Head of the Office of the Dean

Notice 2016D-01 of March 10, 2016

Selection notice for the position of “Head of the Office of the Dean” having a managerial position (“quadro”) at the Fondazione Bologna Business School (hereinafter Fondazione or BBS)

1)    Professional Profile
The Fondazione is looking for the Head of the Office of the Dean.
BBS has the objective of growing in the international market of post-graduate and post-experience managerial training, competing with the most distinguished European business schools. In order to achieve this goal, BBS is developing a strategic plan that features its growth in some business areas, in the development of the corporate identity, in the consolidation of fundraising activities, of international alliances and the enhancement of the Community.

We are looking for a person who is motivated to take on the responsibility of this role, said person shall report directly to the Dean, his/her mission being to facilitate the implementation of the strategy, coordinating multiple projects and being the link between the Dean, the School and the reference Stakeholders.

The Head of the office of the Dean will be required to support and collaborate with the Dean for the following activities:

  • management of business clients and of strategic projects;
  • supervision of the communication activities;
  • management of events and institutional relations of the School;
  • development of fundraising activities and of the Community;
  • establishing new international relations and projects with other business schools, institutions and businesses;
  • coordinating the Associate Deans, the Scientific Directors and the School Management.

2)    Classification
The selected candidate will be recruited with a  fixed-term contract and will be classified at a managerial level (quadro) of the CCNL (national collective labour contract) of the Commercio Settore Terziario e Servizi (Trade, Tertiary Sector and Services). The probationary period shall last 6 months.

3)  Requirements
Here follow the requirements to be eligible for the selection:

  • holding a university degree (“old” and “new” systems, three-year degree, specialised degree, post-graduate degree -or magistrale-, or equivalent degree [it should be noted all these refer to the Italian university system]);
  • at least 10 years of professional experience;
  • excellent knowledge of English and Italian;
  • sound experiences of project management;
  • knowledge of personal productivity software packages.

4)  How the selection process works
The Fondazione appoints the head of selection and an assessment group to examine and assess applications.
The selection will take place on the basis of the assessment of the candidate’s professional experiences as per the curriculum vitae presented and one or more interviews, also aimed at understanding the suitability and motivational aspects. Any other additional selection procedure the assessment group should identify will be communicated to the participants.

At the end of the selection, the head of the selection will communicate to the Fondazione the name of the candidate who is more suitable for the profile being sought or a “short list” will be provided, from which the Fondazione will choose, at its sole discretion, the person to appoint to the position.

5)  How to apply
The application must be submitted by sending:

  • the application drafted as per the model attached (Alleg_1_Domanda di candidatura), also a photocopy of a valid ID document must be enclosed;
  • the curriculum vitae, preferably drafted following the European format (Alleg_2_CV Template).

Applications can be sent within 10 days starting from the publication date of this notice. The selection shall remain active until the candidate suitable to the professional profile sought is identified.

  • The application can be submitted in one the following ways:
  • e-mail to the address: careers@bbs.unibo.it
  • registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt to the address: via degli Scalini 18 – 40136 Bologna, to the attention of Sara Malagola
  • fax to the no. +39-051-2090112
  • hand-delivered inside a sealed tamper-proof envelope at via degli Scalini 18 – Bologna to the attention of Sara Malagola

Incomplete applications, or applications that are not signed or not including the attached ID document or the curriculum vitae shall not be taken into consideration.

Person in charge of the selection: Sara Malagola: careers@bbs.unibo.it – tel. +39-051-2090125

6)  Result of the selection
The chosen candidate will receive a personal, confidential communication, in the same way the other participants to the selection will be informed about the conclusion of the selection (without having to indicate the name of the chosen candidate). BBS shall be entitled to publish the name of the chosen candidate on its website.

Treatment of personal  data
Pursuant to legislative decree no.196/2003, the data provided by the candidates are collected at the Fondazione, for the purposes of management of the comparison procedure and are treated, also after the possible appointment to the position, for the purposes related to the management of the employment relationship itself.

The Dean
(Massimo Bergami)