Student Development Manager, Management Career Services, Dalhousie University

Position Details


Position Title Student Development Manager
Department/Unit Rowe School of Business
Location Halifax
Posting Number S243-21
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $60,571 - $81,947 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
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 Graduates of the Faculty of Management are leaders and managers in the business sector, public sector, and civil society who live the Faculty’s vision of managing for the betterment of society. The Faculty has been recognized for its innovative, values-based approach to management education and research. Management Career Services (MCS) provides work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities and career education for students in the Corporate Residency MBA, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, and Bachelor of Management programs. Reporting to the Director of Management Career Services, the Student Development Manager will oversee the student development team of MCS, lead the education and engagement of students in career development and will oversee and support the development and delivery of in-person and online programming and applied learning activities to meet required student outcomes for various WIL programs.  This newly created role is a member of the MCS Leadership Team with the Director, Employer Development Manager and Operations Manager.
Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee all professional staff members in student development roles that provide comprehensive services as career and co-op practitioners to almost 2,000 students within specific programs in the Faculty of Management serviced by MCS.
  • Monitor WIL experiences across all WIL programs supported by MCS; assist in conducting mid-term reviews.
  • Support student development team members, and intervene where required, in escalated situations, ensuring all issues documented comprehensively.
  • Oversee the ongoing development, enhancement and delivery of all career development and pre-WIL programs provided by Management Career Services.
  • Promote and support a continuous improvement approach to all course and program offerings, including programs related to funding, international students, and students of Indigenous and African descent.
Flexible work arrangement guidelines are in place.
Qualifications Undergraduate degree with a minimum of seven years’ experience, preferably in work integrated learning, or related experience in student services, student advising, career and employment services, coaching, formal mentoring (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required.  Experience working with work-integrated learning and/or co-operative education programs is required.  Recognized leadership experience through management of direct reports is required.  Excellent human relations, customer service and written and oral communication skills are vital to this role. Experience in the development and facilitation of programming and applied learning activities both in person and via on-line means would be considered a strong asset.  Ability to communicate with, and understand the needs of, a diverse student population which includes a large portion of international students is key.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular: 
- Integrity 
- Respect & Inclusion 
- Adaptability 
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills 
- Communication 

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 current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration. 
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources. 

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
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/20/2021
Close Date 08/04/2021
Open Until Filled No
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