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Fredericton, NB
Education and Training
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent
$51,165 - $70,534 / year

Reporting to the Manager, Office of Experiential Learning within the Student Services team, the Career Development Advisor supports students through their journeys from first year to graduation on all aspects of career development. From resume support, exploring interests, gaining experience, and articulating skills to employers, the Advisor will create and operate programs, liaise with appropriate resources, and provide 1-1 advising to support students at all steps of that journey. The Advisor will connect with relevant employers, government employment programs, and other external resources to bring opportunities to our students. The Advisor will have an in-depth understanding of the current needs of students, an ability to advise, and the capacity to collaborate with various key departments and offices at the university. This position will go beyond what is written on a student's resume to ensure that they have the understanding and confidence in their own abilities to pursue fascinating and rewarding career paths. The position will work collaboratively with other members of the Office of Experiential and Learning to meet the office's goals.

Hours of work: Full-Time (35 hours per week); Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing date: December 1, 2021

What you'll do

Responsibilities

  • Provides one-on-one career development advising to students.
  • Coordinates job search, resume, cover letter, and interview preparation programming and events that focus on career development skills for students, including career fairs and information sessions.
  • Coordinates on-campus student job programs and oversees job boards to communicate employment opportunities.
  • Communicates financial aid resources information and programs to students.
  • Works to ensure students are informed of all relevant resources available to them and that each situation receives appropriate follow-up. 
  • Works as part of the larger student services team to create a supportive and engaging university experience.
  • Liaises with UNB Career Development and Employment Centre to ensure a high level of service for our students.
  • Keeps apprised of current best practices in career development and financial aid services, and develops opportunities for innovation in service provision.
  • Works as a team with the Office of Experiential Learning staff to deliver complementary services to experiential learning programming.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you'll need

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, preferably within the humanities and social sciences.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in employment advising and coordinating events that create employment/career opportunities for students.
  • Experience assisting those in need of financial aid.
  • Experience in one-on-one student advising and coordinating training and workshops focused on student needs.
  • High attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Ability to liaise with employers and coordinate government funded employment programs.
  • Proven skills in communication, problem-solving, judgment and organization to deal with a diverse set of demands.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.

Working Conditions:

  • Dealing with a diverse set of demands, often in conflict with one another, can cause stress.
  • Regular need to give immediate and detailed attention to matters and issues in response to student needs.
  • Dealing with students' personal crises and conflict can cause stress.
  • Occasional work outside of regular hours may arise.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon a candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical or religious exemption).

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates who are contacted about their applications should inform a member of the recruitment and selection team of any accommodation requirements.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Career Development Coaching Coordinating Training and Workshops Employment Advising High attention to detail Team-oriented Student Financial Aid Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Events Coordination Crisis Management & Conflict Resolution

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St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds three Canada Research Chairs.

St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.

Unique Approach to Education

St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.

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