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Director of Business Ethics Programs
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Requisition Number (please reference): 1001398
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
This position directs all aspects of the Ethics Center's comprehensive program in Business Ethics. The director is responsible for strategic planning and selection of activities, identifying and securing resources to fund the program, managing relationships with partner organizations within and outside the university, and supervision of temporary, student, and contract staff hired to implement the program. The director works in an interdisciplinary way with other Center directors to develop new programs, and coordinates cooperative activities with other units of the University, including the law and business schools, and is a senior member of the Ethics Center staff.
I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop a strategy for the Center's activities in business ethics, coordinating with other senior staff of the Ethics Center and other programs within the University.
- Design and manage Center activities to implement the Business Ethics strategy.
- Raise sufficient funds to support the Business Ethics Program, working with the Center's Director of External Relations and the Center's dedicated major gifts officer (including $300K for Business and Organizational Partnership).
- Manage and expand relationships with BOEP partners, providing or arranging for consultations, workshops, etc., as appropriate.
- Propose and manage budget for the Business Ethics program.
- Select, hire and supervise temporary, student and/or contract staff to implement the strategy in Business Ethics.
- Manage the Center's Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership.
- Identify key ethical issues that arise in business. Track the development of emerging business ethics issues in the news and develop expertise in business ethics.
- Respond to requests for information on Business Ethics from individuals and organizations within and outside the university.
- Develop materials on Business ethics to be posted on the Ethics Center website.
- Make presentations to on-campus and off-campus groups on Center and Business Ethics activities.
- Create and manage joint programs with other University units, including the law and business schools
- Create and manage joint programs and partnerships with Silicon Valley institutions within and outside the University.
- Participate actively in the cross-disciplinary work of the Center in applied ethics fields beyond Business Ethics.
- As a senior member of the Center staff, participate in strategic planning and other functions for the Center as a whole.
- Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
II. Desirable Duties
- Respond to press inquiries and write opinion articles for national publications in Business Ethics.
- Write materials on Business Ethics to be posted on the Markkula Center website.
III. Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
- Ten years' experience in business or other complex organization.
- Experience in sales or marketing, fundraising, or similar function.
- Extensive knowledge of business and organizations.
- Demonstrated creativity and initiative in designing and leading programs.
- Demonstrated ability to network and build relationships.
IV. Desirable Qualifications
- Experience in program or project management.
- Experience with websites and social media.
- Experience in media relations, writing opinion articles or the equivalent.
- Experience conducting research or reporting on business ethics.
- Excellent writing and research skills.
- Experience teaching or lecturing on business ethics.
- Experience designing or managing organizational ethics programs.
- Other background in ethics or ethical analysis.
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