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Student Advisor - University of Waterloo

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Vancouver Area, British Columbia
Position: Student Advisor – University of Waterloo
Deadline: September 16, 2011
Posted: September 13, 2011

Job Description / Duties

CECS staff functions as a liaison between students, employers, alumni, and the different faculties and departments within the University of Waterloo to help to determine and facilitate employment opportunities.

The CECS Western Canada & USA Team is looking for a Student Advisor to work from a home based office in the Vancouver, Canada area.

• The Student Advisor is the primary contact for co-op students on their work term.
• The Student Advisor provides support to ensure maximum success for each co-op student.
• The Student Advisor builds relationships with employer supervisors.
• CECS employs 24 Student Advisors located across Canada to support students working in areas remote from campus

Qualifications / Required Skills

Undergraduate degree or equivalent education and or experience required. Candidates should be empathetic and interested in student learning and success with a background in coaching, mentoring, supervising or counseling. Knowledge of co-operative education and experience in career advising is preferred. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (English: oral & written), problem solving and an ability to multi-task is required together with being results driven and service orientated to meet student needs. The student advisor must be able to work independently within a team. This position will be based in the Vancouver area. The successful candidate will be required to travel within Western Canada and to the USA, with occasional travel to the university campus in Waterloo, ON.

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Additional Information

Employment Equity

The university respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. Applications from all qualified individuals are encouraged.

Salary: From Grade: U08 To U09

Contact Information

Qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of: Shelly Norton, Recruitment Advisor -

Closing date: 4:30pm on Friday September 16, 2011

Employer Profile

The University of Waterloo operates the largest post-secondary school co-op program of its kind in the world with almost 16,000 students enrolled over three semesters. It is a model of co-operative education which has spread to more than 100 colleges and universities across Canada. Co-operative Education & Career Services (CECS) administers the co-operative education system and career-related services for the University of Waterloo.