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Halifax, NS
Management and Operations
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

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 18,800 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that's celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

The Project & Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) is service-oriented team within Information Technology Services (ITS), providing project management, business analysis, change management, and process improvement services both within and outside of ITS. Reporting to the Director, Project & Portfolio Management Office, the Associate Director will play a significant role in the leading business analysis and process improvement in the unit and manage a team of analysts and project specialists.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operation and management of a team of business and process analysts.
  • Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple and/or large-scale projects, as assigned.
  • Foster effective change management and process improvement practices and maintain a collaborative network of peers responsible for change and process in client areas.
  • Chair various integration or project working groups and teams in carrying out the mandate of the PPMO.
  • Act on behalf of the Director, as required.
  • Develop and maintain process and policy documentation for the unit, employing continuous process improvement to uphold standards and best practices.
  • Represent the University in dealings with various external vendors and partners, including consultation, networking, and professional development.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in business administration, information management, or related field. Master's degree or professional designation such as CMA, and a certification in Change Management preferred. A dynamic and strategic leader, with at least 10 years' experience managing a team of professionals, preferably in the post-secondary sector. Experience in business and process analysis is required. Coaching and training experience is an asset. Project Management Professional designation and ITIL are considered assets. Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including effective speaking skills, are required. As a leader you naturally motivate and support the success of others.

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie's core and leadership competencies https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html, in particular:

  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Relationship Building
  • Accountability for Performance and Results
  • Change and Innovation
  • Respect and Inclusion

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.

Apply online by July 23, 2018 to competition DPMG-18091.

Salary Range: $66,445 - $89,896 per annum (ADM-07). This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

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.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

A little bit about us

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 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.