The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the contract position of Interim Academic Advisor.

Classification: 15 Month, Full-Time Temporary Contract Position
Starting Salary: $61,724 per annum
Start Date: ASAP

Application Process:

If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know.

Applications should include a cover letter and resume. This competition closes on July 9, 2024.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Manager, Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success, the role of the Interim Academic Advisor is to provide academic advising to students, including support with academic goal setting, course selection and scheduling, selection of majors, minors and concentrations, program planning, and understanding academic policies and procedures. The Interim Academic Advisor is also responsible for monitoring students' academic progress, supporting students experiencing academic difficulty, referring students to other support services, acting as a resource for faculty and other university personnel on advising and related matters, creating and maintaining academic advising resources, coordinating and promoting academic advising events, and representing the Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success internally and externally.

What you'll need


You possess an undergraduate degree with a minimum of two years of relevant experience and a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. You are an excellent relationship builder with ability to deal confidentially and flexibly with students from diverse personal and academic backgrounds and with diverse needs and interests. You must possess effective oral and written communication skills, strong organizational abilities, and well-developed computer skills. You have the ability to work well as a part of a team and independently. University work experience, familiarity with high school and community college education and programs, and an awareness of current and emerging job markets for university graduates are desirable. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and have an aptitude for, or previous experience, using business enterprise systems such as Colleague and SharePoint.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Relationship Building Skills EDIA Competency Academic Advising Certificate Appreciative Advising training or certification

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A little bit about us

Mount Saint Vincent University

A leader in online and experiential learning, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. With equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility at the fore, MSVU has been challenging the status quo since its founding 150 years ago (1873) and today prioritizes access and impact for all underserved groups. MSVU has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios across its programs in Arts, Science, Education and Professional Studies; for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities; for its legacy in the advancement of women; and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, nutrition, childhood development and more. MSVU is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.