Director, Business Development

Global, Marketing and Business Development
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Monday, July 4, 2016 - 17:00
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Job description: 

Reporting to the Vice-President, Global, Marketing and Business Development, the Director, Business Development will be responsible for leading the business development for Royal Roads University initiatives through the identification and pursuit of: new markets for existing academic programs (credit and non credit); new academic program opportunities (credit and non credit) within existing and new market segments and building upon existing corporate/public sector alliances and crafting new partnerships/relationships that result in enhanced growth performance.

In this exciting new role, you will work closely with the executive team and related departments within the university to provide linkages and guidance to optimize existing program enrolments and seek out new business opportunities with a tactical focus of developing defined action plans and implementing them.

Through your work you will support the University’s commitment to meet the needs of both domestic and international students by ensuring the new business opportunities are aligned with the University’s strategic direction. 


To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience spanning both public and private sectors with a proven track record of new business development
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience
  • Extensive experience in working with government agencies or departments to interact and form partnerships with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of post-secondary business education requirements, principles and procedures
  • Strong understanding of metrics reporting and entrepreneurial approach to maximizing opportunities for growth
  • Proven experience with the blended learning environment, including online and face to face learning
  • Results orientated with a demonstrated ability working with pathway program, student recruitment, agents and familiarization tours
  • Development and marketing of programs, products or initiatives
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative
  • Evidence of success working independently and as part of team
  • Culturally sensitive, understanding of multiple cultures and markets
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and operate in a highly ethical manner
  • Some travel will be required
Application submission information: 

This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The role is positioned within Grade 6 with a recruitment salary range of $83,398.00 to $104,248 per annum. Royal Roads University is also pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

16-042-M0214 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition began on June 13, 2016 and review of interest received will commence on July 4, 2016 however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. 

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.