Program Manager

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director of the McGill Executive Institute (MEI) and collaborating closely with key stakeholders, this role will focus on creating and implementing a range of open-enrollment and customized executive education solutions (onsite, online, and hybrid) for workplace learners in Canada and abroad. 

The incumbent will work autonomously with senior executives and HR experts to understand the learning needs of managers and executives among corporate and not-for-profit client organizations.   Possessing solid project management expertise, people skills, process efficiency, and team development qualities, the role includes planning, managing and executing initiatives at all stages of the learning journey including: 1) Building and maintaining relationships with key clients; 2) Liaising with corporate client representatives and teaching faculty to define project objectives that are clear and attainable; 3) Procuring the project requirements, agreements and material or technology needed to accomplish the learning solution; 4) Use professional expertise to prioritize activities and assess any risks or recommend modifications to the project; 5) Serve as the key MEI representative/liaison with the client throughout the coordination, delivery and project follow-up; 6) Participate in the development of new initiatives that support the strategic direction of the unit.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with heads of client organizations and their HR advisors as well as and a portfolio of external stakeholders to define executive education objectives that are clear, aligned with client needs, and attainable.
  • Liaise with academic staff to help design premium learning solutions, including the creation of proposals to support new initiatives and projects.
  • Manage details relating to service agreements and contracts including budgets, professional fees, deadlines and arrangements with clients, faculty and suppliers.
  • Plan, implement and monitor multiple learning projects in online, onsite and hybrid formats.
  • Develop relationships with external organizations including profit, non-profit and government officials to grow the MEI customer base and generate revenue.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

Team player with solid entrepreneurial experience and the capacity to rally efforts amongst various stakeholder groups. Excellent communication, networking, negotiation, and presentation skills. Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, and decision-making skills.  Ability to establish priorities and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines. Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness. Proven ability to identify emerging business opportunities and build long-term relationships as well as evaluate and propose ways to help the business reach its full potential.  Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.  Knowledge of MBA curriculum preferred.  Ten (10+) years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.  English and French: spoken and written.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 04) $57,330.00 - $71,660.00 - $85,990.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


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