The assistant director of programs is an integral part of the overall efforts of the Association of Governing Boards to provide relevant, high quality, memorable programs to member governing boards and senior administrators. The assistant director will be required to support all association programs, and this role includes responsibility for revenue associated with assigned programs. Overall, the assistant director of programs is charged to take initiative and add to the department’s awareness and creativity in meeting member needs through programming.
Coordinate with contracted program facilitators and the director of programs to produce a compelling agenda, curriculum, and materials.
Initiate, enable, and monitor activity by communications and web staff to achieve registration totals of 18 teams per institute.
Manage pre-event participant information-gathering, and assemble and ship all educational materials for the event.
Support these programs on site, as assigned.
Take the lead in preparing, implementing, analyzing, and reporting results from participant evaluations.
Contribute to session and speaker ideation proactively for both the conference and the workshop.
Manage the call for proposals and selection process to populate 20-25 percent of conference sessions on the program; liaise with presenters for all sessions selected through the call for proposals.
Act as primary liaison with AGB’s Board Professionals Leadership Group, an essential advisory body for AGB and partner in program development for the Workshop for Board Professionals.
Attend the event, staff sessions as assigned, and play a central role in effectively deploying approximately 20 on-site staff.
Participate in semi-annual and ad-hoc planning meetings to produce and refine AGB’s webinars calendar.
Oversee and contribute to broadcasting and recording AGB webinars.
Collaborate with AGB’s programs assistant in developing, tracking, and reporting key metrics.
An undergraduate degree; graduate degree preferable.
Three to five years of experience working with or in higher education, universities or associations; work with institutional presidents, other executives and/or trustees preferred.
Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Excellent organizational skills with high level attention to detail.
Ability to work without substantial staff support in an organization marked by high energy.
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and different deadlines concurrently.
Contribute positively to a working environment marked by collegiality, open and candid discussion, and active collaboration with AGB colleagues
A demonstrated focus on excellent customer service.
Availability for limited
Proficiency with MS Office suite of applications required; proficiency with GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting preferred.
Application materials required:
Cover letter describing relevant experience along with resume. State salary requirements.
About Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization centered on governance in higher education. Governing boards must focus now more than ever on promoting central missions while running their institutions as effectively as possible. It is critical that they reinforce the value of higher education, innovate through the smart use of technology, and serve the needs of a shifting demographic. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policy makers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing education landscape.
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