Selection notice for the position of Business Director of Executive Education with executive status and open-ended contract at Fondazione Bologna Business School – Notice no. 2017D-01 of February 25, 2017

1) Professional profile
We are looking for the Business Director of Executive Education whose role shall be to consolidate existing businesses, enlarge markets and launch innovative products, also in the light of new technologies. Bologna Business School, the reference organization of the University of Bologna in the field of postgraduate and post-experience managerial training, is engaged in the implementation of an ambitious business plan aiming at a remarkable growth at domestic and international levels, paying particular attention to executive education activities. This growth requires the development of an area of business management based on commercial skills, knowledge of training products and orientation to innovation.

The person selected for this position shall report to the Managing Director and a dedicated team will be at his/her disposal. In particular, he/she shall:
• achieve the objectives in terms of economic sustainability, enrollment on the programs and business satisfaction;
• develop relationships with companies in order to establish strong business relationships with the aim of turning them into medium-term partnerships;
• employ market analyses to develop an executive training offer that is innovative, sustainable and consistent with the strategic plan;
• cooperate with the Dean, the Associate Deans and the BBS management in the design and implementation of training initiatives, with particular reference to the market dimension of the executive programs;
• coordinate the collaborators who could be assigned to specific activities;
• coordinate the relationships with the Faculty and Guests involved in the educational activities in order to improve the integration with the national and international economic framework;
• manage the relationships with companies and candidates, also during the selection and recruitment of participants;
• work in close coordination with the other areas of the School dealing with communication and promotion;
• cooperate in the development of international relationships and projects with other business schools, institutions and companies.

2) Position
The selected candidate shall be hired with an open-ended contract and classified as Executive, pursuant to the Italian Commerce National Collective Employment Agreement for the service sector. The probationary period shall last 6 months.

3) Job requirements
In order to be admitted to the selection process, at the time of the publication of this notice, the candidate shall meet the following requirements:
• university degree qualification (old or new regulations) of “Laurea triennale” (bachelor’s degree), “Laurea specialistica” (second-level degree) and “Laurea magistrale” (master’s degree), or equivalent international qualification;
• work experience of at least 5 years in the field of business education, consultancy or advanced professional services with commercial or business development responsibilities;
• possession of civil and political rights.

4) Selection procedures
The Fondazione shall appoint the head of the selection process and an assessment team to analyze and evaluate the submitted applications. The selection shall be carried out by assessing the candidates’ professional experiences based on the submitted curriculum vitae and by way of one or more interviews and any other test deemed helpful to assess the technical skills and aptitude or motivational aspects consistent with the required profile.
The candidates shall be notified of any other selection procedure identified by the assessment team.
At the end of the selection process, the selection team shall put forward (at its sole discretion) to the Fondazione the most suitable candidate for the required profile, or a short-list based on which, at its sole discretion, the Fondazione shall select the suitable person for the position.
Should there be no candidate who meets the requirements for the profile or no application be received, BBS shall be entitled to decide to repeat the selection procedure or start a new one for other professional profiles or to adopt different procedures of staff recruitment.

5) Application for admission
The candidacy shall be submitted by sending:
• application form drafted according to the attached template (Application form_Attachment 1) together with a copy of a valid identity document.
• Curriculum vitae, preferably in the European format (CV Template_Attachment 2).
The application shall be sent by March 16, 2017. Nonetheless, the selection shall be valid until the identification of a suitable candidate for the professional profile required.
The application can be submitted by:
• e-mail to the address:;
• registered letter with return receipt at the following address: via degli Scalini 18 – 40136 Bologna, to the attention of Luca Vascotto;
• fax to the number: +39 051-2090112;
• hand delivery in a sealed envelope at via degli Scalini 18 – Bologna, to the attention of Luca Vascotto.

Incomplete submitted applications or without signature or attached identity document or curriculum vitae shall not be considered.

Manager of the selection process: Luca Vascotto – – phone number +39 051-2090179.

6) Outcome of the selection
The selected candidate shall be notified by individual and confidential communication. The other candidates shall be notified of the conclusion of the selection process by the same procedure (without specifying the name of the selected person). BBS shall be entitled to publish the name of the selected person on its website.

7) Processing of personal data
Pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, the data provided by the candidates are collected at the Fondazione for management purposes of the comparative procedure and are processed also after the possible recruitment for the purposes concerning the management of the work relationship itself.


The Dean
(Massimo Bergami)