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The Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships and Program Development (AD), develops, fosters, and manages partnerships and relationships with industry clientele across a range of sectors, with the primary objective of attracting, securing industry partnerships and relationships with investors and clients to be associated with the experiential learning components of the Master of Business Analytics Program (MBAN) and Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence Program (MMAI) at the Schulich School of Business. Through the capabilities of the Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab, the Schulich School of Business administers and delivers the Analytics Consulting Project (ACP). The ACP is a unique experiential learning component of the programs that operates on a cost-recovery model. The ACP engages industry clients as an experiential learning, as well as student financial assistance generating enterprise with specialized partnerships in the business analytics and artificial intelligence sectors. The AD is the lead contact for ACP industry clients and prospective client development. and as well, supports special projects associated with the soon-to-be established Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics and AI (Centre). The AD has direct responsibility for the delivery of quality experiential education programming through the ACP program for students in the MBAN and MMAI Programs, as well as ensuring a positive experience for all industry clients associated with the ACP. The AD is active in the development of co-curricular elements of the Programs that are designed to ensure students are prepared for future careers. The AD takes the lead role in all budgetary matters, collaborations with internal York University and external service providers, as well as coordinating marketing and communications initiatives in relation to the ACP and MBAN/MMAI Programs and the Centre. More specifically, the AD develops an annualized marketing and branding strategy in collaboration with the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Schulich School of Business. With guidance from the Director, the AD manages the content, images, and branding of the program's proprietary web portal DschulichLab.ai and the cloud-based Azure platform and liaises regularly with the School's Marketing team to ensure the Program's student-focused webpage is current and reflective of best practices. The AD works closely with the MBAN/MMAI Program Director (Director) to identify, nurture and secure new ACP industry clients. The AD liaises regularly and provides support and program-specific expertise for efforts related to fundraising/sponsorship and alumni engagement as undertaken and exclusively directed by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in relation to corporate sponsorships and other investments associated with the Programs and/or the Centre. As part of ACP oversight, the AD works with the Director to assess current and potential project opportunities, identifies, cultivates and acquires industry clients to host projects, and facilitates the contractual process associated with the ACP, including the mutual non-disclosure agreement, (client and student), and development of the initial statement of work. With respect to special projects related to the Centre, the AD is active in ensuring sound functional and administrative processes for the Centre's web portal - DschulichLab.ai, hosted in the cloud on a customized Azure platform. Under the guidance from the Director, the AD is responsible for designing and implementing co-curricular classes and workshops that meet current market needs. and is responsible for anticipating demands and trends in the Analytics and AI sectors' professions. The AD is the managing supervisor to bargaining unit support positions.
University Degree required. Advanced degree an asset (Master of Business Administration. Master of Business Analytics, Masters in Adult Education/Experiential Education. or Curriculum Development). Professional Coaching credential(s) from an internationally recognized and accredited organization an asset, as is a Project Management credential.
Minimum 5 years' relationship building and/or corporate relations, business development, and/or account management experience, ideally across multiple industries that are heavy users of big data. Including minimum concurrent 5 years' management experience, (managing staff members/teams). Project management experience/training is required. 5 years' experience working with diverse stakeholder groups. With concurrent 5 years' experience in career strategy development. experience reviewing and negotiating legal agreements and commercial contracts.
Exceptional communications, (written and verbal) required, as are excellent numeracy, critical analytical and cognitive skills. Experience working with multilateral University stakeholder departments and fostering collaboration with multiple internal stakeholder groups (including faculty, research, administration, alumni and students). Experience engaging and collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders from the business and technology sectors, and demonstrated expertise in the development, implementation, and execution of business contracts, policy and program guidelines, and funding agreements. Experience in administering collective agreements required.
Office work in a private office setting, with some expected local travel. Lengthy discussions, meetings and activities/events during which periods of sitting and remaining attentive and engaged can be expected.
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credential(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
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