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Academic Advisor - School of Business & Economics
This posting is in effect from November 6, 2012 to November 20, 2012, closing at 4:30 pm.
*Please quote the competition number listed above in the subject line of your email.
Please be advised that effective December 4, 2012, there is an ongoing, full-time position for an Academic Advisor – School of Business and Economics. The hours of work will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, subject to change depending upon departmental requirements.
Provides advice to students with respect to education planning, academic goals and course selection. Provides instruction on admissions and registration processes to current and prospective students through interviews, assessment, on-line and group facilitation. Provides mandatory academic advising, including course approval, for all International students in preparation for the completion of certificate, diploma and degree programs. Supports and provides advice to the university’s recruitment, conversion and retention activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develops education plans for students from culturally diverse backgrounds connecting academic standing to education or career goals, while assessing academic and work history, factoring in life, multicultural experience and financial resources.
2. Provides mandatory advising of International and Probationary Students with responsibility for final course approval.
3. Provides advice and support for developing processes for application, registration and time-tabling.
4. Identifies at risk students, either academically or personally, develops action plans, provides appropriate retention strategies and advocates on behalf of students as required.
5. Researches, verifies, and applies detailed knowledge of educational programs, services, and transfer agreements established by TRU and other post-secondary institutions for incoming and transfer students.
6. Provides advice and support to the university’s recruitment, conversion and retention activities.
7. Develops, promotes and presents orientations and workshops, both in person and through web-based technology.
8. Establishes and maintains liaison and referral services with educational institutions, professional and community organizations, and other TRU departments.
9. Responds to a variety of internal requests from faculty and administration for consultation regarding new programs, courses, and institutional policies.
10. Participates on institutional committees.
11. Travel off-campus to conduct individual advising in support of TRU recruitment and applicant conversion.
· Four-year Undergraduate University degree
· Three (3) years’ related work experience within a post-secondary institution or related educational environment, including one-year of Educational Planning, as defined by working on an individual basis with a student/client assessing previous education, skills, cultural background, to identify future goals, aspirations, and needs, while being accountable for the development of an individualized educational strategy for that student/client.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB
· Ability to communicate effectively to a culturally diverse audience, both verbally and in writing, including strong interviewing, listening and interpreting skills
· Ability to use multiple computer software packages (i.e. Microsoft Office)
· Effective research, analytical, problem-solving and planning skills
· Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
· Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations
· Hold current B.C. class 5 driver’s license
· Sitting at desk and computer for periods of time; regular student contact; some off campus travel; general office conditions
· Set up of computer/audio visual equipment and tables and chairs at off-site locations (on an infrequent basis)
· Ability to lift loads in excess of 20 kg
The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists. The rate for this position at 100% is 26.76: at 90%, the rate is 24.09 per hour.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.
A complete resume outlining your qualifications and experience along with names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references must be submitted during the posting period via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the competition number in the subject line when applying.
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- We wish to thank all applicants, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.