Program Manager, Corporate Residency MBA

Dalhousie University - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business is developing the next generation of innovative leaders who value quality and integrity. Reporting to the Director, MBA Programs, the Program Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the Corporate Residency MBA (CRMBA) program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide advising to students on routine and complex issues related to their progression through the program, including interacting with students in crisis.
  • Work closely with Director to coordinate curriculum changes, reviews and paperwork related to new courses or program modifications, and assist Director in strategy development and planning activities.
  • In conjunction with the Registrar’s Office and Rowe School of Business area heads, coordinate the annual academic time-tabling exercise for all BUSI classes. This includes managing BUSI data within Timetable Assistant software, ongoing monitoring of class enrollments and any changes or updates required to the timetable at any point in the academic year.
  • Provide strategic direction to the Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator in the areas of marketing strategy, recruitment strategy, communications planning, web development/optimization, search engine optimization and website analytics.
  • Oversee the general work flow in the unit, and manage two staff members in the MBA Program Office (Admissions and Alumni Coordinator & Co-op Student).
  • Provide direction to the Admissions and Alumni Coordinator in terms of the review, development and oversight of admissions policy, as well as alumni affairs strategy.

This position will spend approximately two to three weeks per year travelling for recruitment and conversion events, including the potential for one international trip per year.


Undergraduate degree with approximately five years’ experience working in post-secondary education. Considerable experience in program management, policy development, admissions, recruitment, marketing and academic advising is required. An understanding of the Canadian MBA marketplace, business school pedagogy and curriculum would be considered an asset. Must be service and results oriented, as well as possessing an eye for detail. Proven written and verbal communication skills, as well as having strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task. Excellent interpersonal skills including presentation and public speaking.

Job Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

  • Respect & Inclusion
  • Knowledge & Thinking Skills
  • Communication
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Relationship Building
Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Application Consideration

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit