Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Country:
United States
Industry:
Sales
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
3-5 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree
Street:
33 W Monroe St
City:
Chicago
State:
Illinois
Fax:
3122645144
ID
338009
Phone:
312-944-1750

College Relations Manager, Customized Programs

Job title: College Relations Manager, Customized Programs

Status: Full-time, exempt

Schedule: Normal office hours are 37.5 hours per week, M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, with a 30 minute lunch break. This is an exempt position that may be required to work beyond core office hours and travel approximately 20-30% based on the needs of the position and the organization.

Reports to: Senior Associate VP Customized Programs and Internships

Direct reports: None

Start date: ASAP

Location: Chicago, IL

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 8,000 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $4 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

The Customized Programs team works with universities, colleges, and other academically-focused institutions as well as IES Abroad overseas Centers to develop and implement high quality, specialized (usually faculty-led and/or short-term) study abroad programs.

The College Relations Manager (CRM) is charged with growing/maintaining school relationships and then soliciting, conceptualizing, and negotiating customize programs. The CRM manages each program within a portfolio from idea to proposal to closure. She/he champions customized programming within IES Abroad by maintaining productive relationships across departmental lines.

In addition, the Manager will manage and/or support projects as required.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • At least 5 years' related experience, preferably working with faculty and/or administrators in program development/management of study abroad related to recruiting/customer relations, etc.
  • Successful track record in recruitment, client management, or study abroad programing in which goals were consistently met and/or exceeded.
  • Dedication to providing high-quality client services.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment and to present suitable solutions to new challenges.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and close transactions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ease in interacting with various constituents and ability to make effective presentations.
  • Strong communications skills with ability to cooperate with all stakeholders.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position
  • Skilled in handling stressful situations, e.g., advising anxious and faculty.
  • Passion for embracing business process improvement opportunities.
  • Exceptional team player: proactive, responsible and able to learn quickly.
  • Maintain a positive can-do attitude and sense of humor.
  • Act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Talent for organizing and prioritizing multiple priorities and projects in fast-paced environment, including excellent follow-up and attention to detail.
  • High level of enthusiasm, energy, and flexibility.
  • Strong data management skills with past experience using budgeting tools, Microsoft Office, CRM, and databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trends and best practices in international higher education.
  • Experience working or studying in a country outside the US helpful.

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications etc:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Must have valid US Driver's license and ability and willingness to drive as required.

Application Deadline:

Open until position is filled.

No phone calls or emailed status inquiries accepted.

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/about/employment for more information about working at IES Abroad.