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GHR Fellows Program Director
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted May 31, 2018
Title GHR Fellows Program Director
University The University of St. Thomas
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • St. Paul, MN
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Services
    Educational Services
    Administrative Support/Services

GHR Fellows Program Director

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a GHR Fellows Program Director within the Opus College of Business and Student Affairs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The director of the GHR Fellows Program leads the strategic design, implementation, day-to-day operations and student experience of this preeminent scholarship program, a $50M initiative to drive the enrollment of a diverse set of high-performing students to the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. In partnership with the faculty director, university shared service units, and the GHR Foundation, the director sets program-level strategies and goals, leads the implementation of key initiatives, and manages innovation and continuous improvement efforts. The director reports to the dean of the Opus College, serves as a team member in the Office of Students Affairs at the University, and engages regularly with staff in marketing, admissions & recruiting, career services, student life, undergraduate programs, and university advancement to achieve program outcomes. The director has primary responsibility for engagement with students to insure that they have experiences and support resources consistent with a high-quality undergraduate honors program. The director serves as the primary program spokesperson, recruiter and advocate with both internal and external stakeholders.

Some local and national travel is required (5-10 % annually)


Strategy and Leadership:

Leads the design, implementation, day-to day operations, and student experience of the GHR Fellows Program.
Identifies, cultivates, and manages the internal and external relationships essential to the identification and admission of scholarship recipients, and the delivery of a unique curricular and co-curricular student experience that aligns with the transformational vision of the program.
Ensures the academic performance, career trajectory, and individual development outcomes (principled leadership, philanthropy, entrepreneurial thinking, global business/cultural values) envisioned by the GHR Foundation.
Serves as primary liaison to staff at the GHR Foundation.
Program Management and Student Engagement:

Directs the onboarding and day-to-day cohort experience, cultivating a sense of community, professionalism and responsibility to self/others and the GHR Foundation.
Engages regularly with students to guide their collegiate experience and ultimately gauge student satisfaction.
Leads the student advisory board, and in conjunction with the Opus College Dean, the external advisory board.
Program Planning and Development:

Develops an integrated program plan that provides a seamless four-year student experience, linking all facets of the University calendar/service structure.
Identifies and manages available resources with marketing, recruitment, advancement, housing, academic advising, study abroad, student support, career services, and undergraduate programs.
Program Financials, Reporting and Evaluation:

Manages the program budget.
Ensures strong communication and recordkeeping to support GHR Foundation stewardship.
Evaluates the program in terms of competitiveness, academic relevance, student satisfaction, and delivery and makes recommendations for continuous improvement and innovation.
Program Marketing and Recruitment:

Supports the development and execution of an annual marketing and recruitment plan for the GHR Fellows.
Establishes and manages membership and functions of the GHR Fellows advisory board and GHR alumni program.
Supports the development of content for marketing materials and storytelling.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Five years of program administration experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education
Graduate degree in business, education, higher education administration, or a related field
Professional level experience with at least one of the following responsibilities:
Managing and reporting program progress for a foundation grant
Experience working in student affairs
Experience working with student personnel.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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