Department: Edwards School of Business, Edwards Executive Education Unit
FTE: 1.0 FTE
Status: One year term position with possibility of extension.
Competition No.: 13484-M
Salary Information: The salary range is $45,770 to $71,517 per annum (Specialist Professional, Phase 1). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: To work as part of a team responsible for executive education including management training and development programs, non-credit certificate programs and special events delivered through Edwards Executive Education, Edwards School of Business.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Manager, Edwards Executive Education, this position involves working with Edwards faculty, external consultants and the business community to promote and coordinate management and executive training and development workshops, non-credit certificate programs and special events. Creativity in developing marketing plans and the ability to focus on and manage detailed program specifics are essential requirements. This position is subject to constant internal and external deadlines and shifting priorities. Discretionary decision-making is required. Flexibility in working hours is necessary as there will be some evening and weekend commitments. Occasional travel is required.
•Programs are coordinated effectively, on time, on budget and are aligned with Edwards Executive Education overall objectives.
• Marketing plans and marketing materials for programs are developed and implemented.
• Customer contact lists and communication media such as e-newsletters, calendars of events, program brochures and advertisements are developed and updated.
• Workshop and course presentation materials are updated in collaboration with program instructors and facilitators.
• Program logistics including venues and hospitality arrangements are organized to ensure a professional, business-oriented outcome that reflects positively on Edwards School of Business.
• Effective collaborative working relationships are developed and maintained with internal and external stakeholders including client organizations, prospective and current students, instructors and staff.
• Special events to advance the strategic directions of Edwards School of Business are planned and executed in collaboration with other committees and units within the School.
• Program proposals, program budgets and progress reports are accurately prepared.
• Accurately manages databases and spreadsheets.
Education: Bachelor of Commerce, preferably with a marketing or management major or equivalent education and experience.
Experience: One to three years of progressive, related experience in client account management and/or event planning including program planning, and training and development coordination. Experience working in an entrepreneurial venture would be valuable.
Skills: Ability to handle multiple projects and work assignments; ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, pay keen attention to detail and meet deadlines; demonstrated excellence in all aspects of program planning, coordination and implementation; highly effective interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact with enthusiastic professionalism in dealing with people; exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; proven ability to work independently, collaboratively and as an effective team member and to build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers; demonstrated creativity in problem solving and approach to program planning; superior customer service ethic and expectations for quality; proven ability to maintain confidentiality; superior working proficiency using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook, as well as accounting software.
This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.
Please apply no later than November 5, 2013.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Jill Salamon at 306-966-8443.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.