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Director of Career Accelerator Programs

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, and in an online blended format. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.

For our newly formed programs department, we are looking for a
Director of Career Accelerator Programs (full-time).

The Career Accelerator program portfolio at ESMT Berlin comprises any program targeting students or working professionals with an average of 3-9 years’ post-graduate professional experience. Currently, in this cluster, ESMT runs a full-time MBA, a part-time blended MBA program, and a corporate MBA program (with Deutsche Telekom), with a total of 150 full-time students. In addition to these programs, the school plans to launch a fully online global MBA program for this target market segment in late 2021. Other areas which would fall into the remit of the Career Accelerator portfolio could be, for example, new collaborative programs with partners from the GNAM or FOME alliances, pathway programs into the existing full-time MBA, or other post-experience degree programs. While non-degree programs in the school’s open enrolment (OE) executive education portfolio will initially fall outside the remit of this cluster, it is envisaged that programs in the OE portfolio which address this market segment will transfer gradually into this cluster. An example of such a program would be any leadership development program targeting young leaders or first-time managers.

You will

  • Take full P&L responsibility for programs in relevant market segment, including existing programs, and the development of new programs to meet segment needs
  • Ensure programs in cluster are developed in line with market needs through competitive analysis, corporate outreach, internal capacity analysis, and overall school strategy
  • Determine overall market positioning of programs in cluster and work closely with the Director of Business Development and Marketing to ensure this is reflected in B2B and B2C marketing, recruitment and admissions
  • Manage program delivery through the program management team for program cluster, including coordination of curriculum scheduling, liaising and negotiating with faculty and other stakeholders such as career services, international office, student services
  • Own the regular program review process for existing programs; with the help of the Dean of Faculty and Research, form program review teams consisting of faculty and professional staff to ensure market appropriateness of programs in cluster
  • Be responsible for the development of the rankings of programs within cluster (but not the coordination of the rankings process)
  • Contribute to accreditation documentation with sections relevant to program in cluster

You are qualified for this position, because you have

  • The proven ability to manage and grow a portfolio of products or services with business / profit responsibility
  • Focus on customers and customer satisfaction
  • People management skills - experiences in leading a team of professionals
  • Intimate knowledge of the international graduate management education market

This is what we can offer you

ESMT offers a very collegial and international environment with employees from more than 35 different countries. We encourage a self-driven attitude and contributions with meaningful and lasting impact. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our employees, our programs, and our community. You will work on our campus in the heart of Berlin-Mitte in one of Europeans most exciting cities with reasonable living costs.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application until January 17, 2021 by using our online application form, including:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV with relevant certificates and references
  • Salary expectations and possible start date