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Career Student Success Advisor - Dalhousie University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Position: Career Student Success Advisor
Deadline: October 7, 2019
Posted: September 19, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Student Affairs is a collection of integrated units that collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the student experience. We promote an inclusive, holistic and student-centric approach to learning and academic success and act as a professional resource in the delivery of evidence-based student enrolment, wellness, development, and academic support programs and services. Reporting to the Director, Career Services, the Career Student Success Advisor will develop and deliver career and co-curricular programs, events and services for students through the Bissett Student Success Centre. The incumbent will expand and enhance the delivery of relevant and innovative career-related services including the delivery of a high-quality peer coaching program and will play a key role in promoting and supporting career and experiential learning and co-curricular engagement through the myCareer platform.

Key Responsibilities
- Provide holistic advising to student populations and assist students in the development of goals that support program choice of study, career exploration, strengths and interests.

- Coordinate the recruitment and training of the Peer Coaching Team for the Bissett Student Success Centre. Provide direction and supervision to Peer Coaches and set regular schedules to meet the service standards for peer advising and front desk support.

- Oversee Dalhousie’s co-curricular record including the delivery, administration, promotion, relationship management, data management, and evaluation of the program.

- Assist in the design and facilitation of programs and services that promote student learning and development based on current research and data on student learning and career development theories.

- Enhance students’ awareness of available educational and career resources (such as honours programs, tutoring, co-op programs, study abroad, other experiential learning opportunities including volunteering or part-time employment) and make appropriate and purposeful referrals.

- Establish rapport with students, groups, colleagues, and others that acknowledge differences in lived experiences.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Undergraduate degree in a related field, plus approximately 3 – 5 years related experience working in a helping profession, preferably in a post-secondary, educational or non-profit setting. Knowledge of career practices and principles preferred. Experience with program development, implementation and facilitation is required. Demonstrated experience building relationships with academic and co-curricular partners, students and student groups with an appreciation and understanding of diversity and inclusivity is essential. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Salary: $59,231 - $80,134 per annum

Contact Information

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Employer Profile

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.