& RESPONSIBILITIESDevelops 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. Provides mandatory advising of International and Probationary Students with responsibility for final course approval. Provides advice and support for developing processes for application, registration and time-tabling. Identifies at risk students, either academically or personally, develops action plans, provides appropriate retention strategies and advocates on behalf of students as required. 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. Provides advice and support to the university's recruitment, conversion and retention activities.Develops, promotes and presents orientations and workshops, both in person and through web-based technology. Establishes and maintains liaison and referral services with educational institutions, professional and community organizations, and other TRU departments. Responds to a variety of internal requests from faculty and administration for consultation regarding new programs, courses, and institutional policies.Participates on institutional committees. Travel off-campus to conduct individual advising in support of TRU recruitment and applicant conversion.
EDUCATIONFour-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
Ability to communicate effectively to a culturally diverse audience, both verbally and in writing, including strong interviewing, listening and interpreting skillsAbility 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 teamAbility to prepare and deliver oral presentationsHold current B.C. class 5 driver's license
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB
Sitting at desk and computer for periods of timeRegular student contactSome off campus travelGeneral 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
Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview 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.