The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$57,127 - $73,621 / year

Under the direction of the Dean of Arts, Deans designate, or the Senior BA Advisor, the B.A. Advisor provides academic support services for students enrolled in the undergraduate programs delivered by the Faculty of Arts. This position works directly with students, provides administration and analytical support to programs in the Faculty of Arts, engages in outreach activities when appropriate, liaises with faculty, assists other student support services and departments across campus, communicates with perspective, new, and current students about academic programs and services, and performs other activities related to student advising as assigned by their immediate supervisors.

Group affiliation for this position is with the Administrative, Professional & Confidential (APC) Group. The position is evaluated at a Group 5 (salary scale $57,127 - $73,621). Salary scale can be viewed here.

What you'll do


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What you'll need


To be the successful B.A. Advisor you will possess a Undergraduate degree preferably in Arts. MA considered an asset, and a minimum of three to five years of related professional experience. Highly developed oral and written communication skills; International experience and intercultural competence; Experience teaching/mentoring adults, and making presentations; Professional judgment and discretion; Strong analytical skills; Demonstrated skill in using common office, desktop publishing and communication software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Net web tools).

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on "Apply Now" on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on September 20, 2022 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on October 4, 2022. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

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