The Opportunity

Saint John, NB
Education and Training

NBCC is currently seeking a dynamic and competent individual for the position of Career and Wellbeing Counsellor. This is a part-time term position, 18.75 hours per week; August 2018 to June 2019 from, with the possibility of extension or becoming regular.

Our College is committed to transforming lives and communities. When you work at NBCC, you are a valued team member of a community of leaders who are driven by learning excellence and by our important role in social and economic development.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Manager, Student Development, the Career and Wellbeing Counsellor is responsible to provide short-term career and personal counselling to students, and to support the achievement of College objectives in meeting or exceeding student success and retention. The Career and Wellbeing Counsellor will work as a primary advisor in building personal resilience and linking students to various resources for their personal wellbeing, academic and career success.

Through individual counselling/coaching, workshops, resource development and other services, the incumbent will act as an advisor in the career planning process, including assisting students in acquiring relevant and current information on careers and labour markets, developing work search strategies, and administering and interpreting career assessment instruments to best position our students in securing employment and long term career success.

This individual will also promote Career and Wellbeing Counsellor services through the design, delivery, and evaluation of workshops, lectures, exhibits and presentations, geared to supporting overall student wellbeing and promoting a positive post-secondary experience. Other key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, identifying or developing required support resources; establishing networks - facilitating connection to and coordination of various campus, community and provincial resources; establishing and facilitating student mentor peer groups and training peer coaches; and providing resources to support the work of our students and our partners in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

What you'll need


Required qualifications for this opportunity include a Bachelor's degree in social science or related discipline, with a minimum of three (3) years of recent and related work experience; or a Master's degree in social science or related discipline, with one (1) year of recent and related work experience. Related work experience must include providing direct individual support through career and personal counselling, along with a broad background administering support services for personal and career growth. The successful candidate will also be experienced in providing support workshops and training, working collaboratively and with extended teams to support individual or group success. Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.

Written and spoken competence in English is required.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience working in a related capacity in a post-secondary environment; or who currently possess career and/or wellbeing assessment tools background, training and/or certification.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. We promote an equal opportunity work environment.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Training Workshops Career Counseling Individual Counselling College Community Support Wellbeing

A little bit about us

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

With six Campuses across the province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) transforms lives and communities across New Brunswick and contributes to the social and economic prosperity of our province.

Why work with NBCC?

  • You want to make a difference. By working at NBCC, you can support students in achieving their educational and career aspirations, help meet the needs of employers and contribute to stronger communities across New Brunswick.
  • You want to belong to something bigger. NBCC welcomes the individual experiences and perspectives of our learners, our staff and our partners. We nurture a culture of belonging where everyone feels valued and has opportunities to add value. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer building a dynamic team that is representative of the communities and industries that we serve. 
  • We're one of the best places to work in Atlantic Canada. For three years in a row, we have been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers because of our commitment to families, community service and employee engagement. This includes, paid time off to volunteer, comprehensive benefits packages and professional development opportunities.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

NBCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes a competitive rate of pay for this position ranging from $2,242 to $2,703 biweekly. This position is a unionized position where the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees, Education (Consultation and Development) collective agreement for the College.

All interested candidates must submit a detailed application and resume online, by August 14, 2018. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.