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Halifax, NS
Administrative
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

Position: Case Competition Coordinator (2 Year Contract)

Department: Sobey School of Business

Per Annum Salary: $65,000 + 4% lieu of vacation

The Sobey School of Business is seeking a higher education specialist to serve as a Case Competition Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Professional Graduate Programs, the Case Competition Coordinator directly contributes to Saint Mary's strategic commitment to experiential learning by coordinating the School's participation in case competitions at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of programming, activities and administrative processes that promote student success and build brand awareness and reputation and that are consistent with our commitment to excellence in learning, engagement, inclusiveness. 

What you'll do

Responsibilities

The Coordinator is responsible for creating a culture of case competition success by:

  • Developing a structure for the School's participation in more than a dozen case competitions (annually) by designing and implementing best practices, systems and processes that support positive student experiences and high performance.
  • Developing and collaborating in the delivery of a case competition prep program that is grounded in student development theory and will prepare participants for case competitions by building research, analytical, leadership and presentation skills.
  • Working to increase access to and participation in case competitions by evaluating opportunities, collaborating with faculty to promote opportunities to participate, and coordinating outreach to a wide-diversity of students.
  • Engaging faculty and providing them with the support, resources and materials that will enable their effective leadership as coaches and advisors.
  • Collaborating with program leadership to integrate case competition participation into the life and culture of the program(s).

What you'll need

Qualifications

  • Degree in higher education, business, education, psychology or related field (Masters preferred).
  • Experience in post-secondary education in any of the following or a closely related area: student engagement activities; academic and curriculum processes; advising; or student success.
  • Experience in facilitating educational workshops and/or course/program development and delivery.
  • Evidence of highly effective verbal and written communication skills including delivering presentations.
  • Experience with case competitions either as a participant, coach, advisor, student, etc.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

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Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

Competition Opens: August 8, 2018 Competition Closes: August 18, 2018

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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