UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Our Career Opportunities

UNC Executive Development is growing, and we’re seeking experienced and motivated professionals to help us continue to drive our momentum. We are a purpose-driven organization, a community of innovative thinkers, go-getters, and hard workers. Every UNC Executive Development team member lives by our principles and plays a critical role in fulfilling our mission. We have a passion for transforming individuals and organizations, for inspiring and empowering the leaders of today and tomorrow, and for making the capability-building process seamless and effective. If you are likewise impassioned and driven by this vision, we invite you to browse our current openings below.

Available Positions

Directions for applying for each position are included in the job description.

  • + Director of Client Engagement, Digital Programs

    UNC Executive Development is embarking on a substantial growth strategy which includes growth in our digital portfolio. This portfolio is comprised of scalable, technology-enabled executive education solutions. These solutions may be customized to suit the needs and context of the client, embedded in a face-to-face custom executive education program, or used to target specific capabilities. We leverage our world-class faculty and content to drive impact. We have a partnership with Fortune magazine that provides access to a large library of exclusive Fortune interviews with CEOs and other world leaders.

    As such, we are seeking to hire experienced business development professionals to help drive this growth. The Director of Client Engagement position is focused on cultivating corporate relationships with potential revenue opportunities with our digital programs. Through strategic planning, relationship building, and the orchestration of key resources, this role will partner with senior and executive level decision makers and become a trusted advisor to these companies and partner with them to create innovative digital solutions that impact their business results. He or she will join a team that includes instructional designers, technology experts, and program managers.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement both short and long-term strategic plans for this targeted portfolio that achieve and surpass ambitious revenue goals
    • Support the team in influencing the internal organization to accurately assess the business impact of innovations and advocate when appropriate
    • Utilize key dashboard metrics to analyze results; in consultation with other Directors of Client Engagement, revise course of action to close deals, improve effectiveness, change course, etc.
    • Develop and manage accurate sales forecasts. Communicate forecasts regularly to management while consistently meeting or exceeding revenue targets
    • Represent the corporate market for digital solutions within UNC Executive Development through feedback on our products, solutions and services and suggest ideas for new subjects, products and services
    • Report on competitive intelligence to product development and marketing groups
    • Collaborate and develop new ways of working with the UNC Executive Development team to create comprehensive, integrated executive education experiences for leaders within some of the world’s leading brands
    • Actively collaborate with other directors of Client Engagement and Directors of Design and Client Engagement teams to maximize the effectiveness of our global sales efforts
    • Actively solicit RFPs and/or respond to unsolicited RFPs by developing proposals that accurately represent UNC Executive Development’s capabilities and meet the needs of the requesting organization. Work with program directors and faculty to develop proposed curriculum for each proposal
    • Communicate effectively and credibly with clients, faculty, and staff on the appropriate design, development, and delivery of programs
    • Intellectual capability to identify and share relevant research and trends in the market
    • Ability to project a professional manner with self-assurance, conscientiousness, and confidence in dealing with others
    • Develop collaborative working relationships with Kenan-Flagler and affiliate faculty members

    Qualifications and Experience:

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of creating and executing successful business development strategies and plans, as well as a record of exceeding revenue and growth goals. Understanding of corporate and academic environments and the ability to quickly build credibility and relationships with all levels of leaders is essential. Along with a robust business, financial and strategic acumen, this role requires strong sales skills, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a dynamic executive presence. The candidate must also possess the ability to work in and lead progress through ambiguous situations. An individual that thrives in a setting that rewards growth, values teamwork, and balances autonomy and accountability will be most successful.

    The candidate must have significant experience selling in the professional services, corporate education or related industries with demonstrated success in selling technology-enabled learning solutions to the executive level within large global corporations. A master’s degree in business or a relevant field is preferred. The ability to travel up to 40% of the time is required.

    To apply, please send a cover letter clearly indicating the position you are applying for (Position #320) along with your resume to execdev_jobs@unc.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

    Cover letters should be addressed to:

    Chair, Director of Client Engagement Search Committee
    Executive Development, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. EOE M/F/D/V.

    This position is in the Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC, an affiliated organization of UNC-Chapel Hill and is not a University or State of North Carolina position.

  • + Director of Design and Client Engagement

    The Director of Design and Client Engagement position is a member of the senior leadership team responsible for building the brand and business.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Growing and managing a portfolio of clients
    • Business development
    • Conducting needs assessment
    • Designing innovative leader development initiatives
    • Selecting and collaborating with faculty
    • Ensuring quality control
    • Contributing to the expansion of Executive Development’s network of external faculty and practitioners

    Qualifications and Experience:

    This role requires expertise in leader development or a related field, as well as experience creating leader development programs or initiatives in global organizations. Strong candidates will have a successful track record of client management, exceptional collaboration skills, and an understanding of corporate and academic environments. Candidates must possess the ability to build rapport and credibility with all levels of leaders. Written and verbal communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills when working with C-level executives, business school faculty, and senior HR and business professionals is critical to this role. The candidate should also possess the ability to work in and lead progress through ambiguous situations. An individual that thrives in a setting that rewards growth, values teamwork, and balances autonomy and accountability will be most successful.

    Candidates must hold a degree in business, education, or a related field, and have a minimum of five years of experience working in executive development. Five to ten years of business experience is also required. A master’s degree in business or a relevant field is preferred. The ability to travel up to 40% of the time is required.

    To apply, please send a cover letter clearly indicating the position you are applying for (Position #00255) along with your resume to execdev_jobs@unc.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

    Cover letters should be addressed to:

    Chair, Director of Design and Client Engagement Search Committee
    Executive Development, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. EOE M/F/D/V.

    This position is in the Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC, an affiliated organization of UNC-Chapel Hill and is not a University or State of North Carolina position.

  • + Program Assistant

    The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and operational support for Executive Development program deliveries.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    • General office management duties
    • Program administrative support includes, but is not limited to:
      • Developing and assembling program materials
      • Ordering copyrights
      • Shipping and tracking materials
      • Compiling program evaluations
    • Direct program coverage and support in the classroom and during offsite activities, as needed. This includes announcements and interactions with instructors, participants, clients, facilities staff and vendors.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced work environment and possess the ability to juggle varying stakeholder requests simultaneously and effectively manage deadlines for multiple priorities, while exhibiting excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate must be organized, flexible, and conduct all business with a high level of customer service and professionalism. Attention to detail, good judgment, and demonstrated tact and diplomacy are fundamental in this role. Due to the nature of the role, an individual with a commanding presence when speaking publicly will be most successful. Strong competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

    Minimum qualifications include an associate degree or higher and/or equivalent experience. A minimum of one to two years of administrative experience required. This position may require some overtime including evening and weekend work and occasional travel during program deliveries, as needed.

    To apply, please send a cover letter clearly indicating the position you are applying for (Position #450) along with your resume to execdev_jobs@unc.edu by the application deadline of December 2, 2018.

    Cover letters should be addressed to:

    Chair, Program Assistant Search Committee
    Executive Development, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. EOE M/F/D/V.

    This position is in the Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC, an affiliated organization of UNC-Chapel Hill and is not a University or State of North Carolina position.