Program Manager - Executive Programs – DTU Learn for Life

Updated: 4 months ago

We are looking for dynamic and dedicated Program Managers for our executive programs, where you will be a key resource for admissions, planning and delivery. You will be part of a team with highly skilled colleagues and our shared goal is to ensure that every cohort is delivered successfully and adds the highest possible value to the participants, faculty, and the organization.

DTU Learn for Life
DTU Learn for Life is the cross-university centre developing and coordinating executive and continuing education programmes at DTU - Technical University of Denmark at the Lyngby Campus.

We are a centre for a new strategic investment at DTU in relation to continuing and executive education in a unique, dynamic university environment. DTU Learn for Life is DTU's platform for all forms of future management education and specialized continuing education based on technology, sustainability, and innovation. A showcase for DTU's teaching and research, which reaches out widely to businesses, authorities, and organisations both in Denmark and in the world.

At DTU Learn for Life, we promote and run programmes for specialists, managers, leaders, and C-levels to drive change in their companies and organisations as well as in society as a whole. We have our offices in a well-equipped centre on campus with an Executive auditorium, break-out meeting rooms, and a lounge - where we run classes, workshops, masterclasses, lectures, and events. We want to deliver world class continuing and executive education to the business world as well as to private and public organisations.

About our executive programs
The DTU Executive MBA , also called Master in Management of Technology (MMT), is an intensive two-year master’s programme. The DTU Executive MBA is accredited by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science as well as AMBA, the Association of MBAs, and we are launching the 27th cohort next summer.

Our Master in Sustainable Leadership is an innovative, accredited programme that brings academic content out of the classroom by integrating learning into real-world cases and projects. Participants will practice everything they learn in a real-life context and a key feature is the immersive learning project, spanning the 2-year programme. We are launching the third cohort next summer.

Our Board Education Programme combines solid, academic research with first-hand experience from top business executives and board experts and provides the participants with knowledge and key skills to increase leadership competencies and build a board career.

Besides these three ongoing executive programmes, we have other executive programs waiting to relaunch or completely new ones in the making. Growth and business development is part of the job. 

The Program Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating effective operations regarding executive programme admissions, programme structures, and execution together with the programme director, programme coordinators, faculty and partners to help secure the overall success of the program.

Responsibilities also include planning international study trips (e.g. to Silicon Valley, Iceland, India, etc.) as well as various events and formal graduation ceremonies. Executive classes often take place outside of regular work hours meaning that program managers regularly work on evenings or Saturdays.

Essential functions

  • Participate in the recruitment, sales, and admission of high calibre student cohorts each year
  • Following prospective participants from initial interest until final admission into the program
  • Coordination with marketing teams for developing engaging content
  • Ensuring streamlined delivery program and content management
  • Supporting faculty during teaching days and facilitation of occasional course debriefs and group discussions
  • Ensuring topic linkages and threads throughout all courses and modules
  • Ensure the students are well supported throughout their entire academic journey, including supporting them during the Personal Leadership Development modules of the programmes
  • Responsible for preparing semester plans, and course preparation in collaboration with programme director(s), faculty, and program coordinators
  • Supporting and coordinating the program’s international study trips
  • Coordinating the program steering group and academic advisory group

With direct reference to the Head of Executive Education, you will work closely together with colleagues within the Executive programme teams, as well as the rest of Learn for Life and DTU.

Professional qualifications 
You have and academic background – Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and a strong track record in managing complex dynamic programmes as a programme manager or in similar project-based positions involving delivering educational or training content in unique learning environments. Experience from onboarding programme participants is strongly preferred, but other relevant experience in recruitment (e.g. marketing and sales) is also relevant. Strong command of project/programme management techniques and tools for keeping track of programme details and budgets are key professional qualifications required. 

We are constantly striving to deliver excellent executive learning and integrating new megatrends i.e. digitization, sustainability, innovation, etc., and candidates with knowledge or interest in these areas are preferred.

Personal qualifications

  • Excellent coordinator and project manager
  • Experienced in running complicated projects, programmes, and schedules
  • Know-how to plan well in advance from a content-driven perspective
  • Comfortable facilitating in smaller groups 
  • Team player with a positive, constructive attitude 
  • Quick at problem solving, coming up with innovative solutions, and supporting changes and modifications in a dynamic learning environment
  • Proactive self-starter, taking ownership of full processes from start to end to experiment and find the best path forward.

Salary and terms of employment
Terms of appointment and payment according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) or any other relevant agreement. 

Application and contact
We are screening applications on a rolling basis - and final deadline to submit your online application is Monday 20 November 2023. Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form, attach your CV and motivated application in English or in Danish as well as your exam certificates.

If you would like to have additional information about the position, you are welcome to contact Head of Executive Education, Michael Frederik Ellekjær, on mail [email protected]  or phone 5140 8231.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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