Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
The Professional Education & Training (PE&T) department supports the Council’s position as an industry thought leader and admissions expert by convening schools to discuss global and regional industry issues, delivering skills training, and sharing research-based knowledge and information. Responsibilities include development, management, and execution of the Council’s two flagship programs: Leadership Conference and Annual Conference; the Admissions Institute, a training program for admissions professions; as well as the Council’s online educational and training programs.
The Director, Professional Education and Training is a high-profile role within the organization and industry, who is responsible for delivering fast and sustainable results in four (4) primary areas:
Strategic growth of GMAC’s Professional Education and Training portfolio, including collaboration with Regional offices on expansion of our Admissions Institute;
Continued successful development and execution of GMAC’s flagship events: GMAC Annual and Leadership Conferences;
Manage PE&T P&L;
Management of PE&T staff members.
Develop overall strategic plan for the PE&T portfolio.
Work with Finance and Regional counterparts to determine market size and potential market growth, determine financial cost to offer each program, and set price of event to be fiscally responsible.
Oversee the curriculum development, manage speaker selection and coordinate the sessions for desired outcomes.
Work closely with key partners including MBA Roundtable, EMBA Council, MBA CSEA and other stakeholder groups to ensure their professional development needs are met, as dictated by the parameters of their agreements with GMAC.
Management of the Council’s flagship events, the Leadership Conference and Annual Conference, including oversight of advisory group, management of content creation, and program execution.
Maintain superior knowledge of global graduate management education trends through the media and other secondary sources.
Conduct research, including surveying customers regularly to assess educational needs and preferences; build effective networks with business school professionals that feed into Conference or online programming development.
Translate constituent needs into viable Conference concepts including keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, discussion groups, workshops, etc.
Budget ownership and management of the Council’s PE&T portfolio to ensure fiscal independence/ profitability.
Provide financial guidance and input into PE&T event pricing strategy.
Oversee professional development staff, including positioning for future professional success.
Other responsibilities and duties, as assigned.
Minimum 8 years of experience running professional training and events at a comparable organization or experience in the graduate management education industry.
2-3 years of leadership experience at the director or equivalent level.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to deliver results.
Ability to travel, when required (approx. 20% of the time).
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Strong customer relationship management skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
Experience running a P&L.
Educational design skills.
Ability to work as part of a management team and to work across functions in a highly matrix organization.
The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) is a non-profit organization of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC meets the needs of business schools and students through a wide array of products, services, and programs and serves as a primary resource of research and information about quality graduate management education.
GMAC is the owner and administrator of the GM...AT® exam. Created in 1954, the GMAT is the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. Available in almost 100 countries, it is the most widely used assessment for graduate management admissions and the most reliable predictor of academic success in graduate business studies.
Here are some of the benefits that make GMAC a great place to work:
-Fully Paid Health-Care Premiums
-Fully Paid Dental-Care Premiums
-Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care)
-Group Life Insurance
-Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
-403(b) Retirement Plan
-Employee Educational Assistance Program
-Paid Time Off (PTO)
-Employee Training Programs
-On-Site Health & Fitness
GMAC values its highly talented employees and offers the ideal climate for innovative, motivated, and proactive individuals with diverse backgrounds.
As a global organization, we understand and appreciate the benefits of myriad cultural perspectives. GMAC is wholly committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people, and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law.