based on a similar program model to the Master in Management, including programs that may utilize Chicago Booth’s global campuses in London and Hong Kong.
  • Provides strategic, operational, and financial oversight to Booth’s Master in Management Program. Formulates, installs, and administers administrative policies in consultation with Deputy Dean.
  • Stays abreast of emerging trends in graduate management education, and is continually prepared to identify and report on opportunities for improvement and innovation to advance the program’s success.
  • Establishes best practices for managing the Master in Management admissions process, including developing a strong recruiting process, ensuring a broad and diverse student base, answering questions from prospective students and their families, developing partnerships with undergraduate institutions, and overseeing the selection of students for the program. Markets and represents the Master in Management program at various opportunities to create awareness and encourage applicants.
  • Leads the formation of a career development and support team for the Master in Management students, working closely and collaboratively with the MBA Career Services Office and the college’s Career Advancement Office. Coordinates with MBA Career Services to align employer engagement to provide both internship and full-time career opportunities to Master in Management students. Determines career training and coaching needs for the students, and creates and implements corresponding programs.
  • Designs and delivers a high-impact student experience, including establishing and implementing co-curricular needs of students in areas of professional development. Establishes marquee social events to bond and celebrate the cohort.
  • Provides advice and counsel to students on academic and professional matters, handling confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.
  • Works in conjunction with the Dean of Students for the MBA Program and the Deputy Dean on disciplinary matters.
  • Collaborates closely with the Deputy Dean for Faculty and the Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Services on implementation of the curriculum for the Master in Management program, and coordinates on intersection of MM curriculum with MBA curriculum.
  • Ensures consistent brand messaging with Booth Marketing and Communications, and ensures up-to-date materials are available on the program website, in print marketing materials, and on social media channels. Coordinates with Booth Marketing to execute marketing initiatives and to promote the program to target audiences.
  • Leads the development of alumni activities and initiatives for alumni of the program, and collaborates/coordinates closely with Chicago Booth’s Alumni Relations and Advancement office.
  • Works closely with faculty and students to ensure a successful program and student experience. Works closely with many members of the Booth Management Group, colleagues in all Booth departments, and collaborates/coordinates with the broader University of Chicago.
  • Manages employees through subordinates, usually other managers. Establishes performance goals, allocates resources and assesses policies for direct subordinates. Contributes to departmental strategy.
  • Oversees and directs a Dean of Students office. Provides leadership and strategic direction for a broad range of services and programs to enrich the overall student experience and to assist and support students across the University with their academic, career, and personal development.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 10+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • MBA or related Master’s degree.


  • A minimum seven years of management experience.
  • Student-related activities experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Experience and highly proficient with managing data and dashboards.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong track record of developing people on their team, building a collaborative team environment and engaging and inspiring staff members to reach or exceed goals and build relationships.
  • Strong track record of developing trust among staff members and successfully delegating key responsibilities.
  • Successful track record in higher education recruitment emphasizing a broad and diverse student base.
  • Demonstrated ability at defining and refining program strategies that are closely linked to organization goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously meet or exceed goals including with changing market conditions.
  • An innovation mindset and customer service orientation; navigate ambiguous situations.
  • A track record of successfully launching new programs and/or creatively transforming organizations.
  • Work successfully under pressure and to produce excellent work under tight deadlines while ensuring a high-engagement work environment.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills, especially including demonstrated ability for tact and discretion.
  • Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, and persuasion skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively and diplomatically with a diverse set of colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone.
  • Engage in performance feedback process.

Working Conditions

  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum of three days per week in the office.
  • Domestic and possibly international travel, as well as weekend and evening work.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Student Affairs & Services

Role Impact

People Manager

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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