Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of the Dean of Executive and Enterprise Education.
Founded in 1919, Babson College is a global leader in entrepreneurship education. Babson Executive and Enterprise Education (BEEE) is one of the three main divisions of Babson College and a dynamic learning laboratory, where clients, faculty, staff and partners work together to address real-world business challenges and create and capitalize on business opportunities. Recognized as one of the world’s top providers of customized executive education, BEEE was recently ranked by Financial Times as #7 among the top 17 elite business schools in the U.S. and #25 among executive education providers worldwide. BEEE’s global client base includes corporations, family businesses, entrepreneurs, educational institutions, foundations, non-profits, governments and NGOs. BEEE’s solutions include custom programs, open enrollment programs, blended and e-learning programs, and thought leadership.
The Dean of Executive and Enterprise Education reports to the Provost and provides academic and administrative leadership for the division. The Dean sets the strategic direction and defines, builds, and leverages strategic partnerships with corporate entities, other academic units at Babson College, associations, learning organizations outside the College, and others. Demonstrated leadership, communication, political savvy and inclusiveness are essential, as is the ability to build bridges and work in partnership with a wide variety of individuals and organizations, both internally and externally. The successful candidate will demonstrate entrepreneurial drive and talent, evidence of creativity and leadership success in program development and management, the leadership skills to manage the staff, the ability to provide effective strategic and financial oversight of the division’s resources, and compelling oral and written communication skills. At least 10 years of successful senior level experience leading an organization’s executive/adult education operations or other relevant experiences, such as leadership development consulting, is critical; an advanced degree such as an MBA or other master’s level degree is required; a doctoral degree is advantageous. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically, as three separate attachments, via e-mail to the College’s consultants, Jennifer Desjarlais, Manny Berger and Alexis von Kunes Newton, at: BabsonDeanEEE@wittkieffer.com
Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to enhancing diversity and inclusive excellence. Candidates who believe they can contribute this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.