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Director Master of Management Studies Asset Management

STARS Requisition: 84302BR
University Job Title: Director MMS, Asset Management
Department Job Title: Director Master of Management Studies Asset Management

Grade: P6

Position Focus: 

The Director has the lead role for the Masters in Management Studies, Asset Management (MMS-AM) Track including shared responsibility for admissions, student affairs, and external relations. The Director reports to the Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management’s MMS Program in Asset Management.

The Director works closely with the Faculty Director of the Asset Management program to implement the faculty’s vision and design of the program and oversee the program’s delivery. Specific responsibilities include program planning of course offerings and their staffing, financial management of the program budget, student advising, program-related communication and liaison with all stakeholders, and serving in an advisory role to the Faculty Director with respect to academic requirements, standards, and program policy. The responsibilities also include close coordination with colleagues in admissions, academic administration and student life, and career development to ensure the highest levels of excellence and service in each of these domains. The Director also plays a critical role in developing close relationships with companies and other institutions in the asset management and financial services industries, both to attract high-caliber candidates to the program and to help place them in internships and full-time roles. As part of this objective, the Director will need to speak about and market the program to potential employers as well as pools of potential candidates for admission. As such, the Director will work closely with the admissions office, career development office, and communications office.

The Director is expected to create content for and instruct Math Camp and coordinate with Admissions on summer prep work. May also teach in the program as needed and help run the Asset Management colloquium that brings in outside speakers to interact with the students. The colloquium is expected to run 3-4 times per semester.

Essential Duties: 

  1. Work closely with Faculty Director to implement the program’s academic design—course requirements, their staffing and scheduling, co-curricular activities.
  2. Manage important stakeholder and partner relationships, especially with firms and institutions from whom we recruit students and those who hire our graduates and provide internships.
  3. Develop and implement recruiting strategies and activities.
  4. Provide guidance and counseling to prospective students.
  5. Take part in evaluating admissions applications, interviewing prospective applicants, and independently assessing each application to attract the highest quality and diverse group of matriculating students.
  6. Work with the Faculty Director on strategic development and evolution of the program and its positioning.
  7. Serve as liaison with faculty, all administrative departments, alumni, student government, student focus groups, outside firms and individuals as needed to facilitate on-going development, improvement and implementation of student life programs and excellent student experience.
  8. Develop and implement projects, events, and programs to address specific issues, enhance communication and provide social interaction.
  9. Work with the MMS-AM Faculty Director to augment and enrich the substance and pedagogical design of course materials.
  10. Potentially help create marketing and other education materials, such as web sites about the program.
  11. Teach courses as assigned by the Faculty Director.
  12. Work with the Swensen Asset Management Institute as needed and directed.
  13. May perform other duties as assigned, including working with students or faculty.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and 5-6 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  1. At least some graduate-level work in a related field (i.e., economics, finance, computer science).
  2. Solid analytical background and a demonstrated ability to write quickly and clearly (candidates are asked to provide writing samples).
  3. Some travel required.
  4. Ability to represent the School well in working collegially with peers and colleagues within and outside the University.
  5. Proven commitment to diversity and inclusion, equity, and excellence.


Master’s degree or doctorate. Experience in the asset management or financial services industry.


  • Customer Service Focus – Listening carefully to and understanding customers’ needs and proactively responding to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Teamwork/Communication – Working cooperatively to achieve common goals. Support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information.
  • Product Excellence – Provide the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality.
  • Leadership – Provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement
  • Innovative – Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
  • Strategic Thinking – Recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.

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