Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC


Associate Program Director


Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


Application Deadline Monday, March 13


The Associate Program Director (APD) works at the intersection of business and academia, serving as a representative of UNC Executive Development and managing a range of client relationships. The APD is responsible for the design, development, delivery, and assessment of a portfolio of customized professional learning experiences. Working as a member of a cross-functional team, the APD grows and manages UNC Executive Development’s engagement in their assigned sectors, in related industry relationships, and across their portfolio of client organizations.

The Associate Program Director partners with Portfolio Directors to design and develop programs, both for assigned clients and in contribution to the practices of our organization as a whole. Responsibilities within the scope of the role consist of client needs assessment, program and learning-experience design, faculty selection and collaboration, impact evaluation, and quality control, among other related activities.


The Associate Program Director is involved in a variety projects (some with Portfolio Directors) which will include:

  • Create industry and client business summary documents for Executive Development and faculty teams
  • Draft client meeting and visit preparation documents and portions of client proposals
  • Coordinate client needs analysis and design meetings, collect data, and draft summary reports
  • Identify learning outcomes, development themes and red threads to inform solution design
  • Prepare materials for needs analysis, high level design, detail design and program walkthrough meetings
  • Partner with Portfolio Directors to prepare faculty for client vetting and design meetings
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to plan, orchestrate, and execute program delivery, including flow and connections across content, key elements in the participant experience, and related program logistics
  • Partner with Portfolio Directors to prepare participants’ managers and client’s executives for programs
  • Open sessions by providing an overview of program content and introducing faculty
  • Observe faculty members and write session summary descriptions
  • Facilitate large group discussions to help program participants process their learning
  • Evaluate program feedback and revise curriculum with faculty and clients as needed
  • Work with faculty to evolve their content and teaching materials


The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in learning and development, leadership development, and professional learning, in relation to particular organizational challenges, opportunities, and contexts. Candidates should demonstrate excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with all level of executives, business school faculty, senior HR and business professionals, and a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders across the university.

A degree in business, education, or a related field, and a minimum of five years of experience working in professional development, leadership development, talent management, or related disciplines is strongly preferred. The ability to travel up to 25% of the time is required.

The Associate Program Director is a full-time, hybrid position, with some opportunity for remote work. The Associate Program Director is an employee of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC, an affiliated organization of UNC-Chapel Hill. This position is not a University or State of North Carolina position.


Please visit our Career Opportunities page: The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, March 13, 2023.


UNC Executive Development takes great pride in designing and delivering innovative, customized learning solutions to address our clients’ specific business, organizational, and leadership development needs. We collaborate with many client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and governmental organizations, to drive long-term impact. As part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, we are an internationally recognized leader in the field of executive education.

At UNC Executive Development, we understand that recruiting the most exceptional talent to join our team is vital to our success, which is why we offer a generous benefits package, including group health, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) matching plan, life insurance, paid holidays and time-off, as well as group and individual incentive compensation plans.

Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Education, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. EOE M/F/D/V.