Dalhousie University is a leading research-intensive institution located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a proud 200-year history of academic excellence. As the country's first university-based common law school, the Schulich School of Law offers a unique approach to legal education, boasting a diverse curriculum, leading specializations, and internationally recognized faculty. We are seeking Program Manager. Below is more information about the job.

Position Title:  Program Manager

Faculty/Admin Unit: Schulich School of Law

Department/Unit:  Law - Dean's Office

Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Position Type:  Regular, On-Going

Employment Type:  Full Time

Salary:  $64,824 - $86,841 per annum

Classification:  ADM-06

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 almost 21,000 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    

The Schulich School of Law offers a unique and enlightened approach to legal education. Diverse curriculum, leading specializations, and internationally recognized faculty provide exceptional opportunities in all facets of legal education. Reporting to the Associate Dean Academic (ADA), the Program Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office, acting as a Schulich Law representative on internal and external committees, and interpreting university and school policy within prescribed limits. The Manager supervises staff of the Office of the ADA to ensure efficient program and service delivery, while working to build capacity and foster individual and team development.

Key Responsibilities      

Manage the day-to-day operations of the Office of the ADA, by facilitating program planning, the management of strategic initiatives and the adjudication of student/faculty/administration requests, inquiries, and appeals.

Analyze current programming, policies, and procedures, develop recommendations, and facilitate implementation of improvements.

Develop, implement, and monitor a communications plan for students and faculty on matters of academic administration on behalf of the Office of the ADA.

Develop and implement initiatives and processes to enhance student access to advising and special requests.

Provide advising to JD students for matters involving curriculum, degree requirements and personal matters.

Lead inter-departmental liaison and contribute to a collegial work environment.


The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.

Required Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant area of study (such as Business Administration) and a minimum of five years’ related experience in managing program delivery, advising / coaching, and staff supervision (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

Demonstrated planning, organizing, project management, coaching and leadership skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to maintain composure and retain a positive and professional attitude under pressure and in difficult situations.

Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Understanding of issues, challenges and opportunities relating to the equity, diversity and inclusion of law school students from underrepresented groups is vital to this role.


Graduate degree in a relevant area of study (Business Administration, Public Administration, Education).

Knowledge of Canadian law schools and the Canadian legal profession.

Experience in a student-facing role, with knowledge of university program structure, policies and procedures.

Knowledge of computerized student information systems and MS Office suite.

Job Competencies         

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

- Self-Awareness & Professionalism

- Respect & Inclusion

- Communication

- Relationship Building

- Resource & Process Management

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.

Diversity Statement      

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Close Date:  05/22/2023

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:  https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/13323