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Executive Director - Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre, Sauder School of Business

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Other
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Executive Director
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Posted: December 17, 2012

Job Description / Duties

The Executive Director will have a mandate to implement strategies that allow the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre to strengthen the ability of Sauder to assist students to successfully launch their careers around the globe. Based in Vancouver, the role will report to the Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs, and provide direction to a team of approximately 20 persons. With an eye on global business development to generate results for students, the Executive Director will help facilitate teamwork, flexibility, an appetite for change and integration of efforts and resources.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking team player with a multicultural world-view and the proven ability to inspire others to embrace and achieve stretch goals. With a university degree in a relevant discipline, ideally at the Master's level, the candidate must have at least 8 years of related experience in an academic or corporate setting. With a keen interest in the global business community and a demonstrated talent for building long-term relationships in complex organizations, the candidate must be a coach and mentor with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the diversity of needs of business students and employers in BC and elsewhere. Preferably, the candidate has a successful track record of leading a career centre at a prominent and respected business school associated with a world-class university. An upbeat, proactive builder, the candidate must have superb management and analytical skills, excellent working knowledge of computer and web-based business tools and technologies, a high tolerance for ambiguity, strong systems, operations and data management skills and the capacity to foster creativity and innovation in making connections with students and employers.

UBC hires on the basis of merit. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Qualified Canadians and qualified permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Contact Information

All qualified applicants are encouraged to reply, in confidence, quoting File # 14508 to We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.

Employer Profile

The Sauder School of Business is Canada’s leading academic business school with an international reputation for excellence in research and learning and unmatched global partnerships. In collaboration with others at the Sauder School of Business, the team at the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre play a key role in creating exceptional student experiences for more than 250 MBA and 3,200 undergraduates students seeking to prepare for, and migrate to, a rapidly changing, global employment market. After several years of exceptional service, the current Executive Director will be leaving in early 2013. The Sauder School of Business wishes to recruit another strong leader to guide the continued evolution of the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre.