Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation
Location: Dallas, Texas
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
ORGANIZATION NAME:Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation
The SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation, partnered with Southern Methodist University, offers bank management education for Loan Officers, Bank Directors, Regulators, Commercial Lenders, Operations Officers, Marketing Officers, and Management Professionals. SWGSB was recently led by Mr. Jeff Schmid, an experienced banker and SWGSB graduate, who was recently appointed to serve as the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
SWGSB’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have primary responsibility for leadership, strategy, and operational management. This new executive will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the staff, programs, and operations of the Foundation. The CEO will focus on the quality of the program offerings, maintaining and growing enrollment and profitability. The CEO will need to continue to forge new partnerships, build new products and focus on cost control. The CEO also has responsibility for overseeing the execution of programs and curriculum to ensure relevance; securing the participation of instructors; marketing programs to prospective students; and serving as the public face of SWGSB and expand the influence of the program.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Candidates must be knowledgeable about the banking industry and ideally have some exposure to an academic environment. Candidates will have strong financial acumen as well as a track record of success leading and growing organizations. The new President and CEO will bring marketing, and sales skills to serve as chief ambassador for the Foundation and the chief recruiter of new students and partners. The CEO must be able to plan programs according to current and relevant issues in community banking. Strong communications and relationship building skills are essential along with the strategic skills necessary to develop the long-term vision for the organization including raising the brand and visibility of SWGSB.