Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary
The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business (GSB) is dedicated to providing business research and education that is non-traditional in its approach, creative in its application, and unique in its perspective.

The GSB offers Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration, Master of Global Business and a PhD in International Management and Organization – all of which have an international focus embedded in their curricula and a strong co-op component. Scholarship and teaching at the School are strongly aligned around our areas of specialization (International Business, Entrepreneurship, Service Management, and Sustainability). We are a pioneer and leader in integrating curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level and a strong contributor to business research particularly in our areas of expertise.

The Undergraduate Programs unit runs five cohorts of sixty students each per year, broken down between the domestic and international programs (approximately 1,000+ students annually), plus our Business Minor program of approximately two hundred students per year. The student base is made up of local, national and international students. These diverse groups require very different service strategies and resources.

Under the direction of the Director Administration, Undergraduate Programs, the Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs will manage administrative functions for the admissions, advising and recruitment areas in the Undergraduate Programs Office at Gustavson. The position is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating practices, standards, services or projects related to recruitment, admissions, retention, student support, and advising. Also included is overseeing student registration, creating detailed reports on enrollment, and selecting applicants for admission (on the advice of the Admissions Officers). Other major responsibilities include supervising academic advising staff within the unit, contributing to services to support conditions for student success, and providing key support to the Director of Administration.

Job Requirements
This position requires a Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration or other appropriate discipline, and a minimum of 5 years of related post-secondary experience including:

Program advising, student recruitment, counseling, supervision and team leadership
Diverse work environments and sensitivity to other cultures
Management and administration of human, financial and physical resources

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

In addition this position requires:
Strong team leadership, and written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to effectively problem solve, prioritize, and manage projects in a complex department
Attention to detail and strong analytical skills in order to gather, collate, analyze, and report on data
Ability to lead diverse teams to implement results-based strategies in a complex, changing and fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Superior organizational skills to effectively manage a considerable workload with multiple priorities and demands, in order to produce results within restrictive timelines
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students, both internal and external to the university
Diplomacy and tact in sensitive, inter-cultural communications is a must
Extensive knowledge of other post-secondary institutions, professional certification organizations, and University and Faculty policies and procedures
A high level of competence and advanced knowledge of a network computer environment, including office software packages (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), data, learning, financial, and website management systems, including Contribute, SharePoint, CourseSpaces, Banner and FAST
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

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Additional Information
991880-BUSI-2019-FOR JD-Assistant Director Undergraduate Programs SG11